$12 in advance
$15 at the door
Political Satire and Musical Parody at it's Finest !!!!
In these times we all need a little laughter..... but if you are looking for a "little" laughter then do NOT attend this show.
However... if you are in need of no-holds barred, full on, snort milk out your nose, unbridled belly laughter..... then THIS is the show for you !!!!
Rosie O'Donnell calls
The Riccardis her
"Favorite New Singing Songwriter Team"
White Horse Black Mountain
Insists That You Attend This Evening of
Progressive Parody and Comedy Cabaret
“Together, Sandy and Richard Riccardi made for one hell of a rib-tickling and satisfying cabaret night out”… Peter Leavy, Cabaret Scenes Magazine
“…the sensational comedy-musical duo of Sandy and Richard Riccardi, satirizing everything they can think of with their patented blend of witty lyrics and smooth lounge-act showmanship…” David Templeton, North Bay Bohemian
Pianist Richard Riccardi and his third and final wife, Sandy, will have you in pain with laughter. That is their goal. Sheer pain. As if you need any more pain. Their blend of Tom Lehrer, Victor Borge, Madeleine Kahn and PDQ Bach, or, if you will, Captain and Tenille, Nichols and May, George Burns and Gracie Allen will have you nostalgic for the good old days when you had to lick stamps and untangle the phone cord. Cabaret Scenes Magazine calls it "A Musical SNL...One helluva rib-tickling and satisfying night out!"
Richard has played for such megastars as Tom Jones, Joel Gray, Martha Raye, Diahann Carrol, Clark "Mumbles" Terry, Wesla (or Weslia) Whitfield, Pinchas Zuckerman, and Dame Janet Baker. He was the associate conductor for the Third National Broadway Tour of "Annie". He has played with the San Francisco Symphony, the San Francisco Opera and the San Francisco Ballet.
Sandy Riccardi was called back for a ton of Broadway shows, Well, maybe not a ton but, like, four. Or was it three? Her first acting role was telling the NYC restaurant manager she had waitressing experience. This rapidly backfired with a tray of frozen strawberry daiquiris going down some customer's shirt. Some people get really touchy about stuff like that. In one show Sandy did get to wear a hat with Glenn Close's name tag still sewn in. She got her MM from Manhattan School of Music and did quite a bit of regional musical theater. Favorite roles include Maria in The Sound of Music, The Baroness in The Sound of Music, and Gretyl (at age 8) in The Sound of Music or "The Trifecta" as it's known. Also Lily in The Secret Garden, Marian the Librarian, and The Beggar Woman in Sweeney Todd. She is now far too old to play any of them and is looking forward to all those juicy roles that start with "Aunt" so and so.
Richard and Sandy started their YouTube career with their first political parody getting over one million views within two weeks. it was called "Hockey Mama For Obama, aka 'Don't Speak For Me Sarah Palin'". They have never looked back.
"Together, Sandy and Richard Riccardi made for one hell of a rib-tickling and satisfying cabaret night out. You could almost call it a musical version of Saturday Night Live. Sandy and Richard Riccardi’s Metropolitan Room show was a fun-filled hour of lampoons, jabs and jibes on a host of topical subjects. With mostly their own original songs, but with an occasional borrowed tune to which the pair wrote parodies ranging from puckish to cynical to contemptuous, they took sharp aim at, among other items, politicians, TV evangelists, Broadway musical wannabes, sexual orientation, and the Twitter explosion.
The music and material gave Sandy Riccardi plenty of opportunity to establish her proficiency as a versatile singer and actress. If anything, she so immersed herself in the procession of characters she assumed, that the audience might not have had time to appreciate the quality of her near-operatic voice. But sharp-witted content was more the show’s objective than was a musical recital.
The music and material gave Sandy Riccardi plenty of opportunity to establish her proficiency as a versatile singer and actress. If anything, she so immersed herself in the procession of characters she assumed, that the audience might not have had time to appreciate the quality of her near-operatic voice. But sharp-witted content was more the show’s objective than was a musical recital. Peter Leavy, Cabaret Scenes Magazine
The Riccardis have over 11 million views on YouTube !!!
Here's waht people are saying on YouTube about Sandy and Richard Riccardi:
- "Hot and sexy with a great amount of cleverness."
- "Too freakin’ funny."
- "Really BRILLIANT satire - some of the best I've heard since since Tom Lehrer was in his heyday."
- "Clever. Brilliant. Hysterical."
- "For intelligence, wit and musicianship, this is at the top."
- "Beautiful voice, brilliant lyrics, lovely delivery."
- "VERY entertaining, VERY strong, VERY moving."
- "Simply beautiful.""This is one of the more brilliant things I’ve seen in my life."
- "I ROARED with laughter."
- "I laughed so hard I thought my ribcage would explode."
- "I can’t stop laughing. So funny."
- "Thoroughly amazing and hysterical."
- "Brilliant political commentary."
- "I’m in tears of laughter and adulation."
- "Thank you. I’m still glowing and grinning and crying."
- "Absolutely brilliant."
- "The Moose is sublime."
Richard has accompanied Joel Grey, Tom Jones, Mel Torme, Diahann Carroll, Wesla (Weslia) Whitfield, Janet Baker, Seiji Ozawa, Pinchas Zuckerman, Clark "Mumbles" Terry, and John Dalley of the Guarneri Quartet. He was the Assistant Conductor for the Broadway National Tour of "Annie" from 1981 to 1982. He frequently plays with the "Skywalker" Symphony (as they call it), for major motion picture soundtracks and major video game productions such as Disney K'nex, and StarCraft. He has also played with the San Francisco Symphony, San Francisco Opera, San Francisco Ballet, and The Lamplighters. He received his Bachelor of Music degree in piano performance from Oberlin College in Oberlin, Ohio, and his Master of Musical Arts degree in piano performance from Yale University School of Music in New Haven, Connecticut.
Sandy Wright Riccardi
Sandy's first acting job in NYC was telling the restaurant manager that she had experience as a waitress. He bought it. So there she stayed. She spent 11 years performing in NYC as a member of The New York Gilbert And Sullivan Players, Westchester Broadway Theater, Playwright's Preview Productions and more. She received her Master of Music (vocal performance) degree from Manhattan School of Music, and her Bachelor of Music degree from Converse College in Spartanburg, S.C.