Cabaret at the CIA: MARY TESTA & MICHAEL STAROBIN

Friday, November 18, 2016 7:30pm and Saturday, November 19, 2016 7:30pm
Culinary Institute of America–Marriott Pavilion

Award-winning Broadway sensations Mary Testa and Michael Starobin bring their electrifying, soulful NYC cabaret to the Hudson Valley. In 2015, Testa and Starobin earned critical acclaim for their album HAVE FAITH (Ghostlight Records) and this powerhouse duo has crisscrossed the country with their "brass-knuckled" and "fiercely intelligent" interpretations of great American standards (Stephen Holden, New York Times). 

Testa is a two-time Tony Award nominee and Drama Desk Award-winner. She has appeared in multiple Broadway shows, including 42nd Street, On the Town, Chicago, Xanadu and Wicked. She has also appeared on television, including a legendary cameo appearance on Sex in the City.  Since 1982, Testa has created four touring shows with collaborator and close friend Michael Starobin. Starobin is a Tony Award-winning orchestrator and nationally renowned musical director. His many Broadway credits over the past three decades include Next to Normal, Sunday in the Park with George, Annie, and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, among others. Join us for a night that packs double the punch!

Mary Testa is a "performer of radioactive presence and has lungs of steel.” –The New York Times

"Testa and Starobin blew me away with their superb performances. . .a remarkable evening of truly incredible music." -- Broadway World

SEATING IS LIMITED! This event will take place on the Conference Level, our intimate venue just one floor down from HMT's mainstage theater in the Marriott Pavilion at the CIA.  Seating is strictly limited to 150 people per performance, so get your tickets today!

EVENT INFORMATION

Show #1:  Friday, 11/18       Dinner starts at 7:30 pm
Show #2: Saturday, 11/19   Dinner starts at 7:30 pm

Your $90 ticket includes a dinner by CIA chefs featuring:

Savory Macintosh Apple & Five Spoke Cheddar Tart
Frisee, Tarragon, Walnuts
Crisped Confit Duck Leg
Granny Smith Apple Risotto Cake, Shaved Brussel Sprouts,
Aged Parmesan, Spiced Cider Reduction
Apple & Cranberry Empanadas
Cinnamon Honey, Fresh Apple Salsa

A Vegetarian option is also available