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Sandy & Richard Riccardi
Wednesday, August 09, 2017 7:00 PM
Metropolitan Room, New York, NY
  • $25 Menu Minimum
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GENERAL ADMISSION

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General Seating Only
$24.00

VIP GOLD PACKAGE

$129.00

VIP SILVER PACKAGE

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Includes: Open Bar, One Ticket Entry, Skipping Line, and Gratuity.
$95.00

VIP PLATINUM PACKAGE

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Includes: Open Bar, Four Appetizer Platters, Private Premium Seating for Four, Four Ticket Entries, Skipping Line, and Gratuity
$435.00
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Show Details
  • When: Wednesday, Aug 9, 2017 7:00 PM (Doors open at 6:15 PM)
  • Ticket Price: $24.00 - $435.00
  • Door Time: 6:15 PM
  • Show Type: Cabaret
  • Restrictions: $25 Menu Minimum
Sandy & Richard Riccardi  ~  Progressive Parody and Comedy Cabaret

Sandy & RIchard's videos have had over 11 million views on Youtube



Sandy and Richard Riccardi:

Progressive Parody and Comedy Cabaret


Rosie O’Donnell calls them “MY NEW FAVORITE SINGING SONGWRITING TEAM!!!”


With well over 11 million views on social media, Sandy and Richard’s unique juxtaposition of modern, progressive, political and socio-relevant lyrics and tune-smithy jazz piano/vocal arrangements will charm your socks off.


“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
 
 
 
What people are saying on YouTube about Sandy and Richard Riccardi:
 
“Genius”
“Hot and sexy with a great amount of cleverness”
“Too freaking funny”
“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"
 
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Richard Riccardi
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.

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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.
 
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Sandy and Richard Riccardi
An Evening with Sandy and Richard Riccardi
The Metropolitan Room    November 10, 2011
 
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 wannabees, 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 numbers included a spoof on some of the current crop of Republicans jockeying for the Presidential candidacy, a song revealing why some guys feel they need to drive a truck, the source of “The Southern Girl’s Mating Call,” and a rollicking ode to a woman’s “change of life.”
 
And, while I won’t give it away, one of the show’s highlights was Sandy’s response to Sarah Palin’s remark of a few years back that she was “speaking for all the hockey moms.” 
 
Richard Riccardi, Sandy’s husband, may have been sequestered behind the piano, but as her spouse, partner, musical director and accompanist he was a willing, and eminently salutary accomplice to the musical goings-on, much of which he composed and/or co-authored. Together, Sandy and Richard Riccardi made one hell of rib-tickling and satisfying cabaret night out.
 
…Peter Leavy