Chester Whitmore's Central Ave. Revue at Cicada


 
YOU ARE INVITED TO A SPECIAL NIGHT
OF LIVE MUSIC AND DANCING FEATURING
Chester Whitmore's
Central Ave. Revue
FRIDAY, APRIL 28, 2023
DOORS OPEN 7 PM - SHOWTIME 8:30 PM


Dine and dance to the swinging 18-piece Opus One Big Band.



Chester Whitmore, of the Oscar winning film "La La Land", returns with a big band revue of music and variety for one night only.

Take a trip back in time to Central Avenue's legendary nightclubs such as the Downbeat and the Club Alabam

CHESTER WHITMORE is one of the nation's most versatile and knowledgeable tap artists -- dancer, choreographer, arranger, and dedicated historian. A master of a variety of American vernacular dance styles from Tap to Lindy Hop and from Jazz to Hip-Hop, Mr. Whitmore has choreographed such productions as Porgy and Bess, Guys and Dolls, and Treemonisha, directed tributes to Lena Horne, Bill Robinson, the Nicholas Brothers, and Fats Waller.

About the Music: For the Central Avenue Revue, Mr. Whitmore presents his dance orchestra recreating the hot Big Band and jazz sounds from the 1920s to the 1940s. Their material includes many popular tunes from the Cotton Club and the Savoy Ballroom, with musical sources such as Duke Ellington, Jimmy Lunceford, Count Basie, Chick Webb, and Cab Calloway.




About Central Avenue: By day, Central Avenue was the economic and social center for black Angelenos. By night, it was a magnet for Southern Californians, black and white, who wanted to hear the very latest in jazz. The role of Central Avenue became as significant in the jazz world as that of Harlem and New Orleans.

From the 1920s through the early 1950s, Central Avenue was a flourishing South-Central scene that was as much a haven for nearby Hollywood celebrities as it was for local residents.
 

A BRIEF LOOK BACK AT CENTRAL AVENUE


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how to order

step one
BUY ADMISSION TICKETS

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Friday, April 28, 2023
DOORS OPEN 7 PM
SHOWTIME 8:30 PM

TICKETS AT THE DOOR: $40
UNTIL WE SELL OUT

  ADVANCE DISCOUNT PRICE: $30
HURRY! DISCOUNT ENDS SOON

ENTER THE FIRST AND LAST NAMES
OF EACH PERSON USING THE TICKET

CLICK 'ADD MORE TICKETS' TO BUY MORE
LIMIT OF 10 TICKETS PER ORDER
NEED MORE THAN 10? ORDER AGAIN!

TICKET #1


FIRST AND LAST NAMES ONLY
NO MIDDLE NAMES OR INITIALS, PLEASE



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REFUND POLICY

UNABLE TO ATTEND?
YOU MAY EXCHANGE UNUSED TICKETS FOR A FUTURE NIGHT

DANCING ON TWO FLOORS

MEZZANINE LOUNGE SEATING
FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED

TICKETS FOR ADMISSION ONLY
FOOD AND BEVERAGES NOT INCLUDED

CICADA DRESS CODE
BUSINESS, EVENING, VINTAGE, CONSERVATIVE,
FORMAL, AND ELEGANT ATTIRE SUGGESTED.

PERFORMERS, SHOWTIMES, AND PRICES SUBJECT TO CHANGE



step two

tickets required

DINE AND DANCE AT CICADA
GET THE BEST SEATS IN THE HOUSE
STEPS AWAY FROM THE DANCE FLOOR
KEEP YOUR TABLE THE ENTIRE NIGHT


RESERVE YOUR DINNER TABLE
  = FRIDAY NIGHT DINNER SPECIAL =  
= $79 PER PERSON =
ENJOY OUR DELICIOUS THREE COURSE DINNER
(BEVERAGES, 18% GRATUITY, TAX, AND ADMISSION NOT INCLUDED)

SEATING LIMITED - RESERVE YOUR DINNER TABLE TODAY

ADMISSION NOT INCLUDED WITH DINNER PURCHASE
PLEASE PAY FOR DINNER AT THE END OF THE EVENING


 GET RESERVATION 


DATES, TIMES, PERFORMERS, ADMISSION AND FOOD PRICES SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE
AN AUTOMATIC 18% GRATUITY WILL BE APPLIED TO YOUR DINNER CHECK





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