Dine and Dance at the World Famous Cicada Restaurant and Club The Premier Vintage Nightclub in Downtown Los Angeles
YOU ARE INVITED TO OUR NEXT SPECIAL NIGHT OF LIVE MUSIC AND DANCING FEATURING Chester Whitmore's Central Ave. Revue SATURDAY, APRIL 27
DOORS OPEN 7 PM - SHOWTIME 8:30 PM
HURRY! LIMITED TIME LEFT TO BUY DISCOUNT TICKETS
Dine and dance to the swinging 18-piece Opus One Big Band
featuring fabulous guest performers and surprises!
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 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.
WATCH CLIPS FROM CHESTER WHITMORE'S CENTRAL AVE. REVUE
No setting in the entire city is more spectacular!
With the grandeur of a classic Hollywood musical from the thirties, The Cicada Restaurant and Club is a unique experience where you will transport back in time to the glamorous days of Hollywood's golden age of nightclubs.
Featuring the finest dance orchestras and entertainment, The Cicada Restaurant and Club is unlike any night on the town you have ever experienced.
SSituated in the famed Art Deco Oviatt building, downtown Los Angeles' historic Lalique palace, The Cicada Restaurant and Club is the ultimate location for your elegant romantic evening, birthday party or anniversary dinner.
Originally built as a top-of-the-line haberdashery in 1928, The Cicada Restaurant and Club retains much of the original features French designers and artisans of the time created.
Spacious and elegant, the dining room offers delicious cuisine and dancing on the main floor. A mezzanine with views of the stage features a fabulous Art Deco bar and lounge with its own dance floor.
Massive waterfall chandeliers below a gold-leaf ceiling compliments vintage entertainment enjoyed by patrons dressed in elegant attire.