June 8, 2004
SMGO Opens Schroeder's Club And Cabaret
I knew Show Must Go On Productions was planning to move their popular cabaret shows away from the Del Mar Hilton during the fair and horse racing season, and that they were going to stage them instead at Downtown's Westin Horton Plaza, but until a few days ago I didn't know they were going to have a new partner too! Then I got a message from Sher Krieger of SMGO telling me that they were joining up with piano player Todd Schroeder to create Schroeder's Club and Cabaret! I had never heard of Todd until he accompanied Leigh Scarritt during her SMGO show on April 30, where I took this photo, but I left that night impressed by what I referred to as his "powerful playing." Todd will open both the club and the Summer Cabaret Series with 8 p.m. shows this Friday and Saturday, June 11 and 12. My old friend Bettina "Pixie" Warren will be a special guest for this weekend's shows.
Here's what Sher had to say about the new partnership:
Take some Billy Joel, stir in a little Ray Charles and mix together with a big scoop of Elton John and you've got Todd Schroeder! SMGO Productions proudly announces the opening of Schroeder's Club and Cabaret, our new intimate performance venue, featuring our Summer Cabaret Series. Kicking off the series is our new partner, the dynamic and talented Todd Schroeder! Our very own Bettina "Pixie" Warren (right) will join Todd for a set at this weekend's exciting premiere! Next weekend Todd will be joined by Maude Maggart.Posted at 8:55 AM in Music
Todd works with Sam Harris, Angela Lansbury, Jason Alexander and Liza Minnelli and has performed on television shows including "Oprah" and "Rosie." He plays the piano and sings many of your favorite songs, and he’ll also introduce you to some of his own great songs from his CDs, including his latest release, "Searching."
Todd Schroeder and Friends Schroeder's Club and Cabaret Fridays, June 11 and June 18, 8:00 p.m. Saturdays, June 12 and June 19, 8:00 p.m.
The Library Room
Westin Horton Plaza
910 Broadway Circle
Downtown San Diego
Tickets are $28.00. Call 858-794-9044 for info and reservations. No-host food and cocktails available.
Check SchroedersClubAndCabaret.com often for info on our ongoing Summer Cabaret Series through July 24. Future featured performers will include Danielle Forsgren, Sam Harris, Leigh Scarritt, Eileen Bowman, Ric Henry and Phil Johnson.