Virtual Cabaret Series

Join some of the Cultural Arts Center's rising stars as we bring you a series of Virtual Cabarets featuring songs and stories.  From a Broadway Revue to a Home for the Holidays Cabaret, you will be entertained by the incredible talents of some of your favorite performers from past SVCAC productions.  Originally scheduled to launch our DownStage Cabaret season in our more intimate DownStage Theater, we have moved our series online until we can once again safely welcome you back to the DownStage.  To kick off our Virtual Cabaret Series, we bring you Farley Cadena's Solo Cabaret Show, STROKE OF LUCK!

Available for a Limited Engagement Only!

The Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center proudly shares Farley Cadena's one-woman show STROKE OF LUCK (or How My Brain Broke and I Crawled Back) as the kickoff to our Virtual Cabaret Series.

 

STROKE OF LUCK was scheduled to come to Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center's intimate DownStage Cabaret on May 1 and 2 but had to be postponed indefinitely due to the pandemic.  Once we are able to reopen, we look forward to bringing this intimate, touching evening of song and story to our DownStage Cabaret audiences live. In the meantime, Farley has graciously allowed us to share a recording of a previous performance of STROKE OF LUCK with you virtually.

 

The stark drama of Farley's stroke, and subsequent recovery, is woven into the fabric of a funny, fresh and musical cabaret. The unexpected journey she takes the audience on is a unique story, yet, full of universal truths. The realities and consequences of a stroke are realistically brought to life as Farley cracks her life open and inspects it with bravery, music, and humor. Farley Cadena is a vivacious and beloved musical theatre actress, well known for her wickedly funny roles in The Producers, 42nd Street, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Urinetown, and many more, leaving her mark on regional Los Angeles stages. She shocked and stunned the theater community, in late 2017, when she experienced a sudden stroke. Ms. Cadena felt deeply lost, hopeless, frightened and helpless during her illness, bringing focus to simply returning to her "old self", but her brain was just broken. Nonetheless, she dug deep into her recovery and gave herself the big crazy task of telling the tale of what transformed her life... out loud... with music... to an audience!

 

Now, after performing her show in Los Angeles and Off Broadway, Simi Valley Virtual Arts Center followers can take a front row seat and get an inside view of her powerful, funny, and mixed up journey back to health, back to life and back to her voice. 

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