Recent And upcoming performances
UPCOMING PERFORMANCES IN NYC:
"He Said/She Said" : Final Performance Wednesday, Nov 14 (7:00pm) at Don't Tell Mama
“He Said/She Said” is an irreverent look at my life and loves through the eyes of some of my favorite musical theater characters, both male and female. They’re all here. Crazy Italian film directors, long suffering Real Housewives of Ancient Rome, neurotic Broadway composers, and at least one controversial First Lady. The show features songs from sources ranging from "The Music Man" and “Kiss of the Spider Woman” to "Jesus Christ Superstar" and "Yentl", along with some selected picks from the Great American Songbook.
Matthew Martin Ward is my fantastic Musical Director, and will be manning the keys at all three shows.
For Reservations, call 212.757.0788, or visit: https://www.donttellmamanyc.com/shows/main/4735-john-rinaldi-9-26
“Emotionally Powerful…”Good company”…”Delightful personality”, ”Witty patter”: Read Bart Greenburg’s review for Cabaret Scenes here
RECENT PERFORMANCES IN NYC AND THE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA:
Cranky Cabaret (NYC)
My NYC debut was with the wonderful crazies at the Cranky Cabaret in March, 2018. I did a mini-set of two very-pissed-off songs in order to keep with the evening's overall theme of disgruntlement, anger and agita. The Cranky happens regularly, and is a guaranteed good time, no matter who is singing.
"Another Hundred People" (San Jose and San Francisco)
I performed my second cabaret show, "Another Hundred People", at the Society Cabaret, at LVL 44 (4 S Almaden Ave in San Jose, CA) in April, 2018. This show is all about the musicals that shaped my view of NYC as a youngster in far-away Orange, California. The songs are all from shows that take place within the five boroughs. Note: if you know a musical set in Staten Island, please e-mail me.
"He Said/She Said" (San Jose, San Francisco and Sausalito)
I performed my original cabaret show "He Said/She Said", under the auspices of the Sausalito Song Society in the serene setting of Campbell Hall at Christ Episcopal Church in Sausalito. This show is all about the search for love, and the pitfalls of romance as seen through the eyes of some of my favorite musical theater characters, both male and female. I am happy to report, lightning did not strike the church at any time during my performance. I originally conceived this show in the summer of 2016, and have also performed it in San Jose and San Francisco.