Voila! Behold the famous Magic Castle transform into a cabaret! Even longtime members were not aware of the theater space housing W.C. Fields' trick pool table, marionettes from The Sound of Music, Edgar Bergen's dummies, and more Tinseltown treasures. And who better to kick off “Cabaret at the Castle” than living legend Carol Channing? The ever-charming Ms. Channing presents The First 80 Years Are the Hardest, her one-woman show that was a hit in NYC. She'll share stories and sing some of her most famous showstoppers, sequins and all. Such as? “Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend,” “Razzle Dazzle,” “Hello Dolly!” — plus choice tales about Tallulah Bankhead, Ethel Merman, Sophie Tucker and meeting the Queen of England!

Mon., March 2, 8 p.m.; Tue., March 3, 8 p.m., 2009

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