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An Evening with Paul Sand

  • The Joint Theater and Coffeehouse 301 Main Street North Little Rock, AR, 72114 United States (map)
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Kaleidoscope and Potluck & Poison Ivy

An Evening with Paul Sand

At The Joint Theater and Coffeehouse

A Special Fundraiser Event for the 4th Annual Kaleidoscope Festival

Come hear Paul Sand tell stories from a fabled career that has touched nearly every corner of show business. 

Paul Sand has won a Tony Award and two Drama Desk Awards for his work on Broadway. He joined Second City in 1960 with a crew that included Alan Arkin and Mike Nichols. Paul has worked with Marcel Marceau, Judy Garland, Barbra Streisand, George Segal, Robert Redford, Mary Tyler Moore, Carol Burnett, the Village People, Dudley Moore, Nell Carter, Caitlyn Jenner, and Linda Bloodworth-Thomason. His theater company in Santa Monica has launched two plays in the last three years.

An Evening with Paul Sand will be hosted by Stephen Stanley. Along with being a Professor at UCA, Kaleidoscope Board Member, and a filmmaker, Stephen is also a friend of Paul's.

The night will also feature great music by
Drew Jansen and Jimmy Martin!

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Jimmy Martin (native of Toledo) and Drew Jansen (native of Little Rock), meet each other in the Twin Cities and after many years of entertaining audiences in Minnesota (and around the world) they are now living in Arkansas and we are proud to showcase their musical talent throughout our An Evening of Paul Sand!

Doors Open at 6:00 PM
Show Starts at 7:00 PM

$100/Ticket (includes Dinner, Show, Drinks, & After-Party on the Argenta Rooftop)


About Paul Sand

Paul Sand is a beloved actor, writer and director.  Highlights of his storied career include his Tony Award for Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Play for Paul Sills' Story Theatre, two Drama Desk Awards for Outstanding Performances on Broadway, his eponymous TV show Paul Sand in Friends & Lovers on CBS, his memorable appearances on shows including Mary Tyler Moore, The Carol Burnett Show, and Curb Your Enthusiasm, and his legendary work with The Second City starting in its sophomore class of 1960.  

Sand currently resides in Southern California where in 2015 he founded the Santa Monica Public Theatre.  Their debut production of Kurt Weill at the Cuttlefish Hotel, which Sand directed, has made multiple runs at LA Theaters including Tim Robbin’s Actor’s Gang. Their second production, An Illegal Start, is currently running at the Santa Monica Pier, where it is staged on an actual historic carousel.

About Jimmy Martin

A native of Toledo (who just happened to make his piano debut with the Toledo Symphony at age 5), Martin's innate sense of showmanship has endeared him to countless audiences worldwide. From conducting at Carnegie Hall for legendary entertainer Carmel Quinn to touring Europe as pianist for Las Vegas luminary Tony Sandler to weaving his own brand of musical magic nightly at Ivories, his fabled Minneapolis cabaret/restaurant, Jimmy has enjoyed wearing many “hats” during his career. He moved to Minneapolis from Toledo in 1970 with his then-wife and three young children and quickly established himself as the “go to” guy for everything from scoring musicals and commercials to classical piano to full-on jazz to liturgical music. He has graced the stage of virtually every theater, club, retirement community, et cetera, ad infinitum, in the Twin Cities area!

In this new phase of his life, Jimmy is already building a solid clientele base for his unique talents as a cocktail pianist and vocalist; the warm and vibrant social scene...a hallmark of La Petite Roche...resonates deeply with him. He's happy to be home, and looks forward to visits from his 3 children, 4 grandchildren, and the not-too-distant future...*gulp!* great-grandkids!

About Drew Jansen

A native of Little Rock, Jansen moved to Minnesota in 1979 for college (St. John's U., Class of '83) and kinda forgot to come back for 35 years. During that time, he enjoyed a multi-faceted career as a composer (he penned the words and music for the wildly successful musical “Church Basement Ladies”, commercial actor and voice-over artist, and greeting card/comic strip ghostwriter. For two seasons, he played “Ernie,” the unctuous announcer/musical commentator on Comedy Central's Let's Bowl! He also worked as a contributing writer for the same network's Mystery Science Theater 3000.

Drew is delighted to be back home in Little Rock! He's already booked quite a few voice-over gigs here, and is re-flexing his acoustic piano chops after too many years of composing at a digital keyboard. Surrounded by family and friends (new and old), he steadfastly believes that the best years are yet to come...and they no longer involve a snowblower.

Partnered since 1988 and married since 2014, Jimmy and Drew will celebrate 30 years together this August.

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The Joint Theater and Coffeehouse
301 Main Street, North Little Rock, AR 72114