Emmy-winning TV host Wayne Brady describes the show he performs this weekend at Prelude by Barton G. as “interactive.’’
“I like for the cabaret show to actually kind of piece the whole thing together, so it’s not just the guy you see on your TV doing a family show or being all shiny and glossy,” Brady says. “This is real, and I’m 15 feet away from people. Ask me questions. I’ll answer them, and maybe you’ll leave with a picture of a whole person instead of just what you’ve seen on TV.”Brady — who will do a mix of songs from his Grammy nominated album,A Long Time Coming
, some covers and some swing — says he likes “the immediate gratification” of performing live. “You know if something’s not working, you have to adjust and shift,’’ he says. “It’s kind of like being an athlete. That’s something you don’t worry about on TV, because TV is the land of ‘Cut!’ and editing. There’s no editing live.’’Brady hosts an updated version ofLet’s Make a Deal
.“This is not your grandma’s show because I’m notMonty Hall
,” he says. “We use improvisation, characters, sketches, pretapes. We think of it as a great big Spanish game show …Sábado Gigante
, in that vein, that happens to give out cash. And I’m the ringleader right in the middle of it.’’Steve Rothaus Brady performs 8:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; tickets from $45; 305-357-7900, www.preludebybartong.com.