Chicago has a unique place in the history of cabaret, being the first American city to nurture hundreds of clubs with the intimate and often improvised entertainment first found in Paris in the 1880s. This two-part series is free to the public and made possible by a grant from Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, part of “Chicago In Tune,” a new city-wide festival from August 19-Sept 19, celebrating Music in the Key of Chicago and the Year of Chicago Music.
Never before has there been such a collection of Chicago’s entertainers coming together to celebrate 100 Years of Chicago Cabaret! The 100-year history of cabaret in Chicago (two-part series) will premiere at the Haven Entertainment Center in Bronzeville.
CABARET BURLESQUE & GREAT AMERICAN SONGBOOK
A celebration of LBGTQIA artists and featuring Cabaret arts of drag, burlesque, comics, and dancers interwoven with the hits from the Great American Songbook – Jazz, Broadway, standards, and composers and lyricists of Tin Pan Alley.
October 3, 2021 3:00pm
BLACK VOICES IN CABARET & THE FRENCH CONNECTION
Where it all began…in Paris and Chicago, spotlighting the exchange of cultures from Montmartre to State Street and the extraordinary contribution of African American music and musicians to the evolution of American cabaret.
Produced by Chicago Cabaret Professionals in a joint project with Working In Concert (Black Voices in Cabaret and Cabaret Connexion), cast members include: Arlene Armstrong, Anne Burnell, Mark Burnell, Cynthia Clarey, Evelyn Danner, Patrick Davis, Elizabeth Doyle, The Feathered Beaus, Claudia Hommel, Lynne Jordan, La Shera Moore, P. NoNoire, Willy LaQueue, Ava Logan, Daryl Nitz, Spider Saloff, David Stephens, Denise Tomasello, Margaret Murphy Webb, Honey West, and Bobbi Wilsyn, with musical direction by Elizabeth Doyle and Mark Burnell, directed by Anne Burnell, Daniel Johnson, Kyle Hustedt and David Stephens.
Admission is FREE but reservations are required. Seating is limited, masks must be worn when not seated and proof of vaccination shown at the door. Reserve your Tickets: ChicagoCabaret.org; Chicago Cabaret Professionals: 877-554-7714
Parking available in lot west of building.
Appetizers and cocktails will be available for purchase.
|100 Years of Chicago Cabaret
Sept 19 & Oct 3 3:00pm
Haven Entertainment Center
923 E 43rd Street
Chicago IL 60625