Chicago Cabaret Professionals (CCP) and Drury Lane Theatre Water Tower Place announce five new Musical Mondays, concerts due to the smash hit success of the monthly cabaret concert series launched earlier this year.
Musical Mondays at Drury Lane has received rave reviews in the Chicagoland press. "Capacity audiences have become the norm for the "Musical Mondays" cabaret series at Drury Lane Theatre Water Tower Place... in what is rapidly becoming a mainstay of downtown entertainment," said Howard Reich of the Chicago Tribune.
The August through December schedule is as follows:
August 18 at 7:30 p.m.
"Get Happy! Women of the MGM Musicals"
The ladies of Chicago cabaret salute the songbirds of the silver screen. The cast includes Gail Becker, Amy Cole, Hillary Ann Feldman, Laura Freeman, Pam Peterson, Keely Nicole Singer, Cheryl Szucsits, and Melissa Young. Musical direction is by Jeff Roscoe and Laura Freeman will direct.
September 22 at 7:30 p.m.
"Some Enchanted Cabaret: Rodgers & Hart & Hammerstein"
The richness of Richard Rodgers' timeless melodies promises an unforgettable evening of song. The cast includes Tracy Adams, David Edelfelt, Tommy Hensel, Marianne Murphy Orland, Jimmy Odom, Greta Pope, Jeanne Scherkenbach, and MaryMonica Thomas. Bobby Schiff will serve as musical director and Tracy Adams will direct. Kevin Moore from WJJG Radio, 1530 AM will host.
October 27 at 7:30 p.m.
"Curtain Up! Broadway Showstoppers"
It's a high-energy night of "Cab-a-Broadway" when Chicago Cabaret Professionals present the beloved songs of the Great White Way. The cast will feature Charlene Brooks, Joan Curto, Margie Gibson, Rob Lindley, Kristopher McDowell, Beckie Menzie, Tom Michael, Heather Moran, and Daryl Nitz. Music and show direction is by Beckie Menzie. Chicago Shakespeare casting director, Bob Mason, hosts.
November 24 at 7:30 p.m.
"Cabaret Canteen: Music That Got us Through"
Enjoy the "greatest generation" of songs that got America through World War II with hope and laughter.
December 15 at 7:30 p.m.
"Chicago Holiday: Celebrating the Season" Celebrate the holiday season with Chicago Cabaret Professionals as the group performs fun, festive and classic tunes. Cast TBA