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December, 2021

Friday
3
Davenport's Cabaret
8:00 PM
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Join us for a fun, lighthearted tribute to the Christmas specials of yester-year. Packed with audience participation (including games and fabulous prizes), there will be a mix of old holiday classics and some songs that you may have never heard before; along with a surprise guest star.
Saturday
4
Tortoise Supper Club
8:00 PM
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Mark Burnell with bass and drums plays at the Tortoise Supper Club every Saturday 8 - 11:30pm, swinging and jamming in the lounge. Come by for a drink or dinner, no cover!
Sunday
5
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Back by popular demand, Carolyn holds forth in the lobby bar at Saint Kate‘s to serenade you from the piano to celebrate the Broadway showtune section of the Great American Songbook. Stop by and enjoy Carolyn‘s music in between Sunday matinee and evening performances in the downtown Milwaukee theater district.
Sunday
5
Davenport's Cabaret
7:00 PM
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It’s been quite a while since we’ve been together and I’ve missed you all oh so dearly. So put on your coziest sweater, grab a friend and join us for an evening of holiday tunes both old and new. Featuring Kim Grossman, Kimi Arquines, and Ben Hebert, with a special visit from your friendly neighborhood elf! Let's raise a glass and celebrate the season!
Tuesday
7
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Every Tuesday from 7pm to 10pm Daryl Nitz & Ester Hana host the best live music party in town. Come join the celebration. Great food! Great cocktails! Great music! Great friends!
Tuesday
7
Virtual
7:30 PM
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Email Mark at burnell88@aol.com for further info
Wednesday
8
Sunset Playhouse
7:30 PM
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Sizzling jazz vocals fill the air in an homage to superstars Fitzgerald and Tormé.

Award-winning singers, Johnny Rodgers and Ellen Winters pay tribute to Ella Fitzgerald and Mel Tormé, two of the greatest jazz improvisers of the 20th century. Backed by a trio of outstanding musicians, vocalists Winters and Rodgers interpret the distinctive styles of Fitzgerald and Tormé, indisputable superstars of the jazz genre. After sold-out appearances in Chicago and Milwaukee, Winters and Rodgers have captured the artistry and essence of the incomparable Ella and Mel. Howard Reich of The Chicago Tribune described their performances as “high-flying vocal pyrotechnics” and praised their talents, both individually and collectively. This show features Holiday favorites, dramatic ballads, blazing scat, and incredibly complex vocal duets – do not miss this show!

Show runs from Dec 8-12 with evening performances at 7:30 and matinee performances at 2pm. Tickets available November 3rd. COVID protocols will be in place for this 90 min show. See website for more information.
Thursday
9
Sunset Playhouse
7:30 PM
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Award-winning singers, Johnny Rodgers and Ellen Winters pay tribute to Ella Fitzgerald and Mel Tormé, two of the greatest jazz improvisers of the 20th century. Backed by a trio of outstanding musicians, vocalists Winters and Rodgers interpret the distinctive styles of Fitzgerald and Tormé, indisputable superstars of the jazz genre. After sold-out appearances in Chicago and Milwaukee, Winters and Rodgers have captured the artistry and essence of the incomparable Ella and Mel. Howard Reich of The Chicago Tribune described their performances as “high-flying vocal pyrotechnics” and praised their talents, both individually and collectively. This show features Holiday favorites, dramatic ballads, blazing scat, and incredibly complex vocal duets – do not miss this show!

Show runs from Dec 8-12 with evening performances at 7:30 and matinee performances at 2pm. Tickets available November 3rd. COVID protocols will be in place for this 90 min show. See website for more information.
Thursday
9
Davenport's Piano Bar & Cabaret
8:00 PM
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Chicago Cabaret Professionals Holiday Gala 2021 will be held at Davenport's Cabaret December 9 at 8:00pm. The Gala is Sold Out, but you can join us in Davenport's Piano Bar or online on Facebook and YouTube.

The Chicago Cabaret Holiday Gala is directed by Laura Freeman, produced by Patricia Salinski, with Musical Direction by John Paluch featuring...

2021 Honoree Frieda Lee
AOK Cabaret: Adam Hibma, Hilary Ann Feldman and Nikki Krzebiot
Ken Baker
Laura Bingham
The Boomer Babes: Pam Peterson and Jan Slavin
Anne Burnell
Laura Freeman
Cathy Glickman and Anna Palermo
Carla Gordon
Scott Gryder
Gaye Klopack
Suzanne Petri
Barbara Smith
LaShera Moore
Ryan Stajmiger
Cheryl Szucsits

Two ways to join the fun:
Grab limited seating at Davenport's Piano Bar December 9th at 8:00pm for the Holiday Gala Watch Party on screen, with snacks and cocktails in the front room Piano Bar, $10 cover, and celebrate with the cast afterwards with Mark Burnell at the piano. Reservations at ChicagoCabaret.org

OR

The Holiday Gala will be live-streamed on Facebook and YouTube and you can host your own Watch Party! Just like in 2020, we will be delivering the show free to Chicago area retirement centers and nursing homes for residents and staff to enjoy the Holiday show!
Friday
10
Sunset Playhouse
7:30 PM
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Award-winning singers, Johnny Rodgers and Ellen Winters pay tribute to Ella Fitzgerald and Mel Tormé, two of the greatest jazz improvisers of the 20th century. Backed by a trio of outstanding musicians, vocalists Winters and Rodgers interpret the distinctive styles of Fitzgerald and Tormé, indisputable superstars of the jazz genre. After sold-out appearances in Chicago and Milwaukee, Winters and Rodgers have captured the artistry and essence of the incomparable Ella and Mel. Howard Reich of The Chicago Tribune described their performances as “high-flying vocal pyrotechnics” and praised their talents, both individually and collectively. This show features Holiday favorites, dramatic ballads, blazing scat, and incredibly complex vocal duets – do not miss this show!

Show runs from Dec 8-12 with evening performances at 7:30 and matinee performances at 2pm. Tickets available November 3rd. COVID protocols will be in place for this 90 min show. See website for more information.
Friday
10
Davenport's Cabaret
8:00 PM
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‘Tis the season to be DRAMATIC! Come see “Fa-la-la Las Tinas: A Christmas Special,” a show where your favorite telenovela stars will reward all who’ve been nice with a steamy kiss, punish the naughty with a treacherous slap, and gift everyone plenty of laughs.

This one-time engagement is happening on Friday, December 10 at 8pm at Davenport’s Piano Bar Cabaret. You won’t want to miss this, darlings!

Las Tinas are Melina Barona, Luis Roberto Castelló, Jackie Perez, Nicole Perez, and Jessi Realzola.
Friday
10
Auditorium Theatre
8:00 PM
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Last year, the world’s biggest-selling soprano and legendary GRAMMY® Award-nominated artist Sarah Brightman entertained her first-ever Christmas livestream concert Sarah Brightman: "A Christmas Symphony", and it warmed hearts worldwide as the ultimate holiday event. Given the overwhelming response, and in celebration of her favorite time of year, Sarah begins a new Christmas tradition this year with her first-ever A Christmas Symphony Tour.

Accompanied by an orchestra and a choir, Sarah decks the halls with show-stopping renditions of classics from the Christmas canon, along with personal holiday favorites and her greatest hits. "A Christmas Symphony" is sure to be an unforgettable Christmas spectacle during the most wonderful time of the year!
Saturday
11
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Take an afternoon to hear and work with Chicago jazz singer Frieda Lee along with Mark Burnell. Learn by by attending. Limit 15 members. Saturday December 11, 12-2:30pm at Davenport’s Cabaret.

Beloved Chicago jazz vocalist, Frieda Lee, has dazzled audiences over 30 years with her classic jazz styling. She performed with the legendary Joe Williams at The Kennedy Center. Frieda is known for her work with Chicago‘s big bands: The British Alumni Big Band, The Chicago Jazz Orchestra, and she headlined the Chicago Jazz Festival with "The 3 Ellas: Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald” for an audience of 26,000.
Saturday
11
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Take an afternoon to hear and work with Chicago jazz singer Frieda Lee along with Mark Burnell. Learn by participating and singing. Limit 8 singers. Saturday December 11, 12-2:30pm at Davenport’s Cabaret.

Beloved Chicago jazz vocalist, Frieda Lee, has dazzled audiences over 30 years with her classic jazz styling. She performed with the legendary Joe Williams at The Kennedy Center. Frieda is known for her work with Chicago‘s big bands: The British Alumni Big Band, The Chicago Jazz Orchestra, and she headlined the Chicago Jazz Festival with "The 3 Ellas: Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald” for an audience of 26,000.
Saturday
11
Sunset Playhouse
7:30 PM
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Award-winning singers, Johnny Rodgers and Ellen Winters pay tribute to Ella Fitzgerald and Mel Tormé, two of the greatest jazz improvisers of the 20th century. Backed by a trio of outstanding musicians, vocalists Winters and Rodgers interpret the distinctive styles of Fitzgerald and Tormé, indisputable superstars of the jazz genre. After sold-out appearances in Chicago and Milwaukee, Winters and Rodgers have captured the artistry and essence of the incomparable Ella and Mel. Howard Reich of The Chicago Tribune described their performances as “high-flying vocal pyrotechnics” and praised their talents, both individually and collectively. This show features Holiday favorites, dramatic ballads, blazing scat, and incredibly complex vocal duets – do not miss this show!

Show runs from Dec 8-12 with evening performances at 7:30 and matinee performances at 2pm. Tickets available November 3rd. COVID protocols will be in place for this 90 min show. See website for more information.
Saturday
11
Tortoise Supper Club
8:00 PM
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Mark Burnell with bass and drums plays at the Tortoise Supper Club every Saturday 8 - 11:30pm, swinging and jamming in the lounge. Come by for a drink or dinner, no cover!
Sunday
12
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US! In pants! In a room! Together! We’ll shake the rafters with some jubilant music, some exuberant harmonies, plus a few quiet moments to contemplate what the heck just happened. Pop, showtunes, unexpected mashups, mushy stuff, you name it. We’ve been holding it in for 18 months, so step back and give us some room. Or better yet, pipe up and chime in! Michael is joined by the amazing singers Devri Chism, Emily Goldberg & Valerie Jonkoff, plus Adam Whiteman on drums and Andrew Hollander-Urbach on piano.

Michael Joseph Mitchell is a Chicago-based actor and singer, who has performed at The Lyric Opera, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Drury Lane Oakbrook, Victory Gardens, and many regional theaters. This is his fourth new act at Davenport’s.

$20 cover charge Plus a 2 drink minimum
Sunday
12
Sunset Playhouse
2:00 PM
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Award-winning singers, Johnny Rodgers and Ellen Winters pay tribute to Ella Fitzgerald and Mel Tormé, two of the greatest jazz improvisers of the 20th century. Backed by a trio of outstanding musicians, vocalists Winters and Rodgers interpret the distinctive styles of Fitzgerald and Tormé, indisputable superstars of the jazz genre. After sold-out appearances in Chicago and Milwaukee, Winters and Rodgers have captured the artistry and essence of the incomparable Ella and Mel. Howard Reich of The Chicago Tribune described their performances as “high-flying vocal pyrotechnics” and praised their talents, both individually and collectively. This show features Holiday favorites, dramatic ballads, blazing scat, and incredibly complex vocal duets – do not miss this show!

Show runs from Dec 8-12 with evening performances at 7:30 and matinee performances at 2pm. Tickets available November 3rd. COVID protocols will be in place for this 90 min show. See website for more information.
Sunday
12
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Back by popular demand, Carolyn holds forth in the lobby bar at Saint Kate‘s to serenade you from the piano to celebrate the Broadway showtune section of the Great American Songbook. Stop by and enjoy Carolyn‘s music in between Sunday matinee and evening performances in the downtown Milwaukee theater district.
Sunday
12
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Us! In pants! In a room! Together! We’ll shake the rafters with some jubilant music, some exuberant harmonies, plus a few quiet moments to contemplate what the heck just happened. Pop, showtunes, unexpected mashups, mushy stuff, you name it. We’ve been holding it in for 18 months, so step back and give us some room. Or better yet, pipe up and chime in! Michael is joined by the amazing singers Devri Chism, Carisa Cecilia Gonzalez & Valerie Jonkoff, plus Adam Whiteman on drums and Andrew Hollander-Urbach on piano. Davenport's Piano Bar & Cabaret, 2 Sundays: 12/12 & 12/19, 7:00pm. Tickets online only: www.davenportspianobar.com
Tuesday
14
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Every Tuesday from 7pm to 10pm Daryl Nitz & Ester Hana host the best live music party in town. Come join the celebration. Great food! Great cocktails! Great music! Great friends!
Tuesday
14
Virtual
7:30 PM
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https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81940861803

Email Mark at burnell88@aol.com for further info
Wednesday
15
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GIRLS LIKE US
Laura Freeman, Marianne Murphy Orland & Beckie Menzie
THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR!
December 15th 7:30pm
Hey Nonny
10 S. Vail
Arlington Heights IL
Girls Like Us - Holiday Cabaret - Hey Nonny

It’s never too early to get into the holiday spirit. Join Chicago cabaret favorites Laura Freeman, Beckie Menzie and Marianne Murphy-Orland as they sing favorite holiday tunes and spread cheer! Laugh at the stresses of the season and bask in the joy of the holiday traditions with favorites like “I'll Be Home for Christmas,” “Chia Pet” and “Merry Christmas, Darling.”

www.heynonny.com for reservations and show info.
Thursday
16
Davenport's Cabaret
8:00 PM
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Piano Bar Show
Requests and songs from Chicago's duo and Davenport's staff in the Piano Bar! No cover, stop on by!
Thursday
16
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The wonderfully talented Sarah Christine is bringing her Holiday Tour to Chicago on the Davenport's stage! She will be singing favorite carols and, wait…WHAT?!? Yes! Some original holiday songs as well as requests of originals! Oh, but there’s more! The amazing Taylor Tuke is making his way from Nashville to join in the festivities! Missing this spirited show would be like missing Christmas morning itself. In other words - get your tickets now!

Cover Charge $15 plus a 2 drink minimum
Saturday
18
Davenport's Cabaret
8:00 PM
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Dear Santa. . .
Join the dynamic cabaret duo of Jennifer Blades and John Bowen for a musical letter to the North Pole's most famous resident. This holiday romp will offer perspectives on the fat man in the red suit ranging from the traditional to the surprising to the downright shocking. So whether you're naughty or nice, check your schedule and check it twice, because if you don't see this show, not only do you not know Santa, you don't know Jack. . . Frost!

Cost is $20 plus 2 drink minimum.

Quotes and Awards
"Always engaging" - Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun
"Blades and Bowen are cabaret dynamite" - Cyd Wolf, The Cabaret at Germano's
Saturday
18
Tortoise Supper Club
8:00 PM
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Mark Burnell with bass and drums plays at the Tortoise Supper Club every Saturday 8 - 11:30pm, swinging and jamming in the lounge. Come by for a drink or dinner, no cover!
Sunday
19
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Back by popular demand, Carolyn holds forth in the lobby bar at Saint Kate‘s to serenade you from the piano to celebrate the Broadway showtune section of the Great American Songbook. Stop by and enjoy Carolyn‘s music in between Sunday matinee and evening performances in the downtown Milwaukee theater district.
Sunday
19
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Us! In pants! In a room! Together! We’ll shake the rafters with some jubilant music, some exuberant harmonies, plus a few quiet moments to contemplate what the heck just happened. Pop, showtunes, unexpected mashups, mushy stuff, you name it. We’ve been holding it in for 18 months, so step back and give us some room. Or better yet, pipe up and chime in! Michael is joined by the amazing singers Devri Chism, Emily Goldberg & Valerie Jonkoff, plus Adam Whiteman on drums and Andrew Hollander-Urbach on piano.

$20 cover charge Plus a 2 drink minimum
Sunday
19
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Us! In pants! In a room! Together! We’ll shake the rafters with some jubilant music, some exuberant harmonies, plus a few quiet moments to contemplate what the heck just happened. Pop, showtunes, unexpected mashups, mushy stuff, you name it. We’ve been holding it in for 18 months, so step back and give us some room. Or better yet, pipe up and chime in! Michael is joined by the amazing singers Devri Chism, Carisa Cecilia Gonzalez & Valerie Jonkoff, plus Adam Whiteman on drums and Andrew Hollander-Urbach on piano. Davenport's Piano Bar & Cabaret, 2 Sundays: 12/12 & 12/19, 7:00pm. Tickets online only: www.davenportspianobar.com
Tuesday
21
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Every Tuesday from 7pm to 10pm Daryl Nitz & Ester Hana host the best live music party in town. Come join the celebration. Great food! Great cocktails! Great music! Great friends!
Tuesday
21
Virtual
7:30 PM
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Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81940861803

Email Mark at burnell88@aol.com for further info
Saturday
25
Tortoise Supper Club
8:00 PM
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Mark Burnell with bass and drums plays at the Tortoise Supper Club every Saturday 8 - 11:30pm, swinging and jamming in the lounge. Come by for a drink or dinner, no cover!
Sunday
26
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Back by popular demand, Carolyn holds forth in the lobby bar at Saint Kate‘s to serenade you from the piano to celebrate the Broadway showtune section of the Great American Songbook. Stop by and enjoy Carolyn‘s music in between Sunday matinee and evening performances in the downtown Milwaukee theater district.
Tuesday
28
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Every Tuesday from 7pm to 10pm Daryl Nitz & Ester Hana host the best live music party in town. Come join the celebration. Great food! Great cocktails! Great music! Great friends!
Tuesday
28
Virtual
7:30 PM
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Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81940861803

Email Mark at burnell88@aol.com for further info
Thursday
30
Drews On Halsted
7:30 PM
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Anne & Mark Burnell's annual jam session with cabaret and jazz singers from all over celebrating New Years Eve a day early. Irwin Berkowitz is featured on drums. Join in the fun! Sign up to sing, Email Mark at Burnell88@aol.com, come to eat and watch - grab a Prix Fix ticket for $50 at DrewsonHalsted.com, which includes the show and dinner! (Drinks, tax and gratuity not included.) A tradition for 18 years, New Years Eve is for amateurs, celebrate early with music!
Parking is available in back at Our Lady of Mount Carmel, purchase a pass at the door, to put in your windsheild.

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Friday
31
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Davenport’s favorites celebrate the start of 2022 with a special New Year’s Eve performance. Ring in the new year at Davenport’s with song and laughter and a countdown to midnight with a champagne toast and party favors. The New Year’s Eve performance is limited to only 50 tickets.

Doors open at 8:30 p.m. - show from 9:30 p.m. - 12:30 a.m.

$25 Cover Charge