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.
Never before has there been a collection of Chicago's African American singers, Parisian Cabaret, LGBTQIA artists, and the classic American standards all coming together to celebrate 100 Years of Chicago Cabaret!
Part 2 October 3, 2021 BLACK VOICES IN CABARET & THE FRENCH CONNECTION
Where it all began...in Paris and Chicago, focusing on African American performers and venues that have substantially influenced the American style of Cabaret. We will explore Paris Noir (Black performers in France) and the exchange of cultures.
Cast: Cynthia Clarey, Evelyn Danner, Patrick Davis, Elizabeth Doyle, Sean Harris, Claudia Hommel, Lynne Jordan, Ava Logan, Tammy McCann, LaShera Moore and David Stephens
Directed by Daniel Johnson and David Stephens, with Music Direction by Elizabeth Doyle
Appetizers and cocktails will be available for purchase. Reservations required; Seating is limited (limit 2 per person)
Guests must wear a mask when not seated, and show proof of vaccination at the door.
Questions:Call us at 877-554-7714