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 1 September 19, 2021 CABARET BURLESQUE & GREAT AMERICAN SONGBOOK
A celebration of LBGTQ 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.
Cast: Arlene Armstrong, Anne Burnell, Mark Burnell, The Feathered Beaus, Willy LaQueue, Daryl Nitz, P. NoNoire, Spider Saloff, Denise Tomasello, Margaret Murphy Webb, Honey West, and Bobbi Wilsyn, musical direction by Mark Burnell, with Jim Cox, bass, and Dana Hall, drums, directed by Anne Burnell and Kyle Hustedt.