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September, 2023

Wednesday
6
Davenport's Cabaret
7:30 PM
Saturday
9
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Join Gaye Klopack for a workshop that will help you feel more confident about experimenting with improvisation using scat vocables and other improvisatory devices. We will participate in group circle improvisation as well as solo sessions. Bring 8 to 12 bars of a song with which you‘d like to include improvisation techniques. Be prepared to sing a cappella or bring along an accompaniment track. Limit 10-15 participants; 8 soloists Registration fee: $30 (payable directly to Gaye Klopack)
Saturday
9
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Women present songs and poems on: INSPIRING WOMEN Curated by Michele Williams* Music Director and Pianist: Sami Scot* Featuring Aliza Becker, Lisa Curtis, Beatriz B. Gartler, Susen James, Karen Swank, Roberta Marstellar, Wendy Parman* and Michele Williams *Chicago Cabaret Professionals members Saturday 9/9 at 8 pm FOLLOWED BY AN OPEN MIC WITH SAMI SCOT Atlantic Bar & Grill 5062 N Lincoln Ave. $10 cover at the door; all proceeds will go to our accompanist A Michele Williams Ladies Nite Production
Friday
15
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Enjoy Carolyn‘s signature piano and vocals Friday evening 7:30-10:30 pm in Davenport‘s front room. Get ready for some classic Great American Songbook, Broadway, Bette, Barbra, Carole, Billy, Elton and more. Also featuring special guest Cathy Glickman! More dates to come -- stay tuned!!
Tuesday
19
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It‘s time once again to mix and mingle with your fellow members at our upcoming Member Party! Join us on TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 19 from 6:00-8:30 pm for an evening of catching up with friends and colleagues and making new ones. We‘ll provide pizza, salads, wine, beer and an assortment of non-alcoholic beverages. And some of our newer members will sing, accompanied by Kristin Sponcia. ALL MEMBERS INVITED!

WHEN: Tuesday 9/19, 6:00-8:30 pm

WHERE: Hospitality Room at 4300 N. Marine Dr., Chicago 60613 (Carla Gordon‘s residence)

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED: Click the maroon Register Now button to the right

***ALL SINGING SLOTS HAVE BEEN FILLED***
ARE YOU A NEWER MEMBER WHO WOULD LIKE TO SING?
If you joined CCP within approximately the last two years AND have not appeared in any of our productions (Musical Mondays, Merry Measures, Emerging Artist Showcase, Cabaret Beat, Annual Gala), you‘re invited to sign up for a 5-minute slot to sing a song. Singing slots are first-come, first-served. Copy and paste this link for full info and sign-up form: http://form.jotform.com/232175843386059

Co-hosted by Membership Director Carolyn Wehner and Development Director Carla Gordon.

Hope to see you on September 19 -- LET‘S PARTY!!!
Wednesday
20
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2022 Chicago Cabaret Professional’s National Honoree brings his Bistro Award winning Cy Coleman show “A Collective Cy” to Hey Nonny on Wednesday September 20th at 7:30pm. Music Director Alex Rybeck conducts, featuring Dan Kristan on bass & Phil Gratteau on drums. The show is Directed by Sara Louise Lazarus. The appearance is part of the album release for “A Collective Cy” (PS Classics).
Friday
29
Epiphany Center for the Arts
8:00 PM
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Join the Beaus as they welcome back former Cabaret Project castmates Kat Bakhtiari, Kelli McHugh, Danielle Kastner, Molly Farrelly, Adam Behm, and Brittany McCullum for a one-night cabaret homecoming. The cast will be bringing back fan-favorite numbers from previous shows, sing-along classics, epic duets, and some serious laughs - not to mention dazzling harmonics! If you‘ve been following the Beaus and the Cabaret Project‘s journey throughout the past decade, you know this is not a show to miss.
Friday
29
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Turn back the clock and join Frank Sinatra tribute artist Gary Thomas and his band the Tom-Toms for an evening of sophisticated cocktails, salacious stories, and performances of selections from two seminal Sinatra albums released in 1954, SONGS FOR YOUNG LOVERS and SWING EASY, along with other Sinatra favorites. Gary Thomas released his debut album "First, Last, and Forever" in April 2023.
Friday
29
The Newport Theater
9:30 PM
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After a three-year hiatus, Muse returns to the Newport Theater with their elemental series. For the second in this series, on September 29th, we bring you Air! Muse is a live music experience that incorporates drag, burlesque, clowning and other art forms to explore universal themes.
Saturday
30
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Turn back the clock and join Frank Sinatra tribute artist Gary Thomas and his band the Tom-Toms for an evening of sophisticated cocktails, salacious stories, and performances of selections from two seminal Sinatra albums released in 1954, SONGS FOR YOUNG LOVERS and SWING EASY, along with other Sinatra favorites. Gary Thomas released his debut album "First, Last, and Forever" in April 2023.
Saturday
30
Epiphany Center for the Arts: The Sanctuary
8:00 PM
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Finally making a debut at Epiphany Center for the Arts, in my very first Cabaret solo performance; after being awarded the Denise Tomasello Cabaret Scholarship. You won’t want to miss this amazing performance. Featuring the AfterHours Trio Lara Driscoll -Piano Alex Austin-Bass Kurt Lubbe-Drums/MD Tickets: $25 - General Admission | $60 - VIP table for 2 ‘Service charges apply to ALL ticket purchases (online and box office)’ - Credit card only at door I hope to see you all there!!!! Blessings, LaShera
Saturday
30
Davenport's Piano Bar and Cabaret
8:00 PM
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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 30 from 8:00-9:00 pm “THIS BROAD’S WAY” @ DAVENPORT’S (CHICAGO) Join this multi-award winning Cabaret/Jazz performing artist in a program of all Broadway songs (Sue’s guilty pleasure). Songs from: Wonderful Town, Damn Yankees, Dr. Dolittle, Sweeney Todd, City of Angels, Cinderella, The King & I, How to Succeed in Business, Kiss Me Kate, Wicked...and MORE! Written by Comden & Green, Bernstein, Bricusse, Sondheim, Zippel, Coleman, Rodgers & Hammerstein, Porter and MORE! These are songs Sue would never be cast to sing, songs sung totally out of context from the show, songs with a “new take” and other surprises all done “This Broad’s Way”! Featuring: Musical Director Beckie Menzie! Davenport’s Piano Bar – 1383 North Milwaukee Ave., Chicago 773-278-1830 www.davenportspianobar.com DIRECT LINK TO TICKETING: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/this-broads-way-comes-to-davenports-starring-sue-matsuki-tickets-690269052317?aff=oddtdtcreator "Not only can Ms. Matsuki SING and tell stories in song, she is (in a word) hysterical! Then, in another number, Matsuki depicted this fascinating woman with very smart readings of classic Broadway tunes." - Broadway World "What was overwhelmingly clear was Sue’s love song to her audience. And then there‘s her voice, you will NEVER hear Ms. Matsuki treat any lyric or musical note as a throwaway." - Lavender After Dark Sue Matsuki Matsuki Productions Author: So You Want to Sing Cabaret Columnist: Sue’s Views Member of NATS Producer: NATS Musical Theatre Competition Gala Producer: Urban Stages Winter Rhythms www.SueMatsuki.com www.Facebook.com/SueMatsuki www.linkedin.com/in/sue-matsuki-b548284/ http://www.Instagram.com/suematsuki