175 E Chestnut Street
Chicago, Illinois 60611

Kyle DeSantis, President of Drury Lane Water Tower Place and Suzanne Petri, President of Chicago Cabaret Professionals, are thrilled to announce a new series of ongoing Monday night cabaret events. This series is being launched following the tremendous success of the first CCP/Drury Lane Theatre Water Tower Place collaboration in February, My Fair Cabaret. The first three shows of this new series, Musical Mondays at Drury Lane, are as follows:

Monday, May 19 at 7:30 p.m.

Everythings Coming up Rosie

A Tribute to Rosemary Clooney and Friends

In the month of her birth, celebrate the music of the legendary Rosemary Clooney. A small town girl turned star, she conquered radio and big band singing, as well as the silver screen and the Hit Parade. Her warm voice and lively personality catapulted her to stardom. Clooney worked with some of the greatest entertainers in show business including Bing Crosby, Marlene Dietrich, Bob Hope and many others. At press time, the cast of Everythings Coming up Rosie includes Paul Marinaro, Nan Mason, Heather Moran, Kat Taylor, Allen Nichols and more. Bradford Thacker and Suzanne Petri will host and Bob Moreen will serve as musical director.

Monday, June 16 at 7:30 p.m.

Those Were the Days: The Heyday of Chicago Nightlife"

Featuring Special Guest Audrey Morris saluting Oscar Peterson

Spend an evening remembering the great Chicago clubs from yesteryear. Once again visit the London House, Mr. Kellys, the Gold Star Sardine Bar, Punchinellos and other unforgettable Windy City night spots. Directed by Anne Burnell, with musical direction by Mark Burnell, the current line-up of performers includes Ester Hana, Jeanne Lambert, Ava Logan, Bob Solone and Spider Saloff and will be hosted by Tribune writer and WGN radio host Rick Kogan.

Monday, July 14 at 7:30 p.m.

"All American Songwriters: the Music of Gershwin, Porter, Berlin, Ellington and More!"

What month is better than July to honor ten of Americas best songwriters? The music of the Gershwins, Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, Duke Ellington, Harold Arlen, Richard Rodgers and others continues to enrich the American tapestry. At press time, the cast includes Joan Curto, Rob Dorn, Laura Freeman, Tom Michael, KT McCammond , Daryl Nitz, MaryMonica Thomas and Robert Whorton. Carla Gordon serves as director, with Beckie Menzie as musical director, and cabaret journalist Jeff Rossen will host.

CCP is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, founded in 1998 and dedicated with passion to the Art of Cabaret. The organization consists of performers, producers, writers, directors, venues, composers, lyricists and lovers of cabaret. Their mission is to help members learn and grow as artists and to promote the art of cabaret through the education of members, audiences and the community through meetings, performances, benefits, workshops and networking. CCP raises money through membership dues, donations and benefit performances in order to present showcases, classes and workshops, maintain their website, hotline and database, and produce throughout the year. CCP has provided outreach services to schools and local educational programs. Annually, they present a Gala Benefit and A Holiday Cabaret, benefiting Teen Living Programs (since 1999) and Save The Children, as well as several showcase series for members and audiences. The CCP also collaborates with theatres, producers, venues and the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs.

All shows in the Musical Mondays at Drury Lane series are Mondays at 7:30 p.m. at Drury Lane Theatre Water Tower Place, 175 E. Chestnut Street, Chicago. Tickets to all shows are $25.00 and are on sale now by calling the Box Office at 312-642-2000 or visiting www.ticketmaster.com. Discounted parking is available from $8.50 in the Water Tower Place garage with validation. For more information on CCP can be found at www.chicagocabaret.org.

Event submitted by Eventful.com on behalf of ajaniszewski.

Added by ajaniszewski on May 6, 2008

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