Join celebrity host, WGN’s Dean Richards, who will be ably assisted by comedian/performer Richard Pryor, Jr., as they welcome some of the great entertainers from Chicago’s broad landscape of musical theater and cabaret talent for “Simply Sensational 3” to benefit Pride Films and Plays!.
The program will be performed at 7 pm in the thrust space of Stage 773, 1225 West Belmont, on Monday, October 28. VIP Tickets are $50, and General Admission Tickets are $25.
Entertainers for the evening include cabaret star Tom Michael, musical theater stars Sam Button-Harrison and Sharriese Hamilton, and Jenny Lamb representing Light Opera Works. You will recognize Jeff Award winning musical director Robert Olllis at the piano!
You will also see performances from Porchlight Music Theater‘s Ain’t Misbehavin‘, Haven Theater‘s The Wedding Singer, Danielle Plisz from About Face Theater‘s We Three Liza’s, and David Schlumpf, the star of Kokandy Productions‘ Sweet Smell of Success.
Also included on the program are a dance from Kill Your Boyfriends, a scene from Directions for Restoring the Apparently Dead, and Kevin Webb singing selections from PFP’s upcoming Songs From An Unmade Bed.
Perhaps most intriguing will be the debut of a new song by Leo Schwartz, Jeff Award-winning composer of our musical hit Under A Rainbow Flag, from his new musical Till, about Emmet Till and his mother Mamie. This scene features Adrienne Walker, Sydney Charles, Daniel Riley, James Nedrud, Sam Button- Harrison, and Edward Fraim.