Mabel Mercer Foundation Presents
The 4th Chicago Cabaret Convention
Fri · April 21, 2017
Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm (event ends at 11:00 pm)Park West
$12.50 - $50.00
This event is 18 and over
ARTISTS SCHEDULED TO APPEAR: Joan Curto, Natalie Douglas, David Edelfelt, Laura Freeman, Karen Mason, Beckie Menzie, Tom Michael, Phillip Officer, Marianne Murphy Orland, Vivian Reed, T. Oliver Reid, Johnny Rodgers, Spider Saloff, and Iris Williams. (All entertainers are listed subject to their availability.)
$25 General Admission (Green Sections)
$50 General Admision (Blue Sections)
$100 VIP RESERVED SEATING (Red Sections) - Please contact the Mabel Mercer Foundation for tickets - (212) 980-3026 firstname.lastname@example.org://www.parkwestchicago.com/event/1422844/
KT Sullivan, artistic director of The Mabel Mercer Foundation notes, “When we came to town in 2002, 2003, and 2006, we were sold out; it was always obvious that there were many people who loved these melodies and lyrics, and who were thrilled to hear them ‘live.’ So we put together our singers and songs with that in mind. Additionally, our composite cast members are evenly split between New York-based cabaret performers and those who have happily worked in New York but are based in Chicago and its environs. This makes for a totally unique mix, and these entertainers have been specially, specifically selected.
Since its inception in 1985, The Mabel Mercer Foundation has stood at the forefront of the “cabaret campaign,” both for artists and repertoire. The Foundation’s entertainments have presented more than fifteen hundred singers and musicians (both veterans and newcomers) in large and intimate venues all over the country, abroad, and at sea. Apart from regular concerts, the Foundation also embraces and endorses educational programming and outreach. In the process, its performers have captivated world-wide audiences of all ages -- while simultaneously revering the memory of The Foundation's namesake: the humble woman of limitless artistry who interpreted hundreds of lyrics and melodies in a career that began in 1914 and continued until the early 1980s. Mabel Mercer (1900-1984) served as an inspiration to countless nonpareil singers, ranging from Frank Sinatra and Judy Garland to Billie Holiday and Barbara Cook; in 1983, Miss Mercer was given the United States Presidential Medal of Freedom. Sinatra is on record as saying, “Everything I learned…I owe to Mabel Mercer."
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