Milly's Orchid Show

29 Years and Holdin'

Milly's Orchid Show

29th Anniversary extravaganza featuring a cavalcade of stars & super star band Expo76

Sat · July 29, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm (event ends at 11:00 pm)


Blue Man Group
Karol Kent’s Cubs trilogy
Wendy Clinard & Company Flamenco Dance
Paula Killen, in a special appearance
Robert Cornelius sings and leads the Coal Diggers
Consuelo Allen’s country Shakespeare as Willy May
Heather McAdams’ “Film Time”
John Connors

Plus Special letter to from David Sedaris, Milly’s always fabulous back-up dancers the Coal Diggers, and much much more!!

Brigid Murphy as Milly May Smithy
Brigid Murphy as Milly May Smithy
“Milly’s Orchid Show” which began in 1987, is the show that brought you the Chicago premier of Blue Man Group, introduced audiences to David Sedaris, and has featured such renowned artists as Malachy & Frank McCourt (Angela’s Ashes), Robert Klein, and Poi Dog Pondering, (with whom Murphy also played saxophone). The show has also included variety acts like marching bands, Mexican rodeo stars, and fire eaters. Brigid Murphy hosts as her eccentric alter-ego, “Milly May Smithy”.
29th Anniversary extravaganza featuring a cavalcade of stars & super star band Expo76
Calling Expo'76 a cover band is technically correct, but they're a cover band unlike any other out there. Their already huge and ever-expanding set list careens wildly through decades and genres as the band simply follows its own muse, playing music they love. Along the way, you'll find yourself hearing favorites that you haven't heard in years, songs that you loved but had forgotten about, and new favorites that you're hearing for the first time. Whether they're storming through a rockabilly chestnut, a show tune, a top 40 hit from their (or your) childhood, brassy, jazzy hits and more, you'll feel the unbridled joy of some of Chicago's busiest and most respected musicians doing what they were born to do. Among its ranks are members of Poi Dog Pondering, Tomorrow The Moon, The New Duncan Imperials, Mucca Pazza and The Renaldo Domino Experience. Quite simply, they're unforgettable
Venue Information:
Park West
322 W. Armitage Ave.
Chicago, IL, 60614