Cabaret singers confirmed for the evening are Joan Curto, Tom Michael, Hilary Feldman, Anna Besserud, Julia Hawkins, Amy Cole, Cynthia Cleary, Patrick Davis, and Stephen Edwards. They will be joined by musical theater performers Jordan Phelps, currently one of the stars of PFP’s production of PRISCILLA: Queen of the Desert, Peter Rugar, Sarah Conrad, Filipe Carrasco, and Joseph Alvey. And there will be a special performance guitarist Derek Duleba.
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Chicago’s award-winning dynamo Angela Ingersoll (I Gotta Right to Sing the Blues, The 12 Dames of Christmas, The Great Gatsby) hauntingly captures the emotional power and presence of beloved superstar Judy Garland.
The tableaux of LUZIA weave an intricate, contemporary mosaic that awakens your senses and transports you to a place suspended between dreams and reality. Featuring a cast of 44 performers from diverse artistic backgrounds, LUZIA surprises with acrobatic performances breaking down the barriers, such as incorporating water into contemporary circus disciplines.
An escaped fugitive arrives on an isolated, strange island. While exploring his surroundings, he observes a group of tourists, including one particularly beautiful woman with whom he becomes obsessed. However, something is not quite right in this paradise. He discovers these eccentric visitors exist in an alternate reality created by a futuristic invention of Morel, a mad, scientific genius who controls both the present and the past.
The expanded leadership team will allow the now Jeff-eligible company to increase its programming from two to three major musical theater productions per season, as well as to continue its “Audition Diaries” cabaret series.