This initiative, started in the 2015/16 season, aims to encourage and develop talented and emerging Chicago stage directors identifying as people of color, disabled, women, transgender and gender non-conforming.
“There are so many wonderful songs written by women in all genres of music that aren’t always given the recognition they deserve, so we wanted to shine a light on the women behind the music we all love,” says Managing Director Anna Schutz.
The benefit raffle and silent/live auctions feature things you actually want, including a walk-on role in a Handbag show, two pairs of tickets to a little show called HAMILTON, and the grand prize – a Vegas vacation package for two…
Acclaimed director/ choreographer Amber Mak, who successfully helmed Paramount’s smash hit Hairspray last season, returns to stage The Little Mermaid with music director/conductor Tom Vendafreddo.
“Jose was so superb on Broadway in The King and I that I begged him to join us on the tour and l feel we are incredibly lucky to have him. He brings such joy and virility and strength to the King. And he is one of Broadway’s great talents.”