LINCOLNSHIRE, lL – Artists Lounge Live presents HIGHER AND HIGHER, A FEEL-GOOD ROCK ’N SOUL SHINDIG starring Broadway’s Chester Gregory on Sunday August 25, at Marriott Theatre, 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire, IL 60069.
Broadway showstopper Chester Gregory (MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL, HAIRSPRAY, SISTER ACT, DREAMGIRLS) dazzles in a night of solid gold hits. The star of Motown: The Musical leaves it all on the stage, wooing audiences with his glorious voice and white-hot dance moves. The New York Times calls him, “jaw dropping…over flowingly charismatic,” noting that “Gregory has the audience eating out of the palm of his hand.” Twist the night away with classic Motown-era rock ’n soul favorites including “Dancing in the Street,” “My Girl,” and “Superstition.”
Tickets are priced at $50. Tickets can be purchased by calling the box office at 847-634-0200, in person at the Marriott Theatre Box Office, or online at www.marriotttheatre.com.
ABOUT THE ARTIST: The New York Post boasts his magnetic stage presence “isn’t scene-stealing, but robbery on an Enron scale.” Award winner Chester Gregory’s Broadway credits include starring in MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL (Berry Gordy), HAIRSPRAY (Seaweed), SISTER ACT (Eddie), TARZAN (Terk, Original Cast), and CRY- BABY (Dupree, Original Cast). National tours include MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL (Berry Gordy), SISTER ACT (Eddie), DREAMGIRLS (James “Thunder” Early), and the title role in THE JACKIE WILSON STORY. Regional: SHREK (Donkey) in the Seattle Pre-Broadway run, and TWO TRAINS RUNNING (Sterling) at The Goodman Theatre. Television: performances on THE DAILY SHOW, THE VIEW and THE TONY AWARDS. Chester’s numerous accolades include Chicago’s Jeff Award, the NAACP Theatre Award, the key to the city of his hometown of Gary, Indiana, as well as an honorary Doctorate Degree from Columbia College Chicago. He also stars in his original concert THE EVE OF JACKIE. chestergregory.com
ABOUT THE PROJECT: Artists Lounge Live (ALL) is a dynamic concert series featuring popular music of yesterday performed live by tremendous talent of today. Rising stars of stage and screen pay homage to the icons that influenced them in emotional evenings of storytelling and song. In addition to showcasing superb musicianship, powerful storytelling sets ALL apart. Artists explore the life of our icon with empathy and delve into the landscape of America when this music was being made. The headliners are not impersonators; rather, they are the artistic descendants of the icon they cover. By sharing their gratitude, the artists offer audiences a piece of their heart. ALL hopes that as you fall in love with the music all over again, you’ll also fall in love with the featured artist and their dedication to keeping your music alive for the next generation. Producer/performer Michael Ingersoll states, “Popular music is our shared heritage and we honor it the best way we know how: by gathering together to enjoy live entertainment. We believe in the restorative power of live entertainment, for both the individual and the community.” artistsloungelive.com
Artists Lounge Live is created by husband and wife team Michael and Angela Ingersoll. Both accomplished entertainers, they share a passion for popular music of the 20th century. Michael is known for starring as Nick Massi of the Four Seasons in JERSEY BOYS, performing in the original San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Chicago companies for over 1300 performances. A favorite of PBS audiences, he toured extensively with his retro-rock vocal group Under the Streetlamp. In addition to multiple PBS concert specials, his television appearances include THE OPRAH WINFREY SHOW and PRIMETIME EMMY AWARDS. Angela is an Emmy-nominated actress who headlines concert stages nationwide in GET HAPPY: ANGELA INGERSOLL SINGS JUDY GARLAND, as seen on PBS. She won acclaim for her portrayal of Judy Garland in the play END OF THE RAINBOW, including Chicago’s Jeff Award, a Broadway World Award, and Los Angeles Times Woman of the Year in Theatre. She also appeared in a recurring role on CHICAGO PD (NBC). The couple reside in Chicagoland.
Show Title: HIGHER AND HIGHER, A FEEL-GOOD ROCK ’N SOUL SHINDIG, STARRING CHESTER GREGORY
Show type: Concert (PG)
Dates: August 25, 2019, 1 pm and 5 pm
Location: MARRIOTT THEATRE, 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire, IL 60069
Tickets: $50.00 (not including taxes and fees)
Box Office: 847-634-0200