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||Chicago Gay Men's Chorus to present 'Unimaginable' on May 20-22
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The Chicago Gay Men's Chorus will present the spring show "CGMC: Unimaginable," on May 20-22 at three Chicagoland venues.
The performances will take place Friday, May 20, at 8 p.m. at Chicago's Athenaeum Center for Thought & Culture, 2936 N. Southport Ave.; Saturday, May 21, at 8 p.m. at the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie; and Sunday, May 22, at 3 p.m. at Chicago's Beverly Arts Center, 2407 W. 111th St.
Audiences can look forward to a chorus of 150 members, 35 dancers and almost 40 soloists across all three performances. The show will feature songs such as "It's Quiet Uptown," from Hamilton; "Pure Imagination," from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory; "Just My Imagination;" Eric Whitacre's "Cloudburst;" and, of course, John Lennon's "Imagine."
Visit cgmc.org/spring for tickets ($28-$50 each) and more information.
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