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Chicago Cabaret Professionals make a gift of their free gala concert
--From a press release
2020-11-30

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For over twenty years the Chicago Cabaret Professionals' (CCP) annual Gala has been a festive live event. This association of over two hundred singers refuses to be deterred by the pandemic and will make a gift their virtual Gala, "It's a Cabaret Life — A Gift of Music." The show will premiere Sunday, Dec. 13, at 7 p.m. on YouTube. www.youtube.com/ChicagoCabaret .

Our title is an homage to the iconic movie, It's a Wonderful Life," in which hero George Bailey learns how his life has touched so many others.

The concert which features a large cast of Chicago's favorite cabaret performers will be performed over social media at no charge.

This year the decision was unanimous that CCP make a gift of their Gala concert (although contributions to this not-for-profit association are always welcomed.)

Additionally, recorded versions will be offered to Chicagoland nursing homes, extended care facilities, and senior residences and communities to be played on closed circuit TV or YouTube throughout the holiday season. This is CCP's holiday gift to residents and a special thank you to the caregivers in those facilities who also have touched so many lives.

While the pandemic has limited in person performances, The Chicago Cabaret Professionals remains dedicated to sharing stories in song with our community and beyond. Since the essence of cabaret is intimacy, we hope to reach across the virtual space this season and touch the hearts of our listeners.

https://www.youtube.com/ChicagoCabaret

This years' Gold Coast Award will be presented to honor the memory of Tecora Rogers, international jazz and gospel singer. Our cast of performers is listed on the following page.

Cast of It's A Cabaret Life

Arlene Armstrong

Jamie Brady

Anne Burnell

Mark Burnell

Caryn Caffarelli

Wydetta Carter

Maureen Christine

Cynthia Clarey

Jeff Dean

Elizabeth Doyle

David Edelfelt

John Eskola

Hilary Ann Feldman

Cindy Firing

Laura Freeman

Cathy Glickman

Carla Gordon

Sophie Grimm

Ester Hana

Claudia Hommel

Anita Kallen

Gaye Klopack

Amy Lechelt

Beckie Menzie

Tom Michael

LaShera Moore Ellis

Bob Moreen

Marianne Murphy Orland

Daryl Nitz

Anna Palermo

Pam Peterson

Suzanne Petri

Greta Pope

Patricia Salinski

Josephine Sanges

Jan Slavin

Bob Salone

Nick Sula

Cheryl Szucsits

Catherine Thomson

Jeannie Tanner

Joanie Winter

Ellen Winters Reynolds

Pat Rusk

Kevin Wood

Gold Coast Honoree: Tecora Rogers

There will be special appearances by:

David Aaron, Joan Curto, Bob Howell, Daniel Johnson,

Charles Kouri, Dan Michel, Spider Saloff, David Stephens, Charles Troy, and Karen Willough.


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