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Coming up: Disco legend Clifford, LGBT Milwaukee, Numbers Nerds, Musically Human Theatre
2016-08-10

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Disco legend Clifford in concert Aug. 26

Disco legend Linda Clifford will be in concert at Unity in Chicago, 1925 W. Thome Ave., on Friday, Aug. 26.

There will be a meet-and-greet with Clifford at 7 p.m., followed by a concert at 8 p.m.

Clifford is known for such hits as "Runaway Love," "If My Friends Could See Me Now" and "Bridge Over Troubled Water."

Admission is $35 ( concert only ) and $50 ( concert and meet-and-greet ); visit BrownPaperTickets.com . For more about the event, visit UnityChicago.org .

'LGBT Milwaukee' to be released Aug. 22

Milwaukee Pride, Inc. has announced the upcoming publication of LGBT Milwaukee, written by local author Michail Takach and with a foreword from Don Schwamb of the Wisconsin LGBT History Project.

LGBT Milwaukee, published by Arcadia Publishing & the History Press as part of the Images of Modern America series, will be released Monday, Aug. 22. Preorders are now available at Amazon.com and other retailers.

The book, believed to be the first comprehensive social history of LGBTQ Milwaukee ever published, traces the rise and fall of six dozen landmark bars, gathering places and pride festivals.

The book complements the efforts of the Wisconsin LGBT History Project and the History Of Gay Milwaukee Facebook group to initiate, cultivate and celebrate ongoing conversations about local LGBTQ history.

'Numbers Nerds' to be held Aug. 13

CPA Theatricals' workshop production of Numbers Nerds, or the Almost All-Girl Math Challenge, was selected to be produced at the Chicago Musical Theatre Festival Aug. 13 at noon and Aug. 27 at noon.

Numbers Nerds, based on a story by Larry Little, chronicles an all-girl math team from Our Lady of Perpetual Chastity ( now a charter school ) in Waukesha, Wisconsin. The mathletes have just won the Regional Math Competition and are chosen to compete in the National Math SUM-IT.

See CMTF.org .

NYC company moving to Highland Park

Musically Human Theatre ( MHT ) has signed a lease with the City of Highland Park for space in the Karger Center at 1850 Green Bay Rd.

The company founded in New York City in 2010 has established a strong reputation for producing intimate revivals as well as new works in Manhattan venues that included the Duplex Cabaret Theatre in the West Village, the Richmond Shepard Theatre and CAP21's 5th Floor Theatre.

MHT's first season in the venue recently vacated by The Music Theatre Company will include intimate new productions of Passion, Next to Normal and Cabaret. ( Producing Artistic Director David Norwood will helm all three productions. ) MHT has signed a Tier-N Chicago Area Contract ( CAT ) with Actors' Equity and will employ up to two Equity performers per show.

Leading the cast of Passion will be two-time Jeff Award winner Kelli Harrington as Fosca. Full casting for Passion and the remainder of the season will be announced soon. Single ticket and season subscriptions are now on sale at MusicallyHuman.org .


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