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Upcoming: Garland and Minnelli; Dancemakers; MenagerieDynamic Divas
2016-01-20

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'Judy Garland and Liza Minnelli' Feb. 1

Pride Films and Plays will bring back two leading actresses from its recent acclaimed production of the musical The Boy From Oz in a new show entitled Judy Garland and Liza Minnelli—Once in a Lifetime: The London Palladium Concert—A Tribute.

The show will feature Nancy Hays ( as Judy Garland ) and Michelle Lauto ( as Liza Minnelli ), with music direction and orchestral arrangements by Robert Ollis ( co-producer ). Accompanied by a jazz combo, this lively cabaret show will feature those solos, duets and medleys that are Judy and Liza classics.

It will preview Sunday, Jan. 31 ( at 7 p.m. ), at Uptown Underground, 4707 N. Broadway, with the show on Monday, Feb. 1 ( at 7:30 p.m. ). Tickets are $15-$25; call 773-867-1946 or order online at www.uptownunderground.net .

Dancemakers wants proposals

Chicago Dancemakers Forum ( CDF ) has announced its annual call for proposals for its Lab Artist Awards in 2016.

Through $15,000 cash awards complemented by a full year of mentorship and professional development, CDF supports choreographers as they explore and develop new work.

Visit chicagodancemakers.submittable.com to access and submit the online form .

'Dynamic Divas' thru Jan. 24

Black Ensemble Theater Founder and CEO Jackie Taylor will present Dynamite Divas, A Tribute to Women of Soul at the Black Ensemble Theater Cultural Center, 4450 N. Clark St., through Sunday, Jan. 24.

The cast includes Shari Addison ( Aretha Franklin ), Rhonda Preston ( Nancy Wilson ), Rashada Dawan ( Gladys Knight ), Kylah Frye ( Ensemble ), Jessica Seals ( Ensemble ), Cherise Thomas ( Ensemble ), Donald Craig Manuel ( Hubert ), Daniel O'Brian Phillips ( Donny Hathaway ), Tricia Trible ( Ensemble ) and Demetrius Spidle ( Ensemble ).

Tickets are $55 on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturday matinees; and $65 on Fridays, Saturday evenings and Sunday matinees. Buy online at www.blackensemble.org or call 773-769-4451 .

Hypocrites' 'Menagerie' Jan. 22-March 6

Hans Fleischmann reimagines his conception of Tennessee Williams' classic drama in a new The Hypocrites production of The Glass Menagerie Jan 22-March 6 at The Den Theatre's Heath Main Stage, 1329 N. Milwaukee Ave.

Admission is $15 ( students )-$36; visit The-Hypocrites.com .

Windy City Times's full calendar of events at the link: www.windycitymediagroup.com/gay/chicago/events/upcoming.php .


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