Chicago Cabaret Artists

2020 Chicago Cabaret Week

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2020 Chicago Cabaret Week

Cabaret has been at the heartbeat of Chicago’s nightclub scene for more than a century. Come experience Chicago Cabaret Week, March 20-30, at intimate venues around the city as artists bring you their personal renditions of the Great American Songbook, blues, jazz, burlesque, pop, comedy and Broadway. Get carried away by Chicago Cabaret!

Simply Scotty
Mar 20

Simply Scotty

A one-man parade of entertainment

Friday March 20
8:00 p.m.
PianoForte Studios
1335 S. Michigan Ave., 3rd Floor
Vamp
Mar 20

Vamp

Vamp… Good or bad? Which is best in the life of a femme fatale? From Mae West to the leading ladies of the musical Chicago,…

Friday March 20
8:00 p.m.
Stage 773
1225 W. Belmont Ave.
Paree, What Did You Do to Me: Paris in the Jazz Age
Mar 20

Paree, What Did You Do to Me: Paris in the Jazz Age

Storm in with Captain Jimmy Europe’s 369th Infantry Hellfighter’s Jazz Band, strut the cakewalk, shake the shimmy with Bricktop, dance the Charleston with Josephine Baker,…

Friday March 20
9:00 p.m.
Drew's on Halsted
3201 N. Halsted St.
Daryl Nitz Entertainment Celebrates 5 Years at Skokie Theatre
Mar 21

Daryl Nitz Entertainment Celebrates 5 Years at Skokie Theatre

Join Daryl Nitz Beckie Menzie, Laura Freeman, Frieda Lee, Tom Olickal, Ester Hana, and Anne & Mark Burnell to celebrate Daryl Nitz’s five-year tenure at…

Saturday March 21
7:30 p.m.
Skokie Theatre
7924 N. Lincoln Ave.
Lucky Star
Mar 21

Lucky Star

This is a celebration of everything Madonna, the Queen of Pop.

Saturday March 21
7:30 p.m.
Davenport’s Cabaret Room
1383 N. Milwaukee Ave.
A Great Big Diva
Mar 21

A Great Big Diva

In a city (Chicago) brimming with classic blues and jazz divas, Lynne Jordan stands apart. Not only do her soaring vocals dip effortlessly into blues,…

Saturday March 21
9:00 p.m.
Drew's on Halsted
3201 N. Halsted St.
Nitz & Howe Experience
Mar 21
Mar 22

Nitz & Howe Experience

Now in their nineteenth smash year, “Mr. Entertainment” and “Mr. Music”, (a.k.a Daryl Nitz and George Howe), host the wildest weekend party in town! As…

Saturday March 21
10:00 p.m.Sunday March 22
1:30 a.m.
Davenport’s Cabaret Room
1383 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Songs in the Key of Chicago
Mar 22

Songs in the Key of Chicago

Celebrating composers, lyricists, and performers connected with Chicago who influenced gospel, jazz, the blues, folk, pop, and other genres. Carla Gordon • Cindy Firing •…

Sunday March 22
2:30 p.m.
Stage 773
1225 W. Belmont Ave.
No Fooling
Mar 22

No Fooling

Falling in love, losing love, and finding love again. Reservations/tickets: 773-619-1912

Sunday March 22
7:00 p.m.
Drew's on Halsted
3201 N. Halsted St.
The History of My Life is in My Songs
Mar 22

The History of My Life is in My Songs

Join Kimberly and Chris as they weave their way through the American Songbook. Celebrating 30 years of music together you’ll experience original arrangements of epic…

Sunday March 22
7:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Le Piano
6970 N. Gelnwood Ave.
HERstory: The 19th Amendment Turns 100
Mar 22

HERstory: The 19th Amendment Turns 100

After working together on the show Dangerous Women, Catherine and Anita reunite to prove once again that “well-behaved women seldom make history.” Join us to…

Sunday March 22
7:30 p.m.
Davenport’s Cabaret Room
1383 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Over the Rainbow with Harold Arlen
Mar 23

Over the Rainbow with Harold Arlen

Over the Rainbow with Jeannie Tanner celebrates the music of Harold Arlen, featuring many of Mr. Arlen’s unforgettable melodies including “I’ve Got the World on…

Monday March 23
6:30 p.m.
Green Mill Cocktail Lounge
4802 N. Broadway
Love You Madly
Mar 23

Love You Madly

A virtual excursion through the great American musical repertoire of the legendary jazz vocalists and composers. Reservations/tickets: 773-209-7631

Monday March 23
7:00 p.m.
Le Piano
6970 N. Gelnwood Ave.
Petterino’s Monday Night Live!
Mar 23

Petterino’s Monday Night Live!

Petterino’s Monday Night Live, co-hosted by Chicago favorites Denise McGowan Tracy and Beckie Menzie, are in their 13th smash season and recently celebrated their 500th…

Monday March 23
7:00 p.m.
Petterino's
150 N. Dearborn St.
It’s My Party
Mar 24

It’s My Party

Enjoy songs from The Carpenters, The Supremes, Lesley Gore, Petula Clark, and more. Guaranteed to be a fun afternoon! Reservations/tickets: reservations@cliff-chicago.org 312-922-8080

Tuesday March 24
3:30 p.m.
The Cliff Dwellers
200 S. Michigan Ave, 22nd Fl
The Crooners and Me
Mar 24

The Crooners and Me

The Crooners – you know them all: Sinatra, Martin, Crosby, Damone and others. They made the music that defined a generation and will never go…

Tuesday March 24
6:30 p.m.
Green Mill Cocktail Lounge
4802 N. Broadway
Bradford on Broadway
Mar 24

Bradford on Broadway

Bradford brings together a glittering mosaic of the world’s favorite American music. The line-up features some of the best-known composers and showstoppers as well as…

Tuesday March 24
7:00 p.m.
Marchesa
535 N. Wells St.
Nitz & Friends North
Mar 24

Nitz & Friends North

Nitz & Friends North with guest host Laura Freeman, George Howe on piano, and special guests Cindy Firing and Alex Magno. Nitz & Friends North…

Tuesday March 24
7:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Le Piano
6970 N. Gelnwood Ave.
Marya Grandy & Tom Vendafreddo, LIVE!
Mar 24

Marya Grandy & Tom Vendafreddo, LIVE!

Broadway veteran Marya Grandy (Les Mis) and Jeff Award-winning musical director Tom Vendafreddo have played at Feinsteins/54Below (NYC), Uptown Underground, Venus Cabaret, and Hey Nonny…

Tuesday March 24
7:30 p.m.
Hey Nonny
10 S. Vail Ave.
Made in Italy
Mar 24

Made in Italy

Enjoy a selection of Italian songs from a variety of styles and eras, including American standards with a twist and a slice of pizza.

Tuesday March 24
8:00 p.m.
Munno Bistro
4656 N. Clark St.
Cry Me a River
Mar 25

Cry Me a River

Julie London was an American nightclub, jazz, and pop singer; film and television actress; and a former pinup model, whose career spanned five decades of…

Wednesday March 25
6:30 p.m.
Green Mill Cocktail Lounge
4802 N. Broadway
Ragtime Piano
Mar 25

Ragtime Piano

Reginald Robinson’s love for traditional jazz styles started in 1984 with his older brother listening to Swing recordings at home. Robinson’s music has been used…

Wednesday March 25
7:00 p.m.
The Promontory
5311 S. Lake Park Ave. W
The Power of Song
Mar 25

The Power of Song

Winner- MAC Award New York’s Best Male Vocalist! Craig is back from London, Los Angeles, and New York with his new show The Power of…

Wednesday March 25
7:00 p.m.
Le Piano
6970 N. Gelnwood Ave.
Around the World with Ester Hana
Mar 25

Around the World with Ester Hana

“Her keyboard touch and her voice are both light and confident… Her insights are impressive…she honors (their) work with her musicality and intelligence.” – Andrew…

Wednesday March 25
7:30 p.m.
Drew's on Halsted
3201 N. Halsted St.
Laughing Matters: The Life & Laughs of Carol Burnett
Mar 25

Laughing Matters: The Life & Laughs of Carol Burnett

The world has enjoyed a love affair with Carol Burnett for over fifty years. Her peerless, fearless character acting and delightful, self-effacing personality made her…

Wednesday March 25
7:30 p.m.
Davenport’s Cabaret Room
1383 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Dedicated to Duke
Mar 25

Dedicated to Duke

The life & music of Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington

Wednesday March 25
8:00 p.m.
PianoForte Studios
1335 S. Michigan Ave., 3rd Floor
Everybody Says Don’t
Mar 26

Everybody Says Don’t

A celebration of the music of America’s greatest living composer/lyricist, stephen Sondheim. Reservations/tickets: 312-922- 8080

Thursday March 26
7:00 p.m.
The Cliff Dwellers
200 S. Michigan Ave, 22nd Fl
Spider Saloff Tonight
Mar 26

Spider Saloff Tonight

This concert will be a lively evening of music from classic jazz to American songbook to original songs, all woven together with Spider’s special comedic…

Thursday March 26
7:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Le Piano
6970 N. Gelnwood Ave.
If I Were a Carpenter
Mar 26

If I Were a Carpenter

With this show, Murphy-Orland is totally in her element. She has been smitten with that velvet voice and unique interpretation of lyrics since the ‘70s.…

Thursday March 26
7:30 p.m.
Davenport’s Cabaret Room
1383 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Make Them Hear You
Mar 26

Make Them Hear You

Garrett Johannsen loves to sing Broadway show tunes! Put him in a room with a crowd of people and you’re in for quite the night.…

Thursday March 26
7:30 p.m.
Drew's on Halsted
3201 N. Halsted St.
Relationship Status: #Single
Mar 26

Relationship Status: #Single

Charis Cabaret specializes in the up-close and personal. We work with Chicago’s most talented professionals and ask them to be a bit vulnerable. This show…

Thursday March 26
8:00 p.m.
Cards against Humanity Theater
1551 W. Homer St.
Jeezy’s Juke Joint
Mar 27

Jeezy’s Juke Joint

Jeezy’s Juke Joint features the brightest brown-skinned burlesque stars from across the country. It is a jump-jiving, foot-stomping good time that leaves everyone who witnesses…

Friday March 27
7:00 p.m.
The Promontory
5311 S. Lake Park Ave. W
Swipe Left
Mar 27

Swipe Left

Back by popular demand, Emily Cox and Heidi Joosten take the stage once more in their revamp of Swipe Left: Dating in the Windy City…

Friday March 27
8:00 p.m.
Underscore Theatre Co.
4609 N. Clark St
The Legendary Ladies of Jazz
Mar 27

The Legendary Ladies of Jazz

At the end of the 1940s, jazz was dominated by a bluesy, New Orleans sound, and four unique women rose to prominence. Their distinctive styles…

Friday March 27
8:00 p.m.
Skokie Theatre
7924 N. Lincoln Ave.
The Brill Building Songwriters
Mar 27

The Brill Building Songwriters

A tribute to the hotbed of creativity in songwriting that came out of the Brill Building in New York City during the 1960’s. In its…

Friday March 27
9:00 p.m.
Drew's on Halsted
3201 N. Halsted St.
Cafe Carly
Mar 28

Cafe Carly

Hey Nonny’s first sell-out was the first ever Café Carly — featuring some of Chicago’s most talented young musical theater performers, wrangled into a uniquely…

Saturday March 28
7:00 p.m.
Hey Nonny
10 S Vail Ave
Women of Paris
Mar 28

Women of Paris

Claudia Hommel and singer-pianist Elizabeth Doyle distill the energy of a Parisian music hall with a dose of intimate Chicago-style cabaret that will transport you…

Saturday March 28
7:30 p.m.
Chimera Loft
2948 Central St.
The Beaus are Back in Town
Mar 28

The Beaus are Back in Town

The Cabaret Project’s Feathered Beaus are a delight with gorgeous vocal harmony and witty banter! Singing tunes from pop to Broadway to jazz – these…

Saturday March 28
8:00 p.m.
The Newport Theater
956 W. Newport Ave.
Holding Court
Mar 28

Holding Court

This concert will be a retrospective of Denise’s remarkable 40-year career that made her the toast of Chicago. Featuring an evening of her fan-favorite signature…

Saturday March 28
9:00 p.m.
Drew's on Halsted
3201 N. Halsted St.
Cafe Carly
Mar 28

Cafe Carly

Hey Nonny’s first sell-out was the first ever Café Carly — featuring some of Chicago’s most talented young musical theater performers, wrangled into a uniquely…

Saturday March 28
9:30 p.m.
Hey Nonny
10 S. Vail Ave.
The Big Red Show
Mar 28
Mar 29

The Big Red Show

Big Red Sizzles with the Chad Willetts Trio Reservations/tickets: (773) 209-7631

Saturday March 28
9:30 p.m.Sunday March 29
12:00 a.m.
Le Piano
6970 N. Gelnwood Ave.
Nitz & Howe Experience
Mar 28
Mar 29

Nitz & Howe Experience

Now in their nineteenth smash year, “Mr. Entertainment” and “Mr. Music”, (a.k.a Daryl Nitz and George Howe), host the wildest weekend party in town! As…

Saturday March 28
10:00 p.m.Sunday March 29
1:30 a.m.
Davenport’s Cabaret Room
1383 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Bridge Over Muddied Waters
Mar 29

Bridge Over Muddied Waters

What can be done to change this climate of backward-looking division? This show takes the audience from hope to despair, and back to hope. The…

Sunday March 29
3:00 p.m.
PianoForte Studios
1335 S. Michigan Ave., 3rd Floor
Let’s Duet
Mar 29

Let’s Duet

A rollicking romp of good music, good harmonies, and good entertainment.

Sunday March 29
7:00 p.m.
Stage 773
1225 W. Belmont Ave.
An Alto’s Lament
Mar 29

An Alto’s Lament

In her sequel to They Shoot Sopranos, Don’t They?, Judy continues her saga of altos rising to the forefront of a musical world often dominated…

Sunday March 29
7:30 p.m.
Drew's on Halsted
3201 N. Halsted St.
Hyde Park Jazz Society Presents Joan Collaso
Mar 29

Hyde Park Jazz Society Presents Joan Collaso

Emmy award winner and international vocalist, Joan Collaso, was born, raised and is living in Chicago. Joan’s flowing sensual melodies, colorful improvisations and soulful stylings…

Sunday March 29
7:30 p.m.
The Promontory
5311 S. Lake Park Ave. W
Hyde Park Jazz Society Presents Joan Collaso
Mar 29

Hyde Park Jazz Society Presents Joan Collaso

Emmy award winner and international vocalist, Joan Collaso, was born, raised and is living in Chicago. Joan’s flowing sensual melodies, colorful improvisations and soulful stylings…

Sunday March 29
9:00 p.m.
The Promontory
5311 S. Lake Park Ave. W
Voices of Chicago
Mar 30

Voices of Chicago

Daryl Nitz Entertainment presents Voices of Chicago, a concert event paying tribute to the great legendary jazz, blues, gospel, pop, folk, and soul vocalists to…

Monday March 30
7:30 p.m.
City Winery Chicago
1200 W. Randolph St.

Chicago Cabaret Week is presented by Chicago Cabaret Professionals, Working In Concert, Acts Of Kindness Cabaret, and The Cabaret Project. For more info or questions please contact the Chicago Cabaret Professionals at (877) 554-7714

Acts of Kindness Cabaret
Chicago Cabaret Professionals
The Cabaret Project
WDCB Jazz
Working in Concert

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