Notes From The Editor:
Laura's debut CD, "Something Cool," is now available!
You can order her CD using PayPal, Use the "pay for products" option on the PayPal website and pay $20.00 to firstname.lastname@example.org! In the notes include your name and address and it will be mailed out to you within 48 hours! You can also purchase the CD at any of her performances.
Evolution of the Girls Groups
Prospect Heights Library
12 N Elm St
Prospect Heights, IL
Starting with the Andrew Sisters, the sound of women has resonated with each generation. The tight big band sound of the Boswells and the Andrews, the call and response of the Shirelles and the Supremes and the lyrics that looked at the world through distinctly feminine eyes like the Dixie Chicks and the Bitchin Babes....all are represented in this fun, harmony filled retrospective!
Judy at Carnegie Hall
April 9th 7:30 Skokie Theatre
7924 Lincoln Ave, Skokie, IL 60077
$32/ free parking
Directed by Daryl Nitz and Musical Directed by Johnny Rodgers, Judy at Carnegie is
a two Act, song-by-song recreation of Judy Garland's April 1961 classic
concert featuring 12 of Chicago's top entertainers. April marks the
55th anniversary of this legendary concert featuring over 25 Garland
classics, such as "Chicago," "The Man That Got Away," "That's
Entertainment," "You Made Me Love You," "Stormy Weather," "A Foggy Day"
and her signature song, "Over the Rainbow." Performing in the concert is
Jen Chada, Laura Freeman, Kimberly Gordon, Sophie Grimm, Ester Hana,
Tecora Rogers, Jeannie Tanner, Honey West, and Melissa Young, with a
special appearance by the queen of cabaret, Denise Tomasello. With Mike
Torti on horns, Jim Cox on bass and Phil Grateau on drums.
Girls Like Us:
The Music of Carole King, Carly Simon and Joni Mitchell
Wheaton Public Library
April 24th 2:00
Celebrate the groundbreaking music of Carole King, Carly Simon, and Joni Mitchell.
Inspired by the book Girls Like Us, Laura Freeman, Beckie Menzie, and Marianne Murphy Orland showcase the music and stories of three rock superstars and adventurers of the heart and soul.
Nice Work If You Can Get It
Theatre at the Center
May 5th- June 5th
1040 Ridge Road, Munster, IN 46321 • 219-836-3255
Set in the Roaring Twenties, NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT is a sparkling musical filled with exciting dance numbers, glittering costumes and a wonderful love story between newly married New York playboy Jimmy Winter and the feisty bubbly bootlegger, Billie Bendix, who melts his heart. This new Broadway musical features a book by Tony Award winner Joe DiPietro, and a treasure trove of George and Ira Gershwin's most beloved, instantly recognizable tunes ("Let's Call the Whole Thing Off", "Someone to Watch Over Me", "'S Wonderful"). This first area production since Broadway of the madcap musical full of laughter and romance runs May 5 through June 5. Jeff Award-winner William Pullinsi and Danny Herman will once again join forces to co-direct, as they did for last season's hit production of ALL SHOOK UP.