PRESS: CAST ANNOUNCED FOR THE “AT MISTER KELLYS”

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castphoto(Chicago, IL)   Three Cat Productions presents the world premiere of a new musical revue At Mister Kelly’s at the Chicago Park District’s Berger Park Coach House Theater at 6205 N. Sheridan Road (Edgewater by Granville el stop on Red Line).  Mister Kelly’s was a tiny supper club located at 1028 N. Rush Street from 1957 to 1975.

Artists entered the stage from the kitchen, and there was only room for 150 people. But the history that passed through that club was huge. Sarah Vaughan, Barbra Streisand, and Barry Manilow sang there. A surprising list of comedians from Bob Newhart to Phyllis Diller to Bill Cosby got their start at the club. Travel back in time and hang your hat At Mister Kelly’s in this musical homage to an icon of Chicago history.

At Mister Kelly’s features original music and arrangements by Gary Gimmestad.   Book by Jason Paul Smith with original comedic material by Rob Dorn and Daniel Mozurkewich.    The cast includes Elya Bottiger, Christie Coran, Jake Degler, Alisha Fabbi, Siobhan McKissic, Daniel Mozurkewich, and Watson Swift.

The play is directed by Jason Paul Smith, Three Cat Productions, Artistic Director.  Resident Musical Director is Roy A. Freeman.  Resident Stage Manager is Jess Koster.  Resident Lighting and Set Designer is Pat Henderson.

Previews begin May 6.  The show runs is May 8  – June 4.  Thursdays at 7:30pm, Fridays at 7:30pm, Saturdays at 4:00pm AND 7:30pm (Special Mother’s Day performance May 8 at 3pm) at the Berger Park Coach House Theater at 6205 N. Sheridan in the Edgewater neighborhood of Chicago.  Doors open 30 minutes prior to curtain.  No late seating.

Tickets are $25 each for all performances.   Tickets can be purchased on our website at threecatproductions.com or via phone at 312.970.9840.

Street parking (paybox until 9pm) is available on Granville, side streets, and Broadway (Handicapped and a limited parking is available.  Please call the box office for special parking arrangements).

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About Three Cat Productions

As Chicago’s artist incubator, Three Cat Production’s mission is to nurture artists. We provide opportunities, facilities, experiences, and creative relationships that foster their growth. Three Cat strives to reach diverse artists from as many disciplines as possible, under the umbrella of a producing theater. We believe every artist has a voice and every voice deserves a chance to come into its own, regardless of social connections, experience, education, or income level.

 

  • Tom Hartman

    Saw the first preview and the show wowed me! The performers were incredible doing impersonations of some of the greatest singers and comedians of the period (1953-75): Barbra Streisand, Mel Torme, Bette Midler, Anita O’Day, Sarah Vaughn, Bob Newhart, Flip Wilson to name a few. The show is chock full of songs from “The Great American Songbook”: Lady Is A Tramp, The Best is Yet to Come, Happy Days Are Here Again, Peel Me a Grape played by a tight, swinging jazz combo. Anyone interested in hearing good music well played and sung and/or learning about Chicago’s heyday on the nightclub circuit will enjoy this show. Can’t recommend it enough!