Chicago Is! A Hometown Musical Revue

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April 30 to May 30 2015

(performances run Thursdays at 7:30pm, Friday at 7:30pm and Saturdays at 4:00pm and 7:30pm through May 30, 2015)

at the Berger Park Coach House Theater (6205 N Sheridan Road, Chicago 60660)
Approximate running time: 90 minutes

Chicago Is! is a hometown musical revue featuring songs from some of Chicago’s top composers.  Weaving history and personal stories from Chicagoans, the musical revue will explore all that Chicago Is!

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conceived and directed by Jason Paul Smith, musical direction by Roy Freeman

Starring:
Debbie Baños, Katherine Bellantone, Jerico Bleu, Charlie Mann, Aaron Mitchell Reese, Lauren Twombly, and Brian Zealand

Featured Composers:
Steve Clark, Cheryl Coons and Michael Duff, Elizabeth Doyle and Owen Kalt, Roy Freeman, Gary Gimmestad and Rob Dorn, Cory Goodrich, Matt Griffo, Joanna P. Lind, Megon McDonough, Tina Montgomery and Mark Burrows, Steve and Karen Multer, William David Sherman, and Susan Werner

Resident Stage Manager:
Jess Koster

Resident Lighting and Set Designer:
Pat Henderson

 

About Our Artists

Cast and Creative Team (Please click the thumbnails for full bios)

Creative Team

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Jason Paul Smith
Playwright and Director
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Roy Freeman
Musical Director and Arranger
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Pat Henderson
Resident Lighting and Set Designer

Cast and Crew

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Debbie Baños
Ensemble
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Katherine Bellantone
Ensemble
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Jerico Bleu
Ensemble
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Charlie Mann
Ensemble
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Aaron Mitchell Reese
Ensemble
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Lauren Twombly
Ensemble
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Brian Zealand
Ensemble
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Jess Koster
Resident Stage Manager

 

Composers

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Mark Burrows
Music and Lyrics 
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Steve Clark
Composer
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Cheryl Coons
Lyricist
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Rob Dorn
Lyricist 
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Elizabeth Doyle
Composer
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Michael Duff
Composer
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Music and Lyrics 
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Gary Gimmestad
Composer & Arranger
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Cory Goodrich
Composer & Lyricist
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Matt Griffo
Music and Lyrics 
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Owen Kalt
Lyricist
Joanna P. Lind
Joanna P. Lind
Composer & Arranger

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Megon McDonough
Composer & Lyricist
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Tina Montgomery
Book/Playwright 

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Karen Multer
Composer
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Steve Multer
Composer
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William David Sherman
Composer 
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Susan Werner
Composer