Kill Date: May 17, 2014
THREE CAT PRODUCTIONS ANNOUNCES CASTING FOR THE PREMIERE OF HANG YOUR HAT AT MISTER KELLY’S
(Chicago, IL) Three Cat Productions presents the world premiere production of the musical revue Hang Your Hat 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). Hang Your Hat at Mister Kelly’s explores the famed Chicago Rush Street supper club through the eyes of Winston, a former Mister Kelly’s employee. With the help of his friend and fellow employee, Dak, Winston transports back to the 1950s, 60s and 70s and recalls the legendary performances of Barbra Streisand, Ella Fitzgerald, Jackie Wilson, Barry Manilow and many more.
The Hang Your Hat at Mister Kelly’s cast includes Jason Michael Hammond, Nicole Haskins, Todd Neal, Paul Pasulka, Sara Reinecke, and Demetrous White, Jr.
Hang Your Hat at Mister Kelly’s is a new musical revue with a book by Jarrin Davis, original music and musical arrangements by Gary Gimmestad, and original lyrics by Rob Dorn. Mister Kelly’s opened in 1954 at 1028 North Rush Street. Owned by the brothers George and Oscar Marienthal, the club stayed open until 1975
The show is directed by Jason Paul Smith, Three Cat Productions, Artistic Director. Gary Gimmestad is also Musical Director. Resident Stage Manager is Jess Koster. Assistant Musical Director is David Pollak. Resident Lighting and Set Designer is Pat Henderson.
Preview performances are April 25 at 7:30pm, April 26 at 4:00pm and 7:30pm. Opening performance is 3:00pm, Sunday, April 27. The regular run is April 27 – May 17. Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 7:30pm and Saturday matinees at 4:00pm at the Berger Park Coach House Theater at 6205 N. Sheridan in the Edgewater neighborhood of Chicago. Doors open 30 minutes prior to curtain.
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).
About Three Cat Productions
Three Cat Productions was founded in 2007 with a mission to create connections between theater, music, audience and artists through the production of cabaret concerts, contemporary musicals and plays, the re-invention of classic work, the development of new works and new artists, and by creating educational and outreach opportunities for the Chicagoland community. Visit the web site at www.threecatproductions.com.