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An Evening of Cabaret:
The Most Wonderful Time of the Year
Thursday, December 12
Museum Members $40; Public $45 Buy tickets
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Be of good cheer! Enjoy wine and hors d’oeuvres in the Museum’s ballroom, as three talented songstresses melt away seasonal stresses with their merry medley of holiday favorites. This festive program features Chicago’s favorite chanteuses Laura Freeman, Beckie Menzie and Marianne Murphy Orland performing “O Holy Night,” “How the Grinch Stole Christmas”, “Merry Christmas, Darling,” and more!
Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for guests who would like to explore the Museum prior to the start of the performance. Ticket includes drinks and light fare. Guests must be 21 years or older to attend.
About the Performers
Laura Freeman began her career as a musical theatre performer. Recently, she has worked for The Theatre at the Center, Chicago Dramatists and at the Acorn Theatre in the Lords of the Levee. Freeman regularly performs her cabaret shows at the Hoogland Center for the Arts, the Park West, The Metropolis, Davenports Piano Bar and the Chicago Cultural Center.
Beckie Menzie is a pianist and an award-winning songwriter who has appeared at some of the nation’s top nightclubs and concert venues, including New York City’s Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center and Chicago’s Auditorium Theatre and Park West. A three-time winner of After Dark Chicago’s “Outstanding Cabaret Artist” award, Menzie is a diva-in-demand whom WGN radio has praised as “one of the city’s finest performers.”
Marianne Murphy Orland is a long-time lead cabaret and big band singer who, according to the Chicago Tribune, is known to “convey sunshine in everything she sings.” Orland has performed with a number of Chicago’s society orchestras and show and dance bands, including the Dan Hayes Orchestra, Nightshift, the Gold Coast Orchestra, and more.
Please note that in exchange for your reservation and/or ticket, you have authorized the Driehaus Museum to photograph, record, film, video tape, or otherwise use your likeness, performance, image, and/or voice for use in general and/or program-related Driehaus Museum promotional materials. If for any reason, you do not wish to be photographed, please provide your name(s) at registration that evening.
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