Black Ensemble to Present CHICAGO'S GOLDEN SOUL in Rep with 'CURTIS MAYFIELD,' Opening 2/2

Black Ensemble to Present CHICAGO'S GOLDEN SOUL in Rep with 'CURTIS MAYFIELD,' Opening 2/2

Black Ensemble Theater Founder and Executive Director Jackie Taylor announces Chicago's Golden Soul, running in rep with the hit production It's All-Right To Have A Good Time: The Story of Curtis Mayfield. Both productions are produced and written by Black Ensemble Theater Founder and Executive Director Jackie Taylor. The official press opening of Chicago's Golden Soul is scheduled for Sunday, February 2, 2013 at 7:30pm.

Chicago's Golden Soul will preview January 30 at 7:30pm and February 1 at 8:00pm and will open Sunday, February 2 at 7:30pm. Chicago's Golden Soul will run Wednesday and Thursdays at 7:30pm and Saturdays at 8pm. Beginning January 10, The Story of Curtis Mayfield schedule will be Fridays at 8:00pm, Saturdays at 3:00pm and 8:00 (until January 25, then no Curtis at 8:00pm) and Sundays at 3:00pm.

Chicago's Golden Soul is a musical journey celebrating the artists who propelled Chicago to national fame as a recording industry in the '60s and '70s. This fast paced, exhilarating revue features the hits of Chicago's musical legends such as Jerry Butler, Curtis Mayfield, Gene Chandler, Major Lance, The Impressions, Betty Everett, Barbara Aklin, Etta James with a special tribute to the fabulous Chi Lites. Chicago's Golden Soul recreates an era that brought us such dances as the twist, the twine, the monkey, Go-Go Gorilla and the Watusi and we relive them all! The audience is sure to be up on its feet and dancing in the aisles as we celebrate Chicago's Golden Music!

"As the perfect complement to our hit production The Story of Curtis Mayfield, Black Ensemble Theater will present Chicago's Golden Soul, filled with Chicago history, culture, music and dance from the same era. The audience reaction to The Story of Curtis Mayfield has been better than we could have ever anticipated and I know that Chicago's Golden Soul will stir the same interest and emotion," says Jackie Taylor.

Black Ensemble Theater performance times are Wednesdays and Thursdays at 7:30 p.m., Fridays at 8:00 p.m., Saturdays at 3:00 and 8:00 p.m. and Sundays at 3:00. Ticket prices are as follows:

Previews are $45; Tickets during the regular run are $55 (Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturday matinees) and $65 (Fridays, Saturday evenings and Sunday matinees). A 10% discount is available for students, seniors and groups.

The Five Play Card is a much more flexible way of becoming a subscriber to the theater's 36th Season of Excellence: Treasures and Tributes. The Five Play Card can be used for one person to see 5 plays or to bring 4 other friends to one show or in any other combination that adds up to five. The Five Play Cards issued in 2013 will be good for one year.

Gold Five Play Card, $247.50, can be used on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturday matinees. The Platinum Five Play Card, $292.50, can be used for any performance.

Tickets and Five Play Cards are available at the box office, 4450 N. Clark Street and by phone, (773)

769-4451. Performances are held at the Black Ensemble Theater Cultural Center, 4450 N. Clark Street.

The mission of the Black Ensemble Theater Company is to eradicate racism and its devastating effects upon society through the theater arts. For more information on the Black Ensemble Theater Company, please visit www.BlackEnsembleTheater.org or call 773-769-4451.




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