Photo Flash: First Look at Black Ensemble Theater's CHICAGO'S GOLDEN SOUL

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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. Check out a first look below!

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!

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.

Photo credit: Danny Nicholas

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Photo Flash: First Look at Black Ensemble Theater's CHICAGO'S GOLDEN SOUL
Brian Nelson

Photo Flash: First Look at Black Ensemble Theater's CHICAGO'S GOLDEN SOUL
Cast

Photo Flash: First Look at Black Ensemble Theater's CHICAGO'S GOLDEN SOUL
Brian Nelson & ''Chi-Lites''

Photo Flash: First Look at Black Ensemble Theater's CHICAGO'S GOLDEN SOUL
Lawrence Williams

Photo Flash: First Look at Black Ensemble Theater's CHICAGO'S GOLDEN SOUL
''The Impressions''

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