Petterino's Celebrates 10th Anniversary of Monday Night Live Beginning 9/25
Petterino's Monday Night Live (MNL), the impromptu musical showcase hosted by Denise McGowan Tracy and Beckie Menzie will celebrate its 10th Anniversary with a series of Monday night events beginning on Monday, September 25 at 7:30 p.m. Petterino's is located in the heart of the theatre district in Chicago's Loop at 150 N. Dearborn. "
MNL began a decade ago with a simple concept - provide a unique entertainment option in Chicago's theater district on a typically "dark night". We've blended a sophisticated setting, professional atmosphere and appreciative audience for established and emerging singers to try out new work or simply have some fun," says MNL executive producer, founder and co-host Denise McGowan Tracy. "We're thrilled that it caught on and that the unique combination of talent, supper club setting and location has made MNL one of the longest-running open mic concepts in Chicago."
"We never know who we might see grace the stage at MNL," says co-host, pianist and award winning cabaret performer Beckie Menzie. "From Jeff Award winners to Tony Award winner Jesse Mueller; and legends like Marv Levy, Marilyn Maye, and Bill Kurtis - our guest performers have delighted us through the years." Nearly 800 singers have stepped onto the stage over the years. Cast members from dozens of touring and local productions from theaters including The Goodman, The Lyric Opera, Porchlight Music Theatre, Kokandy Productions, Broadway in Chicago, and many others have popped up in MNL's audience. Jazz artists, cabaret performers, opera singers, pop vocalists have also shared their musical talents.
Petterino's Monday Night Live 10th Anniversary Celebration Series The anniversary celebration will run for a month every Monday beginning September 25. Each evening will feature $10 wine bottle specials; and a complimentary slice of birthday cake and Champagne toast for guests. September 25 - The SOLD OUT kick-off event promises appearances by old friends and new from the cabaret community in the impromptu format that has delighted crowds over the years October 2 - Special guests from the cast of Billy Elliott at Porchlight Music Theatre October 9 - Special performance to be announced October 16 - Special guests from the cast of the regional theatre premiere of Fun Home at Victory Gardens Theater Monday Night Live $19.95 3-Course Prix Fixe Menu and Specialty Cocktail
As always, audience members may dine on the extensive Petterino's menu and avail themselves of the MNL special menu, as follows: The Dynamic Duo cocktail celebrates vivacious co-hosts Beckie and Denise; gin, pomegranate, orange juice and lime juice, $10 Featured starters, choice of one: Choice of Tomato Bisque or Soup of the Day; Caesar Salad or Petterino's Salad; or Crispy Fried Calamari.Featured entrees, choice of one: Five Cheese Ravioli, burrata, pomodoro sauce; One Hundred Layer Lasagna, parmesan, ricotta, and Bolognese; Almond CrusTEd Whitefish, vegetable gratin; or Chicken Pot Pie, all white meat, asparagus, baby carrots, peas, green onions.Featured dessert, choice of: Seasonal Sorbet, Tiramisu, Chocolate Mousse Cake, Peppermint or Vanilla Ice Cream.
Petterino's Monday Night Live begins at 7:30 p.m. on Mondays. There is no cover charge, however there is a $19.95 food and beverage minimum. Reservations are strongly encouraged and can be made by calling 312.422.0150. Discounted valet parking is available after 7 p.m. For more information visit www.Petterinos.com; and for more on MNL including photos and videos, visit the MNL Facebook page.