Artists Lounge Live Presents WE'VE ONLY JUST BEGUN, HEIDI KETTENRING SINGS KAREN CARPENTER
Chicago's favorite leading lady Heidi Kettenring lends her signature warmth to the beloved hits of the legendary Karen Carpenter. Award-winner Kettenring's many memorable star turns include Broadway in Chicago's WICKED; THE KING AND I, FUNNY GIRL, and OLIVER!. A storyteller sure to stir the heart, Kettenring tenderly chronicles Carpenter's troubles and triumphs with a familiar angelic radiance. Around the Town Chicago exclaims, "Five stars: An extraordinary performance... You do not want to miss an evening like this." Songs include, "Close To You," "Superstar," and "Rainbow Connection."
Heidi Kettenring is best known for playing Nessarose in the Broadway in Chicago company of the blockbuster musical WICKED. National Tour credits include: DISNEY'S BEAUTY & THE BEAST (Belle). Other standout performances nationwide include: THE KING AND I (Anna), ANNIE GET YOUR GUN (Annie Oakley), OLIVER! (Nancy), CATS (Grizabella), MY FAIR LADY (Eliza), LES MISERABLES (Fantine), LITTLE WOMEN (Jo March), SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS (Milly), GUYS AND DOLLS (Adelaide), HAIRSPRAY (Penny), THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR (Mistress Ford), TUG OF WAR (Joan la Pucelle, et al) THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK (Mrs van Daan), HERO (Jane, World Premiere), SHE LOVES ME (Ilona), APPLAUSE (Margo Channing), and FUNNY GIRL (Fanny Brice). Film: MAN OF STEEL. Television: "Chicago Fire" and "Cupid." Concerts: Ravinia Festival, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and Pensacola Symphony. Recordings: Heidi appears on Disney Princess children's books. She is the recipient of a Jeff Award, seven Jeff Award nominations, two Broadway World Awards, an After Dark Award, a Richard Kneeland Award, and the Sarah Siddons Leading Lady Award. Heidi is married to actor David Girolmo.
Artists Lounge Live is a dynamic concert series featuring popular music of yesterday performed by tremendous talent of today. Rising stars of stage and screen shine in heartfelt evenings of story and song. Dedicated to serving audiences across the nation, Artists Lounge Live brings acts from America's entertainment capitals to communities of all sizes. Artists Lounge Live is created by performer/producer Michael Ingersoll. A favorite of PBS audiences, Ingersoll toured the country performing with his retro-rock vocal group Under the Streetlamp, whose television concert specials air in millions of homes nationwide. He is also known for starring as Nick Massi of the Four Seasons in JERSEY BOYS for the original Chicago, San Francisco, and Los Angeles companies. Ingersoll's Artists Lounge Live mission states, "We believe in the restorative power of live entertainment." artistsloungelive.com
Tickets are priced at $50.00. Marriott Theatre subscribers receive a 20% discount. Tickets can be purchased by calling the box office at (847) 634-0200, in person at the Marriott Theatre Box Office, or online at Ticketmaster.com (subscriber discount only available at Marriott Theatre Box Office). Next up in the series, GET HAPPY: Angela Ingersoll SINGS Judy Garland, June 8th at 8:00pm and 9th at 2:00pm.
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