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The Way It Is...Now at Venus Cabaret Theater

Dates: (4/19/2024 - 4/20/2024 )

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Venus Cabaret Theater


3741 N. Southport Avenue
Chicago,IL 60613

Phone: 773-360-7365

Tickets: 45.00-55.00

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Dionne Lea is returning to Chicago with her 2023 BroadwayWorld Los Angeles Award-nominated cabaret, The Way It Is...Now.

From women's power to Black power, marriage to mortality, mom life to empty nest life, and much more, Dionne leads audiences on an entertaining ride through an eclectic, curated collection of stories with new and classic songs we all know and love.

In a one-woman show co-produced with Emmy Award-winning actor, Keith David, Dionne will inspire you to think, dance, sing-along, contemplate, and celebrate LIFE - The Way It Is...Now. Come join the journey!

Music Director: Keith Harrison Dworkin



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Grab your friends, hire a sitter, and get ready to laugh your abs off! MotherFreakingHood!, the uproarious musical comedy celebrating the world’s second-oldest profession, is coming to Chicago’s Venus Cabaret Theater. This new, original musical by Julie Dunlap and Sara Stotts is directed by Heidi Van, with music direction by Linda Madonia. 


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The 2023 Mercury Theater Chicago season has been announced, opening with Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill, written by Lanie Robertson and starring Alexis J. Roston as Billie Holiday, to be performed in the Venus Cabaret Theater.


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Venus Cabaret Theater Announces Fall Programming
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