Tom Michael and Beckie Menzie Return to Acorn Theater in 60's Show 6/4
The Sixties are Back! Beckie Menzie & Tom Michael celebrate the 50th anniversary of the decade that forever revolutionized popular music as well as their own tenth anniversary as one of Chicago's most beloved concert duos. From the idyllic early Motown sound and British invasion to the angst and free love of Woodstock, "That 60's Show" will feature songs by many of the decades favorite performers including The Beatles, The Supreme's, The null Brothers, Elvis, Petula Clark, Janis Joplin and many more, all done in Menzie & Michael's unique award-winning style.
One of cabaret's most in-demand duos, Beckie Menzie and Tom Michael offer a unique blend of whimsy, nostalgia and unquestionable talent that translates into pure entertainment. Their imaginative musical twists on jazz favorites, standards, contemporary pop, Broadway show tunes and film gems have won them audience and critical acclaim across the country and around the globe.
Hailed by The Chicago Tribune as "One of the most compelling duos in cabaret today," Menzie & Michael have appeared on some of the country's most prestigious stages, including New York's Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall. Their recording efforts have been praised by Billboard Magazine, Backstage, Show Business Weekly and Playbill and their latest CD, Better Two-gether has been hailed by critics as "magic," "sensational," and "…the years best recording."
In what they call a "musical marriage," Menzie and Michael delight audiences with their rare chemistry, inventive arrangements and genuine love for music and for one another.
Menzie's rich voice and expert piano styling's sizzle on everything from sassy swing to smoky torch songs. A three-time winner of Chicago's After Dark "Outstanding Cabaret Artist" award, Menzie is a diva-in-demand whom Chicago's WGN Radio has praised as "one of the city's finest performers."
With a voice that Billboard Magazine describes as "…a revelation," Michael's warm expressive style and charismatic tenor breathe new life into cabaret standards and reveal why Backstage Magazine has called him "one of the most striking singers to emerge in the last dew years."
Together, their playful, passionate performances produce what critics have called "sizzling," "pure brilliance," and "cabaret at its best!"
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