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 REVIEW: A Magical PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT at Mercury Theater Chicago Photo REVIEW: A Magical PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT at Mercury Theater Chicago
by Misha Davenport - Jul 29, 2022

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Photos & Video: First Look at PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT at Mercury Theater Chicag Photo Photos & Video: First Look at PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT at Mercury Theater Chicago
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 22, 2022

Priscilla opened last night at Mercury Theater Chicago and plays through September 11, 2022. Get a first look at photos and video below!

Mercury Theater Chicago Announces Cast For PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT Photo Mercury Theater Chicago Announces Cast For PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT
by Stephi Wild - Jun 3, 2022

Mercury Theater Artistic Director¬†Christopher Chase Carter,¬†Managing Director¬†Kristi J. Martens¬†and Executive Producers¬†Walter Stearns¬†and¬†Eugene Dizon¬†announce the cast and creative team for the much-anticipated production of the summer,¬†Priscilla Queen of the Desert.¬†The musical¬†features a book by¬†Stephan Elliot¬†and¬†Allan Scott¬†and is based on the film ‚ÄúThe Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert‚ÄĚ by¬†Stephan Elliot.¬†

Photos: Sneak Peek at LA CAGE AUX FOLLES at Music Theatre Works Photo Photos: Sneak Peek at LA CAGE AUX FOLLES at Music Theatre Works
by Marissa Tomeo - Mar 13, 2022

Music Theater Works’s production of the Tony-Award winning La Cage Aux Folles, music and lyrics by Jerry Herman, book by Harvey Fierstein, directed by Producing Artistic Director Kyle Dougan and music directed by Kyra Leigh with choreography by Christopher Chase Carter is now playing through April 3.

Music Theater Works Announces Cast & Creative Team For LA CAGE AUX FOLLES Photo Music Theater Works Announces Cast & Creative Team For LA CAGE AUX FOLLES
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 1, 2022

Music Theater Works is proud to announce the cast for its spring production of the Tony-Award winning La Cage Aux Folles, music and lyrics by Jerry Herman, book by Harvey Fierstein, directed by Producing Artistic Director Kyle Dougan and music directed by Kyra Leigh with choreography by Christopher Chase Carter. 

Drury Lane Theatre Announces Casting For Irving Berlin's HOLIDAY INN Photo Drury Lane Theatre Announces Casting For Irving Berlin's HOLIDAY INN
by Stephi Wild - Nov 16, 2021

Drury Lane Theatre rings in the holiday season with Irving Berlin's Holiday Inn, based on the classic Academy Award-winning film from Universal Pictures. The stage adaptation features music and lyrics by Irving Berlin and a book by Gordon Greenberg and Chad Hodge.

Venus Cabaret Theater Reopens With The Dark Night Series Photo Venus Cabaret Theater Reopens With The Dark Night Series
by Stephi Wild - Sep 22, 2021

Venus Cabaret Theater, the intimate performance space at Mercury Theater Chicago, under the director of Cabaret Director Honey West, Artistic Director Christopher Chase Carter and Managing Director Shane Murray-Corcoran, announces its reopening celebration this fall with The Dark Night Series.

Venus Cabaret Theater To Open With THE DARK NIGHT Series Photo Venus Cabaret Theater To Open With THE DARK NIGHT Series
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 21, 2021

Venus Cabaret Theater, the intimate performance space at Mercury Theater Chicago, under the director of Cabaret Director Honey West, Artistic Director Christopher Chase Carter and Managing Director Shane Murray-Corcoran, announces its reopening celebration this fall with The Dark Night Series.

Working In Concert Will Celebrate 100 Years Of Cabaret Photo Working In Concert Will Celebrate 100 Years Of Cabaret
by Stephi Wild - Sep 18, 2021

Never before has there been a collection of Chicago's African American singers, Parisian Cabaret, LGBTQIA artists, and the classic American standards all coming together to celebrate 100 Years of Chicago Cabaret!

Free Concerts Celebrate 100 Years Of Chicago Cabaret Photo Free Concerts Celebrate 100 Years Of Chicago Cabaret
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 25, 2021

Chicago has a unique place in the history of cabaret, being the first American city to nurture hundreds of clubs with the intimate and often improvised entertainment first found in Paris in the 1880s.

Mercury Theater Chicago Announces 2021-2022 Season Photo Mercury Theater Chicago Announces 2021-2022 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 9, 2021

The 2021-2022 Mercury Theater Chicago season has been announced. Mercury Theater Chicago welcomes audiences back in November to its beautiful home in the Southport Corridor with the feel-good blockbuster hit SISTER ACT directed by Reneisha Jenkins, featuring Chicago favorites Alexis J. Roston and Hollis Resnik. 

Mercury Theater Chicago to Celebrate its Reopening With July Event Photo Mercury Theater Chicago to Celebrate its Reopening With July Event
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 14, 2021

The Open House will be a joyful event to welcome audiences for live music and cocktails and the opportunity for guests to meet the new leadership team of Artistic Director Christopher Chase Carter, Managing Director Shane Murray-Corcoran and newly announced Cabaret Director Honey West, along with Executive Producers Walter Stearns and Eugene Dizon.

Betty Buckley, Judith Light & More Take Part in The Lavender Effect Virtual Pride Par Photo Betty Buckley, Judith Light & More Take Part in The Lavender Effect Virtual Pride Parade
by Sarah Jae Leiber - May 28, 2021

This year's Virtual PRIDE Parade’s Host & Grand Marshall is Alec Mapa. Mapa’s TV and film credits include Ugly Betty, Switched at Birth, Doom Patrol, You Don’t Mess with The Zohan and Connie and Carla.  He lives in Los Angeles with his husband Jamison and Son Zion. 

Photo Flash: BELTING FOR LIFE, A Howard Brown Health Fundraiser Premieres This Sunday Photo Photo Flash: BELTING FOR LIFE, A Howard Brown Health Fundraiser Premieres This Sunday
by A.A. Cristi - May 14, 2021

Jeff Award-winning director and HIV+ activist Christopher Pazdernik presents the 6th annual Belting for Life (formerly known as Chris’ Birthday Belt Fest), an annual benefit concert for Howard Brown Health, one of the nation’s largest LGBTQ organizations. 

BELTING FOR LIFE Premieres May 16 to Raise Funds Virtually For Howard Brown Health Photo BELTING FOR LIFE Premieres May 16 to Raise Funds Virtually For Howard Brown Health
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 15, 2021

Jeff Award-winning director and HIV+ activist Christopher Pazdernik presents the 6th annual Belting for Life (formerly known as Chris' Birthday Belt Fest), an annual benefit concert for Howard Brown Health, one of the nation's largest LGBTQ organizations.

Hell in a Handbag Celebrates Halloween With AIRPORT 1970SOMETHING Photo Hell in a Handbag Celebrates Halloween With AIRPORT 1970SOMETHING
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 9, 2020

Hell in a Handbag Productions once again takes on the classic 1970s disaster film genre with a totally ridiculous twist! Airport 1970SOMETHING is a parody that celebrates the popular '70s Airport disaster film series, edited and dubbed over with new dialogue by Handbag ensemble members and some of Chicago's favorite performers.

Mercury Theater Chicago Announces Cast Of PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT Photo Mercury Theater Chicago Announces Cast Of PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 27, 2020

Mercury Theater Chicago announced today the cast and crew of the spectacular musical comedy PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT, running in the Venus Cabaret Theater from March 20 through June 28.

Honey West Reunites With Freddy Allen For First Cabaret Performance In Over A Decade  Photo Honey West Reunites With Freddy Allen For First Cabaret Performance In Over A Decade At Drew's On Halsted
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 21, 2019

Chicago LGBT Hall of Famer, two-time After Dark Award-winning entertainer Honey West and two- time After Dark Award winner and Chicago Pressie Award Winner for Best Local Entertainer Freddy Allen, reunite for their first Chicago cabaret performance in over a decade since their Gentry days. This event will take place at Drew's On Halsted, 3102 N. Halsted, on Friday, November 15.

Chris' Birthday Belt Fest Returns To Raise Money For Howard Brown Center Photo Chris' Birthday Belt Fest Returns To Raise Money For Howard Brown Center
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 10, 2019

Jeff Award-winning director and HIV+ activist Christopher Pazdernik presents the 5th installment of Chris' Birthday Belt Fest, an annual benefit concert for Howard Brown Health, Monday, May 13 at 8 p.m. at Greenhouse Theatre Center, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave.Tickets are $30, in advance; $40, at the door on the night of the performance, and are available at GreenHouseTheater.org or by calling 773.404.7336. The performance is suitable for all ages and runs two hours with one intermission.

Frog and Peach Theatre Company Returns to Sheen Center with TWELFTH NIGHT Photo Frog and Peach Theatre Company Returns to Sheen Center with TWELFTH NIGHT
by Julie Musbach - Jan 10, 2019

Celebrating more than 20 years of creating Shakespeare for everyone, Frog and Peach Theatre Company follows up their acclaimed production of A Midsummer Night's Dream with another classic comedy, TWELFTH NIGHT which begins performances Friday, February 22nd and opens Monday, February 25th.

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