Shakespeare Tonight!

October 17

December 5, 2016

at Chicago Shakespeare Theater

written by Bob Mason
music direction by Beckie Menzie


The Play

A one night only cabaret event featuring music from the Great American Songbook, Shakespeare Tonight! celebrates the Bard on and off Broadway with music by such illustrious composers as Richard Rodgers, Cole Porter, Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim. Written by Chicago Shakespeare Theater Artistic Associate Bob Mason with musical direction and arrangements by nationally renowned cabaret artist Beckie Menzie, Shakespeare Tonight! will star some of the top cabaret and musical theater performers from Chicago and beyond. From reinterpretations of well-known songs from such classics as West Side Story and Kiss Me Kate to little-known gems like Frank Loesser’s jazz-inflected version of Hamlet and Jimmy Van Heusen’s blues-inspired Darn That Dream, this is a captivating marriage of Shakespeare and cabaret. 


Jordan Brown   James Earl Jones II   Heidi Kettenring





Sean Krill   Donica Lynn    Karen Mason





Beckie Menzie    Jennie Sophia   





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