Girls like UsDec. 11, 2022

John and Angeline Oremus Theater

This concert is supported in part by the Illinois Arts Council Agency.

Illinois Arts Council Agency

Program will be announced from stage.

There will be a 15-minute intermission. Box Office and Concessions are open.

It’s never too early to get into the holiday spirit. Join Chicago cabaret favorites GIRLS LIKE US Laura Freeman, Beckie Menzie and Marianne Murphy-Orland as they sing favorite holiday tunes and spread cheer! Laugh at the stresses of the season and bask in the joy of the holiday traditions with favorites like Winter Wonderland, Silent Night and Merry Christmas, Darling.

Girls Like Us

Solo performers Laura Freeman, Beckie Menzie and Marianne Murphy Orland banded together in 2010 for a humorous look at Broadway and roles they were never destined to play (Miss Cast) and found that not only did their voices blend but so did their senses of humor. With Broadway conquered, next up was a holiday show that is like none other (The Most Wonderful Time of the Year)! Starting with the laughs and the harmonies, the ladies discovered that creating arrangements unique to them was something they all enjoyed. After reading Sheila Weller’s book, Girls Like Us and discussing how Carly Simon, Carole King and Joni Mitchell had made such a huge impact on them and their artistry…Girls Like Us: the music of Carole King, Carly Simon and Joni Mitchell was born. This show has taken Laura, Beckie and Marianne from private concerts in New York City to theatres throughout the Midwest. In venues large and small, community centers, libraries, 500 seat venues…this tribute has touched a chord in all who see it.

In 2015 a new show was born and a tribute to all of the Girl Groups was created (Evolution of the Girls Groups). By this point, the soloists realized the group was one they wanted to continue and to see flourish…Girls Like Us, the brand, was created to bring all of these shows and more, to an audience eager to laugh, to hear stories and to be touched by the power of great music and harmony.

Girls Like Us can be configured to the size of your venue and the makeup of your audience, from three vocalists with piano or a trio (including bass and drums), to a full band. Girls Like Us will fill the house and touch the hearts of your valued patrons.

Upcoming Events

A Carpenters’ Christmas | Saturday, Dec. 17, at 7:30 p.m.
The Second City | Saturday, Jan. 28, at 7:30 p.m.
The Piano Men featuring Jim Witter | Thursday, Feb. 23, at 7:30 p.m.
Steppin’ Out with Tony Award Winner Ben Vereen | Saturday, March 11, at 7:30 p.m.
The Pirates of Penzance | Saturday, March 25, at 7:30 p.m.
Switchback | Thursday, April 6, at 7:30 p.m.
Black Bolts | Saturday, May 13, at 7:30 p.m.

Box Office: (708) 974-5500

For more information on these events or other performances or to purchase tickets online, visit www.morainevalley.edu/FPAC

Fine and Performing Arts Center Staff

Managing DirectorTianna Conway⁠

Technical Director⁠—Sean McIntosh

Assistant Technical Director—Amanda Hantson

Manager of Theater Operations and Services—Julian Tillery

Secretary—MaryAnn Luciano-Smith

Art Gallery Coordinator—Jackie Lewis

Front-of-House Staff—Ramsey Bauer, Karen Datro, Page Domikaitis, Tom Gerez, Nicholas Mokelke, Jim Novak, David Roczkowski, Lisa Rock, Sujith Saju

Production Crew—Camari Morrison, Liam Law, Natalie Cross

Moraine Valley Fine and Performing Arts Department

Kiana Battle, Dean of Liberal Arts
Lisa Kelsay, Assistant Dean of Fine & Performing Arts
Nick Thomas, Department Chair
Douglass Bratt, Music Coordinator
Paula Young, Fine Arts and Humanities Assistant
Leah Cassella, Music and Arts Assistant

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