Our popular Sunday Salon Series continues continues for a fifth season of cabaret-style performances in the John and Angeline Oremus Theater. Seven tables ring the stage, and additional theater seating provides an intimate setting to enjoy some of Chicago’s most talented and versatile performers.
Table Seating: $25 General Public/$20 Seniors, Students, Staff
Theater Seating: $20 General Public/$15 Seniors, Students, Staff
Ella Loves Gershwin
Featuring Tammy McCann
Sunday, Sept. 17, 2 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.
Nelson Riddle was at the peak of his arranging powers matched only by the exquisite, lilting voice of Ella Fitzgerald, and together they created a masterful tribute to George and Ira Gershwin. Come hear how Tammy McCann, one of today’s premiere jazz stylists, brings her one-of-a-kind voice to these classic love songs. Firmly rooted in the tradition of the great singers of the past, but with her own modern flair. McCann’s sensitivity and her artistry are brilliantly on display as she conjures up a time when great singing was in the service of romance.
The Broadway Songbook of 1967
Featuring Tommy Hensel and Carolyn Brady-Riley
Sunday, Oct. 15, 2 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.
Moraine Valley Community College was founded Feb. 18, 1967. To help celebrate that event, we looked back at that night on Broadway for some cabaret inspiration. Every so often, a truly special Broadway season comes along, and 1967 was one of those. Vocalist Tommy Hensel and pianist Carolyn Brady-Riley, joined by a cast of talented young musical theater artists, celebrate The Broadway Songbook of 1967 with highlights from Cabaret, Fiddler of the Roof, Sweet Charity, Funny Girl, Hello, Dolly!, Mame, Man of La Mancha, and more.
Sunday, March 25, 2 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.
Named “the most accomplished duo in Chicago” by the Chicago Tribune, Menzie and Michael return to the Sunday Salon Series with a new show. They will explore the music and the intriguing relationships of Simon and Garfunkel, Steve and Eydie and also celebrate other iconic 20th century duos, including the Carpenters, Fred and Adele Astaire, Loggins and Messina and more. Menzie and Michael will look at why some partners separated and why some stood the test of time. Joining them on percussion will be Irwin Berkowitz.
Irving Berlin: The American Dream
Featuring Spider Saloff
Sunday, May 20, 2 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.
Rising up from his life as a poor Russian immigrant to world fame, Irving Berlin stands as the essence of The American Dream. His body of work covers six decades. With a personal endorsement from the Irving Berlin family, Spider Saloff presents a touching and beautiful portrait of Berlin’s life and music, filled with funny and amazing anecdotes of the songwriter’s life and career. Berlin truly lived the American Dream and was an amazing influence and motivator during the years of both World Wars.