• The daytime workshops (descriptions and schedule ) are posted at
  • The Razzle-Dazzle and films are described at
  • The concert descriptions are posted at
  • The roundtable descriptions are posted at

  • SUNDAY, October 28 at International House, University of Chicago

    1 PM — Film premier and screenings followed by Q&A with filmmakers Cheryl E. Grant, Julia Cook-Ravel, David Marienthal, Clotilde Rullaud
    3:30 to 7 PM — Two Razzle Dazzles to celebrate 110 years of cabaret in Chicago (and New York City, too), with Charles Troy, June Sawyers, Holly McGuire, Bob Moreen, Jacques Protat, Elizabeth Doyle. Followed by Q&A with the historians.
    (1414 E 59th Street)

    TUESDAY, October 30 at Stage 773

    7:30 PM — Willkommen, Bienvenue, Welcome - an evening of cabaret pizazz with Broadway star Faith Prince, Spider Saloff, Claudia Hommel, Johnny Rodgers, Cynthia Clarey, Cindy Firing and Chicago's Queen of Cabaret Denise Tomasello
    (on the set of TimeLine Theatre's play "Master Class" at 1225 W. Belmont)

    WEDNESDAY, October 31 at Old Town School of Folk Music

    5:45 PM — Roundtable on the "Economics of Cabaret"
    8:30 PM — World Music Wednesday features a coterie of performers giving us a French twist on Halloween with Costumes, clowns & Masks
    (at Szold Hall, 4545 N Lincoln Avenue)

    THURSDAY, November 1 at Alliance Française de Chicago

    6:30 PM — Reception with Michè'le Barbier, personal secretary to Josephine Baker (Barbier is vice-president of the Alliance Francophone, founder of the Kreatika festival of singer-songwriters)
    7:30 PM — Greta Pope Entertainment, Inc. presents Paris Noir with Lynne Jordan, Greta Pope, Ava Logan, Frieda Lee, Miguel de la Cerna
    (54 West Chicago entrance)

    FRIDAY, November 2 at Wishbone North restaurant

    5:45 PM — Roundtable on the "Business of Cabaret" with Hilary Feldman, Michè Barbier
    8 PM — Songwriters Connexion concert with the Blue Vulvettes, Elizabeth Doyle, and the Last Tuesday Song Circle folk
    (3300 N Lincoln Avenue -- cash bar and Southern-comfort menu!)

    SATURDAY, November 3 at DePaul School of Music

    5:45 PM — Roundtable on the "Future of Cabaret" with Karen Kohler, Paul L Martin, Chris Pagès
    8 PM — Razzle Dazzles from France: the "The Cabarets Artistiques of the Belle Epoque" with Yves Bertrand and "French Women of Cabaret" with Françoise Miran
    (Recital Hall at Fullerton & Halsted, lower level)

    SUNDAY, November 4

    2 PM — Performance of "Master Class" the play by Terrence McNally with after-talk
    at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont
    7 PM — Showcase Finale directed by Faith Prince and Dale Calandra
    at DePaul School of Music Recital Hall (SW corner of Fullerton and Halsted

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    (Updated October 11, 2018)
    FULL SCHEDULE includes daytime WORKSHOPS for performers and evening EVENTS for the public
    SUNDAY 10/28 1 PM: I-House Global Voices co-sponsors Film screenings International House University of Chicago 3:30 PM: Razzle-Dazzle #1: "Le Cabaret New Yorkais" International House University of Chicago 5 PM Razzle-Dazzle #2: "110 Years of Cabaret in Chicago" International House University of Chicago
    MONDAY 10/29 Opening session with Faith and Alex; workshops 2) or 3) Davenport's 7:30 Monday Night Live (group dinner; songs with Beckie Menzie and Denise McGowan) Petterino's 10 PM–midnight, Open Mic Davenport's
    TUESDAY 10/30 Visiting Art Institute of Chicago Study Room
    OR Workshop 2) or 3) or 4)
    Art Institute or Davenport's Open Willkommen, Bienvenue, Welcome — Faith Prince et al Stage 773 on the set of TimeLine's Master Class
    WEDNESDAY 10/31 [Halloween] Workshop 1) or 5) Old Town School of Folk Music 5:45 PM Round Table: the Economics of Cabaret Old Town School (OTS café available) 8:30 PM World Music Wednesday: Costumes, Clowns & Masks Old Town School Maurer Hall
    THURSDAY 11/1 Workshops: 1) or 6) or 7) or 8) Old Town School 6:30 PM— Meet Michèle Barbier
    Alliance Française de Chicago 7:30 PM— Paris Noir: Celebrating Black Culture in Paris! Alliance Française
    FRIDAY 11/2 Workshops: 1) or 7) or 8) or 9) Old Town School 5:45 PM Roundtable: The Business of cabaret Wishbone North 8 PM Songwriters Connexion: dinner show of songwriters Wishbone North
    SATURDAY 11/3 Workshops: 1) or 10) or 11) DePaul School of Music 5:45 Roundtable: The Future of Cabaret DePaul School of Music student lounge 8 PM Razzle Dazzle #3: Cabaret of the Belle époque and #4: Les chanteuses du cabaret DePaul School of Music Recital Hall
    SUNDAY 11/4 Workshop/rehearsals DePaul School of Music Technical run-through OR optional playgoing to see "Master Class" at TimeLine Theatre DePaul School of Music Showcase Finale —concert of participants DePaul School of Music recital hall

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    Yves Bertrand : 06 30 25 22 49
    Correspondent in CHICAGO
    Claudia Hommel : 1-773-509-9360

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