Chicago Hosts First-Ever Cabaret Week in May

The cabaret has been at the heart of Chicago’s nightclub scene for over a century. Come hear blues, jazz, American songbook, burlesque, French, pop, comedy and Broadway music from some of Chicago’s top artists during the first-ever Chicago Cabaret Week, from 6 through May 16, 2022. This series includes 15 shows at a variety of concert venues around Chicago. All shows are sold between $15 and $30. A full schedule and ticket information is available at

“For cabaret fans as well as those who have never been to a show, this is a great opportunity to experience a wide variety of some of the idiom’s finest performers,” said Chicago President Anne Burnell. Cabaret Professionals.

The venues are intimate spaces, including small theaters, restaurants and clubs, many of which offer cabaret performances throughout the year, such as The Haven in Bronzeville, Beverly Art Center, Davenport’s, Venus Cabaret Theatre, The Piano, Old Town School of Folk Music, Newport Theatre, Fulton Street Collective, Epiphany Center for the Arts and The Hideout.

“What people love about this unique art form is that it’s up close and personal. Since American cabaret got its start in Chicago in the early 1900s, cabaret has embraced everyone in the around the world,” says Claudia Hommel, executive director of Working En concert.

A collaboration of cabaret organizations

Several cabaret organizations have come together as a team – Acts Of Kindness Cabaret, Chicago Cabaret Professionals, The Cabaret Project and Working In Concert (Cabaret Connexion) – to present a cohesive series similar to Chicago’s Restaurant Week or Theater Week, featuring highlight the dynamism of the city. cultural arts scene. “The idea really took off when the city’s tourist board, Choose Chicago, became our main marketing partner,” says Hilary Ann Feldman of the Acts Of Kindness cabaret.

Originally slated for 2020, Chicago Cabaret Week was to be part of the city’s designated Chicago Year of Music to celebrate the city’s rich musical heritage. According to Kyle Hustedt, director of The Cabaret Project, “Our city is ideally situated to create a cabaret scene of so many musical genres. We encourage people to explore the May 2022 schedule to find shows to their liking and ‘Get Carried Away by Chicago Cabaret.”

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This program is supported in part by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events and Choose Chicago.

Full schedule and ticket information at:

ACTS OF KINDNESS CABARET Acts Of Kindness Cabaret’s mission is to help other Chicago-area nonprofit organizations raise funds and cultivate donors by providing professional and entertaining cabaret events largely free of charge while by increasing the public for the art of modernity. American cabaret. The art that makes money.


Founded in 1998, Chicago Cabaret Professionals promotes the art of cabaret by educating performers, presenters, media and the general public; by promoting the development of places and new audiences; and encouraging the establishment of professional standards for performance conditions.


Established in 2007, the Chicago Cabaret Project provides unique, personalized entertainment for local and traveling engagements at: corporate venues, hotels, weddings, private parties, benefits and galas, anthem performances national, underground parties, masquerades, carols, engagements, holiday carols and live cabaret shows.


A non-profit alliance of collaborative projects for intimate vocal performances. In addition to Chicago Cabaret Week, his current initiatives include Black Voices in Cabaret, Chicago Paris Cabaret Connexion, SongShop Live (ongoing song performance workshops and concerts), new works by Bellissima Opera, Opera in the Classroom, and Cabaret in the Classroom.

On the picture :

Paul Motodo, Nancy Hays, Greta Pope, Sama Sama Project, Bobbi Wilsyn, Anne Burnell, Peek-Easy, Feathered Beaus, Hilary Ann Feldman and Joan Curto

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