CHICAGO, IL â€“ â€œLife is a Cabaretâ€ once more when The Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University welcomes Chicago favorites to perform in the Katten/Landau Studio SeriesÂ (425 S Wabash, 4th Floor). Husband and wife duo Alfreda Burke and Rodrick Dixon debut their original cabaret show â€œSongs of a Dreamâ€â€”co-produced by The Auditorium Theatreâ€”Sunday, November 18 at 3 pm and on Saturday, December 1 at 8 pm, The Auditorium Theatre brings holiday magic to the stage with â€œHome for the Holidays with The BournÃ© Family.â€
Tickets ($25 – $35) are available online at auditoriumtheatre.org by calling (800) 982-ARTS (2787), or in-person at The Auditorium Theatre Box Office (50 E Congress Pkwy). Discounted packages ($40 – $60 for both shows) are available online at ticketmaster.com/auditorium or by calling (312) 341-2356.
â€œAs we continue to expand the Katten/Landau Studio series, we are thrilled to introduce audiences to some of Chicagoâ€™s most beloved performers,â€ said Executive Director Brett Batterson. â€œBoth Rod and Alfreda, as well as The BournÃ© Family, create an atmosphere that is inviting and intimate. To see them perform in this space gives both the audience and the performers a truly unique experience.â€
Co-produced with The Auditorium Theatre, Alfreda Burke and Rodrick Dixon bring their self-developed cabaret piece to the Katten/Landau Studio, Sunday, November 18 at 3 pm. Drawing from their own lives and relationship, Burkeâ€”hailed by the â€œChicago Tribuneâ€ as a voice thatâ€™sâ€¦ â€œvoluptuous, creamy and luxuriantâ€â€”and Dixon whose â€œvoice has a quality like polished steel under tensionâ€“flexible and ringingly resonant,â€ (â€œChicago Tribuneâ€) treat audiences to an intimate performance filled with a diverse lineup of songs including Broadway favorites, spiritual gems and operatic treasures. Directed by Linda Brovsky with musical direction by Matt Long, â€œSongs of a Dreamâ€ tells the story of two driven musicians whose passion for music and each other resonates throughout their lives.
â€œAlfreda and I are so thrilled to be back at The Auditorium Theatre performing something that is so near and dear to our hearts,â€ said Dixon. Added Burke, â€œWe are grateful to The Auditorium for giving us the opportunity to tell our journey through song in such an intimate setting that the new Katten/Landau studio is able to provide.â€
Â â€œSongs of a Dreamâ€ is available for booking in 2013 and beyond through The Auditorium Theatre. Please contact Kathy Bliss for more information â€“ (312) 341-2365 or email@example.com.
The BournÃ© Family returns to The Auditorium Theatreâ€™s Katten/Landau Studio withÂ â€œHome for the Holidays with the BournÃ© Familyâ€ on Saturday, December 1 at 8 pm. Composed of 8 children and their mother Lisa, the modern day von Trapps combine unique vocal harmonies which blend in what is often referred to by their fans as â€œthe voices of angels.â€ Through traditional carols, along with holiday songs from other countries, the family shares the meaning of the holiday season and celebrates the true spirit of family, friends and music.
â€œWe are so honored to be back at The Auditorium Theatre performing at the Katten/Landau studio,â€ said BournÃ© Family singer Elizabeth BournÃ©. â€œTo bring our own family traditions and holiday spirit to Auditorium audiences is the perfect way to kick off the holiday season and share the magic of music with friends and family.â€