Chicago Cabaret Professionals, an organization of cabaret and music theater performers, is launching two new series aimed at downtown audiences.
The first, Broadway on Randolph (a collaboration with the city's Department of Cultural Affairs), kicks off this weekend with a pair of programs saluting leading tunesmiths of the American musical. The Sweetest Sounds--The Music of Richard Rodgers (a revue of the composer's collaborations with such lyricists as Lorenz Hart and Oscar Hammerstein II) plays Fri 8/1, 7:30 PM, and Sat 8/2, 2 PM. Music to Do--The Magic of Stephen Schwartz (featuring songs from such shows as Wicked, Godspell, and Pippin) plays Sat 8/2, 7:30 PM, and Sun 8/3, 2 PM. Performances at the Storefront Theater, 66 E. Randolph, 312-742-8497, $15.
CCP also presents the Musical Mondays series at Drury Lane Theatre Water Tower Place. Next performance: Get Happy! Women of the MGM Musicals. Sat 8/18, 7:30 PM, Drury Lane Theatre Water Tower Place, 175 E. Chestnut, 312-642-2000, $25.