Several current and former Columbia College Chicago students are performing in the Chicago Gay Men’s Chorus‘ winter production, Miracle on Thirty-Funk Street. The show features the entire CGMC chorus of 150 singers, dancers, and a six-piece band to provide the holidays with the colorful CGMC aesthetic as they perform some holiday favorites with a funky twist, including songs by Pearl Bailey, James Brown, Donny Hathaway and many more. Through a series of comedic scenes and flashy musical numbers, audiences will join the colorful staff at the Funk House of Uptown as they try to grab Santa’s attention with more than just milk and cookies; hear a different kind of coming out story; and see the residents of the North Pole struggle to keep up with the times. At the heart of this show is the message of spreading love and joy and coming together in the holiday spirit.
The company includes Casey Campbell, a student in the Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department‘s BA Program in Acting, as well as alumni Elio Reyes (BA ’08), Josh Foy, (BA ’09), Owen Maggio, and Shawn Hunt.
Performances take place at three Chicago-area venues according to the following schedule:
- Sunday, November 29, 3 PM — Beverly Arts Center, 2407 W. 111th St., on Chicago’s far south side;
- Friday, December 4, 8 PM — Harris Theater for Music and Dance, 205 E. Randolph, in downtown Chicago;
- Saturday, December 5, 8 PM — North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd. in the north shore suburb of Skokie.
For more information and to purchase tickets, click here or call 773-296-0541.
Founded in 1983, the Chicago Gay Men’s Chorus has entertained audiences across the continent with innovative musical programming exploring everything from love to politics to the sometimes fabulous, sometimes challenging world of being gay–often all at the same time. Its productions have included original musical revues, full-length book musicals, traditional choral concerts, and intimate cabaret presentations, all punctuated with the group’s signature joyous irreverence.