Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alum Lauren Vogel ’16, a graduate of the Theatre Department’s BA Program in Musical Theatre, will appear in the cabaret show Gilbert & Sullivan Unplugged: A Modern Twist on the Major Hits on Wednesday, June 21, at the prestigious Feinstein’s/54 Below supper club in New York’s Broadway theatre district.
The show features fresh, fun renditions of songs from the beloved operettas of lyricist William S. Gilbert and composer Arthur Sullivan, the most successful musical-theatre songwriting team of the Victorian Era. These lovingly loopy, folk-flavored renditions of the light-opera classics were originally developed for productions of Gilbert & Sullivan’s H.M.S. Pinafore, The Pirates of Penzance, and The Mikado by The Hypocrites, a Chicago-based theatre company with which actor-musician Vogel has performed. The shows were performed not only in Chicago but at theatres around the country, including the American Repertory Theatre in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Berkeley Repertory Theatre in California, and the Actors Theatre of Louisville in Kentucky.
The June 21 show at Feinstein’s, produced by former Columbia College Chicago Business and Entrepreneurship Department faculty member Erik Schroeder, marks the material’s New York premiere.
Vogel’s stage credits include The Hypocrites’ productions of H.M.S. Pinafore, The Pirates of Penzance, The Mikado, Johanna Faustus, and All Our Tragic, a marathon performance of Greek tragedies that won a Joseph Jefferson Award for Ensemble. She has also appeared with Chicago’s Trap Door Theatre and A Red Orchid Theatre and is currently in the writing program at The Second City’s training center.
The performance begins at 9:30 PM on Wednesday, June 21, at Feinstein’s/54 Below, 254 W. 54th St., in New York City. For tickets, call 646-476-3551 or click here.