Mia Hart, a senior in the Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department‘s Musical Theatre Program, appears at Davenport’s Piano Bar on Friday, January 11, with her solo show “The BigMouth Ingénue.” Accompanied by pianist Billy Vaananen, Hart — a student in the Theatre Department’s BFA Program in Musical Theatre Performance — takes the stage at 8 PM at Davenport’s, located at 1383 N. Milwaukee in Chicago’s Wicker Park neighborhood.
What is an ingénue? An archetypal female role characterized as innocent, virtuous, and naïve. In musical theatre an ingénue is often a soprano. Mia Hart is that but so much more! Though she has often been typecast as the quintessential ingénue, her voice has entertained listeners with a booming belt inspired by the likes of Sutton Foster, Bernadette Peters, and Ethel Merman. She is an ingénue redefined. Don’t let her doe-eyed looks fool you, for she is ready to let her voice be heard. Mia is here to share a series of songs that stretch across a variety of musical theatre genres to tell her story of overcoming the odds and battling assumptions.
Admission: $12 cover + a 2 drink minimum. For tickets, call 773-278-1830 or click here.