Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alum Chester Gregory ’95, HDR ’15 stars in Higher and Higher, a Feel-Good Rock ‘n Soul Shindig on Sunday, August 25, at Marriott Theatre, located at 10 Marriott Drive in the Chicago suburb of Lincolnshire. There are two shows, at 1 and 5 PM. The show, presented by Artists Lounge Live, features classic Motown-era rock ’n soul favorites including “Dancing in the Street,” “My Girl,” and “Superstition.” For tickets, call 847-634-0200 or click here.
A 1995 graduate of the Columbia College Theatre Department’s BA Program in Musical Theatre, Gregory also received an Honorary Doctorate of Arts from Columbia College when he spoke at the school’s commencement ceremony in 2015. Gregory’s stage credits include the Broadway and national touring companies of the musicals Hairspray, Sister Act, Dreamgirls, and Motown the Musical, in which he played Motown founder Berry Gordy. He has also starred in regional productions of dramas by playwright August Wilson. In Chicago, Gregory won the Joseph Jefferson Award (Chicago’s top theatre prize) for his starring role in the Black Ensemble Theatre’s musical The Jackie Wilson Story.