The Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department is partnering with The Beautiful City Project, a Chicago organization committed to using musical theatre as a tool to give back to the Chicago community, on the LIVE, IN-PERSON cabaret show Disney Deep Dive, playing Monday, April 25, at 7:30 PM at the Mercury Theatre’s Venus Cabaret Theatre, located at 3741 N. Southport, Chicago. The one-night-only event features the talents of faculty, alumni, and students from the Columbia College Theatre Department’s Musical Theatre Program. Proceeds from the event will go to Todd Rundgren’s Spirit of Harmony Foundation, a national organization that advocates for music education for children, particularly in public schools. For tickets, click here.
In the first College Edition of The Beautiful City Project‘s cabaret series, Disney Deep Dive will feature some of the best — and more obscure — songs from the Disney catalogue. Proceeds from the event will go to Todd Rundgren’s Spirit of Harmony Foundation and its Chicago chapter. Audience members are invited to bring with them to donate a musical instrument to Spirit of Harmony, a national organization that advocates for music education for children, particularly in public schools. All who do will receive a small gift and a free three-month subscription to a soon-to-come new offering of The Beautiful City Project: its very own Patreon, with exclusive content you won’t get elsewhere.
Conceived by Columbia College Theatre Department faculty member David Fiorello, The Beautiful City Project’s founder and artistic director, the show will be hosted by Columbia College alum Juwon Tyrel Perry ’19, a graduate of the Theatre Department’s BFA Program in Musical Theatre Performance. Performers will include Broadway veteran Justin Brill, a member of the Columbia College Theatre Department’s Musical Theatre Program.
Also performing are current Columbia College Theatre Department students James Angellino, Diana Alvarez, Bella Blackshaw, Samantha Griffin, Natalie Henry, Dylan Kerr, Peyton Knowski, Jordy Lee, Mackenzie Maples, Merry Marshall, Justin McPike, Mollie Menuck, Jack Moorman, Callan Roberts, Oliver Schilling, Morgan Schoenecker, Sean Sturdivant, Alexis Trammel, and Jerod Turner. Kerr, Knowski, and Roberts are also members of The Beautiful City Project’s Social Media team.