Friday, September 26, 2014

Jazz and Drama! 1001 Afternoons in Chicago CD Release Party!



So about two years ago, i worked on adapting "Thumbnail Lotharios" by Ben Hecht into a radio play...which was then paired with original jazz compositions.  My husband also acted in the piece.  The CD is finally coming out next week and there is a snazzy party to boot.  Check it out...

1,001 Afternoons in Chicago CD Release Party
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1,001 Afternoons in Chicago CD Release Party!
The sights, sounds and people who inhabited Roaring '20's Chicago inspired the now-legendary writer Ben Hecht to write a series of short stories one a day every day for a year to be published in the Chicago Daily News.

The best of them have been collected as 1,001 Afternoons in Chicago and six of the best of those are the inspiration for a new radio play, perhaps the perfect medium for these colorful stories, made in a collaboration between Access Contemporary Music and Strawdog Theater.

We recorded the music, we recorded the voices, we put them all together and we're very happy with the results.  Join us October 1st as we celebrate the release of this exciting creation!

You'll get:
A copy of the CD or download code
Wine and beer
Light appetizers
Raffle tickets for theater shows and other prizes
A wonderful view of Grant Park, the centerpiece of the stories
The chance to mingle with other fascinating people like yourself.

October 1st, 7:00 PM
Fine Arts Building, Curtiss Hall
410 S. Michigan Ave., 10th floor
$20 at the door, $15 online, $10 students and seniors
773.334.3650



MORE DETAILS

ACM and Strawdog Theatre Company present:
1,001 Afternoons in Chicago

Stories by: Ben Hecht
Music by: Seth Boustead and Amos Gillespie
Directed by: Anderson Lawfer
Script by: Michael Dailey
Musical Direction by Francesco Milioto


Music performed by Palomar
Francesco Milioto - Conductor

Alyson Berger - cello
Douglas Johnson - bass
Christie Miller - clarinet & bass clarinet
Trevor Patrick Watkin - flute
Jeff Yang - violin & viola (CD)
Myra Hinrichs - violin (release party)
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