Showcase concert

Showcase concert


May 14, 2022    
2:30 pm – 5:00 pm


DePaul Recital Hall
2380 N Halsted , Chicago, IL, 60614

Event Type

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2019 post-conference concert

Cabaret Connexion participants are showcasing the work of our fourth international exchange of French and US performers. Be regaled with songs from American songbook, French chanson, jazz, blues, comedy and more.

The show at the DePaul Recital Hall begins at 2:30 PM with a livestream, direct from Paris, by pianist Jean-Claude Orfali of Cabaret Lapin Agile. A dozen singers will then come onto the stage for live performance at 3 PM.

We are thrilled to have Dale Calandra as our creative director and Howie Pfeifer as music director.

Dale has directed over 100 productions, is founder of Center Theater Ensemble, was creative director of The Training Center, Chicago’s top acting school for twenty years. As actor, he was nominated for a Jeff Best Actor as Charlie in The Whale (Victory Gardens), and played Edna in Hairspray in the first national Broadway Tour.

Howard Pfeifer has worked extensively in Chicago and Los Angeles as a pianist, composer, arranger, and musical director. Among the performers he has worked with are Shawn Kolvin, Patti LaBelle, Vonda Shepard, Johnny Cash, BB King, Johnny Frigo, Karen Carpenter, Aretha Franklin, Jim Brickman, Shari Lewis, Mel Torme, Dom DeLuise, and Marie Osmond.

(If you’re a singer wishing to participate, visit to register for the daytime conference taking place May 9-13.)

Admission is by suggested donation, $10-$30. Reserve your place now!
(Admission to the concert is included when registering for the week-long Connexion conference.)

DePaul Recital Hall 2380 N Halsted, Chicago,IL 60614. Call 773-509-9360 for further details.