• Paris/Paree

  • Affiliates

    Websites of interest and related activities by our principals Cabaret-Paree.com Claudia Hommel in cabaret and concert Christine Steyer soprano and voice teacher The Jazz Fauré Project French impressionism meets American jazz and musical theatre Vocal Canvas Hear the painting, see the song Chicago Cabaret Professionals a network launched by Claudia Hommel and colleagues in 1998 […]

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  • Lydia Stux, M.B.A.

    Lydia assists organizing our Connexion conferences, website updates, graphic design and press releases. Lydia holds a B.A. in Theater from Kent State University and an M.B.A. from the Kellogg School of Northwestern University. Now retired, she worked in the development department of the Museum of Contemporary Art, for the ACLU of Illinois before directing marketing […]

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  • Nick Sandys

    Nick is a renowned actor, director, and fight choreographer. He serves as creative consultant to Bellissima Opera’s Tales of Transcendence. A graduate of Cambridge and Loyola universities, Nick is a certified teacher and fight director with the Society of American Fight Directors. He has been adjunct faculty at the DePaul University Theatre School and has […]

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  • Michele Kurlander

    Attorney Michele Kurlander was instrumental in the merger of Bellissima Opera with Working In Concert. Michele has advised business owners and individuals on legal matters for more than 45 years.   Contact: [email protected] or 312-925-9416.

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  • Susan Huizinga

    Susan has worked with Bellissima Opera’s school outreach programs and logistics for the launch of Tales of Transcendence and the premiere of Future Perfect as production manager and creative consultant. Susan received both her Bachelor of Arts in Social Science and Master’s degree in industrial relations from Michigan State University. After many years of volunteering […]

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  • Louise Gale

    Lou Galeki has been performing for five decades! Recent performances include Broadway Broads at Davenport’s, Chicago Cabaret Professionals’ productions of Merry Measures and Strut Your Stuff. She joined the Chicago Paris Cabaret Connexion’s Tour de France in 2019. She is a concert producer and wardrobe mistress for Working In Concert, and heads her own theater […]

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  • Paul Geiger

    Paul is Working In Concert’s master carpenter, videographer, lyricist. Trained as a bass-baritone, he has performed throughout the United States. With Chicago Opera Theater, he sang principal roles in The Marriage of Figaro, The Turk in Italy and Belcore in The Elixir of Love, Mustafa in The Italian Girl in Algiers. With Des Moines Metro […]

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  • Craig Weissman, C.P.A.

    Craig is a C.P.A. with experience in auditing, tax, and business consulting. Craig received a Master of Taxation, with distinction, from DePaul University. He is an adjunct professor at Oakton Community College, teaching classes in taxation. Craig is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Illinois CPA Society. He is […]

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  • Kimberly Mann

    Dr. Mann is a social worker who works with infants and toddlers in the child welfare system. She currently serves as Deputy Director of Research and Child Well-Being at the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services. Kim has been involved in choirs since her undergraduate days at the University of Illinois in Urbana where […]

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  • Cappy Kidd

    As secretary of the board, Cappy is the go-to person for fund-raising, outreach and logistics for Working In Concert. Cappy is principal of Informed Energy Decisions, an environmental services and engineering consulting firm. As a certified energy manager and independent consultant, he advises commercial and institutional building owners and managers, including supervising LED lighting retrofitting. […]

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  • Claudia Hommel

    Executive director and treasurer of Working in Concert, Claudia directs the Chicago Paris Cabaret Connexion, SongShop workshops and concert productions. Claudia received her Master’s in Library Science from Wayne State University and founded the archives of the Detroit Institute of Arts prior to pursuing a full-time career on stage, first in New York City, then […]

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