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Spring Magic

“The Magic of Spring: An Earth Day Cabaret” playing one night only, Wednesday, April 22 in Forest Park, is a concert celebrating the joys of springtime, featuring traditional favorites such as “Lavender Blue” and “The Merry Haymakers” together with songs from stage and screen (Rodgers and Hart’s “Spring is Here”, Cole Porters “I Love You”) as well as original music by Chicago composer Louise Cloutier.  There will be a taste of the 1968 folk rock Musical “Canterbury Tales” and a quick visit with the Easter Bunny as well as special material in honor of Earth Day.  This is family friendly entertainment staring Daniel T. Johnson with music director Mark Burnell at the piano and hosted with refreshments available by Counter Coffee.

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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

At Counter Coffee, 7324 W. Madison, Forest Park, IL:  http://www.drinkcountercoffee.com/

Admission Free – donations gratefully accepted.  Refreshments by Counter Coffee.

The performance will be at 7:30 and will last for about one hour.

Daniel is a veteran musical theatre performer of material from Gilbert and Sullivan to Meredith Willson and Cole Porter.  He has appeared at Davenport’s Cabaret in “Strut Your Stuff” and with SongShop Live.  For the last four years he has performed his holiday show “Santa Songs: A Christmas Cabaret” around Chicagoland.

Mark Burnell is an accomplished pianist/vocalist/arranger and one of Chicago’s most sought after musicians, working with a wide array of talent. 

The Mystery of the Rose

We’re calling our spring show “The Magic of Spring: An Earth Day Cabaret.”  Spring means new beginnings and new hope.  The beautiful Bergman/Legrand song “You Must Believe in Spring” says it best:  Just as a tree is sure its leaves will reappear, and the sleeping rose awaits the kiss of May, we believe in the magic of spring and love.  This is the program that we teased last spring at Counter Coffee and with some additions we will refocus the content as a blessing for mother earth.  We have May poles and Haymakers and Easter celebrations in store, so please plan to celebrate with us.

I’m delighted to be collaborating again with the talented Music Director Mark Burnell.  Watch this space for further details as they materialize (magically!).

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