Friday, December 01, 2006

Favorite Things!

The Chicago Gay Men’s Chorus holiday show is December 8 and 9, and if you’ve ever wanted to see me sing a solo in a blue-and-white striped 1890s bathing suit, this is probably going to be your only chance.

It’s our 25th season, and our show, Favorite Things, celebrates a quarter century of the best of our holiday performances—including dancing rolls of wrapping paper, a drag-queen menorah, Franz Biebel’s stunning two-chorus “Ave Maria” and a big-band version of “Jingle Bells.”

I’m one of the show’s three choreographers. And as a Norwegian-American who grew up in the Lutheran church, I’m naturally singing a solo in the Jewish section of our program.

Our shows are usually irreverent and slightly naughty, but this show is nothing but great music and boisterous fun. I’d even call it kid-friendly. Unless you have a strict policy against letting your kids see an awesome show.

You can get tickets here, but if you want to avoid evil Ticketmaster charges, head to the Athenaeum Theatre box office (2936 N. Southport) and get them in person.

And remember: It’s never Christmas until the homosexuals say it’s Christmas.

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