Charles Troy, America’s most acclaimed dramatic musical theatre historian, is a graphic designer who has developed more than fifty multimedia presentations on musical theatre subjects. These visually seamless presentations combine original graphics, edited audio tracks, illustrative video clips, and live performers — all coordinated with a scripted narrative that weaves the pertinent events into a dramatic tale. Troy appears often in his native Chicago, and frequently at the York Theatre Company in NYC (where Talkin’ Broadway called one of his presentations “absolute magic”), and the Cole Porter Festival in Peru, Indiana. He makes a tour of Florida every January. For more info: www.charlestroy.com
Elizabeth Doyle, singer-pianist-composer-music director, was a featured guest on the late Marian McPartland’s NPR program Piano Jazz who deemed Doyle “one of Chicago’s most captivating performers. She blends a dreamy vocal style with swinging piano playing, deftly accompanying herself on both classic standards and her own unique compositions.” Her compositions include musicals, choral works and songs. Doyle will be returning to perform in Paris this September. For more info: www.elizabethdoylemusic.com
David Edelfelt is “a consummate song interpreter [who] probably sounds great singing the weather forecast”—“one of Chicago’s best” [Chicago Tribune]. His one-man shows have been called “superlative from start to finish, hilarious, deliciously engaging and simply brilliant.” David is also voice teacher, coach and arranger to some of Chicago’s most successful singers, and a respected choral conductor. He will be appearing at Chicago’s historic Auditorium Theatre this November in a special concert celebration of Stephen Sondheim’s 90thbirthday with other top names from Chicago’s diverse music community. See www.cdbaby.com or www.davidedelfelt.com for his nationally acclaimed CDs: “Love is Born at Christmas”and the inspiring “better”.
Saturday, 2:00PM Midwest Museum of American Art “The Just-Too-Marvelous Johnny Mercer” Part 1
Saturday, 3:30PM Midwest Museum of American Art “The Just-Too-Marvelous Johnny Mercer” Part 2
Sunday, 11:00AM New Life Community Church “The Just-Too-Marvelous Johnny Mercer” Part 3