February 22, 2022
11:00 a.m. – Tickets $20
Crooners is a wildly popular cabaret show featuring songs from the 1940s–50s. Let’s go back in time when Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, and Tony Bennett were at the top of the charts. Featuring songs from such great American composers as George & Ira Gershwin, Johnny Mercer, Irving Berlin, and Lerner & Loewe. The talented Lorenzo Rush Jr. and Alex Newkirk will have you tapping your toes and singing along to your favorite songs of the era!
Sponsored by Chicago Dough Company
This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.
Meet Lorenzo Rush Jr. and Alex Newkirk
Lorenzo Rush Jr.
Regional credits include: Little Shop of Horrors (Audrey II) at Drury Lane Theater; Jesus Christ Superstar (Caiaphas) at Paramount Theater; Five Guys Named Moe (Big Moe) at Court Theater; Memphis (Delray Jones), Funny Thing Happened on the way to the Forum (Marcus Lycus), Ain't Misbehavin' (Man 1) at Porchlight Music Theater. Lorenzo graduated with his BFA in musical theater from Western Illinois University. Lorenzo is a proud member of AEA and represented by Gray Talent Group. Lorenzo thanks Samantha and Phoebe for being his motivation. Proverbs 18:16.
I’m an Iowa boy who moved here over a decade ago to pursue musical theater. I’m still heavily involved in the theater scene as a vocal coach and musical director and I’ve been seen performing at Truluck's Restaurant as a Singing Piano Player. I love having my toes dipped into the live music scene in addition to my career in the theater community.
As a voice coach, my primary client base is rooted in the theater community. I work with varying talent levels from novice to pro and like to spend time polishing audition pieces and helping determine new repertoire for audition books.
Alex starred in several theatre productions in the Chicago region including Sunset Boulevard and Sweeney Todd at Drury Lane Oakbrook, Avenue Q and Hair at the Metropolis Theater, End Of The Rainbow and A Class Act at the Porchlight Theatre, as well as many other productions.