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Upcoming Events

(updated 10/17/2019)

SongShop (workshop in song interpretation) continues most Tuesday evenings at DePaul School of Music; occasional Saturdays in Hyde Park, and occasional sessions in Metro Detroit. Learn more at

>SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 10 at 3 pm
Open Door Theater presents
Just Got Back from Paris, France... headed for Oak Park

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Returning from the CABARET CONNEXION Tour de France, we have tales to tell and songs to sing! Christine Steyer, Louise Gale, Anne Burnell, Ava Logan, Barbara Smith, along with Beth Halevy, Carol Weston, Carmen Bodino, Carrie Hedges, Claudia Hommel, Deborah Good, Jeni Schellenberg, Kyle Hustedt, Mary Joyce and Sue Berke with Elizabeth Doyle and Mark Burnell at the keyboard.
Tickets are $35 VIP seating, $25 general admission, $15 students with ID. Due to limited seating, advance reservations are recommended. Call 708-386-5510, visit or buy now at

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 17 from 10am-2:30pm
The Song, The Style, and Your Voice—with Spider Saloff
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CABARET CONNEXION presents Spider's workshop by popular demand
at DePaul School of Music Recital Hall (the older building)
DETAILS at the SongShopLive EVENTS page
Singing participants (limit 10): $75 - must be paid in advance. Auditors: $40
Please register at the DePaul CMD.

—Clotilde Rullaud's exploration of Vocal Resonances

ClotildeResonanceIMG_20190919_151 (357K)CABARET CONNEXION singers who met and worked with Clotilde Rullaud in Paris are eager to have her come to Chicago. This is a rare opportunity that every singer should take advantage of! Elizabeth Doyle, "Anyone interested in using their own body as an instrument will find Clotilde's workshop fascinating and essential." Barb Smith says, "Fabulous!"
DETAILS at the SongShopLive EVENTS page
Click here for the registration form. First come, first serve.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 18 at 7:30 pm
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SONGSHOP LIVE features Carmen BODINO, Dan JOHNSON, David STEPHENS, Leona ZIONS, with guests Gina MINCY, Samantha GAY, andLouise GALE. Emceed by Claudia HOMMEL with Phil CALDWELL at the piano

At the home of Louise Gale in Forest Park by Harlem Avenue and Lake Street
A table of sweets will be served.
Suggested donation $15-25, VIP donation of $35 or more supports our Scholarship Fund.
Limited seating, reserve here soon.


JUNE 24 to 28, 2020
—3 new operas for today

  • FUTURE PERFECT - a modern tale of transcendence inspired by Chicago youth
  • and excerpts from OUTSIDE THE RING - the Max Schmeling-Joe Louis friendship that defied two nations
    an incredible story of restorative justice

  • The world premiere with a fully realized, professional production in Chicago. Details forthcoming.
    Bellissima Opera Artistic Director
    Christine Steyer: 1-773-531-7927
    Cabaret Connexion Artistic Director
    Claudia Hommel: 1-773-509-9360

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