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Mary Carrick Makes Chicago Debut at Davenport’s with “On My Way”
Mary Carrick will perform at Chicago's premier cabaret venue, Davenport's, Saturday, October 20, 2012 at 8 p.m. Joined by pianist Todd Brooks, she'll blend musical theater, American songbook, and contemporary song for a lively evening of cabaret.
Carrick performs with her pianist and music director, Todd Brooks, who also offers selected vocals throughout the evening. Together, the duo blends the fondly familiar and lesser known gems with quirky surprises including songs by William Finn, Amanda McBroom, Stephen Sondheim, Christine Lavin, Charles Aznavour, Randy Newman, Rusty Magee, Stephen Schwartz, and more. Their playlist takes the audience on an intimate journey about dreams, detours, and life’s donut holes - nuggets that are just too good to pass up.
“When I first moved to Chicago, I was a twenty-something girl from the rural Midwest with big city dreams and a job on the Magnificent Mile. Now, some years later, music has brought me back. I’m looking forward to seeing old friends and making some new ones during my first show in the city I’ve been drawn to since childhood,” said Carrick.
Based in Omaha, Nebraska, Carrick performs regularly with Opera Omaha and the Rose Theatre, one of the largest professional children’s theatres in the country. She received critical acclaim and multiple award nominations for her recent performances at The Rose as “Mother Abbess” in THE SOUND OF MUSIC and “Sour Kangaroo” in SEUSSICAL: THE MUSICAL. She’ll be seen again at The Rose in November as “Mrs. Murphy” in MADELINE’S CHRISTMAS. Carrick has also performed with the Omaha Symphony, Omaha Community Playhouse, and many other theatres across the Omaha region.
She is a student of Tony Award-winning singer and actress, Betty Buckley.
Carrick and Brooks have been performing together since 2007 and are currently touring the Midwest region with several other cabaret shows, including SONGS WITH A TWIST OF LIME and LOVE NOTES. Both are active with theatres and arts organizations throughout the Omaha metropolitan area. The pair received the Outstanding Cabaret Award from the Omaha Theatre Arts Guild in 2008. Each has been recognized by the Theatre Arts Guild and Omaha Entertainment & Arts Awards with awards and award nominations for their individual stage work.
Reservations for ON MY WAY can be made by calling (773) 278-1830 or online at www.davenportspianobar.com. $15 cover, 2 drink minimum. Seating is limited and reservations are encouraged. Davenport’