Calendar: On Tour, On Stage

(updated 3/3/2022)

Claudia's SongShop for the art of song interpretation plays Tuesday evenings at DePaul School of Music and meets most Saturday afternoons in private homes north and southside. Learn more at

7 PM to 9 PM
International Women's Day Concert Extravaganza
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
611 Randolph Street in Oak Park
Award-winning female singers are centerstage for our 2022 International Women's Day (IWD) concert with sopranos Michelle Areyzaga, Jonita Lattimore and Christine Steyer, and contralto Corinne Wallace-Crane, author and emcee M.G. Bertulfo and a performance by Halau I Ka Pono (The Hula School of Chicago). for tickets ($10-$40)

TUESDAY, MARCH 22, 2022:
6:30 PM
love DePaul School of Music Recital Hall
SongShop Live presents Love Is in the Air
All about love—for friends, dogs, community or Mr. Right. Join us for a delightful gala-like event in two acts! We'll escape the sappiest of love songs to explore all the ways love plays its games or raises us up. Join us afterward for dinner nearby.
Featuring: Evelyn Danner, Ruth Fuerst, Beth Halevy, Christian Halvorsen, Carrie Hedges, Claudia Hommel, Daniel Johnson, Randolph Johnson, Staci Kelley, Jonathan Lewis, Ric Medici, Sue Susman, and Gabriel Valentino. Music directed by: Howie Pfeifer
Free admission. Donations are encouraged to support our SongShop Scholarship Fund. Reserve your place at the SongShop RSVP page. Call 773.509.9360 for more information.
The Recital Hall is on the ground floor of the North Building, SW corner Fullerton and approximately 2380 N Halsted. Vaccination and masks required to attend.

BVIC-CD1 (1810K) Black Voices in Cabaret presents: "Celebrating Sisterhood", a dinner show
The Cliff Dwellers Club invites you to celebrate Women's History Month, featuring Margaret Murphy Webb, Christie Chiles Twillie, Bobbi Wilsyn, LeShera Moore Ellis, Lynne Jordan
Make your reservation here:

MONDAY, APRIL 4, 2022 at 7:30 PM
Musical_Monday_Passing_the_Torch (105K) "Passing the Torch"—Musical Monday with Chicago Cabaret Professionals
The Myron R. Szold Music & Dance Hall
4545 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60625
A torch song shares the deepest feelings of something longed for: Perhaps a lost childhood, a lost dream, or a lost love. A torch can also mean wisdom, tradition, or knowledge. We are pairing popular cabaret veterans as they share the stage and decades of wisdom with Chicago's brightest new talents. Cabaret encompasses many musical genres—from folk and jazz to Broadway and comedy. Claudia Hommel joins this fabulous cast of Lindsey Jane Bullen, Mark Burnell, Lou Ella Rose Cabalona, David Edelfelt, Carla Gordon, Ava Logan, Jace McCloy, Grace McDonnell, Jameson Wentworth, and Ellen Winters Reynolds. Produced by Marty Balogh and Anne Burnell and directed by Carla Gordon, with musical direction by Mark Burnell.
Tickets Here—$30 General Public | $28 Old Town School Members

SUNDAY, MAY 8 to MONDAY, MAY 16, 2022
CPCxBlackBackCrop (35K) The Chicago conference of Chicago Paris Cabaret Connexion
Holy Trinity High School, 1443 W. Division, Chicago for daytime workshops
Advance the art of cabaret and meet new people in a welcoming and stimulating international atmosphere.
Master classes every morning and afternoon for professionals and passionate amateurs with an international lineup of coaches
Outings every evening to explore the legendary cabaret of Chicago during Chicago Cabaret Week!
REGISTRATION for US and Canadian participants is now open HERE.

TUESDAY, MAY 17, 2022
"Picasso and Matisse Go to the Music Hall", Vocal Canvas luncheon concert
MatisseClaudiaCirque (197K)A members-only event for Village Arts Associates of Hinsdale
Claudia Hommel with Elizabeth Doyle, accordionist Patricia Spaeth and pianist Peter Storms


  • MAY 6-15, 2022: Launching the first Chicago Cabaret Week festival of 10 nights of concerts and weekend matinees
  • JUNE 23-26, 2022: Producing the premiere of Bellissima Opera's Future Perfect, the opera.