Bailiwick Benefit to Celebrate Ahrens & Flaherty, With Composer in the House

News   Bailiwick Benefit to Celebrate Ahrens & Flaherty, With Composer in the House Composer Stephen Flaherty will be a special guest March 19, 2007, for a benefit revue of his songs with lyricist Lynn Ahrens at Bailiwick Repertory Theatre in Chicago.

The show, Why We Tell Our Story — Broadway Musicals of Flaherty & Ahrens, will include numbers from their My Favorite Year (which will run at Bailiwick March 8-April 14, 2007) Ragtime, Once On This Island, Seussical, A Man of No Importance, Dessa Rose and their latest, The Glorious Ones.

Why We Tell Our Story plays the Bailiwick Mainstage at 7:30 PM March 19. Tickets for this benefit event are $50 for VIP reserved seating, and $30 for general admission, and can be purchased by calling (773) 883-1090, or reserving on-line at www.bailiwick.org.

The event raises funds for Bailiwick's musical productions, which have won Best Musical at the Jeff Citations for 2004 (Dr. Sex), 2005 (Parade) and 2006 (Kiss of the Spider Woman), and in 2007 will include My Favorite Year and the American premiere of Jerry Springer — The Opera.

"For the Flaherty/Ahrens event, Bailiwick will turn its mainstage theatre into a cabaret setting for this special musical revue," according to Bailiwick. "The theme of the evening, presented by a celebrity emcee, will be the masterful way that this songwriting team is able to tell such rich, human stories in a variety of settings around the world."

David Zak will direct, with musical direction by Robert Ollis.