Chicago leading lady Hollis Resnik has released her debut solo recording, "Make Someone Happy."
Resnik, who recently starred in the Ravinia Festival's production of A Little Night Music with Patti LuPone, George Hearn and Zoe Caldwell, has appeared on virtually every major stage in Chicago, earning eight Joseph Jefferson Awards for her work. Her recording, featuring songs by Jule Styne, Stephen Schwartz, Michael John LaChiusa, Maury Yeston and others, is now available on the M.A.M. Records label. The complete track listing follows:
"All You Need Is a Quarter" (Jule Styne, Betty Comden, Adolph Green)
"This Is What It Is" (Michael John LaChiusa)
"Who's This Stranger" (Lou Rosen)
"Lion Tamer" (Stephen Schwartz)
"How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria" (Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein)
"I'm Tired of Loving You" (Ed Dixon)
"Barbara Song" (Kurt Weill, Bertolt Brecht; English Translation: Mark Blitzstein)
"Can't Help Falling in Love With You" (George David Weiss, Hugo Peretti, Luigi Creatore)
"A Trip to the Library" (Jerry Bock, Sheldon Harnick)
"Unusual Way" (Maury Yeston)
"Life of the Party" (Andrew Lippa)
"Make Someone Happy" (Jule Styne, Betty Comden, Adolph Green)
Resnick will perform in concert at the release party for the new CD, scheduled for Oct. 14 at the Chicago Shakespeare Theater on Navy Pier. Tickets, priced at $18, are available by calling the theatre's box office at (312) 595-5600. In addition to offering songs from her new recording, Resnick will also autograph copies of the CD during a post-show reception.
"Make Someone Happy" is available on-line by going to www.CDBaby.com or by e-mailing Mamrecords@aol.com. In related news: Chicago theatregoers can catch Resnick this season in the Goodman's season opener, The Beard of Avon, Sept. 27-Nov. 2; in the Court Theatre's production of James Joyce's The Dead, Nov. 21-Dec. 22; and in Tom Stoppard's Rough Crossing at Writers' Theatre in Glencoe, Jan. 21-April 13.
—By Andrew Gans