Singer-songwriter Melissa Manchester heads the cast of the Chicago production, which began previews April 20. The limited engagement will play through June 10. Manchester is featured in a cast that also includes Marilynn Bogetich, Alene Robertson, Laura Walls, Vickie Daignault, Rosalyn Rahn Kerins, Kate Young, Jane Brewer and Wydetta Carter.
At Left (from top): Melissa Manchester; Manchester and castmate Kate Young; the company of Hats! is joined by Sue Ellen Cooper, the Exalted Queen Mother of The Red Hat Society; Debra Granich, COO of The Red Hat Society (center) with producers Mitchell and Victoria Maxwell.
Below: The cast of Hats! takes its opening-night bows.
photos by Anthony LaPenna