The New Vic Theatre and Gina-Maria Chimner are planning a special evening in August and they want everyone to know about it! The New Vic stage will feature an evening of music performed by the award-winning local actress and her special guests on August 8th and 9th in a concert aptly called Diva Unleashed!!
Gina said, “When we started talking about a fundraiser I jumped at the chance to help! I wanted to do an evening of the music that has influenced my life and to include friends from some of the amazing productions I have been involved in right here in Kalamazoo! So, I asked my friends not just from the New Vic, but the Civic and Farmers Alley, as well!” Chimner recently finished a run in The New Vic’s very successful production of Stephen Sondheim’s Company.
Gina-Maria Chimner has become a favorite performer on Kalamazoo stages since she re-settled here with her husband Greg after a successful career in regional theatre, national tours and her popular cabaret/nightclub show.
The New Vic Theatre began its long run as a local theatre treasure in the Sixties and has remained a mainstay for theatre goers to present. “Diva Unchained” will feature two different sets of music “I grew up with the music of the sixties and seventies and I have very special memories of where I was and what I was doing when I first heard many of the songs I’ll be singing in the first set of the show” The second set will feature some of Chimners favorite musical theatre songs. “My Musical Director Brent Decker is amazing and he has given me full reign over the material, so we are going to have some fun! I’m trying to keep my special guest’s names a secret because of scheduling, but I can tell you that I will be joined by a few generation’s the New Vic family for a couple of numbers. They have embraced me into the family and allowed me to perform in the past with much success, so I’m very excited they are allowing my shenanigans onto their stage again!”
As August approaches with its fiery days and muggy nights, what better way to escape the heat than to bring a friend and enjoy a cool relaxed evening of memories and music?
Diva Unleashed!! is a special event to raise money for The New Vic Theatre. We are wrapping up our Annual Fund Drive and you can help us meet our goal by attending this special event. Tickets are $30 and additional contributions are appreciated. For ticket information and reservations please call 269-381-3328.
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FINAL TWO PERFORMANCES THIS WEEKEND
The New Vic production of Last of the Red Hot Lovers is directed by Robert L. Smith. Mr.Smith has been a leading contributor to the Kalamazoo theatre scene for decades and this production will be his last. The New Vic is honored that he chose our little theatre to bring his illustrious career to a close.
Don’t forget the NEW CURTAIN TIME! All performances are at 8:00 P.M. and tickets after opening night are $25.00 each.
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