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Girls Like Us

Girls Like Us

The music of Carole King, Carly Simon and Joni Mitchell

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QdiJ1YlbMJs&list=PLW9XmnfSA6lXWPq3k3dDUDJmPtMgLq_GB&index=3

Girls Like Us: Laura Freeman, Beckie Menzie & Marianne Murphy Orland, combine to celebrate the ground breaking music of Carole King, Carly Simon and Joni Mitchell.  Inspired by the book, Girls Like Us by Sheila Weller, Laura, Beckie and Marianne(or these Cabaret favorites) blend their unique performing styles into a delightful evening dedicated to showcasing the music and stories of three singers who dared to break tradition and become what none had been before them – female confessors in song, rock superstars, and adventurers of heart and soul.

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Evolution of the Girl Groups

The "girls", Laura Freeman, Marianne Murphy-Orland and Beckie Menzie reteam to present a salute to favorite girl groups from the 1920's to today! Starting with the Andrew Sisters, the sound of women has resonated with each generation. The tight big band sound of the Boswells and the Andrews, the call and response of the Shirelles and the Supremes and the lyrics that looked at the world through distinctly feminine eyes like the Dixie Chicks and the Bitchin Babes....all are represented in this fun, harmony filled retrospective!

https://youtu.be/UN8B3jEMVuM

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Barbra, Bette & Bernadette

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Ultimate Divas of Stage, Screen and Popular music, Barbra, Bette and Bernadette have made their mark from the Baths to Broadway and beyond! With their fifth collaboration, Girls Like Us (Cabaret favorites Laura Freeman, Beckie Menzie and Marianne Murphy Orland), bring you the music and lives of Streisand, Midler and Peters with humor, history and song.

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IT'S MY PARTY...the girls and the groups of the 1960’s

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JOIN LAURA FREEMAN, BECKIE MENZIE AND MARIANNE MURPHY ORLAND AS THEY CELEBRATE THE LADIES OF THE 60’S: LESLIE GORE, MARY WELLS, THE SUPREMES AND MORE. WHEN WE TALK ABOUT MUSIC FROM THE 1960’S, MOST PEOPLE THINK OF BOB DYLAN, THE BEATLES AND JIMMY HENDRICKS, BUT THAT IS REALLY JUST PART OF THE STORY! IN A SMALL WINDOW OF ABOUT 8 YEARS, MUSIC CHANGED FOREVER WITH THE BIRTH OF A GENRE MOST HISTORIANS DON’T EVEN ACKNOWLEDGE; THE BIRTH OF BUBBLE GUM POP. SUDDENLY THE AIR WAVES WERE JUMPING WITH THE SOUND OF WOMEN…NO, GIRLS; TEENAGE GIRLS AND THEIR TEENAGE PROBLEMS. JOIN LAURA, BECKIE AND MARIANNE AS THEY CELEBRATE THE SOUNDS OF THE VANDELLAS, THE MARVELETTES, THE SUPREMES, THE RONETTES, DIONNE, DUSTY, LESLIE, MARY AND MORE!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5QdBY7D9ji8

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The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year!


It’s never too early to get into the holiday spirit. Join Chicago cabaret favorites Laura Freeman, Beckie Menzie and Marianne Murphy-Orland as they sing favorite holiday tunes and spread cheer! Laugh at the stresses of the season and bask in the joy of the holiday traditions with favorites like “How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” “Oh Holy Night” and “Merry Christmas, Darling.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w0D5If-w86M


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MissCast

Girls Like Us take on Broadway: Miss Cast

Celebrating the music of Broadway in a truly unique way, Girls Like Us blends harmony and humor into musical theatre favorites! Find out what it was like to be Julie Andrews, cast in her first Broadway lead in My Fair Lady. Discover the divas who worked with Rodgers and Hammerstein, Cole Porter and George Gershwin. Explore the Broadway hits of today though the lens of a woman. Experience West Side Story, Jersey Boys, Fiddler on the Roof from a female perspective…Laura, Beckie and Marianne might be Miss Cast in a few of these roles, but they will put a stamp on them that you will never forget!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_LqmyquwIa4


© ERIC BROWN 2015