August 22nd: BERLIN IM LICHT - Ein Cabaret

"But if you want to see the city of Berlin, the sun isn't enough.
To see everything in it properly, you're going to need a few watts...
Come on turn on the lights, so we can see what there is to see!" ~Kurt Weill

Inspired by Berlin and their mutual love of Kurt Weill, Michelle Jasso and Aaron Benham take the Davenport's cabaret stage for a special, one-night-only event. Join them as they take their audience through a selection of beloved known and (very) unknown songs about some of Weill's favorite topics: love, heartbreak, temptation, politics - and of course, drinking!

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Wednesday, August 22nd, 8pm
21+ / $12 cover + two drink minimum (drinks need not be alcoholic)

Davenport's Piano Bar Chicago


Aaron Benham is a music director, arranger, composer, and performer. Chicago credits include: Merrily We Roll Along, Side Show (Porchlight), Grand Hotel (Kokandy), Marie Christine (Boho), Xanadu (ATC), Wild Party (Jeff Award), Carrie (Bailiwick Chicago); also work with About Face, Chicago Opera Theater, Circle, Flying Elephant, Montana Shakespeare, Pride Films, Second City, Theo-Ubique, Timberlake Playhouse, and Writer's. His original score to Bewildered premiered last fall with Hell in a Handbag. Up next: The Book of Merman Off-Broadway! BFA, Emerson College.

Michelle Jasso is a versatile, active performer with credits encompassing opera, cabaret, theatre, television, commercial, and voiceover. Within her repertoire of over 25 leading and supporting roles, favorites include the title role in Puccini's Suor Angelica, “Sally Bowles” (Cabaret), “The Witch” (Into The Woods), “The Beggar Woman” (Sweeney Todd, Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle award), and “Ursula” (The Little Mermaid). Most recently seen onstage as Elizaveta Grushinskaya in Kokandy Productions’ highly-acclaimed production of Grand Hotel, she has also worked locally with Teatro Vista, Lifeline Theatre, Oil Lamp Theatre, and Porchlight Music Theatre. Next up Michelle will reprise the role of The Witch in Music Theater Works’ December 2018 production of Into The Woods. Michelle is a member of the American Guild of Musical Artists (AGMA) and of the Alliance of Latino Theatre Artists (ALTA), and is represented in Chicago by Big Mouth Talent.