Joining Kaylee on stage for her Magic of Christmas concert:
Jill Schwartz is honored to be joining voices to celebrate the warmth of the season and the spirit with Kaylee. Last seen as a vocalist in The Right Brain Project’s Little Black Dress Cabaret, Jill has performed in the Chicago musical theater community for the past 20 years. She spends her days teaching math and musical theater and is currently pursuing her Masters in Liberal Studies at Northwestern University.
Al Engram joins the stage with his smooth baritone voice and hearty laugh. Al is a native of Chicago with advanced study in Vocal Pedagogy from Chicago Conservatory of Music,University of Minnesota, and Roosevelt University. He has soloed with the Chicago Symphony,St Louis Symphony, Minnesota Chamber Orchestra and performed with Fred Waring and the Pennsylvanians. Al is currently the choir director at St. Joseph Catholic Church and is the annual guest conductor of the Messiah at Ebenezer Baptist Church and the Seven last words of Christ at St Edmund’s Episcopal in Chicago.
Scott Spector is thrilled to be sharing the stage with his dear friend Kaylee for a song during her concert at the Skokie Theatre. He was most recently seen as the Grinch and Yertle the Turtle in Seussical the Musical with Big Noise Theatre Company, and has been a member of the Chicago Artists Chorale since it began in 2014.
Anne Lentino is a founding member of Promethean Theatre Ensemble, where she appeared in Brontë, Caucasian Chalk Circle, Bury the Dead, Kennedy’s Children, The Illusion and Our Country’s Good. A Skokie native, she studied ballet at Ballet Russe through her teen years, caught the theatre bug in high school at Loyola Academy, and received her B.A. in Theatre and English from Northwestern. She’s thrilled to be performing with her sister-in-law Kaylee!
Whitney Langas is excited to Fa-La-La along side Kaylee & friends to help get in the holiday spirit. She holds a BFA in Musical theatre and was last seen on stage in Little Women in the city. She has been seen in clubs and stages throughout Chicago area and is excited to jingle some bells this holiday season.
John Hopkins has been a part of the music scene for many years. A church musician first, he quickly became part of the Chicago Dixieland and jazz scene, playing at clubs and restaurants across the city and suburbs. For the past several years, he has been accompanist and arranger for headliner Kaylee Durow, while continuing as music director at a north suburban church. John plays and accompanies all types of music for all occasions…but his favorites are the lush love songs from both traditional and contemporary composers.
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