What is your favorite part of the 1970's?
Disco everything! The music, the dance, the hair...Everything is funky and grooves! When I teach dance, my students especially love starting jazz class with a megamix of disco music featuring Play that Funky Music, Superfreak, That's the Way I Like It, anything Bee Gees, Funky Town, Boogie Wonderland, Shake Your Groove Thing, and Disco Inferno. The 70's had a multitude of line dances, and the rest of the dancing was typically done with a partner. Some icons: YMCA, Funky Chicken, Disco Point, the Bump, The Hustle, the Bus Stop... I use these moves often at weddings. :)
If (we) really knew (you), we would know that your favorite place to eat in Chicago is...
Ranalli's in Andersonville!!! They have the BEST thin crust pepperoni pizza. I have to stop myself from crushing the whole thing in one sitting.
Speaking of They're Playing Our Song... what is YOUR song, or the song that describes you best?
Oh my... I have so many that I like! In college, I had one friend who constantly called me tiny dancer (for obvious reasons). But I LOVE Disney, and the song that has the most plays in my iTunes right now is I2I from a Goofy Movie. Added Bonus: It's an awesome song to sing and dance to in the car!
What about this production is special to you?
This cast of talent is incredible and we have had so many laughs throughout our rehearsal process! I also didn't realize how much dancing was in the show! From lyrical, to jazz, funk, disco, and partnering, this show has something to make everyone smile :)
They're Playing Our Song runs from July 28 - August 20 at Rivendell Theatre (5779 N. Ridge Ave, Chicago, IL, 60660).
Click the link below to reserve your tickets for previews, opening weekend, or the regular run of the show!
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Making theatre. Writing about it. Maybe some hilarious Youtube cat videos in between.