Joanie Pallatto's 'My Original Plan' To Debut At Venus Cabaret Theater in Chicago


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...witness the Martha Graham of jazz reinventing the genre. It was one of the most exciting, odd, life-affirming, and eye-catching shows ever, indeed, it was exactly what cabaret should be.
—Stephen Mosher, BroadwayWorld, NY
Direct from her critically acclaimed appearance at New York's Pangea, singer-songwriter, Joanie Pallatto, returns to her home town to continue the My Original Plan celebration. The show will Debut at the newly opened Venus Cabaret Theater on December 5th. 6:30 p.m. Joining the celebrated Artist, is her co-producer/arranger and modern guitar virtuoso Fareed Haque, pianist-composer Sparrow; and special quests, Brazilian Dancer, Dill Costa and Broadway mainstay, actor-singer Bill Nolte. My Original Plan is an acoustic tour-de-force variety hour of song and dance.

Sunday, December 5, 2021
6:30 PM- 9:00 PM
One Show Only with Intermission
$20.00 available online at the Mercury Theater site.

Mercury Theater Chicago
3745 North Southport Avenue
Chicago, IL, 60613
(773) 360- 7365

Joanie Pallatto's songs are like a modern radio, which create musical visions of various genres for the audiences to relish in...

Described by Rick Kogan of the Chicago Tribune as having “a stirring and special voice,” singer/songwriter Joanie Pallatto has a history of 42 years as one of Chicago's leading studio voices, an independent artist with 14 albums as a leader/co-leader, and the Southport Records co-chair, along with her husband and partner Bradley Parker-Sparrow responsible for 100's of recordings of otherwise little-documented local musical artists.

What the Critics are Saying

“THE SHOW IS A HIT... Chicago actress Joanie Pallatto a hit in New York" —Thomas J. O’Gorman, October 2021.

“The veteran jazz singer-songwriter teams with guitarist Fareed Haque for a seamless set of original tunes that cover a dizzying stylistic range, from samba and swing to pop and torch." Top 5. —Robert Rodi, New City, Chicago

“With an infectious, downright girlish enthusiasm that’s especially admirable in someone who was raised in “the biz” (her mother was a cabaret singer and dancer, her father a fiddler) and has been immersed in it in her own right since the late '70s. Her voice is light without being ethereal, her phrasing inventive but not radical–she’s a versatile, intelligent, girl-next-door sort of jazz singer." —Monica Kendrick, Chicago Reader

“...witness the Martha Graham of jazz reinventing the genre. It was one of the most exciting, odd, life-affirming, and eye-catching shows ever, indeed, it was exactly what cabaret should be." —Stephen Mosher, BroadwayWorld, NY

“Joanie Pallatto Brought a Tasty Slice of Chicago to the Big Apple. She lives her writing; they are a part of her fabric. It’s an artistic serving that deserves a return from the Windy City. New York awaits." —Marilyn Lester, NiteLife Exchange, NY

“It’s a rare thing these days to be able to locate and actually take time out to listen to an album of this depth and grace. Reconciling essential, long-standing attributes of Twentieth Century pop and jazz, Joanie Pallatto charms her music into the future with My Original Plan." ***** —Robert Silverstein, Roots Music Report

Mercury Theater Chicago will be requiring audience members to provide proof of vaccination and present a government-issued photo ID. For children under 12 and people with a medical condition or closely held religious belief that prevents vaccination, guests may provide proof of a COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours of the performance start time, or a negative COVID-19 antigen test taken within 6 hours of the performance start time. All patrons will have to wear a mask throughout the performance and during their time at our venue when not actively eating or drinking in the lobby or in The Venus Cabaret Theater.

Come and join US for an exciting show.. filled with comedy....dramatics.. and music, music, music.

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