Melissa Young’s tour of the gay rights movement through song and comedy returns to Davenports to celebrate our progress 5 years later.
WHEN: October 9 and 11, 2014 8p
WHERE: Davenports Cabaret 1383 N. Milwaukee Ave, Chicago IL
TIME: Doors open at 7:30pm show starts at 8:00pm
COST: $15 plus a two drink minimum
Celebrate National Coming Out Day with Melissa Young and Nick Sula as they return to Davenports with Young’s historical hit, OUT AND PROUD: A Rainbow Celebration. Five years ago, Young performed the music of the World’s most loved Gay Icon’s to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Stonewall riots, June 28, 1969 and now returns to celebrate the progress our country has made over the last fives years! Starting with Stonewall and Judy Garland, Young will follow the Gay Rights timeline, matching Icons to significant moments in Gay history, ending at the Equal Marriage fight of today. Dolly Parton’s Light of the Clear Blue Morning in 1977 aligns with Anita Bryant and the S.O.C., Bette Midler’s Do You Wanna Dance aligns with a post Stonewall New York (1971-73) of Bathhouses and Gay owned Discos. The creation of the Gay Pride flag 1979/80 and Diana Ross’ I’m Coming Out! Young’s passion for the history and where the movement is today comes across with laughter, heart and great love. Nick Sula is back with Young this time around at the piano and Daryl Nitz, of Chicago’s longest running cabaret show, The Nitz Howe Experience, directs. $15, 2 drink minimum. Reservations recommended. Young’s been seen all around town at Davenports, Hydrate, the Park West, 3160 and Drury Lane Water Tower and out of town at The Dunes Resort, Don’t Tell Mama in NYC, The Duplex NYC and The Stonewall Inn. $15 with a two drink minimum.