Kara Kesselring (9/30 @ 8pm)
"Pianist, vocalist, and arranger Kara Kesselring is a bustling freelance musician and dedicated educator based in Chicago. For over a decade she’s mined the Windy City’s vibrant music scene, establishing an eclectic career.
Highlights include playing keys and singing in the Tony award-winning smash hit Jersey Boys (National Tour, Broadway in Chicago); touring with, arranging, and accompanying breakout PBS retro-rock sensation Under the Streetlamp; as well as composing, arranging, and performing around the globe for educational comedy troupe Wavelength. www.wavelength.biz.
Kara made her music directing debut on the show, A Taste of Things to Come at the Chicago Broadway Playhouse. She had the opportunity to sub on Broadway shows Waitress, A Bronx Tale and The Grinch. She has worked at many Chicago theaters such as Chicago Shakespeare Theater and Marriott Lincolnshire Theater.
A talented songwriter, Kara leads the homespun country/folk group Sugarcreek Road. Her original music is featured on the album, 'Hurry Up & Relax,' www.sugarcreekroad.com. "