Lettin’ the Good Times Roll
11/15/2017, noon | Updated on 11/15/2017, noon
Felicia P. Fields and E. Faye Butler to Perform in Rousing Limited Run Cabaret Concert Lettin’ the Good Times Roll with Hits and Sass at Victory Gardens Biograph Theater Limited Engagement!
Steve Abrams and Kicky Productions announce that a brand new cabaret-concert, Lettin’ the Good Times Roll featuring the dynamic duo, E. Faye Butler, Felicia P. Fields and a host of renowned musicians in a very special limited engagement for 9 performances at The Biograph Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue in Chicago.
The production is directed by Kenneth L. Roberson and these award-winning entertainers will join forces in a fun and electrifying cabaret full of jazz, gospel, blues, musical theater tunes and bawdy hits with lots of sass, banter and hilarious inside stories that only these two Chicago power house divas can do. Tickets for Lettin’ the Good Times Roll go on sale on November 2 exclusively through Victory Gardens box office by calling 773-871-3000 or online at www.victorygardens.org. Ticket prices start as low as $15, and the production runs from December 15, 2017-January 7, 2018 on Fridays and Saturdays at 8PM, Sundays at 3:30PM and also features a special New Year’s Eve performance at 8PM.
These sassy dames, supported by a group of highly acclaimed musicians, will perform a repertoire that will have you rocking, reeling, laughing and shouting your troubles away. The cabaret will revolve around the decades of experience from the two songstresses as they perform a series of upbeat and powerful tunes representing their rich tapestry of celebrated performances that will entertain and inspire. Lettin’ the Good Times Roll exudes the energy that will draw the audience forward in their seats enjoying the rare opportunity to spend an intimate evening with some of the world’s best known talent.
This limited run will also include a special New Year’s Eve celebration hosted by the electrifying talents who are also great cooks. Following the December 31 performance, E. Faye and Felicia will usher in the New Year with a limited ticketed “After Show” party that includes special guests, DJ and dinner cooked by E. Faye & Felicia, themselves. Those very limited tickets are also on sale.
Felicia P. Fields recently performed as the voice of Audrey 2 in Little Shop of Horrors, and just completed a very successful run as the Associate Director of The Court Theater’s production of 5 Guys Named Moe. A Second City diva, Broadway actress and Tony-Award nominee for her role of Sofia in the Broadway musical The Color Purple, she also earned a 2006 Theatre World Award, Clarence Derwent Award, an NAACP Image Award nomination, two Broadway.com Awards, a Denver Post Ovation Award and was a Drama League honoree while reprising the role that Oprah Winfrey created in the film version of the same name.
Ms. Fields has a string of Goodman Theatre productions to her credit, including Crowns, The Rose Tattoo, The Amen Corner, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom and A Christmas Carol. She has also performed in numerous productions at Marriott Theatre Lincolnshire, Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, Northlight Theatre, Drury Lane Oakbrook Terrace, Theatre at the Center, Apple Tree Theatre and has performed throughout the country in the musical Low Down Dirty Blues. Her on-camera, television and film credits include Sense 8, Who Gets the Dog (with Alicia Silverstone), Chicago Fire, and Kingfisher (with Chance the Rapper), Early Edition, Save the Last Dance, The Knights of Prosperity and numerous commercials and voice-overs. She has a day named after her in July bestowed upon her by Governor Pat Quinn.