UPCOMING SHOWS

"THE ENVELOPE PLEASE"

03.21.19 |Reception 7pm - Show 7:30pm

Skokie Theatre , 847-677-7761, 7924 Lincoln, Skokie Tickets: $40, US

Chicago's top cabaret and concert singers will entertain you in style in The Envelope Please--Songs From the Movies--Thursday, February 21 at the Skokie Theater, 7924 North Lincoln, in Skokie. Phone: 847-677-7761. Featured performers include Charlene Brooks, who routinely sells out at the Skokie Theater and other venues, Joan Curto, who appears at the Skokie Theater, nationally recognized singer/songwriter, Carla Gordon, Beckie Menzie, who has graced Carnegie Hall,Tom Michael, who has performed at Lincoln Center, Chicago's "Queen of Cabaret," Denise Tomasello, and Palm Springs favorite, Kevin Wood.
Tickets include a champagne/dessert reception at 7:00 PM with the show at 7:30 PM


PAST SHOWS

Makom Shalom Purim Cabaret Benefit

03.16.19 |7-9 pm

Broadway united Methodist Church 3338 N Broadway, Chicago, US

Join the fun!
Purim Cabaret Benefit featuring Charlene Brooks and Rabbi Michael Davis: Makom Shalom Synagogue invites you to join members and friends at a gala Purim Cabaret Benefit on Saturday March 16, featuring Charlene Brooks. The program also includes a musical performance by Makom's singing rabbi, Reb Michael Davis and dramatic storytelling by Makom’s founding rabbi, Reb Allen Secher, now of Whitefish, MT.
Children 12 and under are free. Tickets for adults are $50. TICKETS: http://www.makomshalom.com.
Ms. Brooks will perform favorites from her sold-out shows at the Skokie Theatre, including Swing, Latin, Carole King, Broadway and joyous Yiddish songs. She will sing duets from the Great American Song Book with Rabbi Davis, a longtime faculty member at the Hebrew Seminary.

NEW YEAR'S EVE CONCERT: "FEELIN' GOOD!"

12.31.18 |8:00 pm

Skokie Theatre , 847-677-7761, 7924 Lincoln, Skokie Tickets: $40, US

Celebrate New Year's Eve as Brooks shares the music of Broadway, Pop, Latin, and Rock! Enjoy this special evening with her brilliantly rockin' band as you bring in the spirit of a fun and powerful new year.

Brooks Sings "BARBRA AND FRIENDS"

08.04.18 |8:00 PM

Skokie Theatre , 847-677-7761, 7924 Lincoln, Skokie Tickets: $30, US

Brooks shares the music and passions of Barbra Streisand, Carole King, Bonnie Raitt, and Bette Midler. Enjoy this special evening with the beautiful, rockin', and powerful music of these legendary singers!

"LIFE STINKS!",... and other things my mother taught me! Congregation Bene Shalom Benefit Performance

06.10.18 |3 pm

Illinois Holocaust Museum Skokie, IL 847-677-3330, US

Charlene Brooks is bringing not just her voice and humor to the stage, but her heritage as well.
“Life Stinks!",.. and other things my mother taught me!, is the culmination of years of theater and cabaret shows singing classic Broadway, jazz, and songs in Yiddish and Hebrew. Brooks, the daughter of two Holocaust Survivors brings us her card-playing "aunts and uncles", Meyer the butcher, Sam the shoe-maker, and Mom, the funniest woman you'll ever meet. These and other very real over-the-top characters of her family and friends, are the inspiration for this deeply moving and often incredibly funny performance.

"BARBRA & FRIENDS" A New Year's Eve Event

12.31.17 |8:00 pm

Skokie Theatre , 847-677-7761, 7924 Lincoln, Skokie Tickets: $35, US

Celebrate New Year's Eve as Brooks shares the music and passions of
Barbra Streisand, Carole King, Bonnie Raitt, and Bette Midler. Enjoy this special evening with the beautiful, rockin', and powerful music of these legendary singers!

"BROOKS SINGS BROADWAY"

06.17.17 |8 pm

Skokie Theatre, 847-677-7761, 7924 Lincoln, Skokie Tickets: $30, US

A new show with songs from Broadway musicals that I've never done, along with the ones I have and love, love and can't wait to sing this summer! There will be songs from Young Frankenstein's Frau Blucher, Sweet Charity, Sondheim, to the comedy and tender love songs of so many other amazing shows. The band, oh yes, the band, will be there to charm and capture the essence of this great music.

"UNFORGETTABLE TAPESTRY", THE MUSIC OF NATALIE COLE AND CAROLE KING

09.25.16 |Sunday 7 pm

Skokie Theatre, 847-677-7761, 7924 Lincoln, Skokie, SkokieTheatre.org Tickets: $25, US

These great ladies from the 70's to today, Natalie Cole's wonderfully fun pop hits "This Will be", "Pink Cadillac" "Unforgettable" to her great swing arrangements of swing classics. Carole King's "I Feel the Earth Move", "Natural Woman", "You've Got a Friend", and so many more!!!

"UNFORGETTABLE TAPESTRY", THE MUSIC OF NATALIE COLE AND CAROLE KING

06.18.16 |8:00 pm

Skokie Theatre, 847-677-7761, 7924 Lincoln, Skokie, SkokieTheatre.org, US

These great ladies from the 70's to today, Natalie Cole's wonderfully fun pop hits "This Will be", "Pink Cadillac" "Unforgettable" to her great swing arrangements of swing classics. Carole King's "I Feel the Earth Move", "Natural Woman", "You've Got a Friend", and so many more!!!