Theater Works brings back its cabaret series for one weekend only with “Unforgettable,” starring T.A. Burrows and Linda Waymire.
The distinctive styles and memorable music of Nat King Cole, Dean Martin, Peggy Lee, Johnny Mathis, Ray Charles, Patsy Cline, Neil Diamond, Connie Francis, Sammy Davis Jr. and more are brought together in this concert, playing Friday through Sunday.
Songs include: “Unforgettable,” “Mr. Bojangles,” “Fever,” “Paper Moon,” “That’s Amore,” “Everybody Loves Somebody” and other classics. Informative and lighthearted repartee is provided by Laurie Ehlers, who stars as the host for this trip down memory lane. Wine and cheese will be available during this special cabaret performance.
Burrows is a New York City native and a multi-talented entertainer who has performed more than 1,900 shows. He has appeared in Las Vegas, and he has worked with such stars as The Temptations, Patti Labelle, Earth, Wind & Fire, Chicago, The Pointer Sisters, Lee Greenwood, and the late Bob Hope. He is a master impressionist as well as an accomplished vocalist, comedian and actor.
Ehlers is a Connecticut-born comedy actress. She recently appeared as the female lead in the comedy-mystery “Alfred Hitchcock Taught Me Everything I Know” and starred as Lizzy Curry in “The Rainmaker.” She also starred as the title character, Miss Daizy, in the musical-comedy, “Driving Miss Daizy ... Crazy!” which she co-wrote with Burrows.
Tickets, $25, are on sale online at theaterworks.org and at the Peoria Center for the Performing Arts. The box office is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily and may be reached at 623-815-7930.
Shows are 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets include food, nad wine will be available. Theater Works is in the Peoria Center for the Performing Arts at 8355 W. Peoria Ave., Peoria.