Take a stroll into that famous little circle of light as Hilary Ann Feldman guides your on a tour of Carol Burnett’s life and laughs. Joined by Chicago musical favorite Beckie Menzie (serving as musical director, pianist, and comic foil) they bring back some of the show's most beloved characters.
The world has enjoyed a love affair with Carol Burnett for over fifty years. Her peerless, fearless character acting and delightful, self-effacing personality made her Lucille Ball’s rightful successor as the red-headed Queen of Television Comedy. Carol can do it all -- sing, dance, act, make you laugh [Insert Tarzan yell here], and break your heart. But it was the laughs that led her from hardship and poverty to becoming the shining star that audiences fell head over heels for (often while Carol was doing just that).
Called a “tour de force of cabaret, opera, and jazz” by The Chicago Tribune, Hilary has performed across the US and in London, England. received music degrees from the University of Illinois and Berklee College of Music in Boston. Her repertoire of solo shows celebrates the music of the American Songbook – past and present – and pays tribute to some of entertainment’s most beloved icons. Solo shows include: All the Write Women; Setting New Standards; Hollywood & Broadway-A Fine Romance; I Get a Kick Out of NEW; My Fair Audrey Hepburn; Laughing Matters-the Life & Laughs of Carol Burnett; Songs That Almost Got Away; and BLESsings-Living on Elephant Time. Her debut solo CD, Taking Flight, was named "Cabaret/Folk CD of the Year (2008)" by New York's Cabaret Hotline. In addition to her performing life, Hilary has taught private voice for over 25 years. She is also the founder/director of Acts Of Kindness Cabaret, a nonprofit organization that raises money for other area nonprofits through cabaret performances, raising significan charitable dollars , while introducing new audience to the art of modern cabaret. www.hilaryannfeldman.com www.aokcabaret.org