About the Town with The Lakeside Singers
Julie Bayer brings her acting talent to perform with the Steel Beam Theater in St. Charles in a production of Silent Sky, the true story of 19th-century astronomer Henrietta Leavitt. The play explores a woman’s place in society during a time of immense scientific discoveries, when women’s ideas were dismissed until men claimed credit for them. Social progress, like scientific progress, can be hard to see when one is trapped among earthly complications; Henrietta Leavitt and her female peers believe in both, and their dedication changed the way we understand both the heavens and Earth. Julie plays Annie Cannon, a colleague of Henrietta Leavitt, and a famous astronomer in her own right.
The show runs from January 11th to February 3rd. For more information and tickets click here.
You’ve heard Daniel Riley sing, now watch him do double duty in Northlight’s production of Nina Simone: Four Women. In the aftermath of 1963’s 16th Street Baptist Church bombing, Nina Simone transformed from songstress to activist with powerful anthems such as “Mississippi Goddam,” “Old Jim Crow,” and “To Be Young, Gifted and Black.” The Play features over a dozen musical numbers and Dan is both the Musical Director and accompanist for the show.
The show runs from January 24th to March 3rd. For more information and tickets click here.