Hey Nonny’s first sell-out was our first Café Carly cabaret show — featuring Chicago’s most talented young musical theater performers, wrangled into a uniquely-themed show by hometown girl (and former NYC cabaret performer) Carly Stocking. Every Café Carly presents different songs, performers and jokes, but every one is a polished, high-energy songfest for delighted crowds. This edition’s theme is “This Magic Moment,” focusing on songs inspired by those crystalline nanoseconds when your life changes forever. It’s the lightning fever of first-glance desire, the thrill of a victory, the realization of a betrayal, the cracking resolution of a decision. The magicians conjuring these moments on April 17 will include Erin Daly, Neil Stratman, Kim Green, Max DeTogne, Caleb Baze, and, of course, our Musical Mistress of the Magic Moments, Carly Stocking.
Kim Green, a Cary, IL native, is a working Actor and Certified Medical Coder in Chicago. She lives in the hip neighborhood of Bucktown with her wiener dogs (Leo & Senna) and her fiance. Favorite Chicago credits include: Amy – Little Women (Brown Paper Box Co.); Rapunzel – Into The Woods(Metropolis); Mallory/Avril – City of Angels, Mack & Mabel (Porchlight); Bye Bye Birdie, White Christmas (Drury Lane); Mary Poppins(Mercury); Anything Goes (Music Theatre Works); 42nd Street (Theatre at the Center); Margot – Legally Blonde (Big Noise).
Maxwell J DeTogne is thrilled to be back performing in his hometown. A bit of a cabaret enthusiast of late, Max is a graduate from local John Hersey High School in 2009 and then North Central College in 2013. Max is a three time Jeff Award Nominee for title roles as Jesus in Jesus Christ Superstar [Theo Ubique], Rob in High Fidelity [Refuge Theatre Project] and Clyde in Bonnie and Clyde [Kokandy Productions] and most recently performed as Lord Evelyn Oakley with Music Theater Works. www.MaxDeTogne.com
Carly Stocking is an Arlington Heights native and received her BFA in Acting from Illinois Wesleyan University. She recently returned to Chicago after spending five years in New York City producing, directing, and performing in over a dozen cabaret shows. Theatre credits include: Cinderella in Cinderella, Miep Gies in The Diary of Anne Frank, and Helen in the West Coast Premier of Bob (B Street Theatre), Open For Me (Voices Theatre), and As You Like It (Milburn Stone). Carly is currently a director for Setting the Stage in Arlington Heights.
Caleb Blaze has been seen in the Chicago area in Jesus Christ Superstar (Lyric Opera), Hair (Mercury Theatre), Dreamgirls (Porchlight MusicTheatre), Spring Awakening and October Sky (both at the Marriott Theatre), and A Marvin Hamlisch Songbook and Jesus Christ Superstar (both at the Theo Ubique Theatre Company). Other appearances include Lights, Carmera, Music/Rock-A-Hula (Norwegian Cruise Line). He is an alumnus of The University of Central Oklahoma. Love to Stephanie and my Texas family.
Erin Daly is a Chicago native who has a deep love for magic, both real and imaginary. She’s known Carly since they started college together in 2006 and is thrilled to be singing again with her best girl. Previous credits include Mrs. Claus in “Snowgirls” (Hell in a Handbag), Kaityn in “Triassic Parq” (Circle Theatre), and “Bat Boy” (Griffin Theatre).
Neil Stratman’s favorite credits include: Jacque Brel’s Lonesome Losers of the Night and The Full Monty at Theo Ubique, Rooster in Annie (RMRT), Seymour in Little Shop of Horrors (Williams Street Rep), and sobbing ensemble member in Rent (Paramount).Thanks to old drinking buddy Carly Stocking for having him here, you can follow his shenanigans at neilstratman.com.