Tonight: The Distance You Have Come: The Music of Scott Alan

Becky Chicoine, Lina Kernan, Katherine L. Condit, and Shannon Strodel will perform in ‘The Distance You Have Come’ at Davenport’s Piano Bar & Cabaret.

Over the past few years, I’ve increasingly heard about composer Scott Alan. Seems he’s the hot new cabaret tunesmith. So I’m looking forward to hearing his songs performed by these exciting young artists. More thoughts to come. Here’s info from press materials:

For four nights only, hear the songs of up-and-coming New York musical theatre composer Scott Alansung by four fabulous Chicago performers: Lina Kernan, Shannon Strodel, Becky Chicoine and Broadway veteran Katherine L. Condit. Be introduced to these heartfelt and moving songs by some ofthe most talented ladies in Chicago!

Scott Alan is a New York based composer who also founded the Monday Nights, New Voices concert series, showcasing the promising new talent in New York. Alan writes accessible, pop-oriented musical theatre and cabaret songs, filled with honest emotions. He also has released two CD’s of his music featuring Broadway performers: “Dreaming Wide Awake” and “Keys.” Songs from both albums will be featured in the performances at Davenport’s. Alan maintains a website for his music at

The performance will feature the vocal stylings of four prominent musical theatre performers from Chicago: Lina Kernan (Porchlight’s Ragtime; Goodman’s Ain’t Misbehavin), Shannon Strodel (Bailiwick’s Jerry Springer: The Opera; Porchlight’s Candide), Becky Chicoine (La Red Music Theatre’s Brat Camp; Porchlight’s Miracle on 34th Street) and Katherine L. Condit (original Broadway cast of Chess; national tours of Cats, A Chorus Line, and Joseph; Bailiwick’s Kiss of the Spider Woman). The cabaret is the brainchild of young director and musical theatre aficionado Christopher Pazdernik, who has Chicago credits with Porchlight Music Theatre, Bailiwick, and Theo Ubique, but is making his Chicago directorial debut with this production.

The Distance You Have Come: The Music of Scott Alan runs Mondays through February 22, 2010. Show times are 8 p.m. at Davenport’s Piano Bar & Cabaret, 1383 N. Milwaukee, Chicago. More information and tickets are available at Read more >

One thought on “Tonight: The Distance You Have Come: The Music of Scott Alan

  1. First of all, I just enjoy Davenports. Have a black cow for me!

    Second, I’m curious to hear what you think. Scott Alan seems to be all over the place these days. I downloaded Megan Hilty singing one of his songs from itunes the other day. Because I’m cool like that.


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