Fizz & Ginger traces the steps of the 1920s New Yorker nightlife reviewer, Lipstick, as she enters a party in pursuit of a story. Hot on the heels of her rum-running boyfriend Benny, she finds him at The Crossroads, mixed with company she’s never seen before. Old Tom Bullock is in town slinging drinks fresh out of his cocktail book while Marjorie croons the tunes of a lover lost to the Great War. Nellie, a writer for Harlem’s ‘The Messenger’ magazine, is there to support her bohemian best friend Bruce who is necking with a man he shouldn’t be necking with. With a jazz combo, this Chicago premiere pays homage to Lipstick’s reviews from the ‘New Yorker’ archives.

FIZZ & GINGER contains themes of racism, alcoholism, and police brutality, as well as profanity and simulated drug use.  Theatrical haze is used in this production.

Tickets
$15 to $40

Cast

Covers

Bruce/Moe
Benjamin Burney
Marjorie
Sadie Cheslak
Lipstick
Allison Cook
Nellie
Tom
Benny/Izzy
Mason Montuoro

Band

Saxophone
Aaron Kauffman
Trumpet
Emily Kuhn
Trombone
Thom Schwartz
Percussion
Brent Roman
Double Bass
Sebastian Sanchez
Assistant Conductor and Piano
Otto Vogel

Artistic Team

Conductor
Stage Director
Composer
Librettist
Intimacy & Movement Director
Scenic & Props Designer
Costume Designer
Jocelyn Garcia
Stage Manager
Production Manager
Master Electrician
Aria Morris

Dates

Sun
May 19, 2024
Date
Sun, May 19, 2024
Time
2:30pm
Tue
May 21, 2024
Date
Tue, May 21, 2024
Time
7:30pm
Thu
May 23, 2024
Date
Thu, May 23, 2024
Time
7:30pm
Sat
May 25, 2024
Date
Sat, May 25, 2024
Time
2:30pm
Supported by The MacArthur Funds for Arts and Culture at The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation, The CityArts Grant from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events, & the Illinois Arts Council Agency. Chicago Fringe Opera is an Opera America Partner.