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Arethra Franklin: Queen of Soul

  • Theatre at the Center 1040 Ridge Rd. Munster United States (map)




Award-winning Chicago Dreamgirl Donica Lynn triumphs in an awe-inspiring homage to the legendary Aretha Franklin. Lynn earned critical acclaim, as well as Chicago’s Jeff Award and Black Theatre Alliance Award for her heart-wrenching performance in Dreamgirls. Chicago Tribune named her among the Chicagoans of the Year, citing “Lynn has stepped up to Chicago stardom.” Most amazingly, Lynn is a two-time brain tumor survivor, currently battling a third cancerous tumor. Her intimate stories of perseverance and Aretha’s soul-stirring music combine for a deeply spiritual and moving celebration. Uplifting signature songs include, “Respect,” “Think,” and “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman.”

DONICA LYNN
Chicago Sun-Times calls her “Show-stopping: Her astonishing voice and fierce acting chops should catapult her to stardom.” Donica Lynn earned Chicago’s Jeff Award, Time Out Award, and Black Theatre Alliance Award for her heart-wrenching performance as Effie White in Dreamgirls. Most amazingly, Lynn is a two-time brain tumor survivor, currently battling a third cancerous tumor. For her courageous artistry, Chicago Tribune named her among the Chicagoans of the Year. Other theatre credits include: 42nd Street, Rock of Ages, Smokey Joe’s Cafe (Jeff Award Nomination), The Color Purple, Hair, Hairspray , Elton John and Tim Rice’s Aida, Footloose, Barnum, Confessions of a P.I.M.P. (opposite Andre DeSheilds), Lady in Denmark, Duke Ellington’s Queenie Pie, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Once On Ths Island, and A Wonder in My Soul. Television: Chicago Fire. Concerts: Aretha Franklin: Queen fo Soul. As a recording artist, Donica has performed, recorded, lent backgrounds vocals, and toured with artists including Stevie Wonder, Mariah Carey, New Kids on the Block, Natalie Cole, and Gladys Knight.

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