October 12, 2019 GALA
While Maks & the Flying Smirnovs was being developed, Windy City Productions® produced its first fundraiser and Gala. We were thrilled to share a preview of the musical, sumptuous food, world-class cars, terrific wine, and wonderful auction prizes. Cast members (Cameron LaBrie, Jennifer Schemke, Molly Thornton, James Creer, Susan Rabin, Pam Schemke), performed songs from the show with comic delight, led by musical director Amanda Ku. Emcees and auctioneers James Creer and Jennifer Schemke brought their wit and effervescence to the celebration. A full house made the event fun and rewarding. Contributions received will help Windy City Productions® launch a fully staged musical production this coming year. Playwright Susan Rabin recently was notified that Maks & the Flying Smirnovs was a finalist for a Theatre Bay Area grant competition. This is where a successful musical starts!