SYNOPSIS: For one night only, Join us for live, interactive concert by award-winning Artistic Affiliate Zachary Stevenson, featuring highlights from his stage career – including music of Buddy Holly, Jerry Lee Lewis, Phil Ochs, Hank Williams, and more. This show will sell out.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 22 @ 7:00 PM (Central)

The Garage’s inaugural 60-minute concert on Zoom kicks off American Blues Theater’s new music series which features the musical talent of our Ensemble members and Artistic Affiliates. “The Garage – music series” will run monthly for the duration of COVID-19 pandemic. Following every concert, stay in our virtual space to meet the artists.

You may reserve tickets HERE or call (773) 654-3103 until Friday, January 22 at 3:00 PM Central. Suggested donation is $25 or pay-what-you-can. Your Zoom link will be sent the day before the reading and again 1 hour before the reading starts. For any questions or if you don’t receive the link, contact us at

Additional Resources

About Buddy Holly – inspirational musician who is considered a rock ‘n’ roll pioneer

About Jerry Lee Lewis – proven rock ‘n’ roll piano man.

About Phil Ochs – folk and protest singer/songwriter of the 1960s.

About Hank Williams – singer/songwriter considered the father of country music.

Creative Team’s Biographies

ZACHARY STEVENSON he/him (performer / music director) is a proud Artistic Affiliate of American Blues Theater. He is an award-winning actor, musician and writer. Originally from Vancouver Island, Canada, Zachary has been coined a “dead ringer for dead singers” by the Victoria Times Colonist for his portrayals of Buddy Holly, Hank Williams, Phil Ochs and roles based on Elvis and Jerry Lee Lewis. In 2018, Zachary won the Jeff Award in Chicago for Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role (Musical) for The Buddy Holly Story, a role he’s honed in more than a dozen productions across Canada and the United States. Other acting highlights include Million Dollar Quartet, Hair, Urinetown, Assassins, and Company.  Zachary has produced and recorded five independent albums and tours frequently as a musician. He is also active as a music director on productions such as Ring of Fire and Million Dollar Quartet, American Idiot (upcoming). He is currently writing an American Blues commissioned solo show based on the life of folksinger, Phil Ochs.

CARA PARRISH she/her (stage manager) is a proud Ensemble member of American Blues Theater where she is also the Human Resources Coordinator. Chicago credits: Gem of the Ocean, Electra, Hard Problem, Photograph 51, Five Guys Named Moe, Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner, Lady From the Sea (Court Theatre); WITCH, Port Authority, Yellow Moon, The Letters, The Caretaker, Death of a Streetcar Named Virginia Woolf, & The Blond, The Brunette, and the Vengeful Redhead (Writers Theatre); Too Heavy for Your Pocket & The Vibrator Play (TimeLine Theatre Company); James and the Giant Peach (Drury Lane Theatre Oakbrook); Jabari Dreams of Freedom (Chicago Children’s Theatre); Romeo and Juliet, Emma, (Chicago Shakespeare Theatre); Beauty’s Daughter,  & Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story (American Blues Theater). Cara is a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association.

We wish to express our gratitude to the Performers’ Unions (Actors’ Equity Association, American Guild of Musical Artists, American Guild of Variety Artists, SAG-AFTRA) through Theatre Authority, Inc. for their cooperation in permitting the Artists to appear on this program.

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