A Couple Strong Belts

Mason Street Warehouse Veterans, Marya Grandy and Tom Vendafreddo return to the SCA this summer with an original show that you won’t want to miss!

Sep 02, 7:30 pm

About the show

Marya Grandy and Tom Vendafreddo return to Saugatuck Center for the Arts following their wildly successful concerts in 2017 and 2019. They have been performing together since 2016, bringing their show to Uptown Underground and the Venus Cabaret in Chicago, as well as The Green Room 42 and 54 Below in New York, Rockwell Table & Stage in Los Angeles, and Martini’s Above Fourth in San Diego. During the pandemic they launched a bi-weekly live-streaming concert series to raise funds for Chicago-based non-profits, focusing on Black/BIPOC and LGBTQ+ run organizations. Marya and Tom’s debut album “Marya Grandy and Tom Vendafreddo Live” was recorded in concert at Hey Nonny in October 2020, and is available on Spotify and Apple Music.

Marya Grandy is a Chicago and NY-based actress and singer whose credits include the 2006 Broadway revival of LES MISERABLES, the original Off-Broadway cast of THE GREAT AMERICAN TRAILER PARK MUSICAL, the Off-Broadway revival of CLOSER THAN EVER, and several productions at The Marriott, Drury Lane, Paramount, Mercury, Court, and Chicago Shakespeare Theaters. She just completed the Chicago run of the upcoming Broadway premiere of THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA.

Tom Vendafreddo is a Jeff Award-winning music director and performer. He has been involved with shows in virtually every theatre in and around Chicago and was the recipient of the Illinois Theater Association’s 2020 Award of Excellence for Professional Theatre. Tom is the co-founder and Artistic Director of the Chicago Artists Chorale.

We continue to monitor recommended guidelines by the CDC, Actor’s Equity Union, and local health agencies and will make adjustments to our COVID-19 requirements accordingly.



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