Music lovers of the crooner style of singing should head to the Nathan Manilow Theatre at Freedom Hall in Park Forest to see “Unforgettable: Falling in Love with Nat King Cole” starring Evan Tyrone Martin February 2, and stay at the nearby and affordable Best Western & Inn Suites Midway Hotel!
In “Unforgettable: Falling in Love with Nat King Cole,” Chicago leading man Evan Tyrone Martin (Jesus in “Jesus Christ Superstar”, “Side Show,” and “Dreamgirls”) warmly resonates the velvety vocal style of musical legend Nat King Cole, one of the greatest ballad singers of all time. The Chicago Tribune calls the Award-nominated Martin “Destined for Stardom: One of the Hot New Faces of Chicago Theatre,” and BCR News praises, “Martin’s vocal ease would have done Nat King Cole proud.” Martin intimately relates Cole’s musical journey: from his upbringing in the Chicago church, to shuffling along the jazz scene, to his emergence as a popular music icon. Classic tunes include “Straighten Up and Fly Right,” “L-O-V-E,” and “Smile.”
“Evan Tyrone Martin is a golden-voiced actor of sweetness and grace.” the Chicago Sun Times
The Nathan Manilow is located at Freedom Hall, 410 Lakewood Boulevard in Park Forest. For tickets, call the box office at (708) 747-0580 or go online to https://freedomhall.org/season-schedule/main-series/evan-tyrone-martin-nat-king-cole-tribute/ and follow the prompts.
The Best Western Inn & Suites Midway Hotel, just minutes away from Freedom Hall’s Nathan Manilow Theatre’s “Unforgettable: Falling in Love with Nat King Cole,” offers affordable guest rooms, free breakfast, an indoor swimming pool, hot tub and a fitness center. Special AAA rates are available. Call the property direct at (708) 497-3000.