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Arlington Heights, IL (January 23, 2018) Metropolis and Michael Ingersoll present Artists Lounge Live’s Aretha Franklin: Queen of Soul Starring Donica Lynn on Wednesday, February 28, 2018.

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.”

Aretha Franklin: Queen of Soul Starring Donica Lynn will be at Metropolis on Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at 7:30 P.M. Tickets are $45, Stage Tables $50. All tickets can be purchased at or by calling the Box Office at 847.577.2121.

Aretha Franklin: Queen of Soul Starring Donica Lynn is part of the Artists Lounge Live Series at Metropolis, which brings talented Broadway and Broadway in Chicago stars to the Chicagoland area. More shows in the Artists Lounge Live Series include Silly Love Songs: The Paul McCartney Collection Starring Michael Mahler (April 19, 2018), Country Sunshine: The Legendary Ladies of Nashville Starring Katie Deal (June 6, 2018), and Something Wonderful: Heidi Kettenring in Concert (August 22, 2018). Purchase four or more shows in the series and receive a 20% discount. Discount is not available for online purchases.

The Artists Lounge Live Series is sponsored by Lutheran Home, with supporting sponsor Bob & Barb White. Metropolis thanks its generous media partner Tribune Media Group. Metropolis is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.

Metropolis is located in the heart of Chicago’s northwest suburbs in downtown Arlington Heights at the intersection of Campbell and Vail Avenue (111 West Campbell Street). Street parking is available. Free parking is available in the public garage behind the theatre. For more information about Metropolis and a list of upcoming events visit or call the Box Office at 847.577.2121.

Metropolis Performing Arts Centre provides professional entertainment and arts education, enriching our community.

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Press Contact:
Liz Lach, Metropolis Performing Arts Centre
847.577.5982 x235

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