Alice Ripley '85 to Make Chicago Concert Debut in May

Alice Ripley '85 to Make Chicago Concert Debut in May

February 22, 2011

90931February 22, 2011, Greencastle, Ind. — "Alice Ripley, the star of Next to Normal and a Broadway actress with something of a cult following, will make her Chicago concert debut at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave., on May 2," notes the Chicago Tribune's Chris Jones. "It's a one-night event," he writes. "Ripley's Chicago show, entitled 'Daily Practice: The Acoustic Sessions,' will feature acoustic songs from both the rock and Broadway catalogs."

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Daily Practice, Volume 1 is the name of a new compact disc of cover songs, which was released on February 15.

Ripley, a member of DePauw University's Class of 1985, is currently on tour with the Tony and 89452Pulitzer Prize-winning musical Next to Normal, for which she received a Tony Award in June 2009. California's Gilroy Dispatch wrote this month that, with her performance, Ripley "proves she is in a master class."

A feature story on Alice Ripley in the June 7, 2009 New York Times noted her "nakedly anguished performance" in that show.