Freedom Hall Presents Unforgettable: Falling In Love With Nat King Cole Starring Evan Tyrone Martin

Evan Tyrone Martin sings Nat King Cole
Evan Tyrone Martin sings Nat King Cole. (PHOTO SUPPLIED)

Park Forest, IL-(ENEWSPF)- Could we ever forget the incandescent voice of Nat King Cole? Soon, at Park Forest’s Freedom Hall, you will have the opportunity to experience the “liquid, soothing” voice of a Chicago original, via the presentation of Evan Tyrone Martin.

On Friday, February 2 at 7:30 p.m., the 2018 Freedom Hall Series will present Unforgettable: Falling In Love With Nat King Cole Starring Evan Tyrone Martin.

Chicago leading man Evan Tyrone Martin (JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, SIDE SHOW, DREAMGIRLS) warmly resonates the velvety vocal style of musical legend Nat King Cole. 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.”

Chicago Sun-Times raves, “Evan Tyrone Martin is a golden-voiced actor of sweetness and grace,” and Chicago Tribune calls Evan Tyrone Martin “Destined for Stardom: One of the Hot New Faces of Chicago Theatre.” Evan’s Chicago theatre credits include: JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR (Jesus); DREAMGIRLS (Curtis-Black Theatre Alliance Award Nomination), FAR FROM HEAVEN (Raymond-Jeff Award Nomination), THE LITTLE MERMAID (King Triton), RENT (Collins), THE COLOR PURPLE (Harpo), SIDESHOW (Jake-Jeff Award Nomination), VIOLET (Flick-Jeff Award Nomination), KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN (Valentin-Jeff Award Nomination, Broadway World Award Nomination), FLOYD COLLINS, I LEFT MY HEART: A SALUTE TO THE MUSICOF TONY BENNETT, and SOME ENCHANTED EVENING. Regional credits include: THE LITTLE MERMAID (King Triton), FOREVER PLAID (Jinx), HAIR (Berger), and PIPPIN (Leading Player). Evan is a graduate of Ashland University with a BA in Theater and a Minor in Vocal Performance. evantmartin.weebly.com

Tickets for the show are $30 and can be purchased at Freedom Hall, by phone at 708/747-0580 or online at www.freedomhall.org
Freedom Hall is located at 410 Lakewood Boulevard in Park Forest, IL.

If you would like more information about the Freedom Hall Series, please call Chuck Sabey at 708/747-0580 or e-mail Chuck at [email protected]

Here’s a piece from NPR to get you into the spirit for the night: