Greg Vinkler Performs with Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Peninsula Players Theatre announced that Artistic Director Greg Vinkler will perform in Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s exploration of Shakespeare at Orchestra Hall in Chicago on Jan. 12, 13, 14 and 15.

During the performance, British conductor Sir Mark Elder will explore Shakespeare’s influence on music through the works of Delius, Elgar, Rimsky-Korsakov and Tchaikovksy. Included in the program is Elgar’s rarely performed orchestral work, “Falstaff,” which portrays Shakespeare’s Sir John Falstaff from Henry IV. Vinkler will bring to life the Falstaff passages from both parts of Henry IV.

“I’m very honored to be appearing with such a distinguished orchestra, and extremely happy to be performing scenes from these wonderful plays as my favorite character, Falstaff,” said Vinkler.

Vinkler has appeared at Chicago Shakespeare in 32 productions, including King Lear, Twelfth Night and Hamlet. His additional stage credits include productions at Goodman, Steppenwolf, Writer’s, Northlight, Marriott Lincolnshire and Victory Gardens.

Vinkler performed at the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford-upon-Avon, England, and he made his Broadway debut in the 2009 Tony-nominated revival of West Side Story playing Doc.

For his work at the Players, Vinkler was honored with the inaugural Door County Artist of the Year Award. He has been with Players for more than 20 years.

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