ST. CHARLES – The St. Charles Public Library will present “Songs of the Roaring '20s” at 2 p.m. Jan. 26 in the library's Carnegie Community Room.
Pianist Matt Gruel and his wife, vocalist Cynthia Gruel, will bring the flapper age alive, performing their favorite tunes from the Gatsby Era. They have been performing together for nearly 20 years.
Cynthia Gruel is a Chicago-based actress, singer, dancer and spokesperson. On stage, her work includes productions with Paramount Theatre, Chicago Folks Operetta, Light Opera Works, Theater at the Center, Steel Beam Theatre, Drury Lane Evergreen Park, Music on Stage, and Northbrook Musical Theatre for Young Audiences. She received her bachelor’s degree in vocal performance from Butler University.
Matt Gruel is a professional composer, director and music director. He directed the musical "The Spitfire Grill" at Steel Beam Theatre in St. Charles, and played piano at Tommy Guns Garage Dinner Theatre and aboard the Spirit of Chicago Cruise Lines.
Since 1981, the library has featured a wide variety of musical performances. The public is welcome and the concert is free to attend.
The St. Charles Public Library is located at One South Sixth Avenue in St. Charles. More information is available at the library's website at stcharleslibrary.org or by calling 630-584-0076.