October 2010 Calendar Listings:
Solo In Sanity (CONTINUING)
Have you ever felt completely SOLO in your sanity? Like everyone is crazy but YOU? Well, we can relate.
The world has gone crazy, and Solo In Sanity has proof. During this satirical, slice-of-life sketch comedy revue, you’ll visit places, people, and moments in time where the madness is just too much. Come to this hilarious, irreverent show with your other sane friends to poke fun at everything from high school bullies, to job interviews, to social “norms.” The cast of Jersey Shore might even stop by to incite the downfall of humanity!
Join your fellow sanity seekers before it’s too late…
Produced by Cora Vasseur.
Fridays at 8pm, September 10 – October 1, 2010. Tickets are $12.
Shows You Would Never See If You Didn’t Know Someone In The Cast (CONTINUING)
The sell-out sketch comedy show is back and packed with new sketches.
The Best of Joe Janes's 365 Sketches.
This Fall, Feel the Bang. Get the Clap.
Produced by Scott Olson.
Sundays and Thursdays at 7:30pm, September 26 – October 7, 2010. Tickets are $10.
True Twilight: A Glee Club Musical - EXTENDED BY POPULAR DEMAND!
Vamps! Wolves! Gleeks!
Suckie Stickhouse just moved to Wiccan Park and is already torn between two men: Ted, the undead man of her dreams, and Shirts on the Ground, the shape changing hottie. And how will Rachel Sharpey feel when Suckie auditions for the new musical? I'm sure coach Su will have an opinion. An over the top musical parody you don't want your children to see that will leave you singing "Don't Stop Bleeding!"...
Produced by Andrew Kraft.
Wednesdays at 9:30pm, September 1 – 22, 2010. EXTENSION: Wednesdays at 9:30pm, September 29 and October 6, 2010. Tickets are $12.
Straining to be Hip: An Improvised Bookstore (NEW LISTING)
Two middle-aged brothers own an independent bookstore and are struggling to make their store both cool and profitable. Each fully improvised show deals with Harry and Charlie Winter's problems with each other, their staff, regular customers and the shrinking role of bookstores in the world. Each week there's a different guest improviser, musical guest and opening act. Directed by Regan Davis and starring Heather Connelly Adams, Len Foote, Dan Halstead, Alexis Martino, Kelly Reilly, Janna Sobel and Wolf Stein.
Produced by Dan Halstead.
Saturdays at 7pm, September 25 – November 13, 2010. Tickets are $10.
High Five and the Feel Goods
High Five and The Feel Goods is a dynamic combination of cutting edge creativity and market pragmatism. We know that laughter = profit. We offer the high speed creative edge that can respond to today's volatile market place. If you love money (and who doesn't?) this is your moment, reach out and... Grab It!!!
Produced by High Five and the Feel Goods.
Friday, October 1, 2010 at 9:30pm. Wednesday, October, 20th at 9:30pm. Wednesday October 27th at 8pm. Tickets are $10.
The Minority League
The Minority League Death Match pits improvisers of different creeds, colors, and sexualities against each other in a battle of love, honor, and comedy. Who will come out as the funniest minority in Chicago? We can only find out once the smoke has cleared, the dead taken off the stage, and the victors officially announced as FUNNIEST MINORITY IN CHICAGO.
Produced by David Elliott.
Fridays at 9:30pm, October 8, 2010. Tickets are $12.
Power Variety Hour
The show will have top talent that is exciting, funny & different from the "ho-hum-drum same-ole comedy" show format. Which is a perfect reason to check it out! ONE FREE domestic beer with the ticket price for the first 20 people through the door! Also included with ALL ticket purchases: Chocolate Candy, Twinkies, Laughter...and who knows you may win one of our super secret prizes!
Comedic Show Tune Lounge Singers, Impersonators, Short, sweet & hilarious sketch comedy, Jugglers, Funky Magicians, Goofy Comics, Contortionists, Sword Swallowers, Ventriloquism, Circus Acts, Acrobatics, and Drag Queen Lounge Singers
Produced by: Stace Crawley
Fridays, October 1, 2010 at 11pm. November 5, 2010 at 11:30pm. Tickets are $10.
It Takes a Village, People!
"It Takes a Village, People!" is the first gay-themed production from Salsation Theatre Company, Chicago's home for "Comedy with a Latin flavor!" The show explores the intersection between love, family and the Latino experience in the village of gay life. A young man struggles to find love in a germ-filled world. Another finds the military-industrial complex an unlikely ally in his quest to come out to his parents. And speed dating speeds up as the search for love gets serious in this wig-filled sketch comedy revue!
Produced by Salsation Theatre Company.
Saturdays at 5:30pm, October 2 – November 6, 2010. Tickets are $12.
An evening of stand up comedy featuring husband and wife comic team, Steve Himmelman and Hollie Himmelman.
Saturday, October 2, 2010 at 9:30pm and Saturday, November 20, 2010 at 8pm. Tickets are $10.
An Accidental Organist
Written & Performed by David Boyle
Directed by Rob Fagin
A funny, cynical and sometimes tender look at the Catholic laity and their relationship to the church in the twenty-first century through the eyes of a parish organist.
Produced by David Boyle.
Sundays at 6pm, October 3 – November 7, 2010. Tickets are $12.
Songs for my Child
A Tale of Rebirth
by Andy Hannon
Artimus was a quiet man. He was a doormat, actually. His wife always told him so… Then, one day, he died, almost, and now he can’t stop talking about it. He just talks and talks, and it’s left his wife, well…freaked out. See, he’s gone and told her the meaning of life and she just can’t stand it. Not just that she wasn’t expecting it, but that he hasn’t stopped telling her, for the last six months…
Produced by Andy Hannon.
Wednesday, October 6 and Sunday, October 10, 2010 at 7:30pm. Tickets are $11.
A Night of Dramedy: Outlaw & Bar Stories
A NIGHT OF DRAMEDY: Outlaw & Bar Stories- Two plays of friends, enemies, and drugs.
OUTLAW follows Stanley Wrightwood, a powerful man that spirals into madness after his wife asks for a divorce.
BAR STORIES, tells the crazy stories of the customers & employess of a small neighborhood bar.
Produced by Justin Stillmaker.
Thursdays at 7:30pm, October 7 – 28, 2010. Tickets are $10.
An Alex Moment
Alex is the type of guy who always finds himself in the "friend zone". He has a job and he is financially stable, the only problem is he longs for a relationship, but his luck in that category is less than perfect. One day his childhood crush re-enters his life and with the help of his brother, Kevin, he decides to pursue her. Alex's efforts are appreciated by his crush but thwarted by her friends. Alex is on the verge of giving up until Kevin interferes again and convinces Alex to give it another try. Alex goes all out to plan this great night to win the heart of his crush, but once again his efforts are shut down due to circumstances. Through this situation Alex becomes a less selfish person and realizes just how great his friends are.
Produced by Aaron J. Lucas.
Fridays at 7:30pm, October 8 – 29, 2010. Tickets are $15.
BOOBS and GOOMBAS: A Super Mario Burlesque
Oh-a-no! Mario and Luigi have become so perpetually frustrated by their endless pursuit of the Princess that everything they see has started to look like a beautiful, sexy woman-- even their most dangerous enemies! This sexy burlesque romp is a send-up of the famous Mario Bros. video games. Join us to discover whether the world's most adventurous plumbers will finally rescue the Princess and consummate years of amorous toil, or be seduced along the way by their alluring enemies. Don't forget to bring a few "coins" (or dollars) for tips... If the cast collects enough coins along the way, the audience will unlock the alternate ending!!!
Ages 18 and over only.
Produced by GTT.
Fridays and Saturdays at 11pm, October 8 – 30, 2010. Tickets are $15.
Babymakers For Sale!
The Babymakers are an all girl sketch group that have found limited fame on the internet and even more limited fame in the real world. Their premiere Chicago show will give you a chance to do what you've always wanted...buy a small girl! Babymakers for Sale is non-monetary date auction and you might win the chance to come on stage by having the coolest nickname, being able to name the most X-men, or just being really, really tall. In between the auction and the romantic on-stage evenings, The Babymakers will be performing those hilarious comedy skits that have made them "famous!"
Directed by: A.J. Rahm
Produced by: C.J. Tuor.
Saturdays, October 9 - 16, 2010 at 9:30pm. Tickets are $10.
"Hamlettes" is a fascinating adaptation of Shakespeare's Hamlet, exploring the collision of art, control and hormones through the eyes of three 'tween girls, during their attempt to rehearse one of Shakespeare's most challenging pieces. The play explores the challenges of coming of age in a steadily more isolated world, the struggle to find ones identity within a group, and the danger of the simultaneous discovery of art, love, and hormones.
Produced by Jeffrey Gardner.
Tuesdays at 8pm, October 12 – 26, 2010. Tickets are $12.
Lady Part: Series One Premier
FREE SHOW w/one drink minimum
Dirty Cricket and Gorilla Tango present the much anticipated first series premiere of the award winning Chicago sketch group Lady Parts. Produced in conjunction with Gorilla Tango Capital, Lady Parts Series One is a ten episode web show that will be presented as a 2 hour feature length film. Full of Lady Parts brand of shrill humor it is a must see. Find out more at ladypartscomedy.com
Produced by Dirty Cricket in conjunction with Gorilla Tango Capital.
Wednesday, October 13, 2010 at 8pm. FREE SHOW.
Honest Sarcasm and Mass Hysteria
Scott King and Mike Von tape their debut stand up
comedy DVDs, Honest Sarcasm and Mass Hysteria,
with host Pat McGann!
Produced by: Scott King
Thursday, October 14th, 2010 at 7:30pm. Tickets are $10.
Smart Corky Presents: Its a Family Affair
It's a Family Affair centers on Bill and Tracy, a lovely couple who kinda wish that they were orphans. They're not, so they have to meet each other's families, which is the hardest part of dating besides the herpes talk.
Produced by James Keeley
Friday, October 15 & 22, 2010 at 9:30. Wednesday, October 20, 2010 at 8pm. Tickets are $10.
The Marvelous Unspeaking Troupe of Entertaining Scoundrels aka The M.U.T.E.S. are really excited to be unleashing their unique brand of vaudevillian-revival, silent film style sketch comedy on Chicago for the first time! Since stumbling onto stage with Milwaukee's Alleycat Review in April 2009, these scoundrels have been spotted at venues such as Turner Hall, The Miramar, The Alchemist, & as roving entertainment at Milwaukee's Pridefest. They've appeared in The Milwaukee Comedy Festival two years running and are Toronto Sketch Festival hopefuls. Taking their inspiration from the classic silent film era of the 1920's The M.U.T.E.S. hope you will join them for an hour & have a swell time partying with them like it's 1929! Find out more at themutes.com.
*Due to adult situations & sexual innuendo, we recommend this show for ages 16 and up.
Produced by The M.U.T.E.S.
Saturday, October 16, 2010 at 4pm. Tickets are $15.
Happy Karaoke Fun Time! An Improvised Karaoke Musical
This brand spankin-new musical improv form asks the audience for a suggestion and a random track number between 1 and 60, which then becomes the opening number to an epic long-form musical, made up on the spot. After that, all bets are off as we improvise original scenes and songs without any idea what karaoke track our DJ will spin next. You will recognize the tunes but not the lyrics as we re-invent everything from Lady Gaga to Journey. This ain't your mama's musical improv show. We Sing. You Laugh.
DJ: Jay O'Connor
Coach: Katie Rich
Check out our website: www.WeSingYouLaugh.com
Thursday, October 21, 2010 8pm. Friday, October 29, 2010 9:30pm. Tickets are $10.
The Stuntmen are Chicago's only fully improvised action movie! Come and join us for an evening of sketch comedy about topics ranging from Star Wars to Greek Mythology and finally, a fully improvised action movie produced with only suggestions from the audience. They fly, they fight, there's usually at least one serious cast injury per show! Come and join us for an adrenaline-filled evening with The Stuntmen!
Produced by Joseph Nelson.
Saturdays at 9:30pm, October 23– 30, 2010. Tickets are $10.
An Improv Show To Die For
So. You’re in Chicago. You go out from time to time. You’ve most likely seen a horror movie. Perhaps a Halloween themed show. Maybe you have seen a live improv show. Perchance you’ve seen a horror/Halloween themed improv show. You might even have seen an improv show performed in American Sign Language. But you have never seen a live horror/Halloween themed improv show performed in American Sign Language in Chicago- EVER. Why? Because it’s never been done - til now!
Produced by Crom Saunders.
Sunday, October 24, 2010 at 4pm. Tickets are $10.
Vampire Squids From Hell!
Chicago based multimedia artist Brandon Kosters will don his Halloween mask and microphone to perform in “Vampire Squids From Hell!” Kosters has woven together excerpts from his favorite vintage horror films and military propaganda, which will serve as a backdrop for a live, one-man musical performance.
Written and Directed by Brandon Kosters
Multimedia Spooktacular, featuring live music and video projections.
NOT FOR THE SQUEAMISH OR FAINT OF HEART!
Produced by Brandon Kosters.
Sunday, October 24th, 2010 at 7:30pm. Tickets are $10.
Every day, people face their worst fears and their nightmares become reality. Sometimes we see this in the news when a building catches fire. We know someone who survived an accident where it seemed like everything went wrong. What are the nightmares we don't see? Things that happen in our everyday life that remind us that the worst possible thing could happen at any moment. Come see your nightmares played out and seen to a proper end.
Produced by Jeremiah Howe.
Sunday, October 31, 2010 at 7:30pm. Tickets are $12
All performances take place at:
Gorilla Tango Theatre
1919 N. Milwaukee Avenue
Chicago, IL 60647
Visit www.gorillatango.com or call 773-598-4549 for tickets and more information.
Audience contact: 773-598-4549, email@example.com
Gorilla Tango Theatre Chicago is conveniently located at the intersection of Western and Milwaukee in Chicago's Bucktown neighborhood. Easily accessible by public transportation, GTT is steps away from the Western stop on the O’Hare Blue Line and the #49 Western, #73 Armitage and #56 Milwaukee buses. Street parking is readily available. GTT offers a variety of affordable ($3-$8) beer and wine for purchase.