October Listing Additions:
True Twilight: A Glee Club Musical - EXTENDED RUN DUE TO 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.
NEW DAY AND TIME! Saturdays at 8:15pm, October 16 – November 13, 2010. Tickets are $12. Rated R.
Some Giants is a collection of ten poetic monologues, each one in homage to a great American jazz composer who flourished in the groundbreaking 1960’s, including John Coltrane and Sun Ra. Under the subtle direction of Martha Freitas da Costa and colored by the evocative reed playing of Aaron Rybski, Dan Hanrahan’s monologues invoke the spirit of a group of exceptional artists who remade – and continue to remake – American culture.
Produced by Daniel Hanrahan.
Thursdays at 8pm, October 28, 2010 and November 4, 2010. Tickets are $10.
November 2010 Calendar Listings:
Straining to be Hip: An Improvised Bookstore (CONTINUING)
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, Alexis Martino, Kelly Reilly, Janna Sobel and Wolf Stein.
Saturdays at 7pm, September 25 – November 13, 2010. Tickets are $10.
Happy Karaoke Fun Time! An Improvised Karaoke Musical (CONTINUING)
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 at 8pm; Friday, October 29, 2010 at 9:30pm; Friday November 5, 2010 at 8pm. Tickets are $10.
It Takes a Village, People! (CONTINUING)
"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 Accidental Organist (CONTINUING)
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.
$500 GTT Talent Thing
Love to vote? Come on down to Gorilla Tango Theatre and vote for the hottest talents in town! Singers, dancers, and variety acts of all kinds will put their best performances on display, and it’s up to members of the audience to vote for the winners! Come every week for new performers, fresh performances, and the most exciting night of theatre all week! At the end of it all, one lucky group or performer will walk away with $500, prizes courtesy of BigAssHotDog.com, and the chance to put together a full show at Gorilla Tango!
Produced by Gorilla Tango Theatre
Mondays at 7:30pm, November 1– 29, 2010. Tickets are $10.
The Brand New Shoes
Do you have a Job at a Place? Then come see The Brand New Shoes Presents..."Next to That Water Cooler Over There" This sketch show proves that life exists outside of the work place. Filled with Dynamite hilarious situations and Explosive comedic characters that will send you back to work the next day with something other than jibbery blabbity blah to talk about. Hold your calls and be here at Gorilla Tango Theatre the first 3 Thursdays in November!
Produced by Shane Murphy.
Thursdays at 9:30pm, November 4 – 18, 2010. Tickets are $10.
Power Variety Hour
This 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.
Friday at 11:30pm, November 5, 2010. Tickets are $10.
You're Being Ridiculous
You're Being Ridiculous is a collection of embarrassing stories written and performed by the people who lived them. What could be more embarrassing and entertaining than hot dogs, Lindsay Lohan, bathing suits and big booty? Come see You're Being Ridiculous and you'll realize...not much.
Produced by Salon des Refuses.
Fridays at 9:30pm, November 5 – 26, 2010. Tickets are $15.
Happy Ending 3: A Foul Musical!
After the success of Happy Ending: A Filthy Sketch Show and Happy Ending 2: Sloppy Seconds, [something clever] Productions is proud to present another serving of adults only no-holds-barred humor with Happy Ending 3: A Foul Musical. Everything from a Chat Roulette Duet to a rejected performance of The Blue Man Group is included. Having not seen the first two Happy Ending productions will not affect your enjoyment of this show as each Happy Ending comes with new and original material. So sit back, relax, have a beer or six and allow us to give you a happy ending.
Directed by Brian Gore
Music by Justin Jackson
Produced by [Something Clever] Productions.
Saturdays at 9:30pm, November 6 - 20, 2010. Tickets are $10.
THE XANADUDES DON'T DO ROLLER DISCO! So if you're dying to see an all male stage adaptation of an Olivia Newton John classic, you won't see that in this show. Although, the writers have never actually seen Xanadu, so subconsciously this may in fact be what they've accomplished. Who knows! What they can promise you'll see is, in your face, character driven sketch comedy. No subject is off limits. Sex, racist cops, and even those damn communist clowns. The Xanadudes are never classy or subtle but always funny and possibly clever at times. Clever is subjective. Funny is a fact!
Produced by The Xanadudes
Saturdays at 11pm, November 6 - 20, 2010. Tickets are $10
“Frankenstein, Crazy” is a fascinating and heart wrenching tale about Army video game recruitment centers call to arms to lure youth into the military by exposing them to video game war. The military will stop at nothing to create a new elite fighting force. If political satire is your thang, then you're in for a doozy.
Produced by Jason Prather.
Tuesdays at 8pm, November 9 - 23, 2010. Tickets are $10.
Carrie Bain Presents: Her Lady Business
GTT $500 Stand-Up Thing winner, Carrie Bain, headlines an all lady line up! Featuring: Lauren Hearter, Kelsie Huff, Stace Crawley, and Kristen Clifford. Hosted by Kendra Stevens.
Produced by Gorilla Tango Theatre.
Thursday, November 10, 2010 at 8pm. Tickets are $10.
New Works: Come Closer and Anxiety, Panic, and the Hatred
Ensemble Free Theater Norway (Oslo) presents two new works developed during a residency at the Greenhouse Theater Center. Mette Fjæreide´s “Come Closer” (Thursday 11/11/10, Saturday 11/13/10) questions whether all men are truly created equal. “Anxiety, Panic, and the Hatred” (Friday 11/12/10, Sunday 11/14/10), written by Ida Mailen Hagerup & Dina Narverud and directed by Narverud, is a visceral physical-theater piece exploring the link between violence and sex.
Produced by Ensemble Free Theater (Norway).
Thursday, November 11, 2010 at 7pm; Friday, November 12, 2010 at 7pm; Saturday, November 13, 2010 at 4:30pm ; Sunday, November 14, 2010 at 4:30pm . Tickets are $10.
Kids+Professional Improvisers: JOINED IN ONE SHOW
Students from the Chicago Arts High School for Performing Arts Students and the Actors Training Center at the Wilmette Theatre perform three long-form sets alongside professional Chicago improvisers. These 6th-12th grade students have previously performed alongside top Chicago teams COOK COUNTY SOCIAL CLUB, JIMMY CARRANE AND FRIENDS, and ALMOST ATLANTA. Prepare for your mind to be blown as you watch these talented young improvisers hold their own with the pros in a night of hilarity.
Produced by Philip Markle.
Sunday, November 14, 2010 at 7:30pm. Tickets are $10.
Freedom is a satire that uses comedy to challenge damaging African American stereotypes. Using a series of vignettes, the show tackles stereotypes from slavery to present day, and even takes a look into the future.
Produced by Tadaow Inc.
Wednesdays at 7:30 November 17 - 24, 2010. Tickets are $20.
An evening of stand up comedy featuring husband and wife comic team, Steve Himmelman and Hollie Himmelman.
Saturday, November 20, 2010 at 8pm. Tickets are $10.
Four individuals share their emotions in today's cruel and heartless world, expressing themselves through comedy, song, dance, and art. Protecting Sammy's original and scripted material is guaranteed to make you laugh, think, and give you the courage to smile another day. Protecting Sammy adds what's been missing in Chicago's growing theatre community. So sit back and enjoy the entertainment.
Produced by Ronaldo Coxson and Friends.
Friday, November 19, 2010 at 7:30pm; Saturday, November 20, 2010 at 6pm; Sunday, November 21, 2010 at 4pm. Tickets are $13.
A darkly comedic Christmas tale. Nowadays "Naughty" kids don't even get coal anymore. They don't know how good they've got it! Hundreds of years ago Naughty kids would get a visit from Black Peter. He would deal out punishments like whippings, abductions, or maybe take you to the woods and eat you! Follow the rise and fall of Black Peter, Santa's dark dealing elf. Venture Theatre production. Written by Pat Quigley, with original music by Kevin MacLeod. Directed by Mike Eserkaln
Produced by Venture Theatre.
Fridays and Saturdays, November 26 - 27, 2010 at 8pm; December 3 - 18, 2010 at 9:30pm. Tickets are $10
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.