The Ballad of Lefty & Crabbe (Workshop)
Jan
21
8:00 PM20:00

The Ballad of Lefty & Crabbe (Workshop)

Underscore Theatre Company in Chicago presents a limited-run workshop production of musical comedy The Ballad of Lefty & Crabbe, written by Brian Huther, Ben Auxier, Seth Macchi, and Ryan McCall!

Tickets are absolutely free but seating is very limited - reserve yours online at https://dime.io/events/workshop-performance

Set in the 1920's during the decline of Vaudeville and the rise of Hollywood, The Ballad of Lefty & Crabbe tracks the journey of an ultra-sharp but down-on-their-luck comedy duo as they navigate the rapidly changing world of entertainment.

This silly and joyous musical comedy opened to packed houses and standing ovations at its full-length premiere in Kansas City, 2017. Last year it received several panel awards at The Chicago Musical Theatre Festival, including Best Book, and Best of Festival!

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This workshop is for the benefit of the writers and creative team, and consists of a brief rehearsal period followed by three performances. After the show, you are invited to stick around share your thoughts at a special talk-back!

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The Ballad of Lefty & Crabbe (Workshop)
Jan
23
8:00 PM20:00

The Ballad of Lefty & Crabbe (Workshop)

Underscore Theatre Company in Chicago presents a limited-run workshop production of musical comedy The Ballad of Lefty & Crabbe, written by Brian Huther, Ben Auxier, Seth Macchi, and Ryan McCall!

Tickets are absolutely free but seating is very limited - reserve yours online at https://dime.io/events/workshop-performance

Set in the 1920's during the decline of Vaudeville and the rise of Hollywood, The Ballad of Lefty & Crabbe tracks the journey of an ultra-sharp but down-on-their-luck comedy duo as they navigate the rapidly changing world of entertainment.

This silly and joyous musical comedy opened to packed houses and standing ovations at its full-length premiere in Kansas City, 2017. Last year it received several panel awards at The Chicago Musical Theatre Festival, including Best Book, and Best of Festival!

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This workshop is for the benefit of the writers and creative team, and consists of a brief rehearsal period followed by three performances. After the show, you are invited to stick around share your thoughts at a special talk-back!

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The Ballad of Lefty & Crabbe (Workshop)
Jan
25
8:00 PM20:00

The Ballad of Lefty & Crabbe (Workshop)

Underscore Theatre Company in Chicago presents a limited-run workshop production of musical comedy The Ballad of Lefty & Crabbe, written by Brian Huther, Ben Auxier, Seth Macchi, and Ryan McCall!

Tickets are absolutely free but seating is very limited - reserve yours online at https://dime.io/events/workshop-performance

Set in the 1920's during the decline of Vaudeville and the rise of Hollywood, The Ballad of Lefty & Crabbe tracks the journey of an ultra-sharp but down-on-their-luck comedy duo as they navigate the rapidly changing world of entertainment.

This silly and joyous musical comedy opened to packed houses and standing ovations at its full-length premiere in Kansas City, 2017. Last year it received several panel awards at The Chicago Musical Theatre Festival, including Best Book, and Best of Festival!

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This workshop is for the benefit of the writers and creative team, and consists of a brief rehearsal period followed by three performances. After the show, you are invited to stick around share your thoughts at a special talk-back!

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POEssession: Improvised Edgar Allen Poe
Oct
27
to Oct 28

POEssession: Improvised Edgar Allen Poe

I’m performing with POEssession every Saturday night at midnight at Annoyance in Chicago!

TICKETS AND MORE INFORMATION HERE
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Join a new team each night and see their form get possessed by the nightmares in Edgar Allan Poe's head! 

10/6 - Pure Michigan
10/13 - Random Fandom
10/20 - Dead Broads
10/27 - Delorean

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The Primary (Improv Show)
Oct
25
8:00 PM20:00

The Primary (Improv Show)

Happy Underground Productions & Cash Taco Productions present

THE PRIMARY
The Political Elimination Game
An improvised exercise in your civic duty!

Thursday, October 25th, 2018
7:30pm Doors
8:00pm Performance

Featuring Adam Schreck, Ben Auxier, Corey Caldwell, Darrell J. Monti, Firas Alexander, Jennifer Allman, Justin Parlette, Katie Ruppert, Matt Keeley, Maureen Winston, Michael Coyne, Mike Gifford, Norm Holly, Scott Allen Curry, Sydney Back, Vince Rollins, and more!

CARDS AGAINST HUMANITY THEATRE
1551 W Homer St
Chicago, IL 60642
fb: https://www.facebook.com/events/1710629279048159
Tix: https://primaryimprovchi.eventbrite.com

A send-up of the modern political debate process, The Primary features world-class improvisers debating issues both real and absurd in this interactive exercise in the theatre of politics. Audience members will provide questions to the debaters, who will also prove their ability to govern through fast-paced politics-themed improv games. During intermission, the audience will vote to eliminate candidates before watching the final two politicians duke it out to be elected The President of Improv.

In addition to entertainment, both shows will feature opportunities to help voters understand elections and ballot initiatives that don’t get as much attention as the marquee races.

“There are plenty of opportunities to get educated about big-ticket races like governors and congressional seats, but what about understanding more about the Illinois Court of Appeals judges up for election or retention or untangling the legalese behind the seven ballot measure in Missouri this year?” says co-producer and cast member Justin Parlette. “The whole point of these events is to let some steam out and laugh to ease the anxiety building up around the midterms while also helping voters make informed decisions using non-partisan research.”

In Chicago, the venue for The Primary holds a special significance. “Two of the stage lights in their theater are from the CBS studio where Nixon and Kennedy held their famous debate. I can’t think of a better space to hold a mirror up to the absurdity of modern political debates than under those lights,” Parlette said.

The Primary will run in Chicago Thursday, October 25th at 8 pm at The Cards Against Humanity Theater at 1551 W Homer St, Chicago, IL 60642, just off Ashland and Elston Ave near the Clybourn Metra stop.

Free, ample street parking is also available!

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POEssession: Improvised Edgar Allen Poe
Oct
20
to Oct 21

POEssession: Improvised Edgar Allen Poe

I’m performing with POEssession every Saturday night at midnight at Annoyance in Chicago!

TICKETS AND MORE INFORMATION HERE
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Join a new team each night and see their form get possessed by the nightmares in Edgar Allan Poe's head! 

10/6 - Pure Michigan
10/13 - Random Fandom
10/20 - Dead Broads
10/27 - Delorean

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RIFF: Chicago's Music Improv Party
Oct
20
10:30 PM22:30

RIFF: Chicago's Music Improv Party

I’ll be guest starring in this performance!

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RIFF is a twice weekly showcase of Chicago’s most talented musical comedians, backed by a live band. Each night, our performers present an interactive evening of fast paced music improv, all while drinking right along with the audience. So plug in the mics, crank up the amps, raise a glass, and let’s RIFF!

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