The Ballad of Lefty & Crabbe (KC)
Apr
17
to May 12

The Ballad of Lefty & Crabbe (KC)

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A new and improved version of our the musical comedy I co-wrote is coming to The Living Room Theatre in Kansas City April 17 - May 12! Full info below:

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The hit musical comedy returns to The Living Room for a four week run! This audience favorite has been expanded and revamped with new scenes, new music, and some spectacular new faces.

Set in the early 20th century 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 witty and gleefully ridiculous musical comedy (from the team that brought you Milking Christmas) won a Best of Fringe designation in 2015, packed houses in its 2017 run, and last year won several awards including Best of the Fest at the Chicago Musical Theatre Festival!

April 19 - May 12
Preview performances April 17 & 18
Wednesdays - Saturdays 8:00pm, Sundays 3:00pm
No show Easter Sunday, 4/22
*Special Industry Night performance Monday, 4/23 at 8:00pm

Book and lyrics by Brian Huther, Ben Auxier, and Seth Macchi (collectively Friend Dog Studios)
Music by Ben Auxier, Brian Huther, and Ryan McCall

Directed by Rusty Sneary
Musical director Ryan McCall
Choreography by Ashley Personett
Accompanists Jeremy Watson & Eryn Bates

Starring Connor Branson, Shea Pender, Elise Poehling, Mike Ott, Brianna Woods, R.H. Wilhoit, Nellie Parman, and Joshua Gleeson

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2019 Missouri Regional Burlypicks
Apr
20
8:00 PM20:00

2019 Missouri Regional Burlypicks

I’ve been invited to sit on a panel of judges for this fun regional burlesque performance competition! Now, you may be asking yourself “Wait. What? Why? Does Ben do burlesque?” He sure doesn’t. But! I do have a strong background in comedy, which is one of the elements the performers - to varying degrees - will be displaying in their acts, so my friend Annie-Mae Allure invited me to come give my two cents on that while I’m in KC!

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Click here for more info via facebook.

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Bless This Mess: A Sketch Comedy Show
Apr
14
6:00 PM18:00

Bless This Mess: A Sketch Comedy Show

Due to some performance schedule conflicts, I wasn’t able to be in the cast for this show - but I did join the team as a writer and…sorta…director…ish. Anyway, it features maybe my favorite sketch from any show I’ve ever done ever, so you should come see it. Three performances only!

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Put on your Sunday best and come down to Judy’s Beat Lounge for a church lock-in with Bless This Mess! Bless This Mess is a show that's open to everyone, so come as you are, ready to laugh. If you grew up in the church, have driven past a pun-filled church sign, or even watched "7th Heaven" once, you're invited to see this irreverent (see what we did there) take on Christian pop culture.

Bless This Mess - March 31, April 7 & 14 at 6PM in Judy's Beat Lounge at The Second City, Chicago

WRITTEN and PERFORMED by:
Annie Jackson
James Pomeroy
Matt VanEpps
Michelle Leatherby
Sam Brady

With Additional Writing From:
Ben Auxier

Tickets:
$10 Standard
$8 College Student (w/ valid I.D.)
$5 SC Training Center Student

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Bless This Mess: A Sketch Comedy Show
Apr
7
6:00 PM18:00

Bless This Mess: A Sketch Comedy Show

Due to some performance schedule conflicts, I wasn’t able to be in the cast for this show - but I did join the team as a writer and…sorta…director…ish. Anyway, it features maybe my favorite sketch from any show I’ve ever done ever, so you should come see it. Three performances only!

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Put on your Sunday best and come down to Judy’s Beat Lounge for a church lock-in with Bless This Mess! Bless This Mess is a show that's open to everyone, so come as you are, ready to laugh. If you grew up in the church, have driven past a pun-filled church sign, or even watched "7th Heaven" once, you're invited to see this irreverent (see what we did there) take on Christian pop culture.

Bless This Mess - March 31, April 7 & 14 at 6PM in Judy's Beat Lounge at The Second City, Chicago

WRITTEN and PERFORMED by:
Annie Jackson
James Pomeroy
Matt VanEpps
Michelle Leatherby
Sam Brady

With Additional Writing From:
Ben Auxier

Tickets:
$10 Standard
$8 College Student (w/ valid I.D.)
$5 SC Training Center Student

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Bless This Mess: A Sketch Comedy Show
Mar
31
6:00 PM18:00

Bless This Mess: A Sketch Comedy Show

Due to some performance schedule conflicts, I wasn’t able to be in the cast for this show - but I did join the team as a writer and…sorta…director…ish. Anyway, it features maybe my favorite sketch from any show I’ve ever done ever, so you should come see it. Three performances only!

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Put on your Sunday best and come down to Judy’s Beat Lounge for a church lock-in with Bless This Mess! Bless This Mess is a show that's open to everyone, so come as you are, ready to laugh. If you grew up in the church, have driven past a pun-filled church sign, or even watched "7th Heaven" once, you're invited to see this irreverent (see what we did there) take on Christian pop culture.

Bless This Mess - March 31, April 7 & 14 at 6PM in Judy's Beat Lounge at The Second City, Chicago

WRITTEN and PERFORMED by:
Annie Jackson
James Pomeroy
Matt VanEpps
Michelle Leatherby
Sam Brady

With Additional Writing From:
Ben Auxier

Tickets:
$10 Standard
$8 College Student (w/ valid I.D.)
$5 SC Training Center Student

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Undone: A Tenth Anniversary Celebration Tribute to The Decemberist's Hazard of Love
Mar
23
8:00 PM20:00

Undone: A Tenth Anniversary Celebration Tribute to The Decemberist's Hazard of Love

I did some fun projection designs to augment the storytelling of the Hazards of Love performance! This one time only show takes places at recordBar in Kansas City. Full info below.

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UNDONE : A TENTH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION TRIBUTE TO
THE DECEMBERISTS' HAZARDS OF LOVE

Featuring Ben Byard, Elise Poehling, Katie Gilchrist, Vi Nhan Tran, Giuliano Mingucci, Iona DeWalt, Jerod Rivers, Mark Johnson, and Scott Nance, with special guests The Matchsellers and Leah Watts

Saturday, March 23, 2019

recordBar | 1520 Grand
08:00 Doors
09:00 Leah Watts
09:45 The Matchsellers
10:30 Undone: The Hazards of Love in its entirety

ADVANCE TICKETHOLDERS RECEIVE AN AUTOGRAPHED POSTER!

GET YOUR TICKETS HERE.

RSVP VIA THE FACEBOOK EVENT

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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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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
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!

View Event →