About Face Theatre Presents WE THREE LIZAS, Through 12/23
About Face Theatre blends classic Christmas tales with queer pop culture for its world premiere holiday production WE THREE LIZAS with book and lyrics by AFT Artistic Associate Scott Bradley, music and additional lyrics by Alan Schmuckler, directed by AFT Artistic Associate Scott Ferguson, playing November 30 – December 23, 2012 in The Steppenwolf Garage, 1624 N. Halsted St., Chicago. Show times include a 45-minute "cocktail hour" in Liza's Lounge with special opening acts by guest artists. Tickets are currently on sale through Steppenwolf Audience Services online at www.steppenwolf.org or by calling (312) 335-1650. The press performances are Sunday, December 2 at 3 pm & 7 pm.
WE THREE LIZAS features AFT Artistic Associates Scott Bradley, Scott Duff, John Francisco and Arturo Soria with Sean Blake, Sharriese Hamilton, Sean Michael Hunt, Danielle Plisz, Andrew Swan, Dana Tretta and AJ Ware. Musicians include Alan Schmuckler (Piano), Jed Feder (Drums) and BranDon Mitchell (Bass).
WE THREE LIZAS hijacks Christmas classics to create a dark, sexy holiday musical for a queer new world. In a quest for unrivaled glory, Conrad Ticklebottom and his anxious assistant Reggie conjure the Great Queen of Wishes to bestow upon him the trinity of power: youth, wealth and beauty. Instead, Liza Minnelli knocks at Conrad's door bearing holiday gifts and all hell breaks lose.
The production team for WE THREE LIZAS includes: Jerre Dye (set and props design), Mieka van der Ploeg and Robert S. Kuhn (costume design), Mac Vaughey (lighting design), Josh Horvath (sound design), Alan Schmuckler (music director), AFT Artistic Associate Patrick Andrews (choreography), Rupert Priniski (production coordinator) Tamar Westphal (production assistant) and Jeremy Phillips (stage manager).
(Bonnie Metzgar, Artistic Director; Jason L. Held, Executive Director) is one of Chicago's most acclaimed theatre companies, and is a national leader in the development of new work exploring gender and sexual identity. Since its founding by Kyle Hall and Eric Rosen in 1995, the company has premiered more than 45 world premieres by writers and directors who have been recognized with several Tony Awards, The Pulitzer Prize for Drama, The MacArthur Fellowship and dozens of Joseph Jefferson Awards.