Bailiwick Chicago Presents BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON, Opening 10/4
Bailiwick Chicago Theater will launch its 2012/13 season with the rock musical BLOODY BLOODY Andrew Jackson with music and lyrics by Michael Friedman, book by Alex Timbers, directed by Scott Ferguson, music direction by James Morehead* and choreography by Christopher Pazdernik*, playing October 4 – November 10, 2012 at National Pastime Theater, 941 W. Lawrence Ave. in Chicago. Tickets are available at bailiwickchicago.com. All performances are BYOB, with the house opening one hour prior to curtain. The press performances are Monday, October 8 at 7:30 pm & Thursday, October 11 at 8 pm.
BLOODY BLOODY Andrew Jackson features Matthew Holzfeind as Andrew Jackson and SamanthaDubina* as Rachel Jackson with Harter Clingman, Hannah Corneau, Matt Deitchman, Luke Emano, Kyle Gibson*, Varris Holmes*, Dylan Lainez, Mark LeBeau*, Patrick Rooney, Jill Sesso, Tanner Smale, Judy Lea Steele and Brittany Townsley*.
In BLOODY BLOODY Andrew Jackson, we follow the story of America's first political maverick. An exhilarating and white-knuckled look at one of our nation's founding rock stars, the musical recreates and reinvents the life of "Old Hickory," from his humble beginnings to his days as our seventh Commander-in-Chief. It also asks the question: is wanting to have a beer with someone reason enough to elect him? What if he's really, really hot?
"The show wags a very sharp tongue at American history," comments Bailiwick Chicago Artistic Director Lili-Anne Brown. "It comments upon how our leaders are chosen, what we want from them, and what we let them get away with, which is why we're doing this show now. While certain politicos and pundits re-write history and present it to the uninformed as fact, we're presenting historical facts-in a hilariously silly way. And with rock music," adds Brown.
The production team for BLOODY BLOODY Andrew Jackson includes Jonathan Verge* (Producing Director), Nick Sieben (Scenic Designer), Kate Setzer Kamphausen (Costume Designer), Mac Vaughey (Lighting Designer), Jeff Dublinske (Sound Designer), Beau Forbes (Fight Choreographer), Kevin McClintock (Technical Director), Derek Bertelsen (Assistant Director/Dramaturg) and Heather Stuck* (Stage Manager).
Matthew Holzfeind (Andrew Jackson) and Samantha Dubina* (Rachel Jackson) with Harter Clingman (Ensemble/Martin Van Buren), Hannah Corneau (Ensemble), Matt Deitchman (Band Leader) Luke Emano (Lyncoya), Kyle Gibson (Ensemble/James Monroe), Varris Holmes (Ensemble/Henry Clay), Dylan Lainez (Lyncoya), Mark LeBeau (Ensemble/John Callhoun), Patrick Rooney (Male Soloist), Jill Sesso (Female Soloist), Tanner Smale (Ensemble), Judy Lea Steele (Storyteller) and Brittany Townsley (Ensemble).
Matt Deitchman (Guitar 1/Trombone), James Morehead* (Piano), Patrick Rooney (Guitar 2), Cody Goose Siragusa (Bass) and Lindsay Williams (Drums).
National Pastime Theater, 941 W. Lawrence Ave., 4th Floor, Chicago
Previews: Thursday, October 4, Friday, October 5 & Saturday, October 6
Press performances: Monday, October 8 at 7:30 pm & Thursday, October 11 at 8 pm
Regular run: Thursday, October 11 – Saturday, November 10; Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm; Sundays at 6 pm. Note: there is no performance on Saturday, October 27. There is an Industry Night performance on Monday, October 29 at 8 pm. There is an Election Night performance Tuesday, November 6 at 9 pm (see details below).
Previews: $15 (October 4 – 6)
Regular run: $25 (Thursdays/Sundays), $30 (Fridays, Saturdays); $20 students &seniors (Thursdays & Sundays only, must show ID); $15 industry (Thursdays & Sundays only)
Election Night: There will be a FREE performance on Election Night, Tuesday, November 6 at 9 pm-must show proof that you voted.
Industry Night: Monday, October 29 at 8 pm. $15 with industry ID
Presidential Pass: $70 includes VIP seating at BLOODY BLOOD Andrew Jackson and a ticket to Billy Pacholski's ASSASSINS (an $80 value) Tickets are available at bailiwickchicago.com
Groups over 8 or more should e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
$5 paid parking is at Weiss Hospital Parking Deck, 4650 N. Clarendon. Bring parking ticket to theater for validation and payment. Parking voucher is valid from 6 pm until 4 am on show days. Street parking is free near the theater and is often available.