Photo Flash: First Look at About Face Theatre's WE THREE LIZAS
About Face Theatre's sparkly, queer holiday hit musical WE THREE LIZAS is back and better than ever - with a new book and expanded score! Featuring book and lyrics by Scott Bradley*, music and additional lyrics by Alan Schmuckler, direction by Scott Ferguson*, music direction by Aaron Benham and choreography by Patrick Andrews*, WE THREE LIZAS will play now through January 5, 2014 at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!
WE THREE LIZAS features many of the original cast members including Scott Duff*, John Francisco*, Sharriese Hamilton, Danielle Plisz (2012 Jeff Award nomination), Dana Tretta and Andrew Swan in addition to newcomers Mark David Kaplan and Bethany Thomas. Musicians include Aaron Benham (keyboards), Jed Feder (percussion), Andrew Abromowitz (percussion sub) and Debra Johnson (bass). *Denotes AFT Artistic Associates.
Box maker Conrad Ticklebottom's life has hit a block. Once, Conrad and his purple box ignited an entire movement in art and design, but now he finds himself alone, forgotten and teetering on ruin. The holidays bring three magical figures to his door - a trio of Liza Minnellis to escort him on a fabulous journey through what-was, what-could-be and what-the-f*?!, redeeming his lost promise and re-inventing a brand-new Conrad Ticklebottom. It's an outrageous holiday musical tale of hope, transformation... and the power of Liza!
The production team for WE THREE LIZAS includes: Jerre Dye (set design), Mieka van der Ploeg and Robert S. Kuhn (costume design), Mac Vaughey (lighting design), Josh Horvath (sound design), Eleanor Kahn (props design), Galexy Design (projections design & mapping), AaRon Shapiro (production manager), Helen Lattyak (stage manager), John Holt (technical director), John Kelly (master electrician) and Nora Mally (assistant stage manager).
The show runs at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago. Dates: Previews: Wednesday, November 27 at 7:30 pm, Friday, November 29 at 7:30 pm, Saturday, November 30 at 7:30 pm, and Sunday, December 1 at 3 pm. Press performance: Thursday, December 5 at 7:30 pm. Regular run: Friday, December 6, 2013 - Sunday, January 5, 2014. Curtain Times: Thursdays and Fridays at 7:30 pm; Saturdays at 3 pm & 7:30 pm; Sundays at 3 pm.
Tickets: Previews: $20 adults/$10 students. Regular run: $45 adults/$20 students. Group discounts available. Tickets are available online at www.aboutfacetheatre.com or www.stage773.com, in person at the Stage 773 Box Office (1225 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago) or by calling (773) 327-5252. Additional processing fees apply for phone and internet orders.
Photo Credit: Michael Brosilow