Factory Theater's HEY! DANCIN'! Opens 3/19

Opening Night Friday March 19th 8pm.
Opening night Performance/Post-show party $25.
continuing Fridays & Saturdays at 8pm $20.00,
Sundays 7pm $15.00
Closes April 24th

All performances at Prop Thtr 3502 N. Elston Ave.
Chicago, IL. 60618

Tickets available by calling 866.811.4111 or at www.thefactorytheater.com

The year is 1986. The hair is big, the fashion is ridiculous, and dancing is king. The hottest dance show in Chicago rules the cable access airwaves -- and its name is Hey! Dancin'! It's the last show of the season, and the station manager is threatening to change the music format because the show has gotten "too black". Our heroine Halle Stanton, with the help of her slutty friend Trisha, finagle their way onto the show. Halle hopes to meet the show's Ray-Ban-wearing star -- Kenny Kaposki, better known as Double K. Will love blossom between the innocent Halle and the dance superstar Double K? Will the show survive the change of music from Cameo to Poison? And will Trisha have sex with the show's older (yet willing) host, Randy Massingill? Find out in Hey! Dancin'!

Featuring:

Esteban Andres Cruz, Catherine Dughi*, Dominique Johnson, Laura Korn, Anderson Lawfer, AIleen May, Melissa Nedell, Jill Oliver, Casey Pilkenton, Seth Remington, Sara Sevigny*, Frank R. Sjodin, Noah Simon, Anthony Tournis, and Jacob A. Ware

The Production Team:

Director- Sarah RoseGraber*
graduated from Northwestern University's Theatre program and received her acting certificate from The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London. While this is her first time directing for the company, she has been an ensemble member with the Factory since 2007. As a director and teaching artist, past directing projects include: IMAGO (CIRA grant and Program in the Study of the Imagination grant recipient), The American Dream (Sit & Spin Productions), and numerous shows for Northlight's Theatre Academy and Adventure Stage Chicago's theatre programs and camps. Factory acting credits include: Hunky Dory (Char), Mop Top Festival (Mel), Ren Faire: A Fistful of Ducats (Emma), Siskel and Ebert Save Chicago (Betty Larceny), and GIs in Europe (Theresa). Recent Chicago credits include: The Book of Liz by Amy and David Sedaris (Liz), The Miser at Northlight (u/s Elise/Mariane), Dinner for Six at Metropolis (Bethany), and The Blue House at Adventure Stage Chicago with the Chicago Humanities Festival (Betnorakate).

Writer- Mike Beyer*
Mike Beyer is a playwright and actor based in Chicago. An ensemble member of the Factory Theater, Mike has written or co-written six plays, most notably Herb Stabler: Wandering Spirit, which received a Jeff nomination for Best New Work; Dirty Diamonds, which the Chicago Tribune named one of its top off-Loop productions for 2007; and White Trash Wedding And A Funeral, which was one of the most successful late-night productions in the city during the 90s. As an actor, he appeared in some of the Factory's most successful and best-known plays, including Bitches, Alive, Being At Choice, and Toast of the Town. Mike is a graduate of Northwestern University, and is married with two young children.

Writer/Choreographer- Kirk Pynchon
Kirk graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of New Hampshire with a degree in theater and dance. In Chicago he was an ensemble member of the Factory Theater and performed in such classics as Bitches, Alive, White Trash Wedding and a Funeral and Being At Choice. He is the author of Poppin' and Lockdown, Parts 1 and 2" (BackStage West Garland Award for Best Choreography), Man Card (Selected to the Aspen Comedy Arts Festival) and his one man show, Kirk du Soleil. He is also one of the co-creators of the award winning cult film, Stunt C*cks which has played film festivals around the world. In Los Angeles he has worked with The Furious Theater Company and The Actors' Gang. He currently writes a food blog entitled, "I Wish I Liked Flan".


Production Manager- Colin Milroy*
Assistant Director- Timothy C. Amos*
Stage Manager- Phil Claudnic*
Assitant Stage Manager- Jermaine Edward Thomas
Technical Director- Jim Moore
Set Designer- Angelina Martinez*
Lighting Designer- Shannon Evans
Costume Designer- Rachel Sypniewski
Sound Designer- Chas Vrba*
Props Mistress- Christine Jennings*
Graphic Designer- Jason Moody

*denotes Factory Member

 




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