Hobo Junction's Musical Comedy BAD GUYS IN SUITS Opens 4/17
Four mobsters of Depression era 1930s have a particularly bad day at the office in Hobo Junction Company's latest incarnation of "Bad Guys In Suits."
This one-hour musical comedy is replete with original song and dance numbers, witty banter and larger-than-life characters that epitomizedscrewball entertainment of that time.
"Bad Guys In Suits" centers on four mobsters who try earn a respectable living-in spite of hard times and their seedy job descriptions-on what becomes the longest night of their lives. As if placating the boss weren't hardenough, they also have to deal with nagging wives, unwanted advances fromtransvestite speakeasy entertainers and occupational hazards such as unintended self-inflicted gunshot wounds.
It's enough to make a man wonder if he should consider another line of work. A great combination of slapstick humor and sophisticated dialogue that employs much of the gangster vernacular from that era, "Bad Guys In Suits" pays homage to James Cagney in "The Public Enemy" and Billy Wilder's "Some Like It Hot." "Bad Guys InSuits" will also feature original music by gypsy jazz band, The Panda Feathers. Run time is approximately 60 minutes.
Apollo Theater * 2540 North Lincoln Avenue * Chicago IL 60614 The Apollo has a valet-assisted parking lot at the north side of the building for $10.00 per car. Attendants will direct you to a parking spot, but they will not takeyour keys. The Apollo is also easily accessible by CTA trains and buses. The Fullerton "L" stop (Red, Brown & Purple lines) is located only a few minutes away from the theater.
April 17 through May 29 - Fridays @ 8:00 p.m.
Purchase online at www.ticketmaster.com or call (773) 935-6100
The cast includes Doug Bowman, Bryan Campbell, Madeline Chilese, William Cummings, Derek Elstro, Beau Forbes, Luke Harmon,Christopher Rex Jacobs, Andrew Marchetti, Breahan Eve Pautsch, Meghan Phillipp, Keith Redmond, Sean Patrick Ward, and DavidWilhelm. The Panda Feathers Bandare Dan Pearce on Gypsy Guitar, Josh Zagoren on Piano, Bob Kessler on Clarinet/Harmonica, Heather DeSouzaon violin and vocals, with additional musicians Ben Keeler, Arial Bouls and Jason Grey
All original music written by Josh Zagoren, Dan Pearce, & Mike Powers
Written by Josh Zagoren, Director - Andrew Marchetti, Stage Manager - Lyndee Hallahan, Musical Director - Dan Pearce, Puppet Master - AlenaRisinger. PHOTOS: badguys_BadDays - (L-R) Benjamin Lasser, Austin G. Harvey, LukeHarmon, Jeff Dolecek, Christopher Rex Jacobs, Doug Bowman, BatoProstran badguys_FatherSon - (L-R) Benjamin Lasser, William Cummings badguys_Natasha_Show - (L-R) Keith Redmond, Bato Prostran, Andrew Marchetti, Luke Harmon, Ashely Bagot badguys_Scorpion - Luke Harmonbadguys_PosterABOUT:Hobo Junction has been called "A solid hour of laughs" by Chicagoist.com,"Genius" by the Chicago Reader and "Wacky" by FOX News Chicago. HoboJunction, the dark pirates of the Chicago scene, was founded by Josh Zagoren and Mike Foster, two waiters from Dick's Last Resort, four years ago and has since gone on to become a darling of theater goers and comedians all over the city. Hobo Junction has grown into a company made up oftalented artists with experience in all aspects of theatre, and with their solidblend of silly and smart, they have produced a celebrated six original shows in their time here, two of them with three extensions, and they don't want toslow down any time soon.
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