Photo Flash: Q BROTHERS CHRISTMAS Begins Tonight At Chicago Shakespeare

Back by popular demand, Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) presents the highly anticipated return of the cheeky holiday classic Q Brothers Christmas Carol, from hip-hop sensations the Q Brothers Collective and developed with CST Creative Producer Rick Boynton. After three wildly successful runs in 2013, 2014, and 2015 to sold-out houses, the raucous and irreverent musical event now takes the stage of the Theater's innovative third venue, The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare through December 31, 2017.

Written and performed by the Q Brothers Collective (GQ, JQ, Jax, and Pos) and directed by GQ and JQ, Q Brothers Christmas Carol features an irresistible score and a lot of heart. This feisty reinterpretation of the perennial holiday favorite by Charles Dickens is underscored with beats spun live at the turntables, mashing up styles from reggae and dancehall music, to dubstep and epic rock ballads. The production garnered Joseph Jefferson Award nominations for Outstanding New Musical and Outstanding Ensemble. A Chicago Shakespeare production, Q Brothers Christmas Carol is presented by CST and Richard Jordan Productions.

Production Photo 01: Scrooge (GQ) embraces the magic of the holiday season in Chicago Shakespeare Theater's production of Q Brothers Christmas Carol, presented in The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare, November 21-December 31, 2017.

Photos by Liz Lauren.

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Photo Flash: Q BROTHERS CHRISTMAS Begins Tonight At Chicago Shakespeare
A Rastafarian Jacob Marley (JQ, center) and his crew of reggae spirits (left to right, Jackson Doran and Postell Pringle) haunt Scrooge in Chicago Shakespeare Theater’s production of Q Brothers Christmas Carol, presented in The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare, November 21â€"December 31, 2017. Photo by Liz Lauren.

Photo Flash: Q BROTHERS CHRISTMAS Begins Tonight At Chicago Shakespeare
The Ghost of Christmas Past (Postell Pringle) throws it back to Scrooge’s past with the help of his back-up dancers (JQ and Jackson Doran) in Chicago Shakespeare Theater’s production of Q Brothers Christmas Carol, presented in The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare, November 21â€"December 31, 2017. Photo by Liz Lauren.

Photo Flash: Q BROTHERS CHRISTMAS Begins Tonight At Chicago Shakespeare
“There’s no time like the presentâ€? for the Ghost of Christmas Present (JQ), surrounded by dancers (Postell Pringle and Jackson Doran) in Chicago Shakespeare Theater’s production of Q Brothers Christmas Carol, presented in The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare, November 21â€"December 31, 2017. Photo by Liz Lauren.

Photo Flash: Q BROTHERS CHRISTMAS Begins Tonight At Chicago Shakespeare
Lil’ Tim (JQ, at center) charms with his classic refrain “God bless us err’bodyâ€? while Scrooge (GQ) looks on in Chicago Shakespeare Theater’s production of Q Brothers Christmas Carol, presented in The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare, November 21â€"December 31, 2017. Photo by Liz Lauren.

Photo Flash: Q BROTHERS CHRISTMAS Begins Tonight At Chicago Shakespeare
Scrooge (GQ, at center) embraces the magic of the holiday season in Chicago Shakespeare Theater’s production of Q Brothers Christmas Carol, presented in The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare, November 21â€"December 31, 2017. Photo by Liz Lauren.

Photo Flash: Q BROTHERS CHRISTMAS Begins Tonight At Chicago Shakespeare
Scrooge (GQ, at center) embraces the magic of the Christmas season with the cast of Chicago Shakespeare Theater’s production of Q Brothers Christmas Carol, presented in The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare, November 21â€"December 31, 2017. Photo by Liz Lauren.



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