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The Greatest Story Never Told at The Newport Theater


2/16/2020 - 3/22/2020


The Newport Theater

956 W Newport Avenue
Chicago, 60657

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Phone: 773-710-1639

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Children in the audience volunteer to perform on stage with professional adult improvisers in a completely made up story.

A narrator walks on stage to find a storybook with no text and learns the actors scheduled to perform are stuck in traffic! The solution? Have children from the audience volunteer to come on stage and choose a character to become in:

The Greatest Story Never Told!

Performing volunteers get to adorn silly costumes and help "The Greatest Interns" (professional adult improvisers) make up a story on the spot based on audience suggestions. Every child that wants to perform is given an opportunity. There is no forced participation.

After the show, a design team transforms the original improvised story into a purchasable storybook.

This is an all ages show particularly great for ages 4-14. Children age 2 and younger are FREE.

Shows are Saturdays & Sundays @ 3:00pm in Lakeview/Wrigleyville. Doors open at 2:30pm. Join us before the show for coloring, crafts, board games & dress up fun on the stage. A wide variety of nut free snacks and locally roasted coffee are provided at no charge at every performance.

"It was one of the best shows I have ever seen in my whole life!"

RECOMMENDED BY: Windy City Live, The Chicago Tribune, The Chicago Reader, Chicago Parent, Red Tricycle, Mommy Poppins, The Chicago Moms, Little Lake County, The Witty City.

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* Theater is located on 2nd Floor only accessible by stairs

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Cast and Creative team for The Greatest Story Never Told at The Newport Theater

Robert Cass
Derek Czaplewski
Nathan Ebenroth
Lisa Farver
Bri Fitzpatrick
Ashley Geron
Erin Island
Zephian Michaels
Hanna Pristave
Bryce Read
Andrew Ritter
Justin Swinson

Music Direction by Robbie Ellis &  Matthew Pollack

Directed & Produced by Andrew Ritter

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