Shadowbox Live to Present FREAK SHOW, Opening 9/11

Shadowbox Live to Present FREAK SHOW, Opening 9/11

It's that time again. Summer breathes its last breath, the air gets chilly, the days get shorter, and the strange, the bizarre, and the down right creepy take over Shadowbox Live with the brand new sketch comedy and rock 'n' roll production, Freak Show, opening Thursday, September 11th!

The aptly-themed show offers two hours of freakishly fiendish fun with original sketches and scarily sexy rock 'n' roll music.

Freak Show is the first sketch comedy and rock 'n' roll show of Shadowbox Live's 25th anniversary celebration, and first of several with throw-back titles from Shadowbox Live's history.

As part of the year-long celebration Freak Show, and all sketch comedy/rock 'n' roll shows in the upcoming season, will mix never-before-seen material with one sketch and one song from the past.

"We'll officially start our 25th Anniversary celebration with an extravaganza during our annual fundraiser this October 7th," says Stacie Boord, Shadowbox Live's Director of Community Relations, "but this is a really fun way to pay tribute to our long history of sketch comedy and rock 'n' roll!"

Sketches from Freak Show include:

The Exorsister - premiered in Raisin' Hell 2008. The Spazoids are confronted with their scariest adversary yet, Kirby's sister Tess as she undergoes a monthly transformation!

Captain Kirk's Advice - In his moment of need, geeky Herb is visited by legendary womanizer Captain Kirk with some much needed advice.

Demon Baby and Hell-Child Care - All of those movie monsters must have had some really messed up childhoods, right? Well, maybe not. Mr. Vorhees has written a book to help raise those precocious demon babies.

Dream Catcher - So what would happen if those dream catchers really caught your dreams. Let me tell you, it ain't pretty.

Guess Who's Yukking Up Dinner - Kimberly brings home her new boyfriend for a family dinner. And you thought your parents had issues with your significant other.

Haunted House Training - It's getting harder and harder to scare people nowadays. Watch as these trainees give it their best shot, even if it means using very unorthodox methods.

Jason's Scary Stories: Dream Interrupted - What Freak Show would be complete without everyone's favorite flashlight wielding scary storytellers?

Literal Wizard - Grammar Nazis rejoice! This wizard has had enough of bad English . . . literally.

Modern Day Freaks - Carnival freak shows used to feature all sorts of oddities. But modern day freaks might not be what you expect.

The Line - The latest horror flick exposes everyone's worst nightmare . . . an endless waiting line at an amusement park!

Zombie or Not to Be? - Ok zombies really get a bad rap. Oh, and they prefer the term "Undead Americans."

Songs from Freak Show include:

Thriller by Michael Jackson - premiered in Freak Show 1998

All Mine by Portishead

Blackest Eyes by Porcupine Tree

Save Me by Dave Matthews Band

House of Pain by Van Halen

Mama Told Me Not to Come by Three Dog Night

Boogey Man by KC & The Sunshine Band

Mz. Hyde by Halestorm

6 Underground by Sneaker Pimps

Shadowbox Live presents Freak Show, opening on Thursday, September 11 at 7:30 PM, and running Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 & 10:30 PM through November 1, 2014. Tickets are $20 - $40. For more information and reservations, call the Shadowbox Live Box Office at 614-416-7625 or go online at

Shadowbox Live is the largest resident theater company in America, producing over 550 shows per year.

A non-profit 501c3 performance troupe, Shadowbox Live employs 45+ full time ensemble members immersed in the Shadowbox Live philosophy of "everyone does everything," including arts administration.

These Shadowbox Live metaperformers self-produce a wide range of shows, as well as run the company on a day-to-day basis.

For over 20 years this creative team has produced world-class performances, spanning the artistic spectrum with sketch comedy, rock 'n 'roll, original rock operas, traditional musicals, drama, dance theater and new media; always putting emphasis on the unparalleled live experience.

Shadowbox Live is a healthy, vibrant, self-sustaining arts organization that generates the majority of its funding from its patron base, and leads the way as an artistic tour de force in Midwest.

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