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Moving Bench Theatre Announces Cast For Upcoming Virtual Production CONNECTION ERROR Photo Moving Bench Theatre Announces Cast For Upcoming Virtual Production CONNECTION ERROR
by Stephi Wild - Aug 2, 2020

Moving Bench Theatre has announced the cast for their upcoming virtual production of CONNECTION ERROR by Jenilee Houghton.

Moving Bench Theatre Presents A Free Production Of A Holiday Classic! Photo Moving Bench Theatre Presents A Free Production Of A Holiday Classic!
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 26, 2019

Moving Bench Theatre closed another successful run of their original, musically-driven play, THE BALLAD OF LYDIA PINKHAM..., just in time to jump into their next project. It's a new take on the holiday classic,

Moving Bench Theatre Presents A Free Production Of the Holiday Classic A CHRISTMAS CA Photo Moving Bench Theatre Presents A Free Production Of the Holiday Classic A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 26, 2019

Moving Bench Theatre closed another successful run of their original, musically-driven play, THE BALLAD OF LYDIA PINKHAM..., just in time to jump into their next project. It's a new take on the holiday classic, A Christmas Carol, and it's being presented for free at five different branches of the Chicago Public Library.

Photo Flash: THE BALLAD OF LYDIA PINKHAM Gets An Expansion And A New Home At The Gree Photo Photo Flash: THE BALLAD OF LYDIA PINKHAM Gets An Expansion And A New Home At The Greenhouse Theater Center
by Stephi Wild - Nov 14, 2019

Moving Bench Theatre first launched THE BALLAD OF LYDIA PINKHAM'S MAGICAL, MIRACLE, SURE-CURE FOR ALL FEMALE WEAKNESSES in April of this year at The Annoyance Theatre. The show was 50 minutes and ran for five performances, and audiences were immediately raving and demanding more; more of the story; more chances to see it; and more of the unique story telling techniques that have become synonymous with Causer and Houghton's collaborative partnership. Chris Causer (Director) and Jenilee Houghton (Writer) heard the excitement and passion and decided to give audiences exactly what they wanted. The result is an expanded and reinvigorated 85-minute production with more original music, more movement, more laughs, more emotion and some new surprises that reviewers are already praising. ChicagolandMusicalTheatre.com wrote, “There is a whole pantomime scene on a train that is so funny and heartwarming that it is worth the price of admission alone. “ They went on to say, “Overall this production is what Chicago theatre is all about. A group of talented performers in a small space giving 110% to entertain an audience. They leave them laughing and thinking. Nothing better than a group giving their all to entertain and be dedicated to a piece of theatrical art.”

Full Cast Announced For THE BALLAD OF LYDIA PINKHAM… At Greenhouse Theater Center Photo Full Cast Announced For THE BALLAD OF LYDIA PINKHAM… At Greenhouse Theater Center
by Stephi Wild - Sep 6, 2019

Moving Bench Theatre has announced the cast for the upcoming production of THE BALLAD OF LYDIA PINKHAM'S MAGICAL, MIRACLE, SURE-CURE FOR ALL FEMALE WEAKNESSES being produced at the Greenhouse Theater Center this fall. Written by Jenilee Houghton and directed by Chris Causer, this story explores the complexity of one woman's life in the unsolicited limelight and the judgement and criticism she had to endure whilst on a mission to help her female neighbors in a time when getting effective, affordable healthcare was nearly impossible for women. Using an eclectic mix of storytelling techniques including movement, dance, and original bluegrass music, the ensemble will weave a tale that is timeless, hilarious, and also heartbreaking.

THE BALLAD OF LYDIA PINKHAM Moves To The Greenhouse Theatre Center Photo THE BALLAD OF LYDIA PINKHAM Moves To The Greenhouse Theatre Center
by Julie Musbach - Jul 2, 2019

After a very successful first run at The Annoyance Theatre this past April, Moving Bench Theatre is thrilled to announce that they'll be remounting 'The Ballad of Lydia Pinkham's Magical, Miracle, Sure-Cure for all Female Weaknesses' at the Greenhouse Theatre Center in November, 2019.

Photo Flash: Audiences Are Raving About THE BALLAD OF LYDIA PINKHAM Photo Photo Flash: Audiences Are Raving About THE BALLAD OF LYDIA PINKHAM
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 8, 2019

There are only two more chances to see Chris Causer & Jenilee Houghton's new play, "The Ballad of Lydia Pinkham's Magical, Miracle, Sure-Cure for All Female Weaknesses" playing at the Annoyance Theatre on Thursdays at 8pm.  Audiences have been raving about this hilarious, emotional, moving piece of theatre that celebrates one woman's journey to overcome the hate people feel empowered to spread when they can hide behind anonymity.  The relatability and heart within Houghton's script paired with Causer's masterful storytelling form along with Todd Risenmay's gorgeous original music are driving audiences to return week after week to see the show again and again.

Annoyance Theatre Celebrates Women's History Month with THE BALLAD OF LYDIA PINKHAM Photo Annoyance Theatre Celebrates Women's History Month with THE BALLAD OF LYDIA PINKHAM
by Julie Musbach - Mar 18, 2019

The year was 1873, and all Lydia Pinkham wanted was to help her neighbors in a time when getting effective, affordable healthcare was nearly impossible for women.

Cast Announced For THE BALLAD OF LYDIA PINKHAM'S MAGICAL, MIRACLE, SURE-CURE FOR ALL  Photo Cast Announced For THE BALLAD OF LYDIA PINKHAM'S MAGICAL, MIRACLE, SURE-CURE FOR ALL FEMALE WEAKNESSES
by Julie Musbach - Feb 19, 2019

The cast has been announced for the World Premier of THE BALLAD OF LYDIA PINKHAM'S MAGICAL, MIRACLE, SURE-CURE FOR ALL FEMALE WEAKNESSES, being produced by The Annoyance Theatre in Chicago.

VIDEO: Get A First Look At Big Noise Theatre's KISS ME, KATE Photo VIDEO: Get A First Look At Big Noise Theatre's KISS ME, KATE
by Alan Henry - Sep 26, 2018

KISS ME, KATE, directed by Chris Causer, is led by Mikaela Sullivan and Cliff Gabor as Lilli VanessiKatherine and Fred GrahamPetruchio, respectively. The cast also features Heidi Hansfield (Lois LaneBianca), Tyler Sonkin (Bill CalhounLucentio), Jenilee Houghton (First Gangster), Jessica James (Second Gangster), Anthony C. Brown (General Harrison Howell), Ken Rubenstein (Harry TrevorBaptista), Korinne Yonan (Hattie), Larry D. Trice II (Paul), Becca Duff (GremioEnsemble), Emma Widlowski (HortensioEnsemble), Adrian Briones (RalphEnsemble), Stephanie Fongheiser (PhilipEnsemble), and Lauren Romano (NathanielEnsemble).

Mikaela Sullivan and Cliff Gabor Will Lead Big Noise Theatre's KISS ME, KATE Photo Mikaela Sullivan and Cliff Gabor Will Lead Big Noise Theatre's KISS ME, KATE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2018

KISS ME, KATE, directed by Chris Causer, is led by Mikaela Sullivan and Cliff Gabor as Lilli Vanessi/Katherine and Fred Graham/Petruchio, respectively. The cast also features Heidi Hansfield (Lois Lane/Bianca), Tyler Sonkin (Bill Calhoun/Lucentio), Jenilee Houghton (First Gangster), Jessica James (Second Gangster), Anthony C. Brown (General Harrison Howell), Ken Rubenstein (Harry Trevor/Baptista), Korinne Yonan (Hattie), Larry D. Trice II (Paul), Becca Duff (Gremio/Ensemble), Emma Widlowski (Hortensio/Ensemble), Adrian Briones (Ralph/Ensemble), Stephanie Fongheiser (Philip/Ensemble), and Lauren Romano (Nathaniel/Ensemble).

Mikaela Sullivan and Cliff Gabor Will Lead Big Noise Theatre's KISS ME, KATE Photo Mikaela Sullivan and Cliff Gabor Will Lead Big Noise Theatre's KISS ME, KATE
by Stephi Wild - Jul 25, 2018

KISS ME, KATE, directed by Chris Causer, is led by Mikaela Sullivan and Cliff Gabor as Lilli Vanessi/Katherine and Fred Graham/Petruchio, respectively. The cast also features Heidi Hansfield (Lois Lane/Bianca), Tyler Sonkin (Bill Calhoun/Lucentio), Jenilee Houghton (First Gangster), Jessica James (Second Gangster), Anthony C. Brown (General Harrison Howell), Ken Rubenstein (Harry Trevor/Baptista), Korinne Yonan (Hattie), Larry D. Trice II (Paul), Becca Duff (Gremio/Ensemble), Emma Widlowski (Hortensio/Ensemble), Adrian Briones (Ralph/Ensemble), Stephanie Fongheiser (Philip/Ensemble), and Lauren Romano (Nathaniel/Ensemble).

MAD QUEEN to Debut at New World Stages for Broadway Cares Photo MAD QUEEN to Debut at New World Stages for Broadway Cares
by Julie Musbach - May 8, 2018

MAD QUEEN, the new musical from PARTY MONSTER and FREAK SHOW author James St. James, is set to debut on May 29th, 7pm at New World Stages as a Benefit Concert and After-Party for BROADWAY CARES/EQUITY FIGHTS AIDS, sponsored by Tito's Handmade Vodka, Pret-A-Manger and The Standard. It will be presented by Broadway Benefit producers What's The Benefit? inc.

Photo Flash: Greenhouse Theater Center Hosts 4th annual CHICAGO MUSICAL THEATRE FESTI Photo Photo Flash: Greenhouse Theater Center Hosts 4th annual CHICAGO MUSICAL THEATRE FESTIVAL
by Julie Musbach - Feb 6, 2018

Underscore Theatre Company is pleased to present its 4th annual CHICAGO MUSICAL THEATRE FESTIVAL, created to showcase and support the growing field of musical theatre creators from Chicago and beyond. This year's Festival, featuring full productions of seven new musicals plus two staged readings, will play February 5 - 25, 2018 at the Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave. in Chicago. Each full production will receive at least four performances during the Festival. Single tickets are currently available at www.cmtf.org. The press "Sneak Preview," featuring a sampling of songs from the 2018 Festival, is Monday, February 5 at 8 pm.

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of Big Noise Theatre's THE ODD COUPLE Photo Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of Big Noise Theatre's THE ODD COUPLE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2018

Big Noise Theatre presents The Odd Couple, opening Today, January 12, 2018 and running through January 28 at Prairie Lakes Theater, 515 E. Thacker Street in Des Plaines, IL. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast in character below!

Cast Announced For Big Noise Theatre's THE ODD COUPLE Photo Cast Announced For Big Noise Theatre's THE ODD COUPLE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2018

Big Noise Theatre has just announced the cast for its upcoming production of The Odd Couple.

4th Annual CHICAGO MUSICAL THEATRE FESTIVAL Arrives at Greenhouse Theater Center Photo 4th Annual CHICAGO MUSICAL THEATRE FESTIVAL Arrives at Greenhouse Theater Center
by Julie Musbach - Jan 10, 2018

Underscore Theatre Company is pleased to present its 4th annual CHICAGO MUSICAL THEATRE FESTIVAL, created to showcase and support the growing field of musical theatre creators from Chicago and beyond. This year's Festival, featuring full productions of seven new musicals plus two staged readings, will play February 6 16, 2018 at the Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave. in Chicago. Each full production will receive at least four performances during the Festival. Single tickets are currently available at www.cmtf.org. The press Sneak Preview, featuring a sampling of songs from the 2018 Festival, is Monday, February 5 at 8 pm.

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of Big Noise Theatre's THE ODD COUPLE Photo Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of Big Noise Theatre's THE ODD COUPLE
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2017

Big Noise Theatre presents The Odd Couple, opening Friday, January 12, 2018 and running through January 28 at Prairie Lakes Theater, 515 E. Thacker Street in Des Plaines, IL. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast in character below!

New Rock 'n' Roll Musical SIR GAWAIN AND THE GREEN KNIGHT to Premiere in Chicago Photo New Rock 'n' Roll Musical SIR GAWAIN AND THE GREEN KNIGHT to Premiere in Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2017

Pearl Poet Productions will present the world premiere of the new musical 'Sir Gawain and the Green Knight: A Rock 'N' Roll Musical,' taking place on the East Stage in the Raven Theatre Complex opening on December 1st, and playing through December 17th, 2017.

Cast Announced For Big Noise Theatre's THE ODD COUPLE Photo Cast Announced For Big Noise Theatre's THE ODD COUPLE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2017

Big Noise Theatre has just announced the cast for its upcoming production of The Odd Couple.

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