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Brown Paper Box Co. Announces Final Season & 10th Anniversary Photo Brown Paper Box Co. Announces Final Season & 10th Anniversary
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 21, 2020

After 10 years, 16 venues, 6 Jeff Award recommendations, 2 Performer in a Leading Role nominations, and hundreds of actors, collaborators, designers, staff members, donors, volunteers, audience members, & friends, Brown Paper Box Co. is proud to share the bittersweet announcement of their 10th and final season.

COME RAIN OR COME SHINE: A JUDY GARLAND CABARET Comes to Mary's Attic Photo COME RAIN OR COME SHINE: A JUDY GARLAND CABARET Comes to Mary's Attic
by Stephi Wild - Sep 16, 2019

Following the Chicago Reader-recommended run of Grace, or the Art of Clinging, Brown Paper Box Co., a?oeone of the most vital storefront theater groups in Chicago,a?? (HollywoodChicago.com) returns to Mary's Attic for the 5th time to host their new musical fundraiser - Come Rain or Come Shine: A Judy Garland Cabaret. This celebration brings together BPBCo. members, past performance participants, friends of the company, and a few special guests for 2 nights of song and community on September 20 and 21, 2019 above Hamburger Mary's (5400 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60640) in Chicago's Andersonville neighborhood.

Casting Announced For Brown Paper Box Co.'s COME RAIN OR SHINE: A Judy Garland Cabare Photo Casting Announced For Brown Paper Box Co.'s COME RAIN OR SHINE: A Judy Garland Cabaret
by Stephi Wild - Aug 6, 2019

Following the Chicago Reader-recommended run of Grace, or the Art of Clinging, Brown Paper Box Co., a?oeone of the most vital storefront theater groups in Chicago,a?? (HollywoodChicago.com) returns to Mary's Attic for the 5th time to host their new musical fundraiser - Come Rain or Come Shine: A Judy Garland Cabaret. This celebration brings together BPBCo. members, past performance participants, friends of the company, and a few special guests for 2 nights of song and community on September 20 and 21, 2019 above Hamburger Mary's (5400 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60640) in Chicago's Andersonville neighborhood.

Photo Flash: First Look at Brown Paper Box Co.'s GRACE, OR THE ART OF CLIMBING Photo Photo Flash: First Look at Brown Paper Box Co.'s GRACE, OR THE ART OF CLIMBING
by Stephi Wild - Jun 20, 2019

Fresh off their Jeff Award nomination for Little Women the Musical and community-focused Holding On cabaret, Brown Paper Box Co. continues its Midwest premiere of the Chicago Reader recommended Grace, or the Art of Climbing by L M Feldman through July 7, 2019 at Stage 773.

Cast Announced for the Midwest Premiere Of GRACE, OR THE ART OF CLIMBING Photo Cast Announced for the Midwest Premiere Of GRACE, OR THE ART OF CLIMBING
by Julie Musbach - May 10, 2019

Fresh off their Jeff Award nomination for Little Women the Musical and community-focused Holding On cabaret, Brown Paper Box Co. announce the cast of the Midwest premiere of Grace, or the Art of Climbing by L M Feldman running June 6-July 8, 2019 at Stage 773.

Brown Paper Box Co.'s HOLDING ON: A COMMUNITY CABARET To Feature Comedy Duo Evan & Ma Photo Brown Paper Box Co.'s HOLDING ON: A COMMUNITY CABARET To Feature Comedy Duo Evan & Mary-Jane and More
by Stephi Wild - Apr 30, 2019

Fresh off their Jeff Award nomination for Little Women the Musical, Brown Paper Box Co. is excited to begin their 2019/2020 season with a new cabaret event.

LITTLE WOMEN THE MUSICAL Offers Free Tickets To Furloughed Federal Employees Photo LITTLE WOMEN THE MUSICAL Offers Free Tickets To Furloughed Federal Employees
by Julie Musbach - Jan 21, 2019

Brown Paper Box Co. is supporting the hundreds of federal workers In and around Chicago currently furloughed as a result of the government shutdown.

Hannah Starr's BOOMBOX Continues Season at Brown Paper Box Co. Photo Hannah Starr's BOOMBOX Continues Season at Brown Paper Box Co.
by Julie Musbach - Oct 19, 2018

Following their Jeff Award Recommended run of Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' regional premiere of EVERYBODY, Brown Paper Box Co. continues their 2018/2019 season with a 2-night presentation of BOOMBOX: a (sort of) solo show by Jeff Award nominee Hannah Starr (they/them). BOOMBOX runs 2 nights only - November 26, 2018 and December 1, 2018 at The Frontier (1106 W Thorndale Ave.).

Cast Announced For Chicago Storefront Premiere Of LITTLE WOMEN THE MUSICAL Photo Cast Announced For Chicago Storefront Premiere Of LITTLE WOMEN THE MUSICAL
by Stephi Wild - Oct 10, 2018

Following their Jeff Award Recommended run of Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' regional premiere of EVERYBODY, Brown Paper Box Co. concludes their 2018/2019 season with the Chicago storefront premiere of Little Women the Musical running January 11-February 9, 2019 at Strawdog Theatre Company.

Tickets On Sale For EVERYBODY By Branden Jacobs-Jenkins Photo Tickets On Sale For EVERYBODY By Branden Jacobs-Jenkins
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 29, 2018

Tickets are now on sale for Brown Paper Box Co.'s regional premiere of EVERYBODY! This modern riff on the medieval morality play Everyman follows Everybody (chosen from the cast via lottery at each performance) as they question and explore life's most basic and universal elements of death, love, friendship, family, God. etc. Playwright Branden Jacobs-Jenkins (Gloria, An Octoroon) bases EVERYBODY on the 15th century morality play that instructs sinners on how to repent and seek redemption.

Cast Announced For Regional Premiere Of EVERYBODY With Brown Paper Box Co. In Chicago Photo Cast Announced For Regional Premiere Of EVERYBODY With Brown Paper Box Co. In Chicago
by Julie Musbach - May 15, 2018

Brown Paper Box Co.'s regional premiere of EVERYBODY has found its cast! This modern riff on the medieval morality play Everyman follows Everybody (chosen from the cast via lottery at each performance) as they question and explore life's most basic and universal elements of death, love, friendship, family, God. etc. Playwright Branden Jacobs-Jenkins (Gloria, An Octoroon) bases EVERYBODY on the 15th century morality play that instructs sinners on how to repent and seek redemption.

AN EXISTENTIAL CABARET Opens Brown Paper Box Co.'s Season Photo AN EXISTENTIAL CABARET Opens Brown Paper Box Co.'s Season
by Stephi Wild - Apr 24, 2018

Inspired by life's great mysteries presented in the regional premiere of Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' Pulitzer Prize finalist EVERYBODY, "An Existential Cabaret" continues Brown Paper Box Co.'s relationship with original cabaret series at Mary's Attic in Andersonville.

Brown Paper Box Co. Announces 2018/2019 Season Photo Brown Paper Box Co. Announces 2018/2019 Season
by Julie Musbach - Apr 10, 2018

Following their Jeff Recommended run of They're Playing Our Song and the Chicago Reader Recommended Speech & Debate, Brown Paper Box Co. is proud to announce its 2018/2019 season. With an exciting regional premiere fresh out of New York - cast by lottery each night live on stage, a Chicago storefront chamber musical premiere, a new cabaret at Mary's Attic in Andersonville, and a Spring 2019 Special Event to be announced soon, BPBCo.'s upcoming season has a little bit of something for everyone & everybody.

Brown Paper Box Co. Announces Executive Team Changes and Addition
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 18, 2017

 It is with great excitement Brown Paper Box Co. announces a change-up and addition to their Executive Team as they continue their 2017/2018 season. Co-founding members Anna Schutz and M. William Panek are making the move to Executive Director and Marketing Director, respectively. They are joined by Kristi Szczepanek in the company's newest Executive role, Director of Community Outreach & Development. Kristi has gone above and beyond as Company Admin and has proven herself as a driven, organized, and forward-thinking leader in her short time as Artistic Associate.

Photo Flash: Positively Presents AN UPLIFTING CABARET
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 14, 2017

Brown Paper Box Co. kicked off their 2017/2018 season with a wildly successful 2-night cabaret at Mary's Attic in Andersonville April 7 & 8. Hosted by company member Kristi Szczepanek*, Positively Present: An Uplifting Cabaret featured performances from BPBCo. company members and friends, as well as past (and present!) show participants.

Positively presents AN UPLIFTING CABARET
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 13, 2017

Brown Paper Box Co. kicked off their 2017/2018 season with a wildly successful 2-night cabaret at Mary's Attic in Andersonville April 7 & 8. Hosted by company member Kristi Szczepanek*, Positively Present: An Uplifting Cabaret featured performances from BPBCo. company members and friends, as well as past (and present!) show participants. Brown Paper Box Co. kicked off their 2017/2018 season with a wildly successful 2-night cabaret at Mary's Attic in Andersonville April 7 & 8. Hosted by company member Kristi Szczepanek*, Positively Present: An Uplifting Cabaret featured performances from BPBCo. company members and friends, as well as past (and present!) show participants.

POSITIVELY PRESENT Cabaret to Kick Off Brown Paper Box Co.'s 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2017

Brown Paper Box Co. has announced its upcoming cabaret event to kick off their 2017/2018 season.

Brown Paper Box Co Announces Spring Cabaret POSITIVELY PRESENT: AN UPLIFTING CABARET
by Julie Musbach - Mar 10, 2017

Brown Paper Box Co. is thrilled to announce their upcoming cabaret event, hosted by company member, Kristi Szczepanek*. This is the first occasion that the company has announced their season in full, and they are excited to do so. This cabaret will feature performers, some of which are members of Brown Paper Box Co. and some that are not! Kristi Szczepanek* first worked with the company as the female understudy in NOW. HERE. THIS. in the summer of 2016.

Brown Paper Box Co. to Present THE BROAD-WAY: A LADIES CABARET
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2016

Brown Paper Box Co. continues its 2016/2017 season with The Broad-Way: A Ladies Cabaret, a night of songs written by women, celebrating women. This joyful evening of music from all genres highlights the work of artists like Tori Amos, Carol King, and Joni Mitchell, plus selections from musicals like Fun Home and The Secret Garden.

Brown Paper Box Co. to Present THE BROAD-WAY: A LADIES CABARET
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2016

Brown Paper Box Co. continues its 2016/2017 season with The Broad-Way: A Ladies Cabaret, a night of songs written by women, celebrating women. This joyful evening of music from all genres highlights the work of artists like Tori Amos, Carol King, and Joni Mitchell, plus selections from musicals like Fun Home and The Secret Garden.

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