New Zombie Musical Opens Thursday at Chief O'Neill's PubNew Zombie Musical Opens Thursday at Chief O'Neill's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2018

The creators of the award-winning Musical of the Living Dead (Best Musical Chicago Reader's Poll 2012), return to their zombie roots with this unauthorized musical parody of the classic film Shaun of the Dead. (more...)

The Cowardly Scarecrow Theatre Company Presents New Immersive Zombie Musical YOU'VE GOT RED ON YOUThe Cowardly Scarecrow Theatre Company Presents New Immersive Zombie Musical YOU'VE GOT RED ON YOU
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2018

The creators of the award-winning Musical of the Living Dead (Best Musical Chicago Reader's Poll 2012), return to their zombie roots with this musical parody of the classic film Shaun of the Dead. (more...)

The 7th Annual Chicago Women's Funny Festival Begins This WeekThe 7th Annual Chicago Women's Funny Festival Begins This Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2018

Stage 773 Executive Director Jill Valentine and co-producer Liz McArthur are thrilled to announce the highly anticipated lineup for the 7th Annual Chicago Women's Funny Festival, taking place August 23 through August 26 at the comedy hub of Chicago, Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont. The Chicago Women's Funny Festival, the largest of its kind in the nation, features a melting pot of comedic genres, including everything from 'highbrow musical improv' to 'relatable stand-up' to 'character driven sketch'. (more...)

The Chicago Women's Funny Festival Announces Seventh Anniversary LineupThe Chicago Women's Funny Festival Announces Seventh Anniversary Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2018

Stage 773 Executive Director Jill Valentine and co-producer Liz McArthur are thrilled to announce the highly anticipated lineup for the 7th Annual Chicago Women's Funny Festival, taking place August 23 through August 26 at the comedy hub of Chicago, Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont. The Chicago Women's Funny Festival, the largest of its kind in the nation, features a melting pot of comedic genres, including everything from 'highbrow musical improv' to 'relatable stand-up' to 'character driven sketch'. Blending long term veterans with fresh newcomers, the fest packs over 70 shows into four funny-filled days. Stage 773 has made it easier than ever to discover new groups to love, allowing patrons to filter through art forms, a rating and keywords to find their own taste in comedy. The full schedule and searchable calendar for the 7th Annual Chicago Women's Funny Festival can be viewed at www.stage773.com/cwff-lineup. (more...)

Applications Now Open For 7th Annual Chicago Women's Funny Festival At Stage 773Applications Now Open For 7th Annual Chicago Women's Funny Festival At Stage 773
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2018

Stage 773 Executive Producer Jill Valentine and co-producer Liz McArthur are thrilled to announce that they are now accepting applications for the 7th Annual Chicago Women's Funny Festival, taking place August 23 through August 26 at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont. The Chicago Women's Funny Festival features all comedic art forms including stand up, sketch, solo, vaudeville, improvisational, musical and more. The event packs over 80 shows, featuring over 500 performers from over 160 groups into four funny-filled days. (more...)

Chicago Women's Funny Festival Announces 2017 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Stage 773 Director of Theatre Management Jill Valentine and co-producer Liz McArthur have announced the highly anticipated lineup for the 6th Annual Chicago Women's Funny Festival, taking place June 15 through June 18 at the comedy hub of Chicago, Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont. (more...)

Applications Now Open for 6th ANNUAL CHICAGO WOMEN'S FUNNY FESTIVAL
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

 Stage 773 Director of Theatre Management Jill Valentine and co-producer Liz McArthur are happy to announce that they are now accepting applications for the 6th Annual Chicago Women's Funny Festival, taking place June 15 through June 18.  The Chicago Women's Funny Festival features all comedic art forms including stand up, sketch, solo, vaudeville, improvisational, musical and more. The event packs over 80 shows, featuring over 500 performers from over 160 groups into four funny-filled days. Applications for participation may be sent in through April 15 by visiting http://www.chicagowomensfunnyfestival.com/. (more...)

Two Chicago Summer Festivals Set for This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2016

The largest Scottish cultural organization in North America, the CHICAGO SCOTS, celebrates three decades of providing entertainment and Scottish culture with a modern twist this June, with their annual Scottish Festival and Highland Games. Taking place Friday, June 17, and Saturday, June 18 at Hamilton Lakes, 1 Pierce Place, Itasca, IL, the beloved summer celebration, the largest festival of its kind in the Midwest, will feature an extravaganza of activities and attractions from the Caber Toss to the Highland Dance to the Dogs of Scotland. This family-friendly event is a chance to explore Scottish culture without buying a plane ticket. Event proceeds benefit the CHICAGO SCOTS' principle charities that provide assisted living and first class memory care at two locations: The Scottish Home and The Caledonian House.   (more...)

5th Annual Chicago Women's Funny Festival Lineup Revealed
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

Stage 773 Director of Operations Jill Valentine and co-producer Liz McArthur are thrilled to announce the highly anticipated lineup for the 5th Annual Chicago Women's Funny Festival, taking place June 16 through June 19 at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont. The Chicago Women's Funny Festival, the largest of its kind in the nation, features all forms of comedy- from 'highbrow musical improv' to 'relatable stand-up' to 'character driven sketch', as comediennes gather together from across the globe. With over 83 shows packed into four days, Stage 773 has made it easier than ever to discover new groups to love, allowing patrons to filter through art forms, a rating and keywords to find their own taste in comedy. The full schedule and searchable calendar for the 5th Annual Chicago Women's Funny Festival can be viewed at www.stage773.com/WomensFestCalendar.   (more...)

Stage 773 Seeks Submissions for 5th Annual Chicago Women's Funny Festival
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2016

Stage 773 Director of Operations Jill Valentine and co-producer Liz McArthur are happy to announce that they are now accepting applications for the 5th Annual Chicago Women's Funny Festival, taking place June 16 through June 19. (more...)

Chicago Women's Funny Festival Sets 2015 Lineup, Featuring SNL Writer Katie Rich
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2015

Stage 773 Director of Operations Jill Valentine and co-producer Liz McArthur are thrilled to announce the highly anticipated lineup for the 4th Annual Chicago Women's Funny Festival taking place June 18 through June 21 at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont. The Chicago Women's Funny Festival will feature all forms of comedy including stand up, sketch, solo, vaudeville, improvisational, and musical with comediennes from across the globe. The event packs 83 shows, featuring over 500 performers in 161 groups into four funny-filled days. The full schedule for the 4th Annual Chicago Women's Funny Festival can be viewed at www.chicagowomensfunnyfestival.com. (more...)

SNL Writer Katie Rich, Beth Stelling & More Set for 3rd Annual Chicago Women's Funny Festival, Now thru 6/8
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2014

Stage 773 Director of Operations Jill Valentine and co-producer Liz McArthur have announced the highly anticipated lineup for the 3rd Annual Chicago Women's Funny Festival, taking place today, June 5 through June 8 at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont. The Chicago Women's Funny Festival will feature all forms of comedy including stand up, sketch, solo, vaudeville, improvisational, and musical with comediennes from across the globe. The event packs over 70 shows, 400 performers into four funny-filled days. The full schedule for the 3rd Annual Chicago Women's Funny Festival may be viewed at www.chicagowomensfunnyfestival.com. (more...)

SNL Writer Katie Rich, Beth Stelling & More Set for 3rd Annual Chicago Women's Funny Festival, 6/5-8
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

Stage 773 Director of Operations Jill Valentine and co-producer Liz McArthur have announced the highly anticipated lineup for the 3rd Annual Chicago Women's Funny Festival, taking place June 5 through June 8 at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont. The Chicago Women's Funny Festival will feature all forms of comedy including stand up, sketch, solo, vaudeville, improvisational, and musical with comediennes from across the globe. The event packs over 70 shows, 400 performers into four funny-filled days. The full schedule for the 3rd Annual Chicago Women's Funny Festival may be viewed at www.chicagowomensfunnyfestival.com. (more...)

Stage 773 Accepting Submissions for 3rd Annual Chicago Women's Funny Festival
by Hilary Kelly - Feb 17, 2014

Stage 773, founder and producer of the Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival, is proud to announce submissions for the 3rd Annual Chicago Women's Funny Festival, taking place June 5 through June 8. Curated by Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival Executive Director Jill Valentine, the Chicago Women's Funny Festival will feature all forms of comedy including stand up, sketch, solo, vaudeville, improvisational, musical and more. The event packs over 70 shows, 100 groups and 400 performers into four funny-filled days. (more...)

Cowardly Scarecrow's MUSICAL OF THE LIVING DEAD Closes this Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2013

The Cowardly Scarecrow Theatre Company, INC has announced the craziest performance in Musical of the Living Dead history - Two casts in the same performance - Musical of the Living Dead: Double Tap. For the closing performance on Saturday, Nov. 9 every single cast member (a total of 22 actors) will perform, adding a unique element to the performance: 'tapping' each other in and out in a tag team fashion throughout the show to create the ULTIMATE Musical of the Living Dead experience. To add to the madness, more than one actor might perform the same song or scene...simultaneously. The audience could see two Frans, one Steve, Judy give birth to herself - or even cameos by the show's creators, Marc Lewallen and Brand Younts. Anything could happen in this not-to-be-missed performance. (more...)

Photo Flash: Cowardly Scarecrow Theatre's MUSICAL OF THE LIVING DEAD Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2013

The Cowardly Scarecrow Theatre Company, INC presents the return of Musical of the Living Dead in its fourth season, at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. Musical of the Living Dead is directed with book and lyrics by Marc Lewallen and Brad Younts, with music by Mary Spray. Performances are tonight, Oct. 10 through Saturday, Nov. 9. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the show below! (more...)

MUSICAL OF THE LIVING DEAD to Open 10/10 at Cowardly Scarecrow Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2013

The Cowardly Scarecrow Theatre Company, INC presents the return of Musical of the Living Dead in its fourth season, at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. Musical of the Living Dead is directed with book and lyrics by Marc Lewallen and Brad Younts, with music by Mary Spray. Performances are Thursday, Oct. 10 through Saturday, Nov. 9. Thursdays at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays at 8 and 11 p.m. Opening/Press night is Thursday, Oct 10 at 8 p.m. All performances are recommended for ages 14 years and older. Tickets are $25 and may be purchased atwww.stage773.com, www.musicalofthelivingdead.com or by calling the Stage 773 box office at 773-327-5252. For more information, please visitwww.musicalofthelivingdead.com. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Cowardly Scarecrow Theatre's MUSICAL OF THE LIVING DEAD
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2013

The Cowardly Scarecrow Theatre Company, INC presents the return of Musical of the Living Dead in its fourth season, at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. Musical of the Living Dead is directed with book and lyrics by Marc Lewallen and Brad Younts, with music by Mary Spray. Performances are Thursday, Oct. 10 through Saturday, Nov. 9. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the show below! (more...)

Cowardly Scarecrow Theatre Co. to Stage MUSICAL OF THE LIVING DEAD, 10/10-11/9
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2013

The Cowardly Scarecrow Theatre Company, INC presents the return of Musical of the Living Dead in its fourth season, at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. Musical of the Living Dead is directed with book and lyrics by Marc Lewallen and Brad Younts, with music by Mary Spray. Performances are Thursday, Oct. 10 through Saturday, Nov. 9. Thursdays at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays at 8 and 11 p.m. Opening/Press night is Thursday, Oct 10 at 8 p.m. All performances are recommended for ages 14 years and older. Tickets are $25 and may be purchased at www.stage773.com, www.musicalofthelivingdead.com or by calling the Stage 773 box office at 773-327-5252. For more information, please visit www.musicalofthelivingdead.com. (more...)

2013 Chicago Women's Funny Festival Kicks Off Today
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2013

Stage 773, founder and producer of the popular Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival, has announced the 2013 Chicago Women's Funny Festival, today, June 6 - 9. Curated by Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival Executive Director Jill Valentine, the Chicago Women's Funny Festival will celebrate not only sketch comedy, but all forms of comedy including stand up, sketch, solo, vaudeville, improvisational, musical and more. Celebrating the best in local and national female comediennes, the 2013 Chicago Women's Funny Festival runs today, June 6 - 9. (more...)

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