Tuesday, November 11, 2014

I'm posting...must mean I have a new show...

I'm posting a blog update.  Must mean I have a new show.

It's true.  We're doing a new show at IO Theater in it's new space.

For those of you familiar with the movie Waiting For Guffman, we're parodying  the musical that is featured in that movie.  (If you haven't seen that movie, stop everything and go watch it right now!)

The show is Red, White and Blaine and it will be performed Saturday nights at 10:30 in the Farley Cabaret.
The Sun-Times did a nice little write up about the upcoming show.

We have an excellent cast and the show is shaping up to be really smart and funny.  We've added a bunch of new material that will round out the show into a full production.  In the movie, no song is longer than 2 minutes and the actual musical only takes up 15 minutes total.

Our cast members are Brian Finlay, Robert Bacon, Bri Fitzpatrick, Jeannie Cahill Griggs, Sean Price, David Scwartzbaum, Jess Jones, Jonah Saesan, Leila Gorstein, Alison Doyle, Chris Vellucci, Aidan O'Connor and Matt Herzau.  Matt is also our Musical Director and Aidan did our choreography.

The show has been a real blast to rehearse.  We didn't get a lot of notice that we were going to get to do it, so we've essentially had to put the show together in 3 1/2 weeks.  We worked super hard the past few weeks and are in the fine tuning and polishing stages now.

Come and see it!  I promise you'll have a good time.