Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Shoes: A World Premiere Musical!

What happens when 7 very different people get stuck in an elevator and then decide to trade "shoes" for 6 months and see how the other half lives? You get this original, comical, hummable, huggable, musical: "SHOES"!

I appear as Jack Sloan the local hospital's surgeon trying to escape his families "assembly line medical" practice and the mold his father has set out to put him in. Jack's just looking to find a place to practice the true "art of medicine", and also learn how to just relax and have fun!!!

Just for Laughs Productions presents "Shoes: A New Musical"
Book and Lyrics By: Jordan Margolis
Music By: John W. Cooley

Performance: May 3, 2007
Time: 8pm
Location: North Shore Center for Performing Arts
9501 Skokie Blvd.
Skoki, IL

Tickets are $36, proceeds to benefit the Jewish Reconstructionist Congregation and Connections for the Homeless in Evanston

Call the Jewish Reconstructionist Congregation at: 847.328.7678 to reserve tickets!

Wednesday, April 4, 2007

Night Blue Theater Presents: "La Cage Aux Folles"

Shawn Quinlan: Choreographer
Paul Packer: Director
David E. Walters: Assistant Director/Producer
Lesley Hoerner: Vocal Director

Based on a French film by Jean Poiret by the same name (that was also the inspiration for the 1996 hit film "The Birdcage"), La Cage aux Folles is a boisterous and uplifting celebration of family values. The musical tells the story of Albin and Georges, two middle-aged partners who run a drag nightclub in St. Tropez. Their outrageously resplendent peace turns to mayhem when their son announces that he is getting married--to the daughter of a local morals crusader!

Featuring a hilarious book by Harvey Fierstein and a score by composing legend Jerry Herman ("Hello, Dolly", "Mack and Mable", and "Dear World) the original Broadway production of La Cage aux Folles won six Tony Awards including Best Musical and ran for over four years in the mid-1980s.

There are two weekends of performaces:

Friday, April 20th 8pm
Saturday April 21st 2pm and 7pm
The Chicago Marriott Southwest at Burr Ridge
1200 Burr Ridge Parkway
Burr Ridge IL 60527

Tickets: $20 Adults / $18 Seniors and Students w/ID
Room/Dinner Package: $139 includes one double occupancy room,
and $40 Dinner voucher with purchase of show tickets.
Friday April 27th 8pm
Saturday April 28th 3pm and 8pm
Sunday April 29th 3pm
Georgios Banquet Comfort Inn and Conference Center
8900 W. 159th St.
Orland Park IL 60462

Tickets: $26 which includes two drink tickets.

For Tickets email the Box Office or call the NightBlue Ticket Hotline: 630-257-3077
Please visit: http://www.nightbluetheater.com/ for more information.

"Cycle"- A New Work, Staged Reading with Hubris Productions

I am in a staged reading of a new play called "Cycle" with Hubris Productions. The play is about a young gay man, Jonathon, who stumbles into a laundry mat after a horrible car accident. He later finds out that he has died in that car accident and this is sort of a "waiting room" for the next life. Before he can go on to the next re-carnation he must clean his "dirty laundry" from the past.

I am playing the role of Jonathon, and am very excited! This show reads very well. Even though the main character is gay and deals with his relationships, I think this show has something in it to say to everyone: what would you do if you had a second chance?
Perfomance of "Cycle" is April 9th
Time: 7pm
Presented at: Rubin's Chicago Room Gallery Cafe
Address: 3318 N. Halsted
Suggested Donation: $5
Other readings will be at the same place and time on the following dates:
April 16, 23, 30th
Visit: www.hubrisproductions.com for more details about this series and other upcoming events!