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Wednesday, December 11, 1:43 PM written by EmilyHaha

WE THREE LIZAS is a Hit, Hit, Hit!

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“For those in search of a little holiday irreverence, the revamped vamps of WE THREE LIZAS could be singing your new favorite carol.”

-Kris Vire, Time Out Chicago

“If you admire new music for theater, you won’t regret going to Stage 773.”

-Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune

“Scott Bradley and Alan Schmuckler’s gay riff on Charles Dickens’ holiday classic is a glitzy, over-the-top spectacular.”

-Chicago Theatre Review

“We Three Lizas most definitely rewards with its message of being true not only to one’s creative impulses, but to the loved ones around you who offer support and encouragement.”

-Windy City Times

“I’m dreaming of a Hot-Hot-Hot Christmas, and WE THREE LIZAS can handle the temperature.”

-HollywoodChicago.com

“The show rightfully deserves to be an annual holiday tradition.”

-Broadway World

WE THREE LIZAS runs now through January 5th at Stage 773.

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WE THREE LIZAS
Book & Lyrics by AFT Artistic Associate Scott Bradley
Music & Additional Lyrics by Alan Schmuckler
Directed by AFT Artistic Associate Scott Ferguson
Choreography by Patrick Andrews
Musical Direction by Aaron Benham

WE THREE LIZAS  features many of the original cast members including Scott Duff*John Francisco*Sharriese Hamilton, Danielle Plisz (Jeff Award-nominated), Dana Tretta and Andrew Swan in addition to newcomers Mark David KaplanJames Nedrud and Bethany Thomas. Musicians include Aaron Benham (piano/conductor), Jed Feder (drums) and Debra Johnson (bass).  *Denotes AFT Artistic Associates.

The production team for WE THREE LIZAS includes: Jerre Dye (set design), Mieka van der Ploeg and Robert S. Kuhn (costume design), Mac Vaughey (lighting design), Josh Horvath (sound design), Eleanor Kahn (properties design), Davis McCarty (projections design) and Helen Lattyak (stage manager).

Tickets $45 adults/$20 students. Group discounts available. Tickets are available online, in person at the Stage 773 Box Office (1225 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago) or by calling (773) 327-5252.  Additional processing fees apply for phone and internet orders.

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Wednesday, October 16, 3:54 PM written by EmilyHaha

WE THREE LIZAS Tickets Are On Sale!

About Face Theatre Presents
The Return of the Hit Holiday Musical
WE THREE LIZAS

Book & Lyrics by AFT Artistic Associate Scott Bradley
Music & Additional Lyrics by Alan Schmuckler
Directed by AFT Artistic Associate Scott Ferguson
Choreography by Patrick Andrews
Musical Direction by Aaron Benham

November 27, 2013 – January 5, 2014 at Stage 773

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She’s back!

Fresh from a concert at Joe’s Pub in New York City with a revamped book and expanded score, last year’s queer holiday hit WE THREE LIZAS is back… and better than ever!  Box maker Conrad Ticklebottom’s life has hit a stumbling block. Once, Conrad and his purple box ignited an entire movement in art and design, but now he finds himself alone, forgotten and teetering on ruin.

The holidays bring three magical figures to his door – a trio of Liza Minnellis to escort him on a fabulous journey through what-was, what-could-be and what-the-f*?!, redeeming his lost promise and re-inventing a brand-new Conrad Ticklebottom.  It’s a darkly sparkly holiday musical spinning a tale of hope, transformation…and the power of Liza!

WE THREE LIZAS will feature many of the original cast members including Scott Duff*John Francisco*Sharriese Hamilton, Danielle Plisz (Jeff Award-nominated), Dana Tretta and Andrew Swan in addition to newcomers Mark David KaplanJames Nedrud and Bethany Thomas. Musicians include Aaron Benham (piano/conductor), Jed Feder (drums) and Debra Johnson (bass).  *Denotes AFT Artistic Associates.

The production team for WE THREE LIZAS includes: Jerre Dye (set design), Mieka van der Ploeg and Robert S. Kuhn (costume design), Mac Vaughey (lighting design), Josh Horvath (sound design), Eleanor Kahn (properties design), Davis McCarty (projections design) and Helen Lattyak (stage manager).

Location:  Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago

Previews: Wednesday, November 27 at 7:30 pm, Friday, November 29 at 7:30 pm, Saturday, November 30 at 7:30 pm, and Sunday, December 1 at 3 pm
Press Opening:  Thursday, December 5 at 7:30 pm
Regular Run Friday, December 6th, 2013 – Sunday, January 5, 2014
Curtain Times:  Thursdays and Fridays at 7:30 pm; Saturdays at 3 pm & 7:30 pm; Sundays at 3 pm

Tickets:  Previews: $20 adults/$10 students. Regular run: $45 adults/$20 students. Group discounts available. Tickets are available online, in person at the Stage 773 Box Office (1225 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago) or by calling (773) 327-5252.  Additional processing fees apply for phone and internet orders.

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Wednesday, September 4, 9:22 AM written by EmilyHaha

Danielle Plisz Nominated for a Jeff Equity Award!

Congratulations to Danielle Plisz, nominated for a Jeff Equity Award as “Actress in a Supporting Role – Musical” for her role as Liza Was in WE THREE LIZAS!!!

The Jeff Awards has been honoring outstanding theatre artists annually since it was established in 1968.  The Jeff Awards fosters the artistic growth of area theatres and theatre artists and promotes educational opportunities, audience appreciation, and civic pride in the achievements of the theatre community.  During the 2012-13 season, Jeff Awards judges attended opening nights of 143 Equity productions offered by 51 producing organizations, and from these openings, 109 productions were “Jeff Recommended” and eligible for award nominations.

Also receiving nominations are AFT Artistic Associates Philip Dawkins in the category of “New Work” for FAILURE: A LOVE STORY at Victory Gardens Theater and Elizabeth Ledo in the category of “Actress in a Supporting Role – Play” for the role of Dorinne in TARTUFFE at Court Theatre.

John Tovar – the Fight Director for THE PRIDE – was nominated in the “Fight Direction” category for his work on THE OPPONENT at A Red Orchid Theatre.

The 45th Annual Jeff Awards ceremony honoring excellence in professional theatre produced within the immediate Chicago area is Monday, November 4 at Drury Lane Oakbrook, 100 Drury Lane, Oakbrook Terrace.  A complete list of nominees can be downloaded here.

 

Photo above: (left to right) Arturo SoriaDanielle Plisz and Sean Michael Hunt in About Face Theatre’s production of WE THREE LIZAS with book and lyrics by AFT Artistic AssociateScott Bradley, music and additional lyrics by Alan Schmuckler and directed by AFT Artistic Associate Scott Ferguson. Photo by Michael Brosilow.

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