Jewish art, photography& artifacts on exhibit at Chicago Fine Arts, 1216 W Belmont Ave - for pre & post show reception
- CONTACT: Tom Ballentine, Marketing Director
1225 W Belmont Ave. Chicago, IL 60657
tele: 773/929-7367 x223 fax: 773/327-1404 e-mail:
THEATRE BUILDING CHICAGO DEBUTS 27TH SEASON WITH THE FIRST OF 24 NEW
MUSICALS, PERFORMING HAVEN ON MONDAY, OCTOBER 20TH AT 7PM (Jewish art,
photography& artifacts on exhibit at Chicago Fine Arts, 1216 W Belmont Ave -
for pre & post show reception - see details below).
October 3, 2003 --THEATRE BUILDING CHICAGO. HAVEN is slated to open the
2003-2004 Monday Night Musical concert reading series on October 20th at 7pm
at Theatre Building Chicago. WILL GRAVEMAN1S mesmerizing score, featuring
lyrics by JIM HUGHES and book by TERRA ZIPORYN set the tone for this
powerful story directed by SAM J. MICHAELS. On the eve of his 40th reunion
with fellow Holocaust refugees, a father must face the tragic past he1s
denied while confronting his misguided neo-Nazi son.
Bookwriter TERRA ZIPORYN is a playwright and novelist (TIME'S FOOL and THE
BLISS OF SOLITUDE). A current TBC Workshop member, her plays include
WALLY1S PLAYHOUSE, co-authored with JIM HUGHES and WILL GRAVEMAN (produced
and presented at Theatre Building Chicago) and THE TEACUP (produced at Yale
Longtime workshop members and collaborators for nearly a decade,
writer/lyricist JIM HUGHES and composer WILL GRAVEMAN have worked together
on the musicals CRAZY LADY, GOLD FEVER, FIRE!CODES? and NOW MIGUEL, produced
at regional theatres around Chicago.
The MONDAY NIGHT MUSICALS is a series of eight concert readings of new works
offered as part of a stepping stone process of nurturing new musicals.
Members of the MUSICAL THEATRE WRITERS1 WORKSHOP commune annually, beginning
in September to collaborate under the guidance of Artistic Director, JOHN
SPARKS. Members develop individual projects with select new works presented
in the MONDAY NIGHT MUSICAL series, as well as STUDIO PRESENTATIONS, ONE
ACTS FOR KIDS and MINI MUSICALS - all performed at Theatre Building Chicago.
Tony Award winning composer of URINETOWN and workshop alumni MARK HOLLMANN
recently remarked, "S<caron>listening to their [writers1 workshop members] work was
as inspiring and instructive as anything that I presented at the workshop."
Mr. Hollmann1s new musical THE GROUCH will be performed January 19th, 2004
as part of the MONDAY NIGHT MUSICALS series.
6pm Pre-Curtain Reception & Post-Show Party: Theatre Building Chicago
partners with CHICAGO FINE ARTS, a gallery of fine art & antiques, located
directly across the street from the multiplex theatre at 1216 West Belmont
Avenue. Gallery owner Robert Cassell will adapt his gallery collection
to reflect the themes of each Monday Night Musical. Purchase your tickets
at the box office, then stroll across the street at 6pm for a pre-curtain
reception, enjoy a glass of wine and "nosh" with friends before the show at
7pm. Return to the gallery afterwards for a fabulous post show party
following the performance. This is a great opportunity to meet the authors
and artists associated with these new musicals.
Included among the works shown for this exclusive event feature early 20th
century photographs by French Jewish photographer BONFILS, painter ABRAHAM
STRASKI, (a holocaust survivor who kept his sanity by sketching from memory
the rabbi of his youth; 1 of only 10 paintings known to have survived);
ancient Judean coins dating from 300 B.C., and terracotta jar handles dating
from 700 B.C..
Tickets are $5.00 - (includes performance as well as both parties)
LIMITED SEATING: RESERVATIONS ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED
Box Office: 773/327-5252
1225 W Belmont Ave., Chicago IL
For additional information on THEATRE BUILDING CHICAGO and featured theatre
companies performing at THEATRE BUILDING CHICAGO, visit our website:
www.theatrebuildingchicago.org or contact:
Tom Ballentine, Marketing Director
1225 W Belmont Ave. Chicago, IL 60657
tele: 773/929-7367 x223
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