Black and Blue: Comedy About a Cubs vs. White Sox Bar Bet
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The last date listed for Black and Blue was Saturday September 3, 2011 / 5:00pm.
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Travel back to a time of big hair, shoulder pads and leg warmers with Hey! Dancin'! Hey! Musical!, the '80s musical based on Factory Theater's hit comedy, which Time Out Chicago named one of the best plays in the city. Set in Chicago in 1986, this hilarious musical is packed with original songs that evoke everything from the power ballads of Heart to the feel-good synth-pop of The Pointer Sisters and Glenn Frey. The story follows teenagers Halle and Trisha as they finagle their way into the final taping of the hippest cable-access dance show in the Chicagoland area in the hopes of finding true love. Learn More
Reviews & Ratings
Featured review from Bob Armstrong
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Pretty funny show, a fact which I think fulfilled play's basic mission. Story line about quarreling family members' drawing parallel to fans' quarreling about whether they should support Sox or Cubs (or Bulls, or Bears) gave some intellectual integrity to the proceedings, although melodramatic touches near end left me cold. This show is about strong characters and flowing dialog. Good time had by all.
Box office personnel were snippy when we showed up 55 min. before showtime to pick up tickets. This timing on my part seemed entirely reasonable but a degree of tension was established because my friends and I were not regulars at this theatre and did not know that tickets were picked up much later than that. Audience members are customers and not to be treated as outsiders.
Theatre was warm/hot during performance. Management seemed aware of fact, however, because free bottled water was offered at box office..
Quotes & Highlights
“Critic’s Pick” -WBEZ 91.5 FM
“Must See Show”-_Centerstage Chicago _
Two brothers, ten years, one bet. Black and Blue treads into the realm of Chicago rivals, sports fanatics, and the good old fashioned American bar bet.
About the Ticket Supplier: Factory TheaterFounded in Chicago, Illinois in 1992, Factory Theater is a theater organization dedicated to the writing, directing, performance and production of original works written by ensemble members that are accessible to inexperienced as well as seasoned theatergoers. Since 1992 the Factory has produced more than 60 productions that have been enjoyed by both critics and audience members.
Factory Theater bridges the gap between critical acclaim and audience accessibility. Most of their shows have received rave reviews and awards by various publications including The Reader, New City, the Chicago Sun-Times, the Chicago Tribune, and L.A. Weekly, among others.
In 1998, Factory Theater opened a branch company in Los Angeles, California, and many of their ensemble members relocated out west to pursue careers in film, television and screenwriting and to help create a national presence for the company. Factory Theater has also taken trips out to New York on two separate occasions - in 1998 their After-Dark award winning production of The Vinyl Shop was the hit of the Fringe Festival, and in 2001 Factory was invited to the H.E.R.E. space in Soho by PSNBC to perform The Death And Life Of Barb Budonovich, a short version of their production Varations On Death.
The Factory attributes its success to hard work, dedication, and love for theater. Those attributes continue on in the Factory's vision of writing and producing new works to provide their ever-growing audience with laughter and inspiration.