Drinking & Writing Vol. IV: The 12 Steps of Xmas - A Funny & Smart Homage to Great Writers
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Few Broadway musicals are more beloved than The Sound of Music, and now you can see it live in a production by Lyric Opera of Chicago, with Hollywood star Billy Zane stepping into the role of Captain von Trapp. It's the story of Maria, an aspiring nun who takes a job as governess to the widowed Captain von Trapp's seven children. As she gradually earns the heart of the family -- and their father -- the von Trapps are threatened by the rise of the Nazis, and must figure out how to escape Austria. "My Favorite Things," "Edelweiss," "Do-Re-Mi," "Climb Ev'ry Mountain," "The Lonely Goatherd" and the soaring title song are just a few of the unforgettable melodies in this classic work of musical theater. The cast includes opera stars Christine Brewer and Elizabeth Futral, Jenn Gambatese of Broadway's Wicked and All Shook Up, and Edward Hibbert of Frasier. Learn More
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Featured review from James Sandrolini
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Great, fun, rollicking holiday fare. Constant, steady imbibing of nearby liquor is strongly advised, adds to the show. Although I really enjoy this show (I went last year), I'm thinking a different setting would bring more to the show. It may be somewhat impractical, but a small bar/pub setting would really add to the ambiance and overall feel of the show. Also, I would've preferred some variation from last year's show - this was pretty much the same show as last year's. There's so much material from which to draw upon when discussing Drinking and Writing and how it relates to Christmas, I would've thought the guys would stretch things out a bit this year. Whatever the case, I'll be back next year. Thanks!
- James Sandrolini, Chicago
Deck the walls with 99 bottles of beer and raise your glasses to Drinking & Writing Vol. IV: The 12 Steps of Xmas, back by popular demand for the 2008 holiday season as a special holiday gift from Victory Gardens’ new Fresh Squeezed series of late-night shows and off-beat programming.
Star and creator Steve Mosqueda returns to his barstool with a new co-host, fellow drinker, writer, and Neo-Futurist Phil Ridarelli for another round of exploring that addictive holiday called Christmas.
According to Mosqueda and Ridarelli, the true meaning of Christmas spirit comes out when it’s drunk. In the latest exploration of the connection between creativity and alcohol, Mosqueda and Ridarelli, with the help of Bukowski, Kerouac, Capote, Fitzgerald, Cheever and others uncork the myths and traditions of the holidays. So don’t miss this smart, funny late-night homage to great writers and classic writings about the holidays—-and yes, the bar will be open throughout the show. Specials will include $2 Pabst Blue Ribbons, a $4 special on a dry-hopped holiday ale brewed by Pete Crowley of RockBottom Brewery in Chicago, and more. Audience participation, quizzes and free prizes are also part of the show, which wouldn’t be complete without Kate the Bartender.