Stage Door: A Love Letter to American Theatre
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The last date listed for Stage Door was Sunday May 23, 2010 / 2:30pm.
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A rotating cast of talented women celebrates their lack of domestic skills with So My Christmas Tree is Still Up, an entertaining evening combining comedy, storytelling, music and more. Laura Hugg and Leslie Lee, dubbed "The Queen Bee of Comedy," host this all-female revue, which also may include performances by Andrea Schwartz, Anne Purkey and Poppy Fields. Lee is known for her adults-only parodies of popular songs, while Hugg is a Chicago stand-up comic who's performed at Zanies and elsewhere. Learn More
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“quite deliciously meta-theatrical.” —Chicago Tribune
“… Witt does an impressive job of corralling this unwieldy beast, and Griffin’s engaged so many of the city’s talented young actresses that you begin to wonder how any other theater has a show running right now.” —Time Out Chicago
“Don’t miss this rarely performed gem.” —Chicago Theater blog
“We need more theatre companies to have the chutzpah to produce classic theatre that still has relevance and audience appeal. See this show and support classic theatre. It is important that we revive the classics for each new generation. Every actor and aspiring actor needs to see Stage Door. It could be a reaffirming life experience for them.” —ChicagoCritic
Edna Ferber and George S. Kaufman’s “Love Letter” to the American theatre. In 1930s NYC, a group of funny, smart, and savvy actresses bring the Footlights Club to life—a boarding house for aspiring young actresses who will do anything to work: starve, run away, divorce, sell-out, and sing for their supper. This funny, touching, and relevant piece about love for the theatre, the pressures of Hollywood, and sticking to one’s principles (or not) is filled with razor-sharp wit and served up with colorful irony.