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130 Star Starred
Theater Wit
1229 West Belmont Chicago, IL 60657
773-975-8150
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4.7 / 5 Rated by 11 members
Review from Patricia A Cora

It seemed more like improv.

reviewed Nov 27 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from Ashley Schiele

I thought the description of the show was rather cryptic, so I had no idea what to expect the night of the show; however, I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the acting and the songs. For me, Freddie Mercury stole the show, and I found...continued

reviewed Dec 04 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from Michelle

What a hoot! Really enjoyed this show, fun way to spend an evening.

reviewed Nov 13 2010 report as inappropriate
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Read Goldstar member reviews https://www.goldstar.com/events/chicago-il/david-bowies-christmas-special-1977-network-edit-at-national-pastime-theatre.html of last year’s production of David Bowie’s Christmas Special 1977 (Network Edit).

Description

This one of kind variety show spectacular, snatched from the archives of 1977, brings the kind of star power that only ‘Ziggy Stardust’ can command. Character appearances by Mick Jagger, Annie Lennox, Iggy Pop, Marianne Faithfull, Paul Lynde, Charo, and the Ghost of Freddy Mercury, will take audience members on an exciting journey of song and dance reminding us all of the joys of brotherhood and giving. But when the mysterious “Bizarro Bowie” appears to reveal his scattered past, it’s a race against time and space to save the holidays from the ultimate universal implosion.

Writer/Director Steven Attanasie, whose previous New Millennium credits include Cubicle: An Office Space Musical and Manos: Rock Opera of Fate, believes the production came from the bottomless pit of some network archive. “Thinking about a David Bowie special that never aired was all the spark I needed even though it has resulted in several mental breakdowns. When you’re dealing with the kind of egos that these characters bring out in actors, you kind of expect that,” says Attanassie.

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