AMERICAN BLUES THEATER PROGRAMS

IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE: LIVE IN CHICAGO!

It's a Wonderful Life: Live in Chicago!: Dec 6th, 2015 @ 2:30pm

Join the American Blues family as we take you back to a 1940s radio broadcast of Frank Capra’s holiday classic “It’s a Wonderful Life,” with live Foley sound effects, an original score, and a stellar cast of eight that bring the entire town of Bedford Falls to life.

THE RAINMAKER

The Rainmaker: Sept 6th, 2015 @ 2:30pm

American Blues Theater opens their 30th Anniversary Season with a revival of N. Richard Nash’s THE RAINMAKER.

ACCESS PROGRAMS

In celebration of ADA25, American Blues Theater is excited to announce a pass just for their Access programs. Patrons can now purchase a deeply discounted FlexPass to attend the Touch Tour and Audio Described performance for every production in their season. American Blues Theater is working to expand their accessibility program to include additional projects such as workshops and their annual Ripped: The Living Newspaper Festival. Please see above for the current dates of their programs. Watch for more dates to be added throughout the season!

LOOKING OVER THE PRESIDENT'S SHOULDER

Feb 7th, 2016 @ 2:30pm

Before Lee Daniels’ “The Butler,” playwright James Still shared the real-life, inspirational story of Alonzo Fields, grandson of a freed slave, who grew up in an all-black town in southern Indiana. Forced by the Depression to give up his dreams of becoming an opera singer, Fields accepts a job at the White House and served for 21 years. This tour-de-force solo play is told from the unique perspective of serving four U.S. presidents and their families: Herbert Hoover, Franklin Roosevelt, Harry Truman, and Dwight Eisenhower. “Gentle Americana, amiable, and dignified…the appeal is its peeking through the keyhole quality.”

Greenhouse Theater Center
2257 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL

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LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS

May 8th, 2016 @ 2:30pm

Following the success of 2013’s Hank Williams: Lost Highway, American Blues immediately planned to utilize the phenomenal musical talent of its company including Michael Mahler, Dara Cameron, Ed Kross and Austin Cook in another musical. Little Shop of Horrors seemed like a perfect fit for the skills and allows the company to produce a comedy with great music and a fun story. In this gleefully gruesome musical, Seymour, a poor florist’s assistant, allows his craving for fame and fortune to seduce him to play nursemaid to a man-eating plant. The New York Times said Little Shop “leaves the audience …feeling like Audrey II … ravenous for more."

Greenhouse Theater Center
2257 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL

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For accessibility information, please click here.

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