JULY 12 – AUGUST 17, 2019

THE SPITFIRE GRILL – A MUSICAL

CHICAGO REVIVAL

Based on the film by: Lee David Zlotoff
Music & book by: James Valcq
Lyrics & book by: Fred Alley
Directed by: Tammy Mader
Music direction by: Malcolm Ruhl

A feisty parolee follows her dreams, based on a page from an old travel book, to a small town in Wisconsin and finds a place for herself working at Hannah’s Spitfire Grill. The New York Times calls this script “a soul satisfying…work of theatrical resourcefulness” and The Wall Street Journal heralds its “soaring melodies”. To learn more, read our Artistic Director’s note and Backstage Guide (coming soon).

PERFORMANCE INFO

July 12 – Aug 17, 2019
(773) 654-3103 box office & for groups 6+

  • Thursday: 7:30pm
  • Friday: 7:30pm
  • Saturday: 3:00pm & 7:30pm
  • Sunday: 2:30pm

Additional shows on 7/17 @ 7:30pm; 8/14 @ 2:30pm & 7:30pm.
No shows on 7/13 or 7/20 @ 3pm; nor 8/17 @ 7:30pm

  • Duration: 2 hours; one intermission
  • Location: Stage 773 at 1225 W Belmont Ave
  • Ticket price: $19-$39
  • Recommended for ages 12+
  • Blues Views: we offer free post-show discussions on Sunday

REVIEWS

Coming Soon!

ARTISTS

CAST (in alphabetical order): Dara Cameron*, Ian Paul Custer*, Karl Hamilton, Donterrio Johnson, Jacquelyne Jones, Gabrielle Lott-Rogers, Catherine Smitko.

MUSICIANS (in alphabetical order): Ian Paul Custer*, Greg Hirte, Malcolm Ruhl, Scott Sedlacek, Magdalena Sustere

PRODUCTION TEAM: Tammy Mader (director), Malcolm Ruhl (music director), Sarah E. Ross* (scenic), Jared Gooding* (lighting), Lily Grace Walls (costumes), Rick Sims* (sound), Mary O’Dowd (props), and Shandee Vaughan* (production & stage manager).

COMMUNITY SERVICE

We raise awareness of other non-profit organizations’ great causes through creative collaborations. We’re proud to partner with Northwestern University’s The Family Institute, Alternatives Girl World, Connections for Abused Women and Their Children, and Suits for Success to provide parolees with clothing for their job search. We continue to donate proceeds of “Pediatric Previews” to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

MORE INFORMATION ON THE SPITFIRE GRILL – A MUSICAL

Artistic Director’s Note for THE SPITFIRE GRILL

These gorgeous songs and rich folk music offer a needed respite from the 24-hour news cycle, constant alerts, alarms, and notifications. For a short while, you’ll receive a break from the fast-paced world as you enter this small town.

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