JULY 12 – AUGUST 17, 2019
THE SPITFIRE GRILL – A MUSICAL
CHICAGO REVIVAL – JOSEPH JEFFERSON RECOMMENDED
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.
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
Joseph Jefferson Award recommended
“Luminous production…a musical revelation.” – WTTW
“Must-see production that absolutely shines! Pitch perfect in every way.” – Chicago Theatre Review
“Satisfaction guaranteed with this unpretentious two-hour labor of love.” – Stage and Cinema
“The cast is a knockout.” – Chicagoland Musical Theater Review
“Stellar performances” – PicksInSix
“Heartfelt” – Northwest Herald
“Highly recommended” – Let’s Play at Chicago Now
“Necessary today…reignites that spark of hope in our hearts.” – Chicago On Stage
“Jones & Cameron are immensely talented singers & sophisticated actresses.” – Chicago Tribune
“Five out of five stars! Beautiful. Joyous.” – Around the Town Chicago
“Best plays in Chicago” – Picture this Post
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).
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
Read the incredible critical response to our Chicago revival of THE SPITFIRE GRILL.
Inside look at THE SPITFIRE GRILL – read interviews, see designs, & learn more about the production.
Read the cast and creative team’s biographies for THE SPITFIRE GRILL.
Learn about audience engagement events.
Read about our free events for audiences of 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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