The Call Hosts Appearance by JERSEY SHORE: THE MUSICAL Cast on May 2
Chicago's Call Bar has announced that the cast of "Jersey Shore: The Musical" will perform at The Call on Wednesday night, May 2, 2012, during "Curtains Up! Wednesday" – Andersonville's Showtune Night!
"Jersey Shore: The Musical," now in its fourth extension of performances, has recently transferred from its original home at Studio BE, where it had its world premiere on July 22, 2011 and ran for eight months of weekend performances. Now, it's performing at the Greenhouse Theatre Center, 2257 N. Lincoln Avenue in Chicago for a run now through May 26.
And on Wednesday night, May 2nd, the cast will arrive at The Call, 1547 W. Bryn Mawr Avenue in Chicago, around 9 pm, and will perform around 10 pm, to publicize the show's transfer to bigger digs and to celebrate its success thus far. Admission to The Call and its combination of live performances and video favorites is free, and all persons must be 21 years of age or older.
"Jersey Shore: The Musical" was created by the sketch comedy group 4 Days Late, directed by Jason Lord and choreographed by John Gilmour, and with music direction by Matt Griffo. Original music is by Matt Griffo, Alex Myerchin and Jason Lord, with lyrics by Matt Griffo, Alex Myerchin, Jason Lord and Erin Lane.
The show, through its cast of 14, re-imagines the pop culture phenomenon that is "Jersey Shore" through an uproarious irreverent original score and wicked hilarious tone. Watch your favorite Jersey "celebrities" and their drunk, desperate and dramatic lifestyle, skewered on stage.
And get a taste of all the Jersey Shore success, both the original and the musical, on Wednesday night at The Call!
JERSEY SHORE: THE MUSICAL plays now thru May 26 at the Greenhouse Theatre Center (2257 N Lincoln Ave). Performances are Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays at 7:30 PM with additional performances on Fridays and Saturdays at 10 PM. Tickets start at $20 and can be purchased online at www.greenhousetheater.org, via phone at 773.404.7336 or at the door. Visit http://www.studio-be.org/jersey-shore-the-musical/ for more information.
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Paul W. Thompson, a contributor to BroadwayWorld.com since 2007, is a Chicago-based singer, actor, musical director, pianist, vocal coach, composer and commentator. His career as a performer, teacher and writer is centered at Paul W. Thompson Music, located in Chicago’s historic Fine Arts Building, where he teaches the great songs of Broadway to the next generation of musical theater performers. A native of Nashville, Tennessee, Paul was raised in a family of professional musicians and teachers, steeped in classical, gospel, country, pop, sacred and show music. Dubbed a “thin, winsome lad” at the age of 13 by a critic for the Nashville Banner, he earned two degrees in musical theater (a B.F.A. with Honors from Baylor University and an M.M. from the University of Miami, Florida), plus an M.B.A. with Distinction from DePaul University. Paul’s memberships include Actors’ Equity Association, the American Guild of Musical Artists, the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (proud voter for the Grammy Awards!), the National Association of Teachers of Singing and New York’s Drama League.|
Moving easily between the worlds of classical music, religious music, classic pop and musical theater, Paul has appeared onstage or in the orchestra pit in concerts, musicals, operettas and operas in 30 states and in Europe, in a career spanning more than 35 years. His Chicagoland stage credits include “Forever Plaid” at the Royal George Theater and twenty mainstage productions at Light Opera Works. Paul joined the Chicago Symphony Chorus in 1995 (he was Tenor I Section Leader for four years and sings on two Grammy-winning recordings), and is one of Chicago’s foremost liturgical singers, marking 20 years as a member of the choir at St. James Cathedral (Episcopal) in 2011.He has composed and arranged a number of anthems, hymns and songs for worship and concert use, and collaborates on the creation of new works of musical theater. Paul can be found on Monday nights watching showtune videos at the world-famous Sidetrack nightclub, the inspiration for his weekly column, “The Showtune Mosh Pit.” His proudest achievement is that he has seen the original Broadway production of every Tony Award-winning Best Musical since “Cats.” No, really. Since “Cats!”
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