The Chicago Commercial Collective and The Fine Print Theatre Company are proud to announce the return of Christmas in Chicago, December 13 – December 23, at Chicago Dramatists, 1105 W. Chicago Ave. Opening night for Christmas in Chicago is Thursday, Dec. 13 at 8 p.m. and runs Wednesdays – Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. Tickets are $25 and may be purchased at thefineprinttheatre.org.
In The Fine Print's Christmas in Chicago, four ego-driven actors need to overcome their personal agendas, insecurities and jealousies so they can perform a musical year-in-review. Mixing behind the scenes "drama" and performances highlighting and skewering 2012's events, Christmas in Chicago is a satirical musical salute to the past year with plenty of back stage hijinks.
ChicagoTheatreBeat.com calls the 2011 production "a four star revue that knocks over the sacred cows and political correctness with panache and a healthy helping of the sardonic humor that is Chicago." The Chicago Reader praises last year's production saying "Several sketches in the Fine Print Theatre Company's yuletide year-in-review revue do an excellent job of capturing the zeitgeist."
Director Aaron Graham, Music Director Gwen Tulin and veteran improvisers and comedic actors Heather Bodie, Tommy Beardmore and A.J. Miller return with newcomer Taryn Wood. New songs and new sketches are coupled with the original story from last year's writers Patrick Kenney and David Himmel.