Jersey Shore: The Musical hits Chicago
Jun 11, 2011
"Cabs are here!" Now it's time to check out 4 Days Late's original production, Jersey Shore: The Musical July 15-Sept. 10 at Studio BE (3110 N. Sheffield Ave.). Performances are every Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m., with previews on July 15 and 16 and Opening Night/Press Opening on Friday, July 22.
Whether you love it or hate it, you can't stop watching. The world premiere of the unofficial Jersey Shore: The Musical, by Chicago-favorite sketch comedy group 4 Days Late, re-imagines the pop culture phenomenon with all original songs and a wicked hilarious tone. Drunk and desperate for fame, the roommates beat the beat at the club while dodging grenades, until an unexpected turn destroys their fame. See how Ronnie, Sammi, Jwoww, Vinny, Pauly D, Snooki and The Situation survive without their G.T.L lifestyle.
"Jersey Shore is a love it or hate it kind of show that stirs up strong emotions on both sides of the coin. That's what we've tried to capture in Jersey Shore: The Musical; there's something for everyone," explains director and co-writer Erin Lane. "Also, we love to watch people humiliated and in pain. Is Jersey Shore America's Roman Coliseum? I think there's an argument there."
Directed by Erin Lane, Jersey Shore: The Musical is written by 4 Days Late with musical direction by Matt Griffo. Original music by Matt Griffo, Alex Myerchin and Jason Lord with lyrics by Matt Griffo, Alex Myerchin, Jason Lord and Erin Lane. The crew also includes choreography by John Gilmour, costume design by Bettianne Thompson and Kate Grube, make up designer Maggie Mietus and set design by Megan Truscott. Jersey Shore: The Musical cast members are Gabe Caruso, Tony Jaksha, Erin Johnson, Erin Lane, Alex Myerchin, Anna Schlegel, Kelly Spohrer, Nate Stoner, Steve Truncale and Caitlin Westlake with ensemble members Julie Beck, Emily Friedrick, Antjuan Ingram and Sarita Scherpereel.
Advance tickets are currently on sale for $15 at http://boxoffice.printtixusa.com/studio-be/eventcalendar, or can be purchased at the door for $20. If you blew your money at the club, preview performances on July 15 and 16 are only $10 on-line with the discount code PREVIEW.
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