Friends and Park & Rec among shows headed to Apollo Theater in Chicago

Nov 17, 2021
Friends! The Musical Parody

Right Angle Entertainment announced a full winter and spring lineup of shows to follow Love Actually? The Unauthorized Musical Parody at Apollo Theater Chicago. The laughter continues in the new year with the limited engagement of One-Man Star Wars Trilogy (January 5-8, 2022), followed by the world premiere of Bachelor: The Unauthorized Musical Parody (January 13 - February 5, 2022). Returning to Chicago is the smash-hit Friends! The Musical Parody tour (March 8 - April 3, 2022) and rounding out the spring is the world premiere of Parks & Rec! The Unauthorized Musical Parody (April 7 - May 15, 2022).

Alison Spiriti, co-founder of Right Angle Entertainment comments, "Right Angle Entertainment is thrilled to call Chicago's Apollo Theater home this winter and spring! Considering Chicago's reputation as one of the world's great comedy hubs, we cannot wait for savvy Chicagoland audiences to experience the Chicago premiere of Love Actually? The Unauthorized Parody Musical. Also, Friends! The Musical Parody, will return to Chicago after a sold out 2019 run at the Broadway Playhouse and then we will extend our commitment to Chicago audiences by producing the world premieres of our latest parodies, Parks & Rec! The Unauthorized Parody Musical and Bachelor: The Unauthorized Musical Parody right here at The Apollo this March."

About the Shows
One-Man Star Wars Trilogy
Created and Performed by Charles Ross
January 5-8, 2022

Canadian actor and uber geek, Charles Ross, brings his solo madcap creation One-Man Star Wars Trilogy to the stage in this mind-bending whirlwind of a show. Ross retells the classic bad hair trilogy in 60 minutes- no costumes, no props, no sets- all the characters, the music, the ships, and the battles.
If your kid's name is Chewbacca, this show is a no-brainer. If not, get your nerd on and experience the global sensation loved by audiences from London's West End, Off-Broadway, Dubai, the Sydney Opera House, Lucasfilm, and Charlie's mom. The Force is strong with this one.

Bachelor: The Unauthorized Musical Parody
Book and Lyrics by Richelle Meiss
Music by Sam Johnides and Tony Gonzalez aka The Sam & Tony Show
January 13 - February 5, 2022

Bachelor: The Unauthorized Musical Parody is the most dramatic unauthorized musical parody of The Bachelor yet! With songs like "Sob Story," "Two-On-One Tango," and "The Date Card is a Riddle," this uproarious parody is packed with romance, competition, and contestants who may or may not be here for The Right Reasons. Whether you love The Bachelor, only watch The Bachelor with your girlfriend, or have never seen The Bachelor, get ready to fall in love with this musical. Who will get the final rose? Who will go home heartbroken? And how many Bachelor jokes can they cram into a 90-minute musical? You'll just have to come pick up your rose and find out!

Friends! The Musical Parody
Book & Lyrics by Bob & Tobly McSmith
Music by Assaf Gleizner
March 8 - April 3, 2022

Friends! The Musical Parody is the comedic musical that lovingly pokes fun at TV's Friends, celebrating the adventures of your favorite group of 20-something friends as they navigate the pitfalls of work, life and love in 1990s Manhattan. It's a typical day at New York's only coffee shop, Central Perk, until an unexpected runaway bride enters the picture and kicks the whole gang out of second gear! The musical recreates our favorite moments from all 10 years of Friends through an uncensored, fast-paced, music-filled romp.

Parks & Rec! The Unauthorized Musical Parody
Written by Bob & Tobly McSmith
Music by Ethan Andersen
April 7 - May 15, 2022

Pawnee, Indiana may be ranked #19,000 in America, but it's #1 in Leslie's heart. As deputy director of the Parks and Rec department, the future of the town and its wacky citizens are in Leslie's hands. Will Pawnee run out of money? Can Sweetums save the town with corn syrup? Will anyone fill the pit!? It's up to Leslie and her team of quirky bureaucrats to save Pawnee!

Currently on Stage
Love Actually? The Unauthorized Musical Parody

Written by Bob and Tobly McSmith
Music and Orchestration by Basil Winterbottom
November 17, 2021 - January 2, 2022

Love Actually? The Unauthorized Musical Parody is a hilarious musical that follows nine quirky, questionable couples looking for love across the pond, and even 16 years after the movie premiere, we still ask ourselves these questions every Christmas - Is love... Falling for your secretary when you are Prime Minster? Falling for your secretary when you are married to Emma Thompson? Falling for the maid after your wife cheats on you? Falling for your best friend's wife and showing up with poster boards? Whether you love Love Actually or love to hate Love Actually or have never seen Love Actually, you will actually love this musical! Get ready for awkward meet cutes, over-the-top grand gestures, and lots and lots of love, actually.