ATC Teacher Cortney Lowinski teaching our youngest pre-school students on The Wilmette Theatre stage, in preparation for their final performance! First time many of these young actors have been in a theater...
We can't wait to see ATC Student Austin Moore in Tusk, Tusk atPiven Theatre Workshop this Friday! The whole office staff is taking a field trip to see her work.
In the meantime, check out this article about the show (Austin is pictured to the right) in American Theatre magazine !
Check out ATC Student Allanah Elster in Time Out Chicago Kids!
Check out the details in this press release below, and any students 3rd grade and up, feel free to stop by for a FREE IMPROV CLASS between 1 and 4 PM on Oct. 6th, and then stay for the show featuring Tim Meadows afterwards!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT:
September 24, 2012 Nick Shields, Navy Pier
Lauren M. Heist
SNL Alum Tim Meadows to Headline
Four-Star Comedy Fest at Navy Pier
CHICAGO — Navy Pier, Inc. is excited to announce that Saturday Night Live aum Tim Meadows and his star-studded improv troupe Uncle’s Brother will headline the inaugural Four Star Comedy Fest at Navy Pier!
On Saturday, Oct. 6, help Navy Pier celebrate the art form of improvisation as it was developed here in Chicago with a full day of classes, discussion and performances by Chicago’s premiere talent.
From 1 p.m. – 4 p.m., attendees will have the chance to participate in free workshops for the entire family taught by some of Chicago’s most well-respected improv training centers including ComedySportz, iO ,The Annoyance Theater and the Actors Training Center.
Then, from 6 p.m. – 11 p.m., the Pier’s Grand Ballroom will be transformed on Oct. 6 into an intimate cabaret setting to host performances by some of Chicago’s most acclaimed improv performers including Tim Meadows teaming with former The Second City Mainstage cast members and iO alumni Brad Morris and Joe Canale to form Uncle’s Brother, one of the funniest troupes you’ll ever see improvise.
Tickets to see Uncle’s Brother featuring Tim Meadows and more of the Chicago’s top improv troupes perform at Four Star Comedy Fest at Navy Pier are available on Ticketmaster.
Ticket prices are as follows:
$39 - General Admission/ (Balcony) Standing Room Only
$69 - General Admission/ (Main Floor) Seated. Ticket price includes one complimentary cocktail (choice of mixed drink, beer or wine).
$99 - Preferred Seating/ (Main Floor) You will be seated in the first four rows from the stage, and will have table service. Ticket price includes one complimentary cocktail (choice of mixed drink, beer or wine).
Other top Chicago improv troupes also scheduled to perform include:
· The Improvised Shakespeare Company
· Cook County Social Club
· Improv Nerd
· Baby Wants Candy
Improv is an essential component of the cultural fabric of Chicago. The Pier is proud to display our city’s cultural legacy for the world. Whether you are new to improv, a comedy pro or just simply love to laugh, Four Star Comedy Fest at Navy Pier will be the place to be on Oct. 6. You won’t want to miss this inaugural Navy Pier event!
For additional details regarding ticket sales tickets please visit: www.navypier.com
For information about Navy Pier and Four Star Comedy Fest, please contact Nick Shields at 312-595-5136 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.To set up an interview with Jimmy Carrane or Ben Capraro, artistic directors of the Chicago School of Comedy, please email email@example.com.
ABOUT CHICAGO SCHOOL OF COMEDY
Founded in 2012 by Ben Capraro and Jimmy Carrane, Chicago School of Comedy is dedicated to the promotion and advancement of improvisation and the promotion of Chicago as the influential center of American comedy. Jimmy Carrane is the host of the popular podcast Improv Nerd. He teaches the Art of Slow Comedy, and has previously taught at The Second City, iO-Chicago, The Annoyance Theater, Victory Gardens and Stage 773. Ben Capraro is an improviser and recovering attorney. He has studied at The Second City and is the producer of the Improv Nerd podcast.
ABOUT NAVY PIER
A Chicago Landmark since 1916, Navy Pier has evolved from a freight passenger ship docking facility to the #1 tourist attraction in the Midwest, drawing more than eight million visitors annually. Navy Pier currently encompasses more than fifty acres of parks, gardens, shops, restaurants, family attractions and exhibit facilities, making it a tourists and visitors entertainment hub. For more information, visit our website at www.navypier.com.
Wow...what can we say...check out all these recent bookings by ATC Students!
You can always let us know about any bookings by posting them on our ATC Facebook Page here!
Love this email about ATC Student Haley Noll from her mom. Kudos to Haley!
Finally you, Carole, and everyone at ATC you should know that NONE of this would ever be possible without Janet's unbelievable support, love, guidance, and brilliance. She has been an unbelieveable gift in Jacob's life since the day he met her and we are thankful for her and ATC everyday.Also, feel free to put anything you like regarding Jacob on the ATC Facebook, blog, etc. I will send you that headshot as well for the wall at ATC - we are very honored. And the details are he is cast in the role of "Max" in Werther at the Lyric Opera of Chicago. He is part of an ensemble of 4 boys and 2 girls. If you need any further information feel free to call or email me anytime!
And please know that we will make certain that ATC is given top mention in his bio that they asked us to send along for the playbill. We cannot rave about Janet and ATC enough.
With extreme gratitude,
Go ATC Student Madison! Got this email today from her mom:
Madison had her first rehearsal at Chicago Shakespeare theater and all we can say is Wow!! Thanks to everyone at ATC for your support and knowledge. This will be an amazing experience for her and she is having the time of her life. We are meeting such wonderful people and she is continuing to learn so much. We will keep you posted and hope to see everyone soon.
We love this awesome video showing the behind-the-scenes for this year's STAGE TO SCREEN program!
Check it out (along with the rest of students' videos) on the ATC youtube channel:
Congrats to ATC Student Tessa Kruczeks! We got this email from her mother today - she got this audition off ATC facebook/blog!
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