August at Open Door!!!

For tickets or information, call 708.342.0810 or visit us at www.opendoorrep.org

COMING IN SEPTEMBER

THE SPEW

Tackle a hotbed of liberated women’s issues while sharing the latest in man-pleasing lingerie… with the ladies of “The Spew” Chicagoland’s hilarious spoof of “The View.”

Conceived by Lynda Shadrake and Mary Olivieri

Created by Lynda Shadrake, Mary Olivieri, Amy Binns-Calvey, Mary Fahely-Hughes, Liz Cloud, Jenni Lamb – Hetherington and Vince Kracht

Tickets: $15.00

Friday, September 7 @ 8pm
Saturday, September 8 @ 8pm
Friday, September 14 @ 8pm
Saturday, September 15 @ 8pm
Friday, September 21 @ 8pm
Saturday, September 22 @ 8pm

Click here for more information about the show.

Thursday, August 2

OPEN MIC- IN THE THEATER!

8PM $5 Sign Up at 7PM

The Open Mic at Open Door offers professional sound and an intimate venue for performers and audiences alike. Get your music out there! Don’t miss this networking event! Musicians, Comics, Actors, Poets – all performers welcome!

The stage is Open! For more information visit http://www.facebook.com/events/199009953555084

Friday, August 3
COMEDY NIGHT AT OPEN DOOR

8 PM  $10

Improv and Stand-Up Featuring:

Doug Deuchler, local Theater Critic and Storyteller returning to one of his first loves – Stand-Up

FrankenReagen began as the closely-knit class of 2007 at the iO Theater. They now host their own brand of shows just south of Wrigley Field where they perform as the Mullen’s House Team each week. www.frankenreagan.com

Ghost Toddler is a mix of veteran and newer improvisers who perform scenes that strive for emotional truth and grounded relationships. Jay Sukow, a Meisner-trained actor and Second City Improv, teacher is their coach. Facebook.com/GhostToddler

Declassified contains individuals from ClassyD, a nine-person Harold team from iO whose words and movements coalesce as one. The team is coached by Timmy Mayse. ioimprov.com/Chicago/io/teams/classyd

Saturday, August 4
LINDA SOLOTAIRE & THE COSMOPOLITANS

8PM $15

Join us for an evening of great jazz with Linda Solotaire & The Cosmopolitans
Linda Solotaire – Vocals
Chris Greene – sax Tommu Mueller – piano
Stu Greenspan – bass Tony Bussone – drums

Friday, August 10
COMEDY NIGHT AT OPEN DOOR

8 PM $10

Improv and Sketch Comedy featuring:

F.Y.A is a one-woman Sketch Show with Erica Slutsky Facebook.com/pages/FYA-Erica-slutskys-One-Woman-Show/129493840465183

With That Said is an experienced ensemble that brings a highly interactive experience to the stage. They draw on audience suggestions to create fast paced, no-holds-barred comedy.

2 Neurotic 30-Somethings Doing Improv are Carolyn Minor and Matt Utter who have been performing together for a year. They have both studied at iO and Second City

Stuntman CD-ROM is a former iO team that loved each other too much to break up.

Facebook.com/pages/Stuntman-CD-ROM/229452157128942

Saturday, August 11
ROUGH AROUND THE EDGES BAND and ZOZO

8 PM $10

ROUGH AROUND THE EDGES BAND is a multifaceted acoustic quartet that performs a comfortable blend of cool contemporary and traditional folk, along with some of their own compositions.

Fred Louderman: Songwriter Vocals, Guitar; Michael Smoucha: Vocals, Guitar, Mandolin, Ukulele:

Sally Conley: Vocals; Tammy Value: Violin
www.rougharoundtheedgesband.com

ZOZO is an acoustic/electric folk band that performs folk, pop and swing, as well as Irish & Scottish ballads, American spirituals and originals.

Andrew Calhoun: Songwriter, Vocals, Guitar; Casey Calhoun: Vocals, Dance;

Gary Cleland: Acoustic Bass; Victor Sanders: Lead Guitar
http://.waterbug.com/calhoun/zozo.html

 

Friday, August 17
COMEDY NIGHT AT OPEN DOOR

8 PM $10

An evening of Improv, Stand-Up and Musical Comedy featuring:

Mike Maxwell is a tactfully irreverent, clean comedian and a “back-to-back” finalist in the Great American Comedy Festival. Facebook.com/pages/Mike-Maxwell-Stand-up-Comedian/195993233768862

With That Said is an experienced ensemble that brings a highly interactive experience to the stage. They draw on audience suggestions to create fast paced, no-holds-barred comedy.

Matt Griffo is a Chicago comedian who combines serious piano and ukulele chops with hilarious lyrics. He composed the smash Chicago production “Jersey Shore: The Musical. ” He has opened for comedian Reggie Watts. and performed at the Chicago Laugh Factory, Chicago Sketchfest, Black Box comedy Festival and Big Little Comedy Festival. www.mattgriffo.com

Stuntman CD-ROM is a former iO team that loved each other too much to break up.

Facebook.com/pages/Stuntman-CD-ROM/229452157128942

Tuesday, August 21
GEORGE & IRA: The Gershwins, Part 1

2 PM $10

Charles Troy entertains with a 4-partt multi-media presentation on the music of The Gershwins

Part 1: The Flapper Musicals

Friday, August 24
ANTI-GRAVITY EXPERIMENT and JIMBO DELTA

8PM $8

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!!

Oak Park’s only resident, mature improv company, the Anti-Gravity Experiment (AGE) Presents “It’s All Relative”
With Americana Roots Music by Jimbo Delta

Saturday, August 25
BLACKLUNG POP presents LOCAL MUSICIANS’ SHOWCASE

8 PM $8

Featuring Local Songwriters/Singers:
Dave and Jodi Walker
Scott Momenthy and Tom Valenzano,
David Thompson & Alex Karan (The Butterfields!)

Sunday, August 26
CHURCH OF BEETHOVEN

10 AM – Coffee 10:30 AM – Performance $10/Adults $5/Children
The Grant Street String Quartet will perform Beethoven, Shostakovich and Astor Piazzolla

Friday, August 31
COMEDY NIGHT AT OPEN DOOR

8 PM $10

Stand-Up and Improv featuring:

Luciana Bonifazi performs weekly at The Comedy Shrine in Aurora and has performed at Second City and ComedySportz. She won 2nd place in The Gorilla Tango Theatre’s $500 Stand Up Thing and 1st place in

Tassel Free Comedy’s Standup competition. Facebook.com/LaughatLucia

Monster McFeely Its members have performed at Second City, the Crocodile Lounge, the Chicago Women’s
Funny Festival and The Works By Women Festival. monster-mcfeely.tumblr.com

Declassified contains individuals from ClassyD, a nine-person Harold team from iO whose words and movements coalesce as one. The team is coached by Timmy Mayse. ioimprov.com/Chicago/io/teams/classyd

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