About Face Theatre WE 3 LIZAS Holiday Show

A MUST SEE HOLIDAY SHOW 
with not one Liza – but THREE!
About Face Theatre blends classic Christmas tales with queer
pop culture for its world premiere holiday production WE THREE LIZAS with book and lyrics by
AFT Artistic Associate Scott Bradley, music and additional lyrics by Alan Schmuckler, directed
by AFT Artistic Associate Scott Ferguson, playing through  December 23, 2012 in The
Steppenwolf Garage, 1624 N. Halsted St., Chicago. 
WE THREE LIZAS hijacks Christmas classics to create a dark, sexy holiday musical for a queer new world. In a quest for unrivaled glory, Conrad Ticklebottom and his anxious assistant Reggie conjure the Great Queen of Wishes to bestow upon him the trinity of power: youth, wealth and beauty. Instead, Liza Minnelli knocks at Conrad’s door bearing holiday gifts and all hell breaks lose. Three distinct and mystical versions of Liza Minelli come to bestow their gifts in a Christmas Carol-style to Conrad. The three versions of Liza include her at her peak from the 1970s. Then Liza as we know her today from her Arrested Development TV roles and then we are treated to a sort of future Liza.
WE THREE LIZAS features AFT Artistic Associates Scott Bradley, Scott Duff, John Francisco and Arturo Soria with Sean Blake, Sharriese Hamilton, Sean Michael Hunt, Danielle Plisz, Andrew Swan, Dana Tretta and AJ Ware. Musicians include Alan Schmuckler (Piano), Jed Feder (Drums) and Brandon Mitchell (Bass).

You probably know the name Scott Bradley, who is part of the Scooty and JoJo team, who is best known for his locally produced super camp musicals like Alien Queen, Rosemary Clooneys Baby and Carpenters Halloween. “Really, Liza still sits in this strange place,” Bradeley says. “Everyone knows about Liza as a gay icon because of her resilience – taking the knocks and coming back. She always lived in a different realm than the rest of us. She has always been a part of a Hollywood and Broadway mythology.”

The creators of We 3 Lizas hope that the show will develop a following and become an annual tradition for About Face Theatre. And judging from the response of yesterdays audience, everyone LOVED IT and will keep this show alive for years to come.

This is like a New York show – in Chicago. The Steppenwolf space is awesome. Staging and costumes were brilliant, and the cast was TOP NOTCH. There is a cool lounge space attached with full a full service bar and $5 Drinks! Yes, $5 drinks!

Show times include a 45-minute “cocktail hour” in Liza’s Lounge with special opening acts by guest artists at each show. So the first 45 minutes is very casual, showcasing different talents. Then the main show runs 1 hour and 40 minutes.
Thursdays & Fridays at 7 pm; 
Saturdays at 3 pm & 7 pm; Sundays at 7 pm. 
Tickets are $25. $15 students. This is SUCH A DEAL, for a show of this caliber.
Discounts available for groups of ten or more.
Tickets are currently on sale through Steppenwolf Audience Services
online at www.steppenwolf.org or by calling (312) 335-1650.

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