SHOWBIZ CHICAGO PAPARAZI! About Face Theatre’s WE THREE LIZA’S

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.  Show times include a 45-minute “cocktail hour” in Liza’s Lounge with special opening acts by guest artists. Tickets are currently on sale through Steppenwolf Audience Services online at www.steppenwolf.org or by calling (312) 335-1650.  RELATED: SHOWBIZ CHICAGO REVIEW

WE THREE LIZAS features AFT Artistic Associates Scott BradleyScott DuffJohn Francisco and Arturo Soria with Sean BlakeSharriese HamiltonSean Michael HuntDanielle PliszAndrew SwanDana Tretta and AJ Ware.  Musicians include Alan Schmuckler (Piano), Jed Feder (Drums) and Brandon Mitchell (Bass).

 

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.

 

The production team for WE THREE LIZAS includes: Jerre Dye (set and props design), Mieka van der Ploeg and Robert S. Kuhn (costume design), Mac Vaughey (lighting design), Josh Horvath (sound design), Alan Schmuckler (music director), AFT Artistic Associate Patrick Andrews (choreography), Rupert Priniski (production coordinator) Tamar Westphal (production assistant) and Jeremy Phillips (stage manager).

The cast of About Face Theatre’s production of WE THREE LIZAS with book and lyrics by AFT Artistic Associate Scott Bradley, music and additional lyrics by Alan Schmuckler and directed by AFT Artistic Associate Scott Ferguson. Photo by Michael Brosilow.

(left to right) The cast of About Face Theatre’s production of WE THREE LIZAS with book and lyrics by AFT Artistic Associate Scott Bradley, music and additional lyrics by Alan Schmuckler and directed by AFT Artistic Associate Scott Ferguson. Photo by Michael Brosilow.

(left to right) Arturo Soria, Danielle Plisz and Sean Michael Hunt in About Face Theatre’s production of WE THREE LIZAS with book and lyrics by AFT Artistic Associate Scott Bradley, music and additional lyrics by Alan Schmuckler and directed by AFT Artistic Associate Scott Ferguson. Photo by   Michael Brosilow.

Scott Bradley and Alan Schmuckler (piano) in About Face Theatre’s production of WE THREE LIZAS with book and lyrics by AFT Artistic Associate Scott Bradley, music and additional lyrics by Alan Schmuckler and directed by AFT Artistic Associate Scott Ferguson. Photo by Michael Brosilow