image008Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont, puts a spin on the traditional fundraiser with THE FUN HOUSE – a festival of FUN!, an annual event to benefit the nonprofit Chicago-based venue on June 14 from 3 p.m.-12 a.m. THE FUN HOUSE will feature family-friendly indoor and  outdoor (weather permitting) entertainment from 3-8 p.m. including music, face painting, a puppet show, interactive games, photo booth, and live performances from the Jesse White Tumblers , internet sensation Team StarKid, Camp Rhythm, and Stage 773’s very own Bri-Ko (winners of ‘The Best of the Fest of the 2014 Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival). Adult entertainment begins at 8 p.m. through Midnight with performances from The Cupid Players, Vaudezilla, Fruit Flies and Brothers Star Race. The family-friendly silent auction runs from 3 p.m.-7 p.m., featuring a hot-air balloon ride and a private sailboat for 6 people. The adult silent auction runs from 3- 9 p.m.Tickets for the event are only $10 for folks 15 years and older and free for folks under 15 years of age. All proceeds directly benefit Stage 773.

“This event is quite an amazing experience!” says Kristin Larsen, Executive Director at Stage 773. “From face painting to puppet shows, to our silent auctions and raffle, there is entertainment for everyone in the family. Definitely a day AND night you will remember.”

This year’s extravagant raffle includes a $100 ticket for a chance to win a 7-day stay in a luxurious condo in Steamboat, Colorado, including round trip airfare for four people (21 and over). The condo features two master suites, a private clubhouse, a heated outdoor pool, three outdoor jetted spas, a fully equipped health club and many more amenities! Tickets cost $100 each and only 100 tickets will be sold. Stage 773 will also offer $25 raffle tickets to enter to win a private or catered birthday party with BriKo or The Cupid Players.(Limited to 70 guests. Must be held at Stage 773 and requires three months advance notice to schedule. Catering includes wine, beer, soda, appetizers and dessert/cake).

“This evening will be about celebrating Chicago talent and the staple that Stage 773 has become in hosting live performance of all kinds,” says Laura Michaud, president of the Board of Directors. “We are looking forward to having our supporters and neighbors here and showing them the amazing possibilities at their back door.”

Individual tickets are required for concessions/bar and theater entertainment at $1.00 each. Family friendly shows are 5 tickets; Adult shows are 15 tickets. There will be a discount offer of 60 tickets (valued at $60) for $50 ($10 savings. Must purchase at door).

To buy tickets or make a donation, visit or call 773.327.5252.

ABOUT Stage 773

Stage 773 connects over 75,000 guests and 5,000 artists a year, first and foremost, by offering subsidized rentals at the best state of the art off-loop performance facility with four stages and a lively bar. Stage 773 is a vital part of the Belmont Theater District located in the Lakeview neighborhood. Offering a multitude of live performances in a multi-complex performance facility, Stage 773 is home to four different performance spaces seating a total of 442 patrons. The Huffington Post describes Stage 773 as “an eccentric space with a fresh approach to presenting dance, theatre, sketch comedy – even cabaret.” In addition to its unique education program including an array of higher skill level adult education in the dramatic and comedic theatrical arts classes, Stage 773 is also home to Sketchfest – the largest sketch comedy festival in the nation. Stage 773 is located at 1225 W. Belmont and hosts performances by some of Chicago’s most innovative, creative and passionate off-Loop performing artists. To purchase tickets call the Stage 773 box office at 773.327.5252 or visit