500 Clown & CircEsteem Ticket Give Aways Ending at Midnight
ChiIL Mama's giving away
SIXTEEN FREE TICKETS THIS WEEK
to 3 fun Chi Town Events
Fabulous family 4 packs ending tonight at
midnight and Friday.
Enter at the bottom of this post for your chance to win any
or all. CircEsteem and Trapped entries end at midnight
tonight and our winners will be announced tomorrow on Free Tickets
Tuesday. Brunch & Boogie entries accepted through this
Friday at midnight with winners announced Saturday.
Don't miss your chance to enter to win. ChiIL Mama
is giving away TWO family 4 packs of free tickets
to CircEsteem's Spring Show. Winners' names will
be on the guest list at the door. See Sagezilla
and Du-Jay along with a host of talented kids 6-18
years of age.
Friday, May 13, 2011
10th Annual Spring Circus
Francis Parker School
2233 N. Clark St.
Three shows to pick from!
Friday 7:30 p.m. and Saturday 2:00 p.m. and 6:00
Friday evening's performance will be preceded by a cocktail
reception at 6:00pm to benefit CircEsteem's scholarship
Advanced tickets are $11 for kids under 13 and $16 for
adults. Tickets at the door are $13 for kids under 13 and $18 for
adults. Group discounts are available.
To purchase tickets online click here.
To pay by check contact CircEsteem directly at 312 731
Check out their web site HERE
for ticket info and details. The kids were looking
great at rehearsal on Saturday. We'll have a slide show
sneak peek up soon, and ChiIL Mama will be on hand Friday and
Saturday to film the show for CircEsteem.
We also have 1 family 4 pack to 500 Clown, Trapped,
at Adventure Stage
Theatre. We had the pleasure of
checkin' out their Saturday afternoon performance and loved it.
We'll have a full review up this week. Don't
miss this limited run powerhouse of a 3 person show.
We've loved 500 Clown for years, but this is their first
children's show. So come check it out.
Like so much else in life...it's all interconnected.
This is so true in the Chi Town theatre scene. We already
knew that this production was conceived by Chicago dad, Adrian
Danzig, whom ChiIL Mama will be interviewing in the near future.
His wife, Leslie, is the Producing Artistic
Consultant for Trapped and she's also very involved in a host
of amazing Chicago shows. Currently, she is
co-directing The Better Half, a dance-theater production with Julia
Rhoads/Lucky Plush Productions, which will premiere at the Museum
of Contemporary Art in Fall 2011. We've known them
since his older son was in preschool with Sagezilla.
The coinkidinks don't stop there. We were thrilled
to find out that the 500 clown girl, Leah
Urzendowski, is married to Anthony, who teaches our kids
at CircEsteem, and who is featured in our upcoming video interview
with That's Weird Grandma by Barrel of Monkeys!
A little bird also told me Adventure Stage Theatre's
Producing Artistic Director, Tom Arvetis, was also a monkey and is
still an Emeritus Company Member with Barrel of Monkeys.
Just by chance, we had seats next to Tom and his young
daughters, at Broadway in Chicago's Peter Pan 360 last
Wednesday. The show was purely magical and we'll have a full
review up this week. Adrien said he has a number of adult
theatre students of his in it and can't wait to check it
Tim, the 3rd ensemble member, is just a friend we hadn't
met yet, but a veteran of some of our favorite theatre and music.
He's performed with Blue Man Group (who quote
ChiIL Mama's review in
their current ads) and our favorite punk marching band, Mucca
Pazza, whom we've blogged a bunch about for years.
He's also in Leslie's Lucky Plush production mentioned
The real live Chicago theatre scene is kinda like a
soap opera...but with better production values. Read more
about these fun folk
500 CLOWN TRAPPED
A co-production between Adventure Stage Chicago
Conceived by Adrian Danzig
Directed by Paola Coletto
May 6 - May 21, 2011
Clown's signature mix of high physicality, raw emotion,
and powerful storytelling! Three clowns explore what it truly means
to be trapped...and to be set free. Who sets these traps? Who
benefits from them? Are they even real? Using slapstick mishaps,
vaudevillian turns and untiring resilience, the clowns struggle to
move beyond their own limitations as they search for the answers
they need. Commissioned by The College of Saint Benedict/Saint
for ticket and show info.
SUNDAY, MAY 15: FITL'S BRUNCH & BOOGIE: A MAGIC CARPET RIDE
Finally, we have 1 last late breaking ticket give away
running. Families in the Loop has their 2nd Brunch &
Boogie ready to go this Sunday and we have 4 tickets for 1 lucky
winner. Check out our photo filled recap from the
first one right
HERE. Word is, they DO
have a menu of brunch selections worked out with Lincoln
Hall for the littles and parents. We were so busy
running around with the camera the last time, that we
didn't see the menus and missed out.
So, be sure to enter for your chance at free tixs to
these 3 fun events. And spread the word, 'cause Mama
says good things come to those who share.
Bonnie Kenaz-Mara is a writer-photographer-potter-painter-actress-animal wrangler-general creatrix and Mama to two amazing kiddos.
See more of Bonnie's stories here.
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