October is the BTD Month of Theater, in Chicago’s largest theater district!
FOR MEDIA: Press Release for the Belmont Theater District’s Month of Theater 2018 CLICK HERE.
BTD Month of Theater At-A-Glance
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DISCOUNTS & DEALS
• American Blues Theater offering half-price tix to FLYIN’ WEST throughout October;
• Annoyance continues 30-year fan-favorite SPLATTER THEATER, and offers $5 tix to their newest Teen-Gore-Fest ANGELA OF DEATH;
• Save 25% on the spectacle that is BLUE MAN GROUP. Dare To Live In Full Color!
• COMEDY SPORTZ offers $15 tickets to their flagship all-ages improv comedy show and improvised show tune extravanza BUZZED BROADWAY;
• Eclectic Full Contact Theatre offering $10 tix to all Thursdays for DEAR BRUTUS;
• Laugh Factory offering free entry to (11) shows throughout October!!
• Otherworld Theatre offers BTD fans a free drink at their sci-fi themed bar, at the Midwest premier of their pay-what-you-can superhero comedy, ALL I WANT IS ONE MORE MEANWHILE…
• The Playground Theater offering discounts to (4) spooky comedy shows;
• Saint Sebastian Players offering $10 tickets to 10/26-10/28 Opening Weekend of MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD;
• Join Timeline Theatre for post-show discussions and discounted ticket offers, as they double up in October with A SHAYNA MAIDEL and MASTER CLASS, starring Janet Ulrich Brooks;
• LINCOLN LODGE hosts the nation’s longest running independent comedy showcase, $10 tickets, Fridays & Saturdays
• Music Box Theatre offers the best of London’s West End Theater with AN AMERICAN IN PARIS: THE MUSICAL
• Remy Bumppo shocks into life Nick Dear’s adaptation of the revolutionary horror classic FRANKENSTEIN
• Shattered Globe Theatre offers an illuminating adaptation of Dostoyevsky’s classic CRIME & PUNISHMENT
• STORYTOWN CHILDREN’S IMPROV performs every Sat 10.30am at Stage 773 – tickets only $10
• MAGIC & MIRACLES show at Trickery Chicago on Halsted, Fridays & Saturdays – tickets only $20
• Explore the “FACES OF FRANKENSTEIN” with Remy Bumppo at Chicago’s favorite friendly neighborhood Music Box Theatre, Mon. October 15th
• Belmont Theater District and OPEN HOUSE CHICAGO, Sat-Sun Oct 13-14
• “LIVING AND LAUGHING OUT LOUD: An Improv Workshop for those over 50”, Mon. October 29, hosted by The Village Chicago and The Annoyance
• American Blues Theatre’s offers their popular Sunday post-show Town Halls
• TimeLine Theatre’s offers their popular post-show discussions
• Check out Remy Bumppo’s comprehensive “Field Guide” to their production of FRANKENSTEIN.
• Shattered Globe Theatre’s popular Global Perspectives post-show discussions following Sunday matinees
DISCOUNTS & DEALS
AMERICAN BLUES THEATER PRESENTS ½ PRICE TIX TO FLYIN’ WEST THROUGHOUT OCTOBER
American Blues Theater is offering half price tickets throughout the run of FLYIN’ WEST, the tale of African-American female pioneers in 1898 who settled in the all-black town of Nicodemus KS, with post-show discussions available after all Sunday 2:30pm performances. FLYIN’ WEST plays 10/5 – 11/3 at Stage 773, 1225 W Belmont.
For detailed dates/times and to book discounted tickets, visit AmericanBluesTheater.com using CODE “BTDMOT”
ANNOYANCE CONTINUES 30-YEAR TRADITION OF OCTOBER FAN-FAVORITE SPLATTER THEATER AND OFFERS $5 TICKETS TO THEIR NEWEST TEEN-GORE-FEST ANGELA OF DEATH
Annoyance Theatre & Bar continues its 30-year tradition of October fan-favorite SPLATTER THEATER and is offering $5 tickets to their newest teen-gore-fest, ANGELA OF DEATH. Annoyance partners with nearby Drew’s on Halsted for a $29 prix fixe meal deal, available before 10.30pm. SPLATTER THEATER runs Saturdays in October at 10.30pm, with a special show on Halloween; and ANGELA OF DEATH runs Wednesdays at 8pm.
Both these shows can only be seen during October at The Annoyance Theatre, 851 W Belmont.
For detailed dates/times and to book your discounted tickets, visit TheAnnoyance.com USING CODE “BTDMOT”
SAVE 25% ON THE SPECTACLE THAT IS BLUE MAN GROUP. DARE TO LIVE IN FULL COLOR!
BLUE MAN GROUP will rock your world, blow your mind and unleash your spirit. Leave your expectations at the door and let three bald and blue men take you on a spectacular journey bursting with music laughter and surprises.
BLUE MAN GROUP performs weekly at the Briar Street Theatre, 3133 N Halsted
For detailed dates/times and to book your discounted tickets, visit BlueMan.com/Chicago, entering CODE “BTDMOT”in the Offer Code box or call the box office at 773-348-4000 and mention CODE “BTDMOT”
COMEDY SPORTZ OFFERS $15 TICKETS TO THEIR FLAGSHIP ALL AGES IMPROV COMEDY SHOW AND IMPROVISED SHOW TUNE EXTRAVANZA BUZZED BROADWAY IN OCTOBER.
COMEDYSPORTZ is the longest-running, game-based, short form improv comedy show in the comedy capital of the world, perfect for all ages, offering comedy for everyone! After performing all across the USA, the cast of BUZZED BROADWAY brings to the CSz Theater stage a fully improvised musical show using the characters, styles, and themes of Broadway musicals.
COMEDY SPORTZ is performed weekly. BUZZED BROADWAY performs every other Friday at 10pm. Both shows play at CSZ Theater Chicago at 929 W Belmont, and consider adding a tasty Dinner Package from Home Run Inn Pizza across the street, $11 for kids, $20 for adults!
For detailed dates/times and to book $15 tickets for both shows, visit CSZChicago.com using CODE “BTDMOT”
ECLECTIC THEATRE OFFERING $10 TIX TO THURSDAY PERFORMANCES OF DEAR BRUTUS
DEAR BRUTUS is the story of guests of a mysterious country house, as they explore the temptations within its surrounding woods. But don’t expect the usual Midsummer Night’s Dream, as this seldom-seen fable for adults from PETER PAN’s JM Barrie has wishes coming true … with unexpected consequences. DEAR BRUTUS runs until 10/28 at The Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N Southport.
For detailed dates/times and to book your $10 tickets for any Thursday, visit Eclectic-Theatre.com using CODE “BTDMOT”
LAUGH FACTORY OFFERS FREE ENTRY TO (11) SHOWS THROUGHOUT OCTOBER!!
FREE ENTRY throughout October to the following shows, if you mention BTDMOT in person at the box office!
The Laugh Factory is located at 3175 N Broadway, and has a 2-drink minimum per person (sodas and water count).
• Tuesdays (8pm): JACKPOT COMEDY, comedy with a chance for gift cards, SWAG, and most importantly, laughs!
• Fridays (8pm): DRINK DATE LAUGH, comics Sharing their worst – and most hilarious – dating nightmares.
• Friday, 10/5 (10pm): DIAMOND COMEDY HOUR, all-female comedy nite!
• Thursday, 10/11 & 10/25 (8pm): BURNT: Comedy Roast Battle, traditional roast battle comedy.
• Sunday 10/14 (4.20pm): HIGHLY RECOMMENDED, half-baked comedy featuring comedians, music and games!
• Friday, 10/19 (10pm THE YOUNG HUSTLE SHOW, the best standup from the youngbloods.
• Sunday 10/21 (9pm): THE CROWD WORK SHOW, fun, interactive style of stand-up. All crowd. All show.
• Friday 10/26 (10pm): CROSSBREED COMEDY, the best standup infused with a potent strain of improv.
• Sunday, 10/28 (7pm): EVERYONE’S A LAWYER, half game show, half comedians arguing cases to win!
• Sunday 10/28 (9pm): GO HARD COMEDY, a culture variety night full of laughs and music!
• Sunday 10/29 (8pm): SERVICE INDUSTRY COMEDY, hysterical stories from the fast paced world of service industry!
For detailed show listings, visit LaughFactory.com/Clubs/Chicago
BTD FANS GET A FREE DRINK AT THE MIDWEST PREMIER OF OTHERWORLD THEATRE’S PAY-WHAT-YOU-CAN PRODUCTION OF ALL I WANT IS ONE MORE MEANWHILE…
Receive a free drink at the Midwest premier of the theatre’s pay-what-you-can production of ALL I WANT IS ONE MORE MEANWHILE, a sly superhero comedy which looks at what society is really asking of women and how ridiculous it all is. Otherworld is the only theater in the world specializing in sci-fi/fantasy theater and is located at their brand new space at 3914 N Clark. ALL I WANT IS ONE MORE MEANWHILE plays 9/29 – 10/27.
For detailed dates/times, visit OtherworldTheatre.org – and to redeem your free drink, mention the Belmont Theater District at their sci-fi themed drinks bar!
THE PLAYGROUND THEATER OFFERS DISCOUNTED TIX TO (4) SPOOKY COMEDY SHOWS
• Tuesdays (8pm): LOVE HURTS, A STAND UP STORY SHOW is personal stories of relationships … good, bad, and hilarious! Tickets normally $6, code “BTDMOT” gets you $1 off!
• Wednesdays (8pm): COREY DOES TOO! HAVE FRIENDS is Corey improvising with a different cast of comics weekly. Tickets normally $10, code “BTDMOT” gets you $2 off!
• Saturday 10/17 (7pm): APOCALYPSE COMEDY is one comic offered as sacrifice, with the audience deciding who dies! Tickets normally $10, code “BTDMOT” gets you $2 off!
• Friday 10/26 (10pm): CREEPERS GONNA CREEP is Horror of Terror’s spooktacular Halloween show, with special guests telling ghost stories, musical artists, and an improvised horror movie closing out the night. Tickets normally $10, code “BTDMOT” gets you $2 off!
For detailed dates/times and to book tickets, visit ThePlaygroundTheater.com, located at 3209 N Halsted.
SAINT SEBASTIAN PLAYERS OFFERS $10 TICKETS TO OPENING WEEKEND 10/26-10/28 OF MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD
Based on Charles Dickens’ final unfinished novel, THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD is a hilarious whodunit which invites the audience to solve its mystery by choosing the identity of the murderer, changing the show’s ending at each performance. THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD runs 10/26 – 11/18 at St Bonaventure Church, 1625 W Diversey. For detailed dates/times and more info, visit SaintSebastianPlayers.org
To book your $10 tickets, email email@example.com mentioning CODE “BTDMOT” (offer subject to availability, and limited to two per person).
JOIN TIMELINE THEATRE FOR POST-SHOW DISCUSSIONS AND DISCOUNTED TICKET OFFERS, AS THEY DOUBLE UP IN OCTOBER WITH A SHAYNA MAIDEL and MASTER CLASS, STARRING JANET ULRICH BROOKS
A SHAYNA MAIDEL is the powerful and poignant drama about two sisters trying to reconnect after years of separation brought on by the rise of the Nazis, and runs until 11/4 at TimeLine’s home, 615 W Wellington.
MASTER CLASS is a glorious, raw, and bittersweet look at Maria Callas, one of opera’s most formidable talents and legendary divas, which went on to win the 1996 Tony Award for Best Play. Starring one of Chicago’s greatest talents, Janet Ulrich Brooks, this show performs 10/19 – 12/9 at Stage 773, 1225 W Belmont.
$27.50 tickets available for MASTER CLASS: 10/19 – 10/24, no code needed.
$25-$27.50 tix to MASTER CLASS and A SHAYNA MAIDEL 1-hr before curtain, in person at Box Office, if you mention “LastSecond Tix”. Based on availability.
$15 tickets available for all shows for anyone aged 18-35. Details at TimeLineTheatre.com/MyLine
Be sure Join TimeLine at their popular pre and post-show discussion events.
For detailed schedules and to book tickets, visit TimelineTheatre.com
LINCOLN LODGE HOSTS THE NATION’S LONGEST RUNNING INDEPENDENT COMEDY SHOWCASE, $10 TICKETS FOR FRIDAYS & SATURDAYS
LINCOLN LODGE is the nation’s longest running independent comedy showcase – now in its historic 19th Season – and features emerging talent performing stand-up comedy and a variety showcase every week. Lincoln Lodge will be welcoming new acts this October, and performs Friday and Saturday evenings at Under The Gun Theater at 946 W Newport.
For detailed dates/times and to book tickets, visit TheLincolnLodge.com
EXPERIENCE THE BEST OF LONDON’S WEST END THEATER AND EXPLORE THE “FACES OF FRANKENSTEIN” AT CHICAGO’S FAVORITE FRIENDLY NEIGHBORHOOD MUSIC BOX THEATRE
Music Box Theatre is Chicago’s premier venue for independent, foreign, cult and classic films. Direct from London’s West End comes AN AMERICAN IN PARIS: THE MUSICAL on Wednesday 10/10 (2:30pm & 7pm). Music Box is collaborating with fellow BTD theater, Remy Bumppo, for a conversation about the many cinematic portrayals of Frankenstein, with FACES OF FRANKENSTEIN on 10/15, 7pm showing of the 1931 film, followed by the 8.15pm discussion.
Book your tickets at MusicBoxTheatre.com, located at 3733 N Southport.
REMY BUMPPO SHOCKS INTO LIFE NICK DEAR’S ADAPTATION OF THE REVOLUTIONARY HORROR CLASSIC, FRANKENSTEIN
Remy Bumppo will be shocking into life Nick Dear’s adaptation of the revolutionary horror classic, FRANKENSTEIN. Retold from the abandoned creature’s point of view, this taut, muscular version raises urgent questions about scientific responsibility, parental neglect, and the nature of good and evil. FRANKENSTEIN shows 10/11 – 11/11, at their new home at Theater Wit, 1229 W Belmont, and be sure and check out Remy Bumppo’s comprehensive “Field Guide” to the show.
For detailed dates/times and to book tickets, visit RemyBumppo.org
SHATTERED GLOBE THEATRE PRESENTS ILLUMINATING NEW ADAPTATION OF CLASSIC CRIME & PUNISHMENT
Long-standing Chicago theatre company Shattered Globe Theatre performs the classic tale of Dostoyevsky’s intense psychological thriller CRIME & PUNISHMENT. The show comes to life in an illuminating new adaptation featuring a cast of eleven as choir and conscience, as well as featuring their popular Global Perspectives post-show talks following Sunday matinees. CRIME & PUNISHMENT runs until 10/20 at Theater Wit, 1229 W Belmont.
For detailed dates/times and to book tickets, visit ShatteredGlobe.org
STORYTOWN CHILDREN’S IMPROV PERFORMS EVERY SAT 10.30AM AT STAGE 773 – TICKETS ONLY $10
From superheroes to undersea adventures, princesses to dinosaurs, STORYTOWN CHILDREN’S IMPROV takes you on an interactive, fully improvised adventure every Saturday at 10:30 am. With suggestions from the audience, kids design the setting and help shape the story, and actors, artists, and musicians bring it to life at Stage 773, 1225 W Belmont.
To book your $10 tickets, visit StorytownImprov.com
MAGIC & MIRACLES SHOW AT TRICKERY CHICAGO ON HALSTED – TICKETS ONLY $20
Using wit and charm, famed magician Aaron Rabkin, trained at LA’s Magic Castle, wins people over to his comedic blend of parlor tricks (also known as “miracles”) and mind-reading mentalism. MAGIC & MIRACLES has been regaled as “the best magic show I’ve ever seen.” Trickery performs Fridays & Saturdays at 3453 N Halsted.
For detailed dates/times and To book your $20 tickets, visit TrickeryChicago.com
EXPLORE THE “FACES OF FRANKENSTEIN” AT WITH REMY BUMMPO AT CHICAGO’S FAVORITE FRIENDLY NEIGHBORHOOD MUSIC BOX THEATRE, Mon. October 15th
Music Box is collaborating with fellow BTD theater, Remy Bumppo, for a conversation about the many cinematic portrayals of Frankenstein, with FACES OF FRANKENSTEIN on 10/15 (7pm 1931 film, 8.15pm discussion). Book your tickets at MusicBoxTheatre.com, located at 3733 N Southport.
BELMONT THEATER DISTRICT AND OPEN HOUSE CHICAGO, Sat-Sun Oct 13-14
You can’t tell the history of Chicago without telling the history of Chicago Theater. Discover the rich architectural and historic theater background behind Laugh Factory, Lincoln Lodge, Otherworld Theatre and Theater Wit venues. Sat-Sun Oct 13-14, detailed times and locations at OpenHouseChicago.org
LIVING AND LAUGHING OUT LOUD: AN IMPROV WORKSHOP FOR THOSE OVER 50, Mon. October 29
Laugh the night away with fellow Village members! Join us once again at the world-famous Annoyance Theatre & Bar in the heart of Chicago’s Belmont Theater District, where trained improvisers will lead the group through improv “games” that allow you to cavort with other like-minded souls, get messy, build stories that dissolve into laughter, explore new talents, and explode the boundaries of what you think is possible. Absolutely zero theater experience required – this event is for everyone, and we really mean everyone, who can bring an open mind, a willingness to play and a desire to laugh. No need even to find a friend to come with – everyone is friends by the end of the night! Light snacks are included with the cost of the program, and self-hosted drinks will be available for purchase from the bar.
Village members & guests enjoyed this workshop last year, here is what a few of them had to say:
“I was amazed at how quickly we all just relaxed and had fun, and it was actually funny.”
“I’ve never done improv before, and Annoyance made it so easy and fun. Highly recommend!”
Brought to you by the Belmont Theater District, The Annoyance, and The Village Chicago
Mon. October 29 @ 5.30-8.00pm; Village Members $30; non-Members $35; Light snacks included.
To register, visit The Village Event Page or contact The Village office at 773-248-8700. Registration deadline 10/19.
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