When:
February 13, 2017 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
2017-02-13T17:00:00-06:00
2017-02-13T22:00:00-06:00
Where:
Multiple venues - see event detail!
W Belmont Ave & N Sheffield Ave
Chicago, IL 60657
USA
Cost:
FREE, with RSVP
Contact:
Alicia M Senior-Saywell
773 951 8178

BTD OPEN HOUSE & TOUR, Monday, Feb 13, 5-9pm, FREE ENTRY to 14 THEATERS
CELEBRATE CHICAGO THEATRE WEEK WITH THE BTD

BIG THANKS to all who came out for Chicago Theatre Week and the BTD Open House Event … a great time was had by all!

        

BTD OPEN HOUSE & TOUR, Monday, Feb 13, 5-9pm, FREE ENTRY to 14 THEATERS
CELEBRATE CHICAGO THEATRE WEEK WITH THE BTD
Get to know the Belmont Theater District, Chicago’s largest theater district, with FREE ENTRY to 14 BTD Theater Partners, free drinks, show excerpts, improv, stand-up comedy, backstage tours, meet-n-greets with artists, and more. Attendees get a chance at a Grand Prize FREE Ticket Package to 20 BTD Theaters. REGISTER HERE for more info about how to be entered to win!!! Entry to this BTD Open House event is FREE, but RSVPs are required.

Schedule of Events

5.00-5.30pm BTD OPEN HOUSE & TOUR KICKOFF PARTY!!!
Join us for a complimentary cocktail at Annoyance Theatre & Bar (851 W Belmont) to talk theater, plan your tour adventures for the rest of the evening … and celebrate Chicago Theatre Week with fellow theater lovers in the heart of the BTD!

6.00-8.00pm BTD TOURS
Pick from a range of tours – to include show excerpts, improv, stand-up comedy, exclusive backstage tours and meet-n-greets with artists … and more!

 

ATHENAEUM THEATRE SHOWCASE (Athenaeum, 2936 N Southport) featuring the famous Athenaeum backstage tour of Chicago’s most historic off-Loop theater; show excerpts from Eclectic Full Contact Theatre‘s Tony-winning hit show The History Boys & Bluebird Arts‘ foray into the darkly comic world of The Beauty Queen of Leenane, and an introduction to Genesis Theatricals‘ upcoming production of The Radiant, the powerful & poignant look at scientist Marie Curie’s tempestuous life and struggle for acceptance in turn of the century Europe. Enjoy all this great theater over drinks from the Curtain Call Club!

 

 

 

BTD EAST SHOWCASE featuring a tour and Q&A with amazing Annoyance Executive Director Jennifer Estlin; a taste of Chicago’s only clean comedy for everyone from 7 to 70 from ComedySportz; free standup at Chicago’s best comedy club Laugh Factory, and a show excerpt from TimeLine Theatre‘s luminous production of The Disappearing Number, along with tasty drinks all the way along to make you forget it’s February! NOTE: This tour starts at Annoyance at 5.30pm, ends at TimeLine Theatre at 8pm.

 

 

BTD WEST SHOWCASE (Theater Wit, 1229 W Belmont) featuring the popular Theater Wit backstage tour with Chicago theater veteran & Theater Wit Artistic Director, Jeremy Wechsler; show excerpts from long-standing Chicago theater greats Shattered Globe Theatre‘s The Tall Girls which looks at the power of sports to empower & embolden young women; American Blues Theater’s award-winning 2016 show Looking Over the President’s Shoulder – the real life story of the grandson of a freed slave who served four US Presidents over 21 years; have your mind blown by the wonderfully titillating & utterly original temptations of Vaudezilla Burlesque Cabaret; create an impromptu musical with Chicago’s most popular children’s improv company Storytown Improv, and be the first to know the latest Stage 773 news – while enjoying a tasty warm beverage from the Theater Wit bar!

 

9.00-10.00pm POST-EVENT HAPPY HOUR
Unite with fellow theater-lovers to compare tour notes, enjoy complimentary food & $3 draft beers at Chicago rock-n-roll institution, Schubas Tavern (3159 N Southport)!

Participating BTD Theaters include:
American Blues Theater, Annoyance Theatre, Athenaeum Theatre, Bluebird Arts, ComedySportz, Eclectic Full Contact Theatre, Genesis Theatrical Prods, Laugh Factory, Stage 773, Shattered Globe Theatre, Storytown Improv, Theater Wit, TimeLine Theatre and Vaudezilla Burlesque Cabaret.

Questions? Contact Alicia at amsensay (at) gmail (dot) com

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