Theatre Building Chicago (hereafter referred to as TBC) has two meanings: "theater building" aptly describes this nondescript edifice on Belmont Avenue, but it also describes what goes on in this nondescript edifice. TBC is home to a workshop that helps emerging writers of musical theater hone their craft and develop their projects. Musical theater is built here. Get it?
This is a fun way to spend a Sunday afternoon. I paid $15 to see five ten minute musicals--all of which were written by workshop students. Aside from student written shows (which are fantastic--you'll be amazed at what you see and hear), well known plays are performed here as well. Who knows--you might see a ten minute musical here that turns into a major Broadway hit someday. How much more avante guard can you get? Now through July 11th, "La Cage Aux Folles" is playing. Tickets are $27. There's valet parking and a concessions stand in the lobby, so enjoy some tea and snacks before or after the show.
If you're a lyricist, playwright or composer, you should consider taking part in this workshop. See the website for details about fees and applications.
On Wed Jun 17, 2009 | Back to Theatre Building Chicago