Chicago Shakespeare Theater has introduced two methods to get into the vacation spirit this season with the published premiere of Christmas Carol: The Remix and the return of the Vacation Artisan Market benefiting native theatermakers and neighborhood artists.
Chicago Shakespeare’s hip hop vacation hit Christmas Carol: The Remix, created and carried out by Chicago sensations the Q Brothers Collective-GQ, JQ, Jackson Doran, and Postell Pringle-and developed with Inventive Producer Rick Boynton, will likely be broadcast on Chicago’s PBS station WTTW Channel 11, December 16-25, 2022. The wildly entertaining theatrical occasion reimagines the traditional Charles Dickens story, mashing up musical kinds from reggae and dancehall music, to dubstep and epic rock ballads-as the Ghosts of hip hop Previous, Current, and Future lead Scrooge on a journey of rhythm, rhyme, and redemption. Almost 75,000 viewers members have skilled the festive custom onstage since 2013, and now all of Chicago may have a free, front-row seat to the present as the last word vacation present.
The published of Christmas Carol: The Remix is introduced by the Q Brothers, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, HMS Media and Chicago Stage On Display screen in affiliation with Richard Jordan Productions. Filmed in entrance of a reside viewers in The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare in 2021, this free program exemplifies the Theater’s dedication to creating its work accessible to the widest attainable viewers.
Christmas Carol: The Remix Broadcast Schedule:
- Friday, December 16 at 9:00 p.m. on WTTW
- Saturday, December 17 at 10:00 a.m. on WTTW Prime
- Sunday, December 18 at 3:30 a.m. on WTTW
- Saturday, December 24 at 12:30 p.m. on WTTW Prime
- Sunday, December 25 at 9:30 a.m. on WTTW
Starting December 8, 2022, the filmed manufacturing may also be streamed on-demand on the subscription service BroadwayHD at www.broadwayhd.com.
Christmas Carol: The Remix options GQ (Scrooge), JQ (Marley/Belle/Current/Lil’ Tim), Jackson Doran (Fred/Dick Wilkins/ Mama Cratchit), and Postell Pringle (Bob Cratchit/Previous/Martha Cratchit)-joined by DJ Clayton Stamper spinning reside beats reside onstage. The manufacturing is written by the Q Brothers Collective, directed by GQ and JQ, with music by JQ. The inventive crew options Scenic and Costume Designer Scott Davis, Lighting Designer Jesse Klug, Sound Designer Stephen Ptacek, Affiliate Sound Designer Ralph Loza, and unique Wig and Make-up Designer Melissa Veal, with choreography by Anacron.
The Q Brothers Collective fuses hip hop and theater-adapting traditional tales with an entirely unique type of efficiency that has amassed a cult following of followers in Chicago and past. Their award-winning collaborations with Chicago Shakespeare Theater Inventive Producer Rick Boynton embody Othello: The Remix-which premiered at Shakespeare’s Globe and toured to sold-out homes in London, Australia, South Korea, the United Arab Emirates, and Off Broadway-and Funk It Up About Nothin’, which garnered the Jeff Award for Excellent Ensemble and the Costume Circle Award for Greatest Musical Manufacturing on the Edinburgh Competition Fringe.
Twenty-one-time Emmy Award-winning HMS Media creates broadcast, digital and cell content material for Broadway reveals and nationwide excursions, a powerful roster of Chicago and regional theater, dance, and music corporations, an array of social-service establishments, and company purchasers. Since Scott Silberstein and Matt Hoffman co-founded the multimedia firm in early 1988, it has turn out to be one of many nation’s main manufacturing corporations for the humanities and social points.
Again by standard demand, Chicago Shakespeare’s Holiday Artisan Market will showcase native artisans from the inventive sector-including onstage performers, backstage technicians, designers, and neighborhood companions from the Theater’s annual Chicago Shakespeare within the Parks program. The digital pop-up store will likely be reside starting December 1, 2022 at www.chicagoshakes.com/market with a hundred percent of proceeds going on to the artists. Purchasing by December 14 is inspired to make sure time for vacation delivery.
From jewellery and artwork prints to residence decor, the Vacation Artisan Market is just not solely a curated vacation spot to find bespoke and fantastically made presents, but in addition a celebration of the expertise of our metropolis’s inventive neighborhood.
Featured artisans embody:
- Actor Nick Harazin who has appeared in six Chicago Shakespeare productions, sharing his woodworking expertise with distinctive picket jewellery and furnishings items.
- Brittany Taylor, member of Higher Englewood Chamber of Commerce’s Enterprise Improvement Cohort, creates hand-poured Black Luxe candles as an indulgent deal with.
- Chicago stage supervisor Jinni Pike, who most just lately labored behind-the-scenes on Measure for Measure and It Got here From Outer Area, presents her clever gift-wrapping companies for tasks huge and small.
- Fulton Road Collective member Emma Lyons, who designed the set for this previous summer time’s Chicago Shakespeare within the Parks event-ShakesFest: A Chicago Shakespeare Neighborhood Cabaret, presents her whimsical work.
- Theatrical costume maker Maggie Hofmann (SIX, Macbeth, Nell Gwynn) delights with holiday-themed items in her PaisleyAndGlue store.
Full listing of taking part artisans thus far embody: Kala Cullars – Highest Dimensions LLC; Catherine Daniels – CDanielsDesign; Nicholas Harazin – Kindred Woodworks; Maggie Hofmann – PaisleyAndGlue; Sotirios Livaditis – Soti Makes Issues; Emma Lyons – Emma Lyons Artwork; Jessica Neill – Bourbon & Spark; Jinni Pike – The Wrap Queens; Jen Smith – JenSmithGlass; Brittany Taylor – Black Luxe Candle Co; Beth Uber – Betherella; Nikki Method – Nikki Method.