Category: Company Members

Posts about specific BOM company members.

BIG PROM IS RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER

Posted by Joe on March 21, 2012

Touring Performances Company Members

FANCY SCHMANCY: THE BIG PROM

Saturday, April 21, 2012 from 7 to 11PM.
An authentic location: a real gymnasium!
Located in The Drucker Center, 1535 N. Dayton.

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BUY YOUR TICKETS TODAY

A ROCKING IMPROVEMENT TO THE BEST (OR WORST) NIGHT OF OUR HIGH SCHOOL LIVES.

C’mon, Heartbreaker! Put on your baby blue tux, your finest taffeta gown, or your favorite cocktail attire, and join us for The Big Prom!

With the theme based upon a student’s story written in one of our writing residencies, the event features:
 
  —Chicago’s very own 80s cover band The Breakfast Club

  —A raffle to win 2 tickets to see a taping of Saturday Night Live

  —An auction featuring impossible-to-come-by experiences and tickets
        including….
          Round Trip Airfare to ANYWHERE in the country
          Tickets to Ellen, Jimmy Fallon and Broadway in Chicago Shows
          Cubs & White Sox Tickets
          A personal tour of the White House and a meal in the Mess Hall
          Walt Disney Hopper Package for 4
          Your chance to sing with The Breakfast Club that night

  —Beer, wine, and HEY! Who spiked the punch?

  —Delicious, grown-up appetizer versions of high school favorites

  —A balloon arch, limo rides, prom king and queen, and so much more!

TICKETS TO THE PROM:

$50 for a Prom Ticket

$75 for a FANCY Prom Ticket that includes 25 Monkey Bucks to purchase song requests, raffle tickets, extra King & Queen votes AND MORE!

$750 for a VIP Table at Prom for you and nine of your guests, plus $250 Monkey Bucks to share with your guests and become the most popular people at Prom!

Check out Barrel of Monkeys on Facebook to enjoy videos of our guests reminiscing about their prom experiences, and a chance to win FREE tickets to the event by sharing your prom experiences with us!

AND THE RAFFLE OF A LIFETIME:

The evening will also feature a raffle drawing for 2 tickets to Saturday Night Live for THIS ELECTION YEAR! (Presence not required to win)
Please call 773-506-7140 for more information.

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Hot off the Presses!  An Update to Sponsored Monkey lineup!

Posted by Elizabeth on February 8, 2012

Company Members

Just when you thought the Monkey-o-kee sponsored monkey lineup couldn’t get any better, I have a new addition to the lineup!

Do you remember this masked lady?

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It is none other than Mari Marroquin turning it on at MOK 2009!  This lady is back, with the dynamic duo of Annie Calhoun and Laura McKenzie, doing none other than a Salt-n-Pepa CLASSIC!

You can sponsor Mari, Laura and Annie, along with our other sponsored monkey friends RIGHT NOW, ONLINE!

Just a reminder:
Monkey-o-kee
February 12th
8pm-11pm
Mad River Bar and Grille (2909 N. Sheffield Ave.)
$25 admission gets you well drinks, beer and wine, pizza AND pasta, not to mention the karaoke, and WORLD SAVING to help us keep doing our work in Chicago Public Schools.
Buy your tickets now!

Monkeys-o-kee Sponsored Monkey Lineup!

Posted by Elizabeth on February 7, 2012

Company Members

You guys.
It is I, Elizabeth. 
You might remember me from such times such as this:

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I’m the one in the beast costume.  The one who is having his face patted in a burdensome way, that’s Joe.

You might also be thinking of this:

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That’s because I was a sponsored singer for last year’s Monkey-o-kee and this image has been immortalized to get people to come to this year’s MONKEY-O-KEE 2012!!

But that performance is old news.  That was just my segway to both introduce myself to you as the speaker in this blog and to tell you about the exciting sponsored Monkey lineup for this year’s Monkey-o-kee!  While everyone who attends Monkey-o-kee has the opportunity to sing their lungs out, or watch others, some of us Monkeys get gussied up in ridiculous get-ups, create a concept around a song and perform in front of a large group of people at MOK, and get sponsored by friends and family to do so.  The money they raise to get sponsored goes towards our work in Chicago Public Schools.

Ok, so here is who we’ve got this year:

Maybe you remember talented company member’s Donnell Williams’ performances at MOK’s past, like his futuristic group effort of “Paranoid Android”.  THIS YEAR, he’s teaming up with fabulous Musical Director Ricky Harris and I can guarantee their vocals will blow you out of the water.  My guess is their costumes will be meticulously curated.  I am sworn to secrecy on what song they will be singing, but let’s just say, this performance will make you proud to be from Chicago.

We will have a special treat in a performance by none other than our beloved Company Manager Maggie Fullilove-Nugent.  You’ve probably seen Maggie when we wave to her in the booth after each performance of “That’s Weird, Grandma”, but did you also know that the lady can SING?  She’s gonna show you, with a little “Whatever Lola Wants”.  Hopefully she’ll be rockin’ her signature Chuck Taylors while she does it!  You don’t want to miss a rare opportunity to see this lady perform!

And lastly, (drumroll) get ready for esteemed Artistic Director Molly Brennan and brilliant company member Jeff Trainor serenade you throughout the evening in the most unexpected of ways.  Might it be French-Revolution themed?  Peut-etre.

If you can’t wait to come to Monkey-o-kee to support these fine people do their fine work, you can sponsor them RIGHT NOW online.  Or if you can’t make it to Monkey-o-kee (sad face), this is a great way to support your Monkey friends, and as importantly, BOM’s work all over Chicago! Make sure to include the name of who you are sponsoring in the line that says “Please acknowledge the gift as”.

Hope you can join us to see these folks tear it up in person!  See you on February 12th! Check out Joe’s blog about Monkey-o-kee, or buy your tickets here!

Dawes, Pancakes, and Super Bowl Fame

Posted by Joe on February 6, 2012

Company Members School Residencies

BOM just completed our residency at Dawes Elementary in Evanston.  It was incredible!

Students wrote so many amazing stories, and some of the most persuasive writing I have seen in a long time!

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Above is the incredible teaching team! (from left to right, Emjoy, Myself, Lindsey, Carly, & Nancy)

The teachers honored the last week of the residency by feasting at Steak and Shake

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and while some of us “eastcoasters” are mourning the loss of the New England Patriots, we are celebrating the victory of Emjoy in a post SUPER BOWL COMMERCIAL!!!

CAN’T WAIT FOR THE DAWES SHOW!!!!!!