Public performances other than TWG.
Posted by Luke on January 7, 2010
Hey Blog types,
This Saturday Jan. 9 at 2pm, we will be performing at the Theater Building (1225 W. Belmont Ave.) as part of The Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival, and, more specifically, SketchFest for Kids!
The festival has over 200 groups performing between January 7th-17th!
Come on by to see our special 40 minute show! One time only!
Also, at least two other groups performing at the festival have Monkeys in them:
Laura on Laura
Tim & Micah
Klepper & Grey
okay. 3 other groups.
More info at chicagosketchfest.com
Come on by to behold the comedy!!!
Posted by Donnell on December 2, 2009
That's Weird Grandma
Donnell! It’s been a while, but I’m back and happier than ever! I’ve had the pleasure of performing in the Avondale school show so far, and I’ve signed up for a few more in the coming months. Also, if you’ve not seen That’s Weird, Grandma!, shame on you! And now on to Jelly… Nachdem jump!
Posted by Amanda Farrar on November 3, 2009
For this Halloween, Barrel of Monkeys played at the Chicago Cultural Center’s Hallowed Halls Halloween celebration! On Saturday morning, Barrel of Monkeys worked with about 40 kids in costume in a writing workshop and performance.
(Jason Sperling and Laura Grey with a Hallowed Halls attendee.)
A group of Fairytale Characters and Creatures wrote and performed a story about two fairytales! In one, everything was splendid. In the other, a dragon and dwarf crushed the princesses and ate the kings. A cat with good reflexes, a Monkey King, and The Grand Master save the day. For now…
(Rachel Wilson and Jason Sperling meeting the Fairytale Characters and Creatures.)
The Superheroes wrote and performed a story about overcoming a mass of bad guys, which included the dreaded Bowser! The story concluded with a well deserved celebration with pizza, hot chips, and pop.
(Mario and Luigi have come across Bowser before!)
The Monsters and Witches wrote and performed a story about a haunted house with a ton of ambushes, but at the end, at the snap of a finger, everything was turned back to normal.
(So many scary kids!)
The afternoon concluded with a performance of “That’s Weird, Grandma” to a crowd of more than 300 families!
What a great way to spend Halloween.
What did YOU do?!?
Posted by Tai on July 22, 2009
That's Weird Grandma
The Monkeys have been intensely rehearsing over the past few weeks to bring you a very special “That’s Weird, Grandma.” “Fun O’Clock: A Very Special That’s Weird, Grandma” starts TONIGHT! It’s bigger, louder, and special-er than any “That’s Weird, Grandma” ever performed!
The show runs tonight through Saturday, July 25 at 7:30pm, and Sunday, July 26 at 6:30pm. Tickets are $17.50. The theater is at Fullerton and…well, it’s on the lake. Not literally. But close. Call the Theater On The Lake Box Office at 312-742-7994 for ticket information, or just show up!
See you at FUN O’CLOCK! (See what I did there?)
Posted by Tai on July 14, 2009
That's Weird Grandma
For the first time since 2006, Barrel of Monkeys will be performing at Theater On The Lake, July 22-26!
“Fun O’Clock: A Very Special That’s Weird, Grandma” collects some of our favorite stories from our almost 12-year (!) history. You’ll see some TWG hits from the past couple years, some brand new stories from the last school year that have never been performed for the public, and even a really old story from the formative years of BOM (the author has likely graduated from high school by now). The stage is big, the stories are amazing, and there’s even a set! (Whoa.)
Please note that because of this very special TWG, there will be no regular Monday night TWG on July 20 or July 27. However, we will return to Mondays at the Neo-Futurist Theater on August 3.
Here’s the full listing of Theater On The Lake shows (scroll down a bit to see the BOM listings). We’re running Wednesday, July 22 through Saturday, July 25 at 7:30pm, and Sunday, July 26 at 6:30pm. Tickets are $17.50. The theater is at Fullerton and…well, the lake. You may call the Theater On The Lake Box Office at 312-742-7994 for ticket information.
Hope to see you there!