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Sketch Comedy Artists Around the World Are Invited to Apply for the 18th Annual Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival January 10-20, 2019
at Stage 773
Stage 773 announces applications are now open for The Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival’s 18th Anniversary. The nation’s largest and most highly anticipated sketch comedy festival takes place January 10th through 20st, 2019 at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont.
Nov 11, 2017 | 7:00 PM | Saturday
The beloved off-loop theater venue invites arts enthusiasts to celebrate the history and future of Stage 773 with a series of events from a themed Pub Crawl to One-Time only performances
Start on : November 11, 2017 7:00 PM Saturday
End on : November 11, 2017 10:00 PM Saturday
In tandem with celebrating forty years of producing off-loop theater, Stage 773,1225 W Belmont, Chicago, is excited to announce their upcoming contributions to the Chicago theater community, and welcome home many in the Chicago arts industry with The Homecoming Campaign, running from September to December 2017.
“This campaign is more than just about fundraising to us,” says Jill Valentine, Director of Theater Management at Stage 773. “The Homecoming Campaign has been created to act as a means for alumni and fans of Stage 773 to gather and support the common goal of continuing to build a home away from home for the Chicago art community.”
This three-event celebration and community fundraising with a $40,000 dollar-for-dollar matching program will assist the nonprofit Chicago based venue, in their mission of building a strong infrastructure for all artists to create new work and grow as successful members of the arts community. The funds will directly benefit the renovation of their largest theater- converting the space into a flex space where all artistic companies can move the set and seats into any configuration. This will enable a vast amount of freedom and choices to companies to create beyond a fixed stage. The theater will also become the first flex space available to rent in Chicago.
Stage 773’s Executive Board will showcase the 773 Social, a VIP event on November 11th at 7 p.m., offering guests a 90 minute musical adventure of building a production of Cupid Has a Heart On. Several alumni members of The Cupid Players will join the current cast to perform all the favorites from Chicago’s longest running sketch comedy show, and event goers will receive their chance to perform as well. 773 Social tickets start at $75 per person and will include two raffle tickets for VIP worthy prizes.