Tilted Windmills Theatricals will present the national debut of Chick Flick the Musical beginning November 1, prior to an official opening November 10, at The Royal George Theatre Cabaret in Chicago.
Written by Suzy Conn (book, music and lyrics) and directed by Mary Catherine Burke, the four-person musical will star Chicago-based cast members Landree Fleming as Sheila, Marya Grandy as Dawn, Sophie Grimm as Meg and Rebecca Prescott as Karen.
Here’s how the 90-minute musical is described: “Join BFFs Karen, Dawn, Sheila, and Meg as they get together to take the weight of daily life off their shoulders by watching a chick flick and playing their favorite drinking game. As the festivities proceed and the beverages flow, they each divulge how their lives haven’t quite turned out the way they had hoped. When they view themselves with the same kindness, humor, and reverence that their friends do, they learn how to make real life better than the movies. Proving that ‘friendship is the best medicine’ the four friends reignite the dreams that have dwindled over the years. Whether you’re a fan of romantic comedies or teary sisterhood dramas, you’ll recognize the delicious tidbits of life advice that chick flicks offer these four friends on their transformative journey of empowerment.”
Vocal arrangements and orchestrations are by Frank Galgano and Matt Castle. Other members of the creative team include music supervisor Geraldine Anello, choreographer Tiffany Green, scenic designer Edward K. Ross, costume designer Hunter Kaczorowski and lighting designers Jeff Croiter and Charles Cooper.
Chick Flick the Musical has been in development for four years and is produced by Tilted Windmills Theatricals. David Carpenter is a managing partner.
The Royal George Theatre Cabaret is located at 1641 N. Halsted Street in Chicago. For more information and tickets, visit ChickFlicktheMusical.com.