Windy City, Indeed: Rush Limbaugh! The Musical Takes (Right) Wing at Second City in Chicago

News   Windy City, Indeed: Rush Limbaugh! The Musical Takes (Right) Wing at Second City in Chicago
 
Conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh, like Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich before him, is the subject of a Second City spoof musical that begins Jan. 31 prior to a Feb. 3 opening in Chicago.

Second City Theatricals presents the world premiere of Rush Limbaugh! The Musical through March 24 at The Second City e.t.c.

According to production notes, "Brought to you by the same team that made Rod Blagojevich Superstar! an instant hit, Rush Limbaugh! The Musical takes us back to Rush's humble beginnings and follows his ascent to conservative dominance buoyed by characters like Ann Coulter, Karl Rove and Donald Rumsfeld despite confrontations with Hillary Clinton and Barney Frank."

The score by composer-lyricist T.J. Shanoff features a pastiche of Broadway musicals such as Spring Awakening, Wicked and Rent.

Rush Limbaugh! The Musical reunites the creative team of songwriter Shanoff, Ed Furman (book) and director Matt Hovde (Jeff Award winner Best Director for Studs Terkel's Not Working).

Mark Sutton plays the title role. The cast includes Karla Beard, Bumper Carroll, Cayne Collier, Colleen Murray, and Kevin Sciretta. The band includes musical director T.J. Shanoff (piano), Trey Stone (bass/keyboard) and Tony Mendoza (percussion). The stage manager is Joe Ruffner, and the choreographer is Lisa McQueen.

Performances will play Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 8:30 PM and Sundays at 2 PM at The Second City e.t.c. at 1608 N. Wells in Piper's Alley, Chicago, IL.

Tickets are $25 and can be reserved by phone at (312) 337-3992 or at www.secondcity.com.

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