Brown Paper Box Co. is thrilled to finalize the cast & creative staff for their upcoming summer production of Now. Here. This. The show’s official opening is Saturday, July 23 and runs Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30 PM, and Sundays at 2:00 PM through August 21 at Rivendell Theatre in Chicago’s Edgewater neighborhood (5779 N. Ridge Avenue). A preview is scheduled for Friday, July 22, along with a special Monday night performance on July 25, both of which begin at 7:30 PM. Ticketing information and more can be found at www.BrownPaperBox.org.
From the award-winning writing team that brought you [title of show], Now. Here. This. – in its first production in or around Chicago – is a new musical tackling life’s big questions with humor and humanity. In its Chicago premiere, the show follows the evolution and adventures of four friends in a natural history museum as they journey through time – from the present day museum, to their formative pasts, and back again. Inspired by various exhibits, the foursome share stories about friendship, hoarding, roller coasters, dying, middle school, and Archer the security guard in an attempt to step from the past into that elusive present moment…into the Now. Here. This.
The finalized cast includes the reunited co-stars of Brown Paper Box Co.’s Jeff Award nominated [title of show] – Neala Barron (Woman 1), Matt Frye (Man 2) and Anna Schutz (Woman 2) – with Nick Shoda (Man 1) joining the cast. Chad Michael Innis (Male Understudy) and Kristi Szczepanek (Female Understudy) round out the team, with Justin Harner (piano), Matt Ulm (bass) and Jonathan Levitt (drums) comprising the Now. Here. This. band.
The production team includes M. William Panek* (Director), T.J. Anderson* (Musical Director), Justin Harner* (Asst. Musical Director), Margaret Baughman (Stage Manager), Sara Heymann (Set/Prop Designer), Eric Vigo (Lighting Designer), Laura Wiley (Projection Designer), Jenna Schoppe (Choreography Advisor), Johnny Kyle Cook (Costume Coordinator), Damian Wille (Production Manager), and Charlie Sheets (Graphic Designer).
Now. Here. This. is made possible in part by The Saints.