CHICAGO – After receiving a cease and desist letter from the Director of Licensing Compliance of Samuel French Inc. about the show “Grease 3: Even Greasier” The Annoyance Theatre has changed the title to “Y2Gay: Coming of Age at the End of the World”. Additionally all references to the “Grease” franchise and copyright have been removed. Nonetheless The Annoyance is proud to continue to present their hilarious original creation under the new title for a brand new audience.
Set at the edge of the new millennium, “Y2Gay: Coming of Age at the End of the World” is a high school comedy for the 90’s kid in all of us. The most popular girl at Jonathan Taylor Thomas High, Rude Betsy, rules the school with an iron fist. But will her reign of terror last when new student Sheila arrives on the scene? Meanwhile, popular boys hope to get their rock band out of the garage and into the limelight. Can they maintain their friendship when a secret crush threatens to tear them apart? Strap on your platforms and Macarena your way to The Annoyance for this over the top, campy musical that will have you missing the days of Nick at Night, Spice Girls, and Dunkaroos. Just try not to DIE laughing first.
Written by Susan Glynn and Lanny Fox with direction by Ms. Glynn, “Y2Gay: Coming of Age at the End of the World” draws its inspiration from classic musical theater with an Annoyance Theatre twist. The show features Music and Musical Direction by David Yontz and additional songs by Chicago musical comedy veterans Lisa McQueen, Stephanie McCullough and Alex Kliner. Choreography by Kyle Ryan and Lily Staski (Steamworks: The Musical, Burlesque is More).
“Y2Gay: Coming of Age at the End of the World” is open to the public this Saturday, September 29th at 8pm and runs every Saturday at 8pm through October 27th. Tickets are $20/ $15 for students. Tickets can be purchased through The Annoyance Theatre box office, theannoyance.com or by calling 773.697.9693.
Location: The Annoyance Theatre & Bar, 851 W Belmont Ave, Chicago IL 60657