The cast and staff of Brown Paper Box Co.’s summer production of Now. Here. This. was surprised on Friday, August 5, by the show’s original creative team, collaborators, and stars. Jeff Bowen (music and lyrics), Tony Award nominee Hunter Bell (book), and original director and choreographer Michael Berresse caught the Chicago premiere of their work and met with Brown Paper Box Co.’s team and audience members following the performance.
The cast, band, and staff took to social media to share the excitement.
Now. Here. This. runs Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30 PM and Sundays at 2:00 PM now through August 21 at Rivendell Theatre (5779 N. Ridge Avenue). Ticketing information and more information 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.
Chicagolandmusicaltheatre.com’s review of this show may be read here.