Monday, November 4, 2013

REVIEW: CHICAGO’S WEIRD, GRANDMA October 28 – December 2, 2013

BOM is truly the bomb!   Barrel of Monkeys killed it last Monday.   Chicago's Weird Grandma... and proud of it!  If you haven't seen this show, or haven't gone in a while what are you waiting for?!
Last Monday night the kids and I were stoked to see the first in a series of annual collaborations between some of Chi-town's Best and Brightest Performing Arts Companies & Artists and our long time favs, Barrel of Monkeys!   

Come on out and see just how weird and wonderful it is when the unbridled creativity of kids' stories is given a voice, costumes, and a platform!   These guys are some of our favs and Monday night was a hoot.   The tweens (10 & 12) both dug it, but I think I laughed even harder than they did!

Every week the audience votes on their top 2 keepers and 2 to let go.   The kids and I had different opinions but we all adored The Elephants Come To My House sketch.   Catch it before the pachyderms pack it up!

Click here to check out the show details in our prior coverage.


Still hesitating?   
Have you SEEN the complete schedule of guest artists and companies for CHICAGO’S WEIRD, GRANDMA:
Monday, October 28 – Manual Cinema (tooo much fun with shadow puppets, a wig & 3 overhead projectors)
Monday, November 4 – Jessica Hudson
Monday, November 11 – The Neo-Futurists and Bailiwick Chicago Theater
Monday, November 18 – Jyldo
Monday, November 25 – The Hypocrites
Monday, December 2 – About Face Theatre and Noah Ginex Puppet Company
Check 'em out LIVE the next 6 weeks, for their annual Chicagocentric version.  Then check back with ChiIL Mama like we vote in Chi, IL... early and often.  We have an original video interview with Barrel of Monkeys coming soon.

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