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Auditions Announced for THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW

Award-Winning Theatre Nebula Announces Auditions for our Fall 2015 Production of Richard O’Brien’s Iconic Rock Musical The Rocky Horror Show   From the same team that brought you SPAMLOT! Directed by Kevin Wiczer, Choreographed More »

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THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW is ON SALE NOW!

Theatre Nebula Presents: Richard O’Brien’s Original Hit Rock Musical THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW – LIVE! This cult classic musical, with music, lyrics and book by Richard O’Brien, is a humorous tribute to the science More »

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Become Involved with Theatre Nebula

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Wonderful GODSPELL Concluded the 2014-15 Season Theatre Nebula incorporated insightful direction, powerful performances, realistic and creative scenery, playful costumes, and beautiful lighting to bring this new angle on the classic rock musical, GODSPELL More »

Auditions Announced for THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW

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Award-Winning Theatre Nebula
Announces Auditions for our Fall 2015 Production of Richard O’Brien’s Iconic Rock Musical

The Rocky Horror Show

 

From the same team that brought you SPAMLOT!

Directed by Kevin Wiczer, Choreographed by Kara Williams,
Music Direction by Kenny McMullins, Designed by J. Spencer Greene

BE PART OF THIS FUN & EXCITING PRODUCTION!

Date: September 1 and September 2, 2015 by appointment; Callbacks by invitation only on September 3, 2015
Time: 7:00-10 PM
Audition Location: Cutting Hall-150 E. Wood Street, Palatine, IL 60067

Click Here for full audition information.

SYNOPSIS:

This cult classic musical, with music, lyrics and book by Richard O’Brien, is a humorous tribute to the science fiction and horror B movies of the 1940-1970′s and spawned the film version that created the cult classic genre.  It tells the story of a newly engaged couple getting caught in a storm and coming to the home of a mad transvestite scientist unveiling his new creation, a muscle man named Rocky Horror. Time Warp back to 1950’s science fiction, dance to the sounds of rock ‘n’ roll, and follow two college sweethearts on a night out they’ll remember for a very long time. Complete with sass from the audience participation props, this deliberately kitschy rock ‘n’ roll sci-fi gothic is more fun than ever. Rocky Horror is one of those shows you MUST SEE at least once, but watch out…those who see it want to see it again and again…Warning – contains rude bits!

THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW is ON SALE NOW!

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Theatre Nebula Presents: Richard O’Brien’s Original Hit Rock Musical

THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW – LIVE!

This cult classic musical, with music, lyrics and book by Richard O’Brien, is a humorous tribute to the science fiction and horror B movies of the 1940-1970′s and spawned the film version that created the cult classic genre.  It tells the story of a newly engaged couple getting caught in a storm and coming to the home of a mad transvestite scientist unveiling his new creation, a muscle man named Rocky Horror. Time Warp back to 1950’s science fiction, dance to the sounds of rock ‘n’ roll, and follow two college sweethearts on a night out they’ll remember for a very long time… Sharpen your stilettos, fish out your fishnets, and prepared to party with the outrageous mad scientist Frank N. Furter! Complete with sass from the audience and participation props, this deliberately kitschy rock ‘n’ roll sci-fi gothic is more fun than ever. Rocky Horror is as popular now as it was in 1973.  It’s one of those shows you MUST SEE at least once, but watch out…those who see it want to see it again and again…Warning – contains rude bits!

Not recommended for children under 13.

HAVE A FUNDRAISER FOR YOUR ORGANIZATION

Join our Partnership Program and receive $1 donated to your organization for every ticket sold with your organization’s Parnership Program code.  Send your contact name, e-mail address and phone number to partnershipprogram@theatrenebula.org for more information.

Participation Props Pouch will be on sale at the theatre to add to your fun and experience of Rocky Horror! (No outside props will be allowed to be brought into the theatre.) Cosplay is encouraged!

SHOW DATES:rocky-horror-show-Box Office Ticket

Friday, October 17 @ 8:00 PM
Saturday, October 18 @ 3:00 PM
Friday, October 23 @ 8:00 PM
Saturday, October 24 @ 8:00 PM
Sunday, October 25 @ 3:00 PM
Friday, October 30 @ 8:00 PM
Saturday, October 31 @ 8:00 PM
Sunday, November 1 @ 3:00 PM

TICKETS:
$20.00 (adults, in advance)
$22.00 (adults, at the door)
$16.00 (seniors & students, in advance)
$18.00 (seniors & students, at the door)
$12.00 (children, in advance)
$14.00 (children, at the door)

SPECIAL DISCOUNT: For groups of 10 or more attending the same performance, tickets are only $17.00 each. Tickets must be purchased in the same order and in advance (before door sales) in order to qualify.

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SIMPLY RAISE FUNDS FOR YOUR ORGANIZATION

Theatre Nebula is pleased to offer you the opportunity to RAISE FUNDS for your organization, school, group, or club, and to show your support for the arts in our community by joining our REFERRAL PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM . Join our Referral Partnership Program and receive $1 donated to your organization for every ticket sold with your organization’s Parnership Program code.  Send your contact name, e-mail address and phone number to partnershipprogram@theatrenebula.org for more information.

You can earn a $1 donation from Theatre Nebula by referring patrons to purchase tickets to our production of the hilarious rock-n-roll musical,

It’s simple.  Here’s how it works:

  • We provide you with a graphic and copy of information about the show, including the fact that purchasing a ticket will earn a donation to your organization, school, group, or club, and the code word for them to use, SPECIFIC to your group;
  • You use the graphic to make Flyers and/or electronic use.  Your members and friends hand out flyers, send e-mails, put on social media, etc., and explain how going to the show will help earn money for your organization, School group, or club;
  • When patrons purchase tickets and supply the code word, we donate $1 of the price for those ticket sales to your organization, school, group, or club;
  • We list your organization, school, group, or club in our “Referral Program Partners” section of this show’s program;
  • We list your organization, school, group, or club on a placard in the theatre lobby, welcoming our audience to support our Referral Program Partners;
  • Patrons can purchase tickets by calling the Cutting Hall Box Office at (847) 202-5222, visiting the Box Office at 150 E. Wood St. in Palatine, Illinois during regular hours- Wednesdays-Saturdays from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., and one hour prior to every performance, or online 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at cuttinghall.org, or theatrenebula.org

It’s that simple!  Just Send your contact name, e-mail address and phone number to partnershipprogram@theatrenebula.org to sign up. We will assign you a code word and the graphic and information you need to help you raise some funds through this donation.

Thank you for your time and consideration.  Start earning funds for your group IMMEDIATELY!

Become Involved with Theatre Nebula

Come Join Us

Join Our Group of Talented Ensemble of Performers,  Directors, Designers, Staff, and Board of Directors

Theatre Nebula invites you to join our group, whether it is on stage or behind the scenes.  Auditions are open to the public, directors and designers may submit a resume and portfolio, and all other aspects of what it takes to produce a show and run a successful company are available to you.  Included areas are listed, but not limited to, those below:

  • Front of House-House Management, Ushers, Concessions, General Assistance
  • Scenic- Construction and Painting
  • Lighting- Hang & Focus Assistance, Light Board Operation, Follow Spot Operation
  • Props- Construction, Creation, Obtaining, and Running during a show
  • Costume: Assistance, Wardrobe Dressers, Ongoing Maintenance
  • Sound- Engineer, Board Operation
  • Stage Management- Assistant Stage Management, Deck Manager, Running Crew, Rigging
  • Musicians- Pit Band or Orchestra
  • Marketing- Publicity Creation and Dissemination, Advertising
  • Development- Grant Writing, Fundraising AdBook Sales

BOARD OF DIRECTOR MEMBERSHIP APPLICATIONS ARE NOW OPEN

Theatre Nebula is pleased to offer you the opportunity to put your experience, interests, expertise in your profession, and exuberance to good work as a member of the Theatre Nebula Board of Directors.  For more information about Theatre Nebula, go to About Us.

If you are interested in becoming involved in any way, contact J. Spencer Greene “Jeff,” Executive/Artistic Director of Theatre Nebula at jeff@theatrenebula.org.

Theatre Nebula’s GODSPELL Moves Audiences to Laughter and Tears

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Wonderful GODSPELL Concluded the 2014-15 Season

Theatre Nebula incorporated insightful direction, powerful performances, realistic and creative scenery, playful costumes, and beautiful lighting to bring this new angle on the classic rock musical, GODSPELL to thrilled audiences from the area.  The production team set the musical in modern day under a dilapidated and under repair El Tracks station in an urban area.  The parables of the gospel was presented in the show filled with memorable songs as it took the audiences through laughter, tears, and eventual rebuilding of hope and the restoration of the urban blight.

GODSPELL

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Godspell

May 9 – 24, 2015

FROM THE COMPOSER OF “WICKED” AND “PIPPIN”

The Revival of the Original Hit Rock Musical

Godspell was the first major musical theatre offering from 3-time Grammy and Academy Award winner Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin, Children Of Eden); and it took the world by storm. Led by the international hit, “Day By Day,” Godspell features a parade of beloved songs including “Prepare Ye The Way Of The Lord,” “Learn Your Lessons Well,” “All For The Best,” “All Good Gifts,” “Turn Back, O Man” and “By My Side.”  A small group of people help Jesus Christ tell different parables by using a wide variety of games, storytelling techniques, and hefty dose of comic timing. An eclectic blend of songs ranging in style from pop to vaudeville is employed as the story of Jesus’s life dances across the stage. Dissolving hauntingly into the Last Supper and the Crucifixion, Jesus’s messages of kindness, tolerance, and love come vibrantly to life in a heart wrenching conclusion.

 

Auditions for “Godspell” on March 13-14, 2015

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Award-Winning Theatre Nebula announces auditions for our Spring 2015 production of the original rock musical by the composer of
Wicked and Pippin!

Godspell was the first major musical theatre offering from 3-time Grammy and Academy Award winner Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin, Children Of Eden); and it took the world by storm. Led by the international hit, “Day By Day,” Godspell features a parade of beloved songs including “Prepare Ye The Way Of The Lord,” “Learn Your Lessons Well,” “All For The Best,” “All Good Gifts,” “Turn Back, O Man” and “By My Side.” A small group of people help Jesus Christ tell different parables by using a wide variety of games, storytelling techniques, and hefty dose of comic timing. An eclectic blend of songs ranging in style from pop to vaudeville is employed as the story of Jesus’s life dances across the stage. Dissolving hauntingly into the Last Supper and the Crucifixion, Jesus’s messages of kindness, tolerance, and love come vibrantly to life in a heart wrenching conclusion.

Auditions Appointments:
Friday, March 13 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM, by appointment only
Saturday, March 14 from 12 Noon to 4:00 PM, by appointment only

Click Here to view available audition slots.

Monty Python’s ‘Spamalot’

Featured Update Monty Python Spamalot

Theatre Nebula concludes its 15th season with the hysterical musical comedy, Monty Python’s Spamalot!

Lovingly ripped off from the classic film comedy Monty Python and the Holy Grail and adapted by Monty Python member Eric Idle (who co-wrote the show’s score with John Du Prez), is just as garish, madcap and entertaining – maybe more so.  The musical mashes up Camelot with Vegas, madrigals with power ballads, and killer rabbits with a gay Sir Lancelot romance.  Moreover, it shamelessly skewers musicals in general, with some especially choice jabs at Fiddler on the Roof and Phantom of the Opera. Spamalot is set in Britain in the Middle Ages and it gleefully milks such abominations as the black plague and gruesome warfare for laughs, as it retells the legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table, and features a bevy of beautiful show girls, not to mention cows, shrubbery, large trout, and French people.  Did we mention the bevy of beautiful show girls?  The 2005 Broadway production won three Tony Awards, including Best Musical and received 14 Tony Award nominations.

“It’s so great when you have a hilarious group of artists who are fearless performers willing to do anything and everything,” says director Kevin Wiczer. “They come into rehearsals everyday with terrific ideas that have really brought this show to another level. This show has been such a blast. If you got the Spam, we got the cheese!”

The energetic cast included: Chuck Sisson, Adam Kasprowicz, Anthony Mele, Tyler Callahan, Krist Neumann, Denise Tamborino, Brendan Foley, Tim Koll, Derek Dillon, Robert L. Williams, Adam Diamond, Dayna Palya, Amanda Diamond, Erin O’Leary, Laura Williams, JZ Zaeske and Kerry McGee.

 

The Making of ‘A Man with No Opinion’

Meet the cast and playwright/director behind Theatre Nebula’s World Premiere production of A Man with No Opinion (opens February 14, closes March 9).  The cast talks about the importance of trust on stage with a small ensemble when doing a fast-paced comedy, as well as the need and desire for new, original plays.

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Original Play Origin: ‘A Man with No Opinion’

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I am thrilled that Theatre Nebula chose to produce my play A Man With No Opinion. I created the show back in 2006 and it had successful staged readings at Harper College back in 2007. During three staged readings done over the course of three days, I received a lot of amazing feedback from the audiences (who were asked to fill out questionnaires after the show). From those readings, the play had gone through numerous surgeries and face lifts to get it to where the show is today.

Interestingly enough, the farce was originally called “The Dog Park” and that title stayed the same for seven years. However, the title of the show always bugged me a bit and I had no clue what I could or would change it to. On the way home from the auditions this January 2014, the new title A Man With No Opinion popped into my head and I immediately called producer, Jeff Greene, with the exciting news. I’m surprised this title never popped into my head because the phrase “a man with no opinion” is used several times throughout the play. Once this title was set in place, I did a complete rewrite of the show that night and sent the new script very early that morning.

The farce will also be enhanced by the original incidental music that is being created by friend, Jeff Poindexter. I had worked with Jeff on a number of shows including: Scrooge: The Musical, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer: The Broadway Musical and Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.

Kevin Wiczer
Playwright & Director of A Man with No Opinion