HERE the (improvised) Musical is one of Chicago’s most lauded shows and one of the most celebrated shows globally in the artform. HERE is the original two-person improvised musical with Tara DeFrancisco & Rance Rizzutto; Chicago Tribune Critic-Recommended (the highest ranked improv show), Chicago Sun Times “Not to Be Missed”, and deemed “Nothing Short of Genius” by NPR, this show has been brought to 21 countries and 60+ cities worldwide so far, making it the most toured and headlined show in improvisation. The actors and the show have been featured in all the above publications, as well as 614 Magazine, All Things Considered on NPR, Columbus Alive, Dispatch, & Underground, The Free Press, Time Out Chicago, and many more locally around the world. HERE is housed in two theatres consistently: iO Chicago in Illinois, and The Nest Theatre in Columbus, OH, as a featured mainstage act around the global tour.
In HERE, Tara and Rance get one suggestion to create theme through an opening number, design characters and storylines inspired by that theme, and effortlessly weave the strings together to discover one piece.
Funny, beautiful, and charming, HERE “has shown something new and amazing is possible in improvisation” and has been called groundbreaking by audiences around the globe.”
Tony Winner John Lloyd Young Returns!
Tony Award winner JOHN LLOYD YOUNG originated the role of “Frankie Valli” in Broadway’s Tony Award winning Best Musical and international hit, JERSEY BOYS. As Valli, Young garnered unprecedented accolades from New York and national media, including one of the most exciting New York Times reviews ever written for an actor making a Broadway debut. Mr. Young went on to win the Lead Actor Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and Theatre World Awards, becoming the only American actor in history to win all four leading actor awards for a Broadway debut. Mr. Young sings lead vocals on the Platinum, Grammy Award-winning JERSEY BOYS Original Cast Album. Young’s other honors for JERSEY BOYS include a caricature at the world-famous Sardi’s Restaurant, being named Person of the Week by ABC World News Tonight, and being chosen for prestigious “Best of ” lists by Entertainment Weekly, Reader’s Digest and The New York Times.
Young re-created his award-winning Broadway turn onscreen for director Clint Eastwood in Warner Brothers’ film adaptation of JERSEY BOYS, which premiered across the world in 2014.
In 2013, John Lloyd Young was appointed by Barack Obama to the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities. He was sworn in at the Supreme Court of the United States by Justice Elena Kagan.
Eve Ensler’s Obie Award-winning whirlwind tour of a forbidden zone, The Vagina Monologues introduces a wildly divergent gathering of female voices, including a six-year-old girl, a septuagenarian New Yorker, a vagina workshop participant, a woman who witnesses the birth of her granddaughter, a Bosnian survivor of rape, and a feminist happy to have found a man who “liked to look at it”.
Proceeds from all ticket sales benefit The Rape Crisis Center, Dress For Success of Southern Nevada, and Yoga Haven.
A Dream-of-a-Lifetime Concert from Greece to Las Vegas! Hot off the heels of his PBS-TV concert smash hit, “Live in Kastoria”, Pavlo will perform music from his extensive catalogue.
Pavlo is known for bringing every audience to their feet. Enjoy a night of incredible musicianship; laughter; story telling and of course, the infamous Guitar Give-Away!
As most fans are aware, Pavlo gives away the very guitar he performs with every night to a lucky audience member. Opa!