Category: Celebration of Authors

Posts about BOM's annual end of the school year celebration spectacular.

CELEBRATION OF AUTHORS 2012

Posted by Joe on May 16, 2012

Celebration of Authors


CELEBRATION OF AUTHORS 2012
June 5th 7:00 PM

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THIS SPECIAL PERFORMANCE HONORS STUDENT AUTHORS AND CELEBRATES BOM’S PARTNERSHIP WITH THE ENTIRE CPS COMMUNITY.

CALL FOR RESERVATIONS!
312-409-1954

Tuesday, June 5th, 2012 7:00-8:30pm

Adventure Stage Chicago
1012 North Noble St
Chicago, IL 60642

Free!

The Monkeys want YOU, along with your family and friends, to attend our annual end-of-the-school-year performance, Celebration of Authors!  The show will be made up of stories written by students from all over Chicago (including some from your school!) and performed by the Barrel of Monkeys ensemble at Adventure Stage Chicago.  COA will be made up entirely of 30 new stories from the 2011-2012 school year. 

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BOM worked in 12 schools and and our year-long after-school program including:

William K New Sullivan Elementary School
Thomas Chalmers Specialty Elementary School
Avondale-Logandale School
Columbia Explorers Elementary Academy
Federico Garcia Lorca Elementary School
Ignance Paderewski Elementary Learning Academy
Dewey Elementary Academy of Fine Arts
LEARN Charles and Dorothy Campbell Campus
Arthur Dixon Elementary School
Morton School of Excellence
Dawes Elementary School
Lincolnwood Elementary School
&
Loyola Park After-School Program

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HOW DO I GET THERE?

Adventure Stage Chicago performs in the historic Vittum Theater, located at 1012 North Noble Street between Augusta and Milwaukee in West Town.

Street parking is usually available, but please arrive early to find a parking spot. Augusta and Noble streets are both non-metered. Milwaukee Avenue is metered.

Taking CTA? Use the Ashland 9, Milwaukee 56, or Division 70 Buses, or by taking the Blue Line to Division (and walking south-east On Milwaukee Ave.)

Driving? Get yourself to 90/94.  Take 90/94 to EXIT 49A Division St.  Go West on Divison, take a left on Ashland Ave, left on Augusta Blvd. and left on Noble St.

CALL FOR RESERVATIONS!
312-409-1954

Monkey On,
Barrel of Monkeys

June Performances

Posted by Amanda Farrar on June 6, 2011

General That's Weird Grandma Celebration of Authors Other Performances

Monkey Friends!

June is here - and it is packed full of Monkey madness! 

1) “Celebration of Authors” is TOMORROW! Call Steppenwolf and make your reservations for this free event!
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2) “That’s Weird, Grandma” is OFF tonight, but returns on Monday, June 13 and runs every Monday through the end of August NON-STOP!
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3) Our newest production, “That’s Weird, Abuelita” opens in the Little Village neighborhood of Chicago on Friday, June 24 and runs Fridays through July 15!  Don’t miss this very special performance featuring the stories of Little Village Elementary School.
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Tickets for “Celebration of Authors” can be reserved by calling 312-335-1650!

Tickets for “That’s Weird, Grandma” and “That’s Weird, Abuelita” can be purchased here!

See you soon!

Celebration of Authors! (NO “That’s Weird, Grandma” on Monday, June 6)

Posted by Amanda Farrar on June 3, 2011

That's Weird Grandma TWG Weekly Update Celebration of Authors Other Performances

Hello BOMers!

Please note that there is NO “That’s Weird, Grandma” performance on Monday, June 6 due to preperations for our “Celebration of Authors” performance on Tuesday, June 7!  I hope you can join us at Steppenwolf at 7pm on Tuesday for our favorite performance of the year where we present 2 stories from each peformance for every school in which we worked in the 2010-2011 year.  More info can be found HERE , HERE, and below! 

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Yes - there will be multiple stories about robots.  Robots in a sack race.  Robots made by a witch.  Robots on the Titanic.  Who would want to miss that?  If you must miss it, “That’s Weird, Grandma” returns on June 13, and “That’s Weird, Abuelita”, our new performance in the Little Village neighborhood of Chicago, begins June 24!  Tickets for these shows can be purchased here.

MVP 2009-2010: Donnell Williams

Posted by Tai on June 11, 2010

Celebration of Authors Company Members

Every June, after the Monkeys celebrate the authors, teachers, and schools that we work with, we reconvene at a secret location to celebrate our fellow company members at our annual post-Celebration of Authors party and awards ceremony. Awards are given out recognizing everyone’s outstanding work in our school performances throughout the past year, such as “Best Shady Character,” “Best Creature,” and “Most Heartfelt.” (This year’s stories featured numerous appearances by our nation’s President, so a “Best Obama” award was warranted.)

At the end of the ceremony, the prestigious Tom Malinowski Award for Enthusiasm and Commitment to Monkey Greatness is presented. Our Artistic Director, Luke Hatton, describes it as such: “It is bestowed upon an individual in the company who made extraordinary contributions toward the success of Barrel of Monkeys this year.” Previous recipients of this award include Sarah Goeden, Curtis Williams, Mike Spatafora, Luke Hatton, Tai Palmgren, Jason Sperling, and Rachel Wilson.

Joining their ranks this year is Donnell Williams.
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