Tab Show

April 26 + 27, 2018 @ 7:30pm

Harris Theater for Music and Dance

205 E. Randolph Drive, Chicago, IL, 60601

Box office 312.334.7777

Tab Show takes its name from an early 20th century form of entertainment in which a short “tabloid” version of a musical comedy was performed as part of a traveling road show. In Tab Show, Lucky Plush performs two works—Rink Life and Curb Candy—that highlight the company’s signature blend of layered choreography, witty dialogue, and socially relevant storytelling.

Curb Candy features re-mixed excerpts from favorite Lucky Plush repertory presented in an entirely new work. Rink Life, inspired by classic roller rink culture, reveals a world in which people seamlessly move between anonymity and community, individual stylings and group dynamics, movement and song. The sound design is entirely generated by the performers and builds upon disparate fragments of information—partially overheard conversations, musical scales, and pop-song earworms. Rink Life builds upon Cadence, a work that artistic director Julia Rhoads created for Hubbard Street Dance Chicago in 2017 with music collaborator Bethany Clearfield (Grant Park Chorus, Chicago Symphony Chorus, and the band Outertown).

Created & directed by Julia Rhoads in collaboration with the ensemble:

Kara Brody, Michel Rodriguez Cintra, Ethan Kirschbaum, Elizabeth Luse, Jacinda Ratcliffe, Rodolfo Sanchez Sarracino, Enid Smith, Aaron R. White, Meghann Wilkinson.

Tab Show is generously supported by the Chauncey and Marion D. McCormick Family Foundation, Abby McCormick O'Neil and D. Carroll Joynes O'Neil. Lucky Plush is a 2017/18 Resident Company at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance

Lucky Plush is a 2017/18 Resident Company at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance

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