MST3K Live Tour Will Play Chicago

MST3K Live Tour Will Play Chicago

Joel Hodgson, creator of the critically acclaimed “Mystery Science Theater 3000” TV show and its new host Jonah Heston (Jonah Ray) will bring their first live touring production of “MST3K” to the Vic theater in Chicago for two performances on July 16th as part of the “Watch Out for Snakes!” Tour.

Appearing with Joel and Jonah live on stage will be robot companions Crow (Hampton Yount), Tom Servo and Gypsy, along with Synthia (Rebecca Hanson) and her Bonehead henchmen. Of course, it wouldn’t be “MST3K” without the ever-present surveillance of the Mads, Kinga Forrester (Felicia Day) and TV’s Son of TV’s Frank (Patton Oswalt), checking up on their unwilling test subjects via a video screen.

The tour consists of two separate shows. Each event is said to include all the things expected from an “MST3K” experience: a cheesy B-movie, hilarious riffing, wisecracking robots, silly sketches, plus – for the first time – audience participation.

Show #1 (at 5 pm) is the MST3K favorite “Eegah,” featuring all-new riffs and sketches. Show #2 (at 8 pm) is a “Secret Surprise Film.” It’s a sci-fi thriller never before featured on “MST3K” and it will be performed only in select cities, including Chicago. The two shows require separate admission.

Following the #BringBackMST3K Kickstarter campaign, the new season of the TV show launched on April 14, 2017 on Netflix. The two live shows are written by the cast and writers of the new Netflix Original Series.

Tickets for all North American tour dates will go on sale to the public Friday, May 19 at noon central via and the Vic box office.

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