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THE BARDY BUNCH: The War of the Families Partridge and Brady, a musical parody by Stephen Garvey that gained cult status during its Off-Broadway run in 2014, is coming to Chicago, beginning a limited engagement September 15th at the Mercury Theater in Chicago’s Southport neighborhood.
A mash-up of Shakespeare and 70’s sitcom, the musical will focus on the Brady Bunch Family and The Partridge Family shortly after ABC cancelled their sitcom’s in 1974. Featuring an 18 person cast of both Equity and Non-Equity actors, THE BARDY BUNCH will features 15 hit songs made famous on “The Partridge Family” and “The Brady Bunch,” including, “I Think I Love You”, “It’s a Sunshine Day” and “I Woke Up in Love This Morning.”
Directed by original Director Jay Stern, Choreographer Lorna Ventura, and Music Director Logan Medland, THE BARDY BUNCH premiered at the 2011 New York International Fringe Festival, where it won an Overall Excellence Award for Outstanding Ensemble. It went on to play a sold-out limited Off-Broadway run at the Theatre at St. Clement’s in the spring of 2014. The show is produced by Mike Timoney and Disappearing Dog, LLC. Casting in Chicago will begin in June.
THE BARDY BUNCH will run September 15th through November 27, 2016 at the Mercury Theater Chicago, For more information, visit TheBardyBunch.com.
Lotus Theatricals, the parent company of PerformInk, is associated with this production.