Quest Ensemble Theatre Announces its 16/17 Season

Quest Ensemble Theatre Announces its 16/17 Season

Photo: Quest’s 2008 production of THE PEOPLE’S HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. 

Quest Ensemble Theatre has announced its 15th season line-up which includes a collaboration with the International Chamber Artists and an updated version of PEOPLE’S HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

The People’s History of the United States
Book and Lyrics by Andrew Park, Music by Scott Lamps
Directed by Andrew Park
Music Direction by Sara Cate Langham
Choreography by Lindsay Jouett
September 30 – November 6, 2016
The Blue Theatre, 1609 W. Gregory Ave., Chicago

This piece of epic theater employing a cast of 16 and featuring 100 puppets will return in an expanded and updated version adding events from the past eight years and a new original score with music by Scott Lamps and lyrics by Andrew Park.

Halloween Cabaret
Thursday, October 27, 8 pm
The Blue Theatre, 1609 W. Gregory Ave., Chicago

Blue Nativity
December 17 & 18, Touring Performances
Locations and Times to be announced
January 1 at 5pm
St Gregory the Great – 5535 N Paulina – Chicago, IL 60640

Quest Theatre Ensemble’s 15th annual Christmas celebration of Blue Nativity features visually arresting large-scale puppetry, soaring music and the greatest story ever told. Having toured the Midwest and Germany, Blue Nativity returns to the Chicago area with new and returning cast members from various tours.

The Fantasticks
Book and Lyrics by Tom Jones | Music by Harvey Schmidt
Directed by Kent Joseph
February 17 to March 26, 2017
The Blue Theatre, 1609 W. Gregory Ave., Chicago

THE FANTASTICKS tells the tale of a boy, a girl, and their parents who plot to get them together by keeping them apart. The narrator, El Gallo, invites the audience to follow him into a world of moonlight and magic. This incredible musical features songs like “Try to Remember,” “Soon It’s Gonna Rain” and “Never Say No.” Join Quest for this timeless classic—sure to delight both the young and young at heart.

Spring Cabaret
Thursday, March 9, 8 pm
The Blue Theatre, 1609 W. Gregory Ave., Chicago

Carnival Tales
April 29 & April 30, 2017
Saturday at 10am and Sunday at 4pm
St Gregory the Great – 5535 N Paulina – Chicago, IL 60640

A Quest Theatre Ensemble and International Chamber Artists Collaboration performing Maurice Ravel, NEW AAR. By Cliff Colnot – “Mother Goose Suite” (World premiere) and Camille Saint-Saens – “The Carnival of the Animals” Featuring two pianos, a string quintet, flute, clarinet, percussion, and Quest Theatre Ensemble’s giant puppets!

All performances are free, but reservations are highly recommended. For more information visit www.questensemble.org

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