SHOCKHEADED PETER Cast and Creatives Announced

SHOCKHEADED PETER Cast and Creatives Announced

Pictured (l-r): Jessica Lauren Fisher, Caitlin Jackson, and Cody Jolly.

Black Button Eyes Productions has announced the cast and creative team for the Chicago storefront premiere of SHOCKHEADED PETER, a musical based on Heinrich Hoffmann’s popular German children’s book “The Struwwelpeter”. Directed by Producing Artistic Director Ed Rutherford with music direction by T.J. Anderson, SHOCKHEADED PETER was created for the stage by Julian Crouch and Phelim McDermott with original music and lyrics by The Tiger Lillies.

Directed by Producing Artistic Director Ed Rutherford, SHOCKHEADED PETER was created for the stage by Julian Crouch and Phelim McDermott with original music and lyrics by The Tiger Lillies.

With music direction by T.J. Anderson, the production features Ellen DeSitter, Kat Evans, Jessica Lauren Fisher, Caitlin Jackson, Cody Jolly, Josh Kemper, Genevieve Lerner, Pavi Proczko, Stephanie Stockstill, Gwen Tulin, Kevin Webb and Anthony Whitaker.

Pictured: (top, l-r) Ellen DeSitter, Kat Evans, Jessica Lauren Fisher, Caitlin Jackson, Cody Jolly and Josh Kemper (bottom, l-r) Genevieve Lerner, Pavi Proczko, Stephanie Stockstill, Gwen Tulin, Kevin Webb and Anthony Whitaker.

The production team includes Jeremiah Barr (scenic design, props design, puppetry and technical director), Beth Laske-Miller (costume design), Liz Cooper (lighting design), John Mathias (sound design), Derek Van Barham (movement director) and Alexa Berkowitz (stage manager).

According to the press release, SHOCKHEADED PETER features a sinister but incompetent master of ceremonies who leads the audience through the tale of a childless couple that has their fondest wish granted in the most delightfully dreadful way imaginable, accompanied by vignettes in which the hilariously horrible fates that befall naughty children everywhere are brought to darkly comedic life

SHOCKHEADED PETER runs August 11 – September 16, 2017 at The Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport Ave., in Chicago. For more information visit blackbuttoneyes.com.

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