It’s time to ring in the New Year once again at Studio5 in Evanston, Illinois just north of Chicago.
Following last year’s smash holiday engagement at Studio5, the legendary Practical Theatre returns with Mr. Olsen’s Champagne Celebration, featuring veteran improvisational comedy writer-performers Victoria Zielinski, Paul Barrosse and Dana Olsen.
Mr. Olsen’s Champagne Celebration is a musical comedy revue in the style of The Lawrence Welk Show, filled with laughter, satire and song.
Joining the cast are the Practical Theatre’s longtime musical director, Steve Rashid, songbird Eva B. Ross, cabaret chanteuse Shelly Goldstein — and the Studio5 All-Star Band, including Rockin’ Ronny Crawford on drums, Don Stille on accordion, bassist Joe Policastro and Don Stiernberg on every stringed instrument a man can play. Plus stand-up comedienne Emilia Barrosse, Giggle Break’s own Daniel Rashid and percussionist Robert Rashid.
Did we mention the Mr. Olsen Dancers?? Oh yeah. They’re back – and better than ever!
It’s a limited engagement – with just three shows on Friday December 29, Saturday December 30 and Sunday December 31. Tickets are on sale now here!
The show on December 31st will be followed by live music and dancing, as we invite you all to swing into the New Year! (And enjoy tasty food, too!)
Studio5 is Evanston’s hippest, most intimate performing arts venue, with comfortable seats, great sight lines, state of the art sound and lights, and lots of free parking.
There will be a cash bar for all three shows. Doors open for cocktails at 7:30.
See you there!