In just one week, The Practical Theatre Company will be saying goodbye to 2016 and ringing in the New Year with comedy and song – and your favorite adult beverages.
Tickets are going fast for “Mr. Olsen’s Holiday Party“ on December 30 and 31 at Evanston’s new Studio5 (Dempster & Dodge). There aren’t many tickets left for the New Year’s Eve performance, but you can still reserve seats by clicking here.
PTC vets Paul Barrosse, Victoria Zielinski and Dana Olsen will perform comedy sketches and songs from “The Vic & Paul & Dana Show”, as well as new material crafted for this special variety revue – styled after those classic holiday specials hosted by Andy Williams, Bing and Dean.
Music director and keyboard wiz Steve Rashid will lead a quartet featuring drummer Rockin’ Ronny Crawford, Don Stiernberg on guitar and mandolin, and bassist Jim Cox.
Members of the PTC’s second generation will also perform, including standup comedienne Emilia Barrosse, Giggle Breaks’ Daniel Rashid, singer-songwriter Eva B. Ross and drummer Robert Rashid.
Studio5 features full bar service – and acres of free parking.
The New Year’s Eve performance includes light food and a New Year’s party with live music and dancing after the show.
If you’re in the Chicago area – and you’re looking for a great way to shake off the madness of a truly wild and crazy year – then ring in 2017 by having a raucous good time at Mr. Olsen’s Holiday Party.
Mr. Olsen’s Holiday Party is a classic holiday variety special featuring grown-up comedy, live music, standup comedy, adult beverages, and The Mr. Olsen Dancers! It’s all happening at Evanston’s newest and classiest performance venue, Studio5.
Practical Theatre Company veterans Victoria Zielinski, Paul Barrosse and Dana Olsen will perform improvisational comedy sketches from “The Vic & Paul & Dana Show” — joined by the PTC’s longtime musical director and keyboard wizard, Steve Rashid, plus Rockin’ Ronny Crawford on the skins and Don Stiernberg on every stringed instrument imaginable.
The PTC’s next generation is also adding to the fun: standup comedienne Emilia Barrosse and Giggle Break’s own Daniel Rashid, along with songs by Eva B. Ross (whom you may have seen at The Whiskey Lounge) and drummer Robert Rashid. Did I already mention the Mr. Olsen Dancers?
It’s a family affair — and you’re all family!
Mr. Olsen’s Holiday Party runs for two shows: There’s a performance of the comedy-variety show on December 30 — and a full-blown New Year’s Eve party on December 31st, featuring the comedy-variety show (including light food) followed by live music by the Studio5 All-Stars, who will keep the dance floor swinging, rocking and grooving into the New Year!
Two more good things: Studio5 enjoys acres of free parking – and there’s a cash bar for both evenings.
Tickets available through Brown Paper Tickets. http://studio5-holidayparty.bpt.me
This will be a holiday party to remember. See you there for all the fun!