Something In The Game: An All-American Musical
American Music Theatre Project
& Wirtz Center for the Performing Arts at Northwestern University proudly present
SOMETHING IN THE GAME: AN ALL-AMERICAN MUSICAL
July 20 – August 5
Josephine Louis Theater
20 Arts Circle Drive
Book by Buddy Farmer
Music by Michael Mahler
Lyrics by David H. Bell and Michael Mahler
Directed and Choreographed by David H. Bell
Produced by special arrangement with Coaches, LLC, John Girardi, and Greg Schaffert
As featured in the Chicago Tribune! Read full article.
Legendary Notre Dame football coach Knute Rockne is regarded as one of America’s greatest football coaches of all time, having brought the University to great prominence during his accomplished career with over 100 victories and five undefeated seasons. But as he chased fame and glory for his “Fighting Irish” boys, he left his own family waiting on the sidelines. Multiple award-winners David H. Bell, Michael Mahler and Buddy Farmer team up to create a rousing and celebratory new musical about family sacrifice and one man’s journey to discover what’s most important in the “game of life”. This special developmental production is produced in partnership with Coaches LLC, Jack Girardi, Greg Schaffert, and the American Music Theatre Project at Northwestern University and will feature a cast of 24 professional Chicago and Northwestern student actors, spectacular sets and costumes, and irresistible show stopping musical numbers.
Recommended Ages: 8 – 80+
Running time: 2 hours and 30 minutes, including intermission
“a delightful evening of theatre” – ChicagoNow.com
"The beauty of the show is how its more than 20 songs – with their smart, emotionally driven lyrics, and melodies that range from fervent ballads to rah-rah football chants and jazzy, 1920s dance hall numbers – capture the essence of the characters with such insight and flair." - Hedy Weiss, WTTW - Chicago PBS
THE FAMILY BEHIND THE MAN
Real-life married couple and new parents Michael Mahler (Composer and Co-Lyricist) and Dara Cameron ("Bonnie Rockne"), who also both happen to be Northwestern University alums, share their unique insight into the story of SOMETHING IN THE GAME: AN ALL-AMERICAN MUSICAL and the family behind the legendary Coach Rockne! Read full article!
INTRODUCING THE PROFESSIONAL EQUITY CAST MEMBERS OF SOMETHING IN THE GAME: AN ALL-AMERICAN MUSICAL!
as Knute Rockne
JAMES EARL JONES II
Also featuring Jacob Baim, Alex Benoit, Miles Blim, Adam Ross Brody, Kaja Burke-Williams, Neal Davidson, Tucker DeGregory, Samuel Gardner, Charlie Herman, Will Herndon, Alex Jackson, Ruchir Khazanchi, Marvin J. Malone II, Daniella Martino, Chloe Nadon-Enriquez, Emma Rothfield, and Lindsay Whisler.
Friday, July 20 at 7:30PM (Preview)
Saturday, July 21 at 7:30PM
Sunday, July 22 at 2:00PM
Thursday, July 26 at 7:30PM
Friday, July 27 at 7:30PM
Saturday, July 28 at 2:00PM & 7:30PM
Sunday, July 29 at 2:00PM
Thursday, August 2 at 7:30PM
Friday, August 3 at 7:30PM
Saturday, August 4 at 2:00PM & 7:30PM
Sunday, August 5 at 2:00PM
The performance on Saturday, August 4th at 2:00 will be an Open Captioned Performance. An LED sign will present dialogue and lyrics in sync with the performance.
Premium Ticket Pricing
General Public $50
Fourth Row, Center Section
Regular Performance Pricing
General Public $35
NU Fac./Staff/Emer. $27
F/T Student & Child $10
SOMETHING IN THE GAME MENU AT THE CELTIC KNOT IN DOWNTOWN EVANSTON
Our friends at the Celtic Knot Public House (626 Church Street) will be offering a special production themed menu July 20 - August 5. Bring your ticket stub before or after the performance.
$5 Drink Special: The Blue and Gold
Blueberry Liqueur Vodka Sprite Garnished with an orange
$15 Tailgate Menu
Half Pound Pub Burger with your choice of cheese, chips (fries)
and a 16 oz. Miller Lite in a plastic cup!
SAVE $20 ON HOTEL RESERVATIONS AT THE HOMESTEAD INN
We are pleased to partner with the Homestead Inn with a promotional rate of $120 ($20 discount), for anyone with a proof of purchase to SOMETHING IN THE GAME during the production dates. Use the code WIRTZ18 when you make your hotel reservation online. This offer is valid for junior guest rooms, and is contingent upon hotel availability. Visit the website www.thehomestead.net or call 847-475-3300.