Spark

music & lyrics by Gary Gimmestad, book by Rob Dorn

May 4 to June 9, 2018

20-year-old Kale has just left the nest. Facing the typical challenges of work, dating, and furniture, he meets Buddy, a mysterious older neighbor, who marvels at how the world has changed for young gay men. As their platonic friendship grows, strange coincidences pile up, and Kale begins to dig into his own family’s past. Can Kale find the piece that’s been missing from his family before it’s too late?

directed by Jason Paul Smith

Starring:  Rachel Friend, Michael Jack Hampton, Lauren Miller, and Tommy Ross.

Performances begin May 4 and run to June 9, 2018. (Previews May 4, 5, and 10th, Press Opening, May 11.)

Performances run Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm, with Matinees on Saturdays at 4pm.  All performances are held at the Berger Park Coach House Theatre at 6205 N Sheridan Road.

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Audiences are Raving About Spark:

“Spark is a captivating & sweet story with a really unique set depth, strong balanced and pretty harmonies, vivid solos & perfect casting!! One of your best & one of my favorites!! Thank you xo” – Sue

“Saw this last night. Wonderful depiction of a LGBT family. The music was great with great acting and singing. Especially liked Michael Jack Hampton as buddy! What a voice! And his reading of the letter had me in tears. Go see this show from a wonderful theater company.” – Joseph

“The production of Spark was very moving with outstanding acting. I loved the character of Mamalou. Great music and story, with actors who really put their heart into it.” – Cindy

“This sweet musical was WONDERFUL. The singing was fantastic, the story was unique and very tender, and the acting was great. The characters were relatable and as they told a beautiful, heartfelt story through every day women and men. The musical piece was such a wonderful addition to this story. I didn’t want it to end! Great characters.”

“Amazing ensemble! Such a wonderful story. This was the best gay musical of the season!!”

Tickets: $25 ($15 students/seniors)

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Creative Team


Rob Dorn
Playwright

Gary Gimmestad
Composer and Lyricist
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Jason Paul Smith
Director
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Pat Henderson 
Resident Set & Lighting Designer

Teryl Thurman
Dramaturg

Roy Freeman
Musical Director

Julia Heeren
Resident Stage Manager

Cast


Rachel Friend
Lauren

Lauren Miller
Morgan

Michael Jack Hampton
Buddy

Tommy Ross
Kale

CAST ANNOUNCED FOR THE PREMIERE OF SPARK BY ROB DORN & GARY GIMMESTAD

PDF >HERE     DOC >  HERE    LOGO > HERE    PICTURE >  HERE (Chicago, IL)   Three Cat Productions presents the world premiere of the new musical Spark by Rob Dorn and Gary Gimmestad at the Chicago Park District’s Berger Park Coach House Theater at 6205 N. Sheridan Road (Edgewater by Granville el stop on Red Line). 20-year-old Kale has […]

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Press: THREE CAT PRODUCTIONS SET FOR WORLD PREMIERE OF “SPARK” BY GIMMESTAD AND DORN

PDF >HERE     DOC >  HERE    LOGO > HERE    PICTURE >  HERE  THREE CAT PRODUCTIONS SET FOR WORLD PREMIERE OF SPARK BY GIMMESTAD AND DORN (Chicago, IL)   Three Cat Productions presents the world premiere of a Spark at the Chicago Park District’s Berger Park Coach House Theater at 6205 N. Sheridan Road (Edgewater by Granville el stop on […]

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