Halloween is next week and if you’re like me, then it has totally crept up on you - BOO! (Terrible pun, I know.) However, if you’d like to celebrate this spooky season, I would suggest you do it with a comedy show, just a personal preference. Below I have gathered three comedy shows to help get you into this ghostly holiday.
The Public House Theatre
We all remember the OJ Simpson case, however, what no one knows is the truth. The frightening truth of what actually happened that evening Nicole Brown Simpson and her lover, Ronald Goldman, were murdered. This show is an old-fashioned murder mystery that walks us through the actual happenings of that dreadful night, June 14th, 1994. An incredibly well-written script, delivered with great panache and commitment to character makes for a very fun and entertaining hour. I recommend sitting off to the sides or further in the back if you don’t particularly enjoy being sprayed with fake blood…or was that real blood?
Find out for yourself this Friday, October 25th and next Thursday, October 31st at 8pm at The Public House Theatre. Tickets are $10.
Real the full review on LifesAFunnyScene.com.
If you like zombie apocalypses, off-Broadway musicals and satire, check out “Musical of the Living Dead.” It’s back again and was named “Best Musical” by Chicago Reader in 2011, so that has to stand for something. Chalk-full of talent and brain-eating zombies, this show does not disappoint.
The “Halloween Musical Monster Mash” is hosted by Stage 773’s “GULP! Improv After Hours,” a weekly show hosted by Stage 773. Each week there are new acts and next week’s monster mash will be in celebration of All Hallow’s Eve. The lineup includes four musical/sketch groups: Buffalo, The Franklin Minds, HEY LADIES and the house team GULP!. To top it all off, the show will be emceed by local drag queen, Tara Hymen. Definitely hit up this show if you’re looking for light-hearted, festive shenanigans.