We are so happy to announce that The Incredible Hank has added a new hero to our roster! Derrick Ferguson will be taking over the role of Mirageo! We loved watching him during the audition process and we know you’ll love watching him too! I mean, just look at him. He was born to wear spandex and make grand entrances.
First of all, we have to give a HUGE thank you to everyone who auditioned for our next adventure, The Incredible Hank. You were all, for lack of a better word, incredible. The casting process was a blast and the immense amount of talent in the room made for some very hard decisions.
We are elated to announce that our cast has been finalized and we are hitting the ground running, folks. We can’t wait to unleash this super-powered cast onto the unsuspecting public.
In no particular order:
HANK – Mike Movido
CARL – Jordan Pettis
MIRAGEO – Allison Kochanski
FLAMELIA – Jessica Rae Olsen
WINTERION / SLAP HAPPIGANS – Scott Myers
DR. MANTICLE / CONNIE KARADIMOS – Megan Gill
ALPINE LION / COMMISSIONER – Chris Woolsey
OFFICE WORKER/OFFICER/GOON ONE – Chelsea DeBaise
OFFICE WORKER/OFFICER/GOON TWO – Dave Coupe
Join New Millennium Theatre Company as we read through our latest script in development through our Script Incubator series: The Incredible Hank.
Hank is not special. He’s not sociable. He has a boring job, a boring life, and he likes it that way. But he’s thrown into the exciting world of superheroes and supervillains when his office becomes the staging ground for an evil plot that puts the entire country in jeopardy. Faced with famous heroes, powerful villains, ruthless cops, and the hounding press, Hank reluctantly finds himself in the fight of his life – to stay normal.
The reading will take place at Black Rock Bar (3614 N. Damen Ave.) on Monday night, January 11th. We will start at 7:30, so get there early to grab a bite to eat and a drink. We hope to see you there!
New Millennium Theatre is Company is proud to announce auditions for Old Hobbits Die Hard!
After the One Ring is destroyed, Bilbo Baggins visits his estranged nephew Frodo during the Hobbit Yule celebration. But the festivities are interrupted when the major film studios refuse to give Peter Jackson the rights to The Hobbit and he travels to Middle Earth to take the rights from the hobbits themselves – even if he has to destroy the Shire to do it! Bilbo Baggins becomes a one-man army to rescue the hobbit hostages from Peter Jackson and his CGI terrorists, and stop them from making The Hobbit trilogy.
Audition Date: January 25th and January 27th – call backs on January 27th
Audition Time: January 25th: 7-10pm; January 27th 7-8pm; Callbacks: 8:30-10pm
Audition Location: Sheil Park Room E. – 3505 N. Southport Ave.
Please email headshot and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org to be considered. Click the link below for more information:
“At first sight, people might cock their head at Michael Sherwin and say, “I’m not sure how much he really looks like Patrick Swayze.” Those people are fools. Patrick Swayze isn’t a look, he’s a state of mind. To play the Swayz one must have a special mix of charisma and coolness, a certain ga-gung deep within his heart, and…okay fine, an upper body full of rippling muscles never hurt. Michael Sherwin has all this in spades in New Millennium Theatre Company’s production of Crazy For Swayze: A Swayzical.”
Check out this great article in the Chicago Sun-Times about “Crazy for Swayze: A Swazyical,” featuring the playwright/NMTC company member Laura Coleman and our wonderful “Swayze” Michael Sherwin. Thank you Misha Davenport!
Thank you WBEZ for the great shout out! Check out their broadcast about late night theater in Chicago: including two of our upcoming shows “Crazy for Swayze: A Swazical” and “Princess Peach Conspiracy.” Get out there and watch some great late night theater folks!
New Millennium Theatre Company Announces it’s 15th Season. Fulfills Chicago’s need for Swayze, Zombies and Video Games
New Millennium Theatre Company is thrilled to announce its line up for the 2013-2014 (its 15th!) season. Fresh out of our new Incubator Program, two new shows and one modern classic will grace the NMTC docket this year.
NMTC kicks off the Fall with Crazy for Swayze: A Swayzical—an absolutely twisted tribute to one of the most loved and iconic leading men of the 1980’s and 90’s written by NMTC Company member Laura Coleman. Join Patrick Swayze as he fights (and dances) his way back into our hearts this September. Artistic Director Meagan Piccochi (Creator of We are Wyld Stallyns or How Bill and Ted Save the World) and Steven Attanasie (Creator ofThe David Bowie Christmas Special 1977 and making a triumphant return as a guest artist) will co-direct this twisted dance-spectacular.
This Christmas, join NMTC as we return to Barbra Cooper’s house for holiday dinner, where tensions run high, cooking times are tested, and zombies make unlikely table-fellows in Silent Night of the Living Dead, written and directed by NMTC company member Sean Harklerode. Ah, Christmas time, the time to open presents by the hearth, kiss under the mistletoe, and grab a blunt instrument to bash some zombie brains. NMTC is never one to break such great traditions so expect an even better version of the 2011 hit this December.
In the spring get ready to power up with the Princess Peach Conspiracy written by guest artist Megan Mackie and directed by NMTC company member Joseph H. White. It evokes all the political intrigue of Game of Thrones—except instead of Starks and Lannisters, we’ve got Mario Brothers and Koopas. Will Mario prevail or will the princess be in another castle? Princess Peach Conspiracy also marks NMTC’s first foray into the video game world. We’ve got our controllers plugged in and we’re ready to go.
All three shows were fostered through NMTC’s Incubator Program, which takes new scripts and develops them from concept to production in a hands-on, audience driven process.
Managing Director Ellen Domonkos White says “This season we are excited to unveil the first wave of new works from our script development process. Each script (including the re-working of Silent Night of the Living Dead) participated in our Script Incubator Sessions, where our fans and company members got an opportunity to see the script on its feet at staged readings and give the Playwright their feedback before we go into the full production. We added this step in the process to help ensure we are fully crafting these scripts into the best they can be. It was also a fun, collaborative effort getting everyone involved in helping make our season stand out.”Artistic Director Meagan Piccochi agrees, “We’re proud and excited to really take the time to nurture new workand see something grow from just an idea all the way to a full production. We want to give potential writers all the support we can so we can, in turn, give our audience great, original work they might not get to see otherwise.”
After 15 years NMTC is ready to aim for the head, press start, and have the time of our lives.