Maul Santa: The Musical at the Public House Theatre, December 4-19

  • Posted : November 29th, 2015
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Maul Santa: The Musical


Christmas is in danger! After 1,000 years of marriage, Mr. and Mrs. Claus’ relationship is on the rocks. As their tension boils over during one of their routine mall stops, a zombie invasion breaks out, threatening to destroy the holiday season. Can Mr. and Mrs. Claus work past their differences to save not only Christmas but life as we know it Will they mend their fractured relationship before humanity is doomed? Time to get locked and loaded for this action packed Zombie Rock Musical!

 “Maul Santa: The Musical” was created by weAREproductions– the same minds that have delighted holiday audiences with “A Nightmare on Backstreet,” “Bates: An 80’s Musical ‘Psycho’ Parody” and “Babysitter Massacre ’78: The Musical.” “Maul Santa” opens on Friday, December 4th at 10pm and runs on Fridays and Saturdays at 10pm until December 19th. The show runs 75 minutes with one 10-minute intermission. Tickets: $20

Some Public House Theatre veterans make up the cast of 6: Ali Delianides (Mrs. Claus), Jon Penick (Santa), Kyle Encinas (Barry), Aaron Sarka (Larry), Cat Ring (Timmy) and Noah Arnold (P.A./Zombie).

“Maul Santa” was written and directed by Ricky Glore, with music and lyrics by J. Sebastian Fabal.


3914 N. Clark Street (at Byron Street)
Chicago, IL 60613

For Tickets, call: 800.650.6449 or Visit: PubHouseTheatre.comTickets may also be purchased at the door.

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Strangeloop Theatre Presents KRAMPUS!

  • Posted : November 29th, 2015
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He sees you when you’re sleeping. He knows when you’re awake. He knows if you’ve been bad or good, so be good…or he’ll beat you with switches and rusty chains, stuff you in a basket and drag you to the fiery depths below…

…Oh yes, boys and girls, Krampus is coming.

It isn’t enough that a family has to deal with the usual drama that comes with Christmas, but the Murray family has to do it in the isolation of a cabin in the woods, during a snow storm with a holiday devil running amok and only some peppermint schnaps to get them through it. Will there be enough Christmas spirit for all to survive?

This holiday season Strangeloop Theatre presents “Krampus!” written by Company Member Jacyln Jensen and Mike Wozniak and directed by Company Member Maria Burnham.

The cast includes: Jean E. Burr, Justin Fill, Sean Harklerode, Stefanie Johnsen, Allison McCorkle, Paul Tinsley, Michael Wagman, Christopher Paul Mueller and Chad Wise.

Who is Krampus? In European folklore, Krampus is the hell-bound companion of Saint Nicholas. With cloven hooves, a long tongue and goat-like horns, Krampus (also known as Black Peter) punishes the naughty children while Saint Nicholas rewards the good.

This year Strangeloop expands its annual holiday show from two nights in one location to four nights in two locations. Krampus will be all around.

All performances begin at 7:30 p.m. On Monday, December 7, and Tuesday, December 8, you can find “Krampus!” at Mary’s Attic in Andersonville (5400 N. Clark St., Chicago, 60640). And on Monday, December 14, and Tuesday, December 15, “Krampus!” will be at Underground Wonder Bar in River North (710 N. Clark St., Chicago 60654).

Tickets are $10 in advance via Brown Paper Tickets ( or $12 at the door. More information is available at!

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Flashback Weekend 2016

  • Posted : November 24th, 2015
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Flashback Weekend Chicago Horror Convention celebrates our 15th year. Our annual convention will be held August 5 – 7, 2016 at the Crowne Plaza Chicago O’Hare. Discount hotel rooms are now available. Visit our Hotel info page at Celebrity guest and special event information to be announced soon. Leave a Comment Go to Post...

DEATHSCRIBE 2015: The Eighth Annual International Festival of Radio Horror Plays

  • Posted : November 20th, 2015
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WildClaw Theatre Company proudly presents DEATHSCRIBE 2015, the Eighth Annual International Festival of Radio Horror Plays on Monday, December 7th, at 8:00pm. This collection of bone-chilling audio nightmares will be performed live at the historic Mayne Stage Theatre, 1328 W. Morse Ave, Chicago. Admission is $25 ($20 in advance of Nov 1, $23 for students with identification).

In our continued quest to acquire original, imaginative horror stories, we solicited and received over 100 new works from theatre and horror aficionados around the world. These final five radio plays have emerged, perhaps slightly bloodstained, as finalists of the grueling selection process. Join us to see who will be this year’s victor and winner of the coveted Bloody Axe award!

The five finalists will send thrills up your spine as they are brought to life by Chicago’s finest actors and directors, accompanied by a live band and a team of sound effects artists – complete with live foley onstage. The winner of the Bloody Axe will be chosen by a panel of horror and theatre experts.

Full details, tickets and additional information: 2015

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Cinéma vérité feature film, Panteon Woods, Premieres at the Logan Theatre on November 14

  • Posted : November 11th, 2015
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After eighteen years of creating award winning short films, local Director Michael Ramova premieres his first feature film Panteon Woods at the Logan Theatre (2646 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60647) on November 14th at 5:30 pm, introducing the public to his own brand of cinéma vérité.

“There was literally no money, just determination and a script. I thought to myself, ‘I just want to shoot this thing, and I have a lot to say.’ It worked out for the best. If the film had been shot as a glossy production, it would have lacked the realism that we ultimately achieved.” Michael Ramova (Director).

Ramova prepares to launch Panteon Woods, an exciting thriller with shocking twists, proving that quality entertainment can come from even the smallest of budgets. Tickets are available online via

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