Lucky Plush presents Tab Show

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Lucky Plush presents Tab Show

April 26-27, 2018 at 7:30pm

Harris Theater for Music and Dance

205 E. Randolph Drive, Chicago, IL, 60601


Box office: 312.334.7777


Tab Show takes its name from an early 20th century form of entertainment in which a “tabloid” version of a musical comedy was performed as part of a traveling road show. In Tab Show, Lucky Plush performs two works—Rink Life and Curb Candy—that highlight the company’s signature blend of dance, theatre, and comedy. 
Rink Life plays out in a communal space that nods to classic roller rink culture of the 1970s and 80s, where people navigated relationships, self-expression, and rejection in real-time. The sound score builds upon disparate fragments of information—partially overheard conversations, distant whispers, pop-song earworms—and is entirely generated by the performers in real-time. Curb Candy accumulates passing moments from favorite Lucky Plush repertory in a dreamlike roadshow. 


Created & directed by Julia Rhoads in collaboration with the ensemble:

Kara Brody, Michel Rodriguez Cintra, Ethan Kirschbaum, Elizabeth Luse, Jacinda Ratcliffe, Rodolfo Sanchez Sarracino, Enid Smith, Aaron R. White, Meghann Wilkinson. Rink Life music collaborator: Bethany Clearfield (Grant Park Chorus, Chicago Symphony Chorus, and the band Outertown).

Tab Show is generously supported by the Chauncey and Marion D. McCormick Family Foundation, Abby McCormick O'Neil and D. Carroll Joynes O'Neil. Lucky Plush is a 2017/18 Resident Company at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance.

* In conjunction with the Fri., April 27 performance of Tab Show, Lucky Plush hosts its annual benefit bash, PLUCKY LUSH 2018. Enjoy a pre-show cocktail (6:30pm), performance (7:30pm), and mingle with the artists in the Level 1 Lobby for heavy appetizers and bottomless drinks (9pm).

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Dance Styles
Musical Theater
Modern / Contemporary


Harris Theater for Music and Dance

205 E. Randolph St.
Chicago, IL 60601
(312) 334-2400