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Storytown is BACK!

Storytown Improv is getting ready to start its regular shows again after its annual summer break.

The shows will take place every Saturday morning at 10.30am, at Stage 773, 1225 W Belmont Ave, Chicago. The first show of the season is on Saturday, September 8, 2018.

The weekly shows in the childrens improv group’s home encourage the audience to take the lead and shape the story. You help us decide if we get whisked away to a deserted island, a castle where the royal baker has run out of flour, or a far away planet where everyone travels around on jet packs. Children not only decide on the location but come up onstage to help design the backdrop, help develop the characters, provide sound effects, and can even become a part of the action themselves.

Tickets for the show are $10 each (free for children under two), and are available to purchase from the theater on the day of the show, or in advance from the box office either online or by calling 773 327 5252.

Ice Cream and Improv

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We’re ready for some summer weather… and Ice Cream.

I scream, you scream, we all scream for Ice Cream and IMPROV.

 

Storytown Improv presents Ice Cream & Improv
Sunday, June 10 at 11am
Lickity Split Custard & Sweets – 6056 N. Broadway St
$10

 The 5th annual tradition of ice cream (well, custard…) and improv! Join Storytown at Lickity Split for an all-ages show that includes live music, improv, and sweets for purchase.

Buy Tickets Here

 

 

Summer Camp!!!!! Bring us to your summer camp! (or come to us!)

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Fall into Fall with Storytown

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Storytown is back!  Come and join us for the fun.  Tickets on sale now.

We Could Eat Pizza Everyday

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We LOVE pizza.  We’re so lucky to have friends at Home Run Inn.  They are bringing pizza specials to our Storytown fans.  Whether you need pizza delivered to Stage 773 for a birthday party or want a lunch out with the family following the show, take advantage of these deals.  Your tummy and taste buds will thank us.

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Bring your friends and experience more in Storytown

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Are you a room mom looking for a meet up activities for your class?  Cub or girl scout troop looking for an adventure?  Drama club wanted to get an inside look at the theater?

Workshop add on’s are available.

Storytown Group Outings

 

Storytown Super Fan Attends 100th Show

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Storytown Super Fan Attends 100th Show

By Bethany Hubbard

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Nine-year-old Ava Kolarich first came to see Storytown when she was only three and a half years old. On November 5, she will celebrate attending here 100th Storytown show.

What started as a fun way to spend a Saturday morning, soon turned into a weekend family tradition. “We wanted Ava to learn how to improvise,” said Ava’s mom, Kim. “When she went to the show and had so much fun, she asked to go every Saturday.”

At Storytown, the kids in the audience provide suggestions for the actors to help further the story, and they even get to come on stage and participate. Ava said she loves that the show is interactive, and enjoyable for people of all ages.

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“I just really think it’s fun,” said Ava, who likes that the kids’ suggestions have a big impact on the show. “And, it’s a good way to start up acting. It can really inspire people.”

Storytown helped Ava learn how to improvise, and has even inspired her to pursue a future career in acting. “Storytown gave me the skills to be able to work in a Hollywood film that was completely improvised when I was six years old,” said Ava, who appears in the recently released feature film “Ovation!” with her mom. The film, which was shot in Los Angeles, follows a group of actors backstage in the week before they may be forced to close their theater due to economic hardship.

“Storytown has also positively impacted Ava’s development with regard to confidence, verbal skills and poise,” said Ava’s dad, Jim.

On November 5, Ava will ring her 100th show with friends and family, cake and two raffle drawings.

Whatever the future holds, Ava said what’s she learned at Storytown will play an important role. “I’ll use these improv skills through the rest of my life, even if I’m not on stage,” she said. c6415c49-1add-4866-aa40-c4ee36b0f4d4

Tickets for our Saturday shows at 10:30 am are available by calling Stage 773‘s box office at (773) 327-5252 or click to Buy Tickets Online

Shows are recommended for ages 3-10 and their whole family. Children under 2 are free.  All other tickets are $10.

*The author is a member of the Storytown cast.