BABY WANTS CANDY (with special guests MADtv's Nicole Parker, US Comedy Arts Festival award winner Becky Drysdale, and from Dasariski, Bob Dassie & Craig Cackowski)
Main Stage @ Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport
Friday, April 27
Tickets: $20, at the Athenaeum Theatre box office; Ticketmaster: 312-902-1500; and on-line at www.ticketmaster.com (enter "Chicago Improv Festival")
Baby Wants Candy
Described as "The Best Improv Show in Chicago" by Chicago Magazine, Baby Wants Candy has performed over 1,200 different and completely improvised musicals. The first title provided by the audience becomes the basis for an original, entirely improvised 60 minute one-act musical.
MADtv's Nicole Parker
Founded in 1997, Baby Wants Candy has performed completely improvised musicals to sold-out audiences from Singapore to Edinburgh. Along with the immensely popular Chicago rock opera, Baby has unveiled the opening of Baby LA and Baby Wants Candy, NYC. Currently, Baby is enjoying an open-ended run at The Upright Citizens Brigade Theater in Los Angeles and at The Cutting Room in New York City.
US Comedy Arts Festival's Becky Drysdale
Baby Wants Candy has featured performers Stephanie Weir and Nicole Parker (MADtv), Rachel Dratch (Saturday Night Live) and Seth Meyers (Saturday Night Live) and Garry W. Tallent (Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band) to name a few. Baby was Awarded "Ensemble of the Year" at the acclaimed Chicago Improv Festival, and "Best Visiting Comedy Show” by Time Out New York magazine.
"Don't like musical improv? Neither did we until we saw this truly outstanding Chicago troupe." - Time Out New York
"One of (Chicago)'s most consistently funny and crowd-pleasing improv shows." - Chicago Sun-Times
"The troupe has become the very model of smart, physical, quick-thinking, and just plain silly long-form improvisers" - Jack Helbig, Chicago Reader
"Baby Wants Candy brought down the house." – PerformInk