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It Came from Outer Space

WORLD PREMIERE

It Came From Outer Space

WINTER 2021

at Chicago Shakespeare Theater
book and music by Joe Kinosian
book and lyrics by Kellen Blair
based on the Universal Pictures film
directed by Laura Braza

THE PLAY

A new musical comedy adapted from the ‘50s classic sci-fi film from Universal Pictures—now in “thrilling 3D,” live on stage! Amateur astronomer Jon Putnam encounters an alien spaceship in the desert and becomes the laughingstock of his small town, until the extraterrestrial visitors make their presence known, and he must convince the gathering mob that they have come in peace. A clever musical score and creative physical humor puts a new spin on Ray Bradbury’s flying saucer tale—examining society’s fear of outsiders as it simultaneously embraces the wonder of what lies just beyond the stars. Commissioned and developed by Chicago Shakespeare with Creative Producer Rick Boynton, the production reignites an artistic partnership with creators Joe Kinosian and Kellen Blair, following the triumph of their Jeff Award-winning 2011 musical, Murder for Two, which went on to an acclaimed New York run.

 

 

WATCH & LISTEN

 

Video: The Making of a World Premiere Musical

   

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