ChiIL Mama was super stoked to be invited to a small press walk through during the build for this show, earlier in October.
Check out our full set of shots in the slide show below & a recap of our favorites at the end of this feature. Then get your tickets NOW before they sell out! Boneshaker is this Friday, Nov 1 only. Skelebration is 4 shows this Saturday and Sunday. We'll have a full photo recap after, but there's nothing like being there!
Boneshaker and Skelebration make our ChiIL Picks List for must see events!
We geek out on the process as much as the productions and want to bring you... our readers, along for the ride.
"Why Skelebration? I wanted something for my kids to do that wasn't another pumpkin patch or hay ride... Here's an alternative Halloween experience." Frank Maugeri
Are you jazzed yet for Redmoon's annual Boneshaker extravaganza and their new fam friendly Skelebration the following day?! These guys have moved to new digs in Pilsen and do they ever know how to throw a party.
Come break in their new space right! Boneshaker is truly the place to see and be seen. Get one more go out of your Halloween costumes and come out to play in this stellar space. Boneshaker 2013 is ONE night only, this Friday Nov 1st.
Chicago's taste makers will mingle with inner city musicians & artists with raw talent to spare. A cast of 100+ costumed actors will facilitate your hands on experience.
The past few years, Boneshaker was crazy crowded, a victim of it's own success. Thankfully, Redmoon's space has expanded exponentially. Their new home is 7 times the size of their old 7,000 sq foot space. This year there's room to spread your wings! Party goers can mingle freely, take time to explore, and enjoy both the large scale spectacle and the tiny suitcase style minutia that Redmoon is infamous for.
This is an exciting shift in Redmoon's overarching plan. They'll now have an annual series of reoccurring seasonal events, people can count on, more akin to a "season", like traditional theatre spaces. And the new space ensures that Redmoon can do indoor works on a giant scale, like the 70' wide by 20' tall shadow puppet screen!
What's in store:
Wooden monkey masks with jaws that move when the actors speak! (modeled by Frank himself)
The infamous cabinet from The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari will be serving brews from inverted acrobats!
Mucca Pazza and Redmoon!! Love it when our friends & favorites collaborate.
"spinning motorcycle thrill ride" I got to try this one out and it's Great America FUN without the long lines! There's also an element of danger since there's no seat belt or locking bar on this ride.
All Ages Fun at Skelebration:
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