We Three Lizas
Escape the summer heat with “Christmas in July” at Joe’s Pub! About Face Theatre in association with John Sanders presents a concert of We Three Lizas, the new holiday musical that wowed Chicago audiences this past winter. Created by Scott Bradley (book/lyrics) and Alan Schmuckler (music/additional lyrics), We Three Lizas is a magical musical fairy tale set in the queerest of lands in which an embittered designer's mid-life crisis leads to divine intervention by Liza Minnelli. And Liza Minnelli. And Liza Minnelli.
The Joe's Pub concert is staged by director/choreographer Devanand Janki (Zanna, Don’t!), featuring an expanded score and brand new book. The concert cast includes David Beach (Urinetown, Mamma Mia), Felicia Curry (Les Miserables,Capitol Steps), Andrew Keltz (Golden Land, Follies), Tyler Maynard (Altar Boyz, The Little Mermaid), Veronica Reyes-How (Rent), Michael Rosen (West Side Story, Nikolai and the Others), Gabrielle Ruiz (In the Heights), and Danielle Plisz (We Three Lizas original cast, A Chorus Line).
About Face Theatre produced the world premiere of We Three Lizas December 2012 at Chicago’s Steppenwolf Theatre Garage. Time Out Chicago said "We loved this holiday tale," naming We Three Lizas the #1 Critic’s Pick in both its Theatre and Gay & Lesbian sections, calling the show "undeniably original and joyously queer." Chicago Reader's Culture Vulture called it "the holiday musical comedy of my dreams" and NewCity hailed its score as "a buoyant gift wrapped in a melodic, dramatically well-conceived bow."