Join ESC for the circus musical, BARNUM!

Event Date: 
Thursday, April 11, 2013

Invite your family and friends and join
ESC for a night at the circus with 

BARNUM

Tickets now on sale! Purchase online, or call 312.870.5803.

Thursday, April 11, 2013
6:00 PM - Reception with great food, drinks and company
at Cullen's Bar and Grill (right next door to the theater)

7:30 PM - Curtain for BARNUM at The Mercury Theater
3745 N. Southport Ave., Chicago, IL 60613 - click for map

Set in the midst of the greatest show on earth,
BARNUM follows the life of 
legendary entertainer and
circus-founder Phileas Taylor (P.T.) Barnum. 

Barnum

Exhilarating for all ages, BARNUM features
high-flying and stunning acrobatics, 
hilarious variety acts,
and puppetry. The musical score by Cy Coleman,
the famed Broadway and pop music composer,
and Michael Stewart includes toe-tapping melodies,
ballads, marches, and ragtime tunes, such as
"There's a Sucker Born Ev'ry Minute" and "Come Follow the Band". 

The All-Star Cast of BARNUM:

Gene WeygandtStarring Gene Weygandt as the colorful and exciting P.T. Barnum. Gene is a Chicago native and has appeared on Broadway and in TV and film. He's best known for the role of "The Wizard" in Wicked in Chicago and on Broadway. 
Cory GoodrichCory Goodrich as Charity Barnum, P.T. Barnum's wife. A four time Jeff Award nominee who won the award for her portrayal of "Mother" in Ragtime at Drury Lane Theatre. 
Summer Naomi SmartSummer Naomi Smart as the "Swedish Nightingale" Jenny Lind. She made her Chicago debut in the first national sit-down production of Wicked, and received the Jeff Award for her portrayal of "Charity Hope Valentine" in Sweet Charity at Drury Lane Theatre. 

Actors Gymnasium   Actors Gymnasium  Actors Gymnasium

BARNUM features professional circus performers
from 
The Actor's Gymnasium. A circus
and performing arts nonprofit, The Actor's Gymnasium
has worked with ESC as a client organization!

BARNUM was originally produced on Broadway
in 1980 and ran for 854 performances. It was nominated
for 10 Tony Awards, including Best Musical,
Best Book of a Musical, and Best Original Score. 

Tickets are $100 - click to purchase or call 312.870.5803

Event proceeds will support ESC's mission of
strengthening metropolitan Chicago's nonprofits and public agencies
to better meet the needs of those they serve. 
   

ESC thanks our generous BARNUM sponsors:

Mesirow Financial

DLA Piper   Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP

Mueller & Company

North Star Benefits

Project Leadership Associates

 

See you at the circus!

"The noblest art is that of making others happy" -P.T. Barnum

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