They're hoping to woo him with The World's Largest Drum, named Mary. Hey, it could happen!
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Monday, February 18
The men of the Elmhurst Armpit Orchestra think big. Really big. You've seen these guys in the Elmhurst St. Patrick's Day Parade. They dress in native-suburban garb—shorts, dark socks, T-shirts and sunglasses—and play standards like "Yankee Doodle" on kazoos, bucket-drums, washboards, vuvuzelas, pot lids and cowbell. This year, they're introducing the Stumpf Fiddle. Their sheet music is written on rolls of toilet paper hung around their necks. EAO, formed in 2009, draws its inspiration from a character in the movie Stripes played by popular actor and all-around funny man Bill Murray. His character, John Winger, leads a rag-tag bunch of Army recruits in parade exercises only Murray could pull-off. Well this year, EAO members want Bill Murray…
The play, which premiered in 2001 and starred Bill Murray and Sigourney Weaver, opens Sept. 9 in Elmhurst.
Friday, September 2, 2011
Elmhurst's GreenMan Theatre has announced its cast for their 2011 Showcase Production, "The Guys," by Anne Nelson. “The Guys” premiered in December 2001 at the Flea Theater in New York. Bill Murray and Sigourney Weaver originated the roles of Nick and Joan in the first production. It is about an editor who assists a New York Fire Department captain in the preparation of eulogies for the numerous firefighters who died under his command during the aftermath of the World Trade Center collapse. Chuck Jacobson and Cheryl Rice, both of Elmhurst, will appear in the two-character play. Jacobson performs the role of the fire captain, Nick. He brings extensive experience as an actor, in both community and professional theater. Chuck has appeared in…