After a sold out run in 2017, the blast-from-the-past comedy, THE HILARY DUFF PROJECT, is back for a highly anticipated remount. Written and directed by Cat McGee, THE HILARY DUFF PROJECT will have four performances only-- from January 31st, 2020 – February 8th, 2020 at The Newport Theater, 956 W Newport Ave, Chicago, IL 60657. Tickets are currently available at Todaytix.com (The Hilary Duff Project) or by using the Today Tix app. The press opening is Friday, January 31st, 2020 at 7pm.
Let's go back, back to the beginning: to a time when our pop idols were Disney stars and their lives were our obsessions. THE HILARY DUFF PROJECT collages theatre, throwback concert, and spoken word poetry to chronicle the life of the early 2000s teen icon from Before Lizzie McGuire to Life After Disney. A flashy, 75-minute musical adventure full of heartfelt nostalgia and a dash of tongue-in-cheek humor, THE HILARY DUFF PROJECT will have you laughing and singing your way through the weekend.
THE HILARY DUFF PROJECT features Kelsey Erhart, Mateo Hernandez, Becca Hurd, Anne Martin, Cat McGee, Em Modaff, Laura Nelson, Jermaine Robinson Jr. , Shaina Schrooten, and Alison Smith.
The creative and producing team for THE HILARY DUFF PROJECT includes: Cat McGee (Playwright, Director, Producer, and Co-creator), Alex Benjamin (Co-creator), Carley Walker (Lighting design), Steve Labedz (Projections design), Kayla Menz (Intimacy director), Collin Quinn Rice (Choreographer, Graphic Design), Catherine Miller (Casting Director), Cashie Rohaly (Social Media Coordinator), Kelsey Erhart (Social Media Coordinator), Sarah Potter (Production Photographer), and Laura Nelson (Press relations).
Title: THE HILARY DUFF PROJECT
Co-Creators: ALEX BENJAMIN & CAT MCGEE
Playwright: Cat McGee
Director: Cat McGee
Cast (in alphabetical order): Kelsey Erhart, Mateo Hernandez, Becca Hurd, Anne Martin, Cat McGee, Em Modaff, Laura Nelson, Jermaine Robinson Jr., Shaina Schrooten, and Alison Smith.
Location: The Newport Theater, 956 W Newport Ave, Chicago, IL 60657
Dates: Friday, January 31st, Saturday, February 1st, Friday, February 7th, and Saturday, February 8th, 2020
Curtain times: Friday/Saturday at 7pm.
Tickets: $23. Tickets are currently available at Todaytix.com (The Hilary Duff Project) or the Today Tix app.
About the Artists
Cat McGee is the co-creator, writer, and director of The Hilary Duff Project. Now in its fourth iteration, and its second professional production in Chicago, this show truly is a labor of love. As an actor, credits include: The Man Who Corrupted Christmas (Inertia Theater), The Hilary Duff Project (MCL), and St. Joan (Greenhouse Theater). As an improviser, Cat has completed the training program at iO Theater and now performs regularly with her independent team, Dogfood. They have performed all over town, including at Second City, iO, Playground, and The Annoyance Theater. Dogfood currently holds the longest winning streak for iO's Cagematch, at a record 16 weeks. She has also co-lead improv workshops with Google and The Playground, as well as participated in workshops led by FUNWORKS Agency. She is represented by Promote Talent Agency. Instagram: @kitcatmcgee
About THE HILARY DUFF PROJECT:
Co-creators Cat McGee and Alex Benjamin were in their freshman year at Northwestern when they discovered their mutual love for Hilary Duff—both of them owned Metamorphosis as their first CD. Their fascination with the Disney icon turned into a passion project, and THE HILARY DUFF PROJECT had its first reading on campus in the Jones Residential Hall in 2012. McGee and Benjamin remounted the project for their senior year in 2015 and then again for its professional debut in Chicago in 2017-- playing to sold out audiences. Hilary Duff herself has voiced support for the show on twitter! Now revamped with the latest Hilary Duff developments and featuring new cast members and designers, THE HILARY DUFF PROJECT is back for a highly anticipated remount in 2020.
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