The show, by Ed Furman (book) and T.J. Shanoff (music and lyrics), is a musical account of the rise and fall of ex-Governor Rod Blagojevich, and sold out its engagement at Second City's home space. The production at CST will feature new music and frequent updates -- incorporating Blagojevich's brother, his $100,000 book deal, and Roland Burris' son as the Illinois political saga continues to unfold. Following each performance, the cast will improvise a 20-minute political comedy set based on audience suggestions.
The cast includes Joey Bland (Rod Blagojevich), Lauren Dowden (Lisa Madigan), Randall Harr (Richard Mell/Pat Fitzgerald), Lori McClain (Patti Blagojevich) and Sam Richardson (Roland Burris).For more information, visit www.chicagoshakes.com.
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