WEEKLY SKETCHES AND MINI-SERIES
Fresh off their world premiere this spring in Los Angeles, the cast of Spies Are Forever is coming to Chicago to give you a taste of their Cold War spy comedy! With scenes and songs from the original musical by the Tin Can Brothers and TalkFine, you’ll be thrown head first back into the adventures of Agent Curt Mega in this staged concert!
In the full-length new musical SPIES ARE FOREVER, Agent Curt Mega finds himself thrust into the shadows of Cold War politics as he works to foil a plot to rebuild the Nazi empire. Along the way, Agent Mega must tango with a Russian femme fatale, waltz around a black market arms dealer, and samba through a horde of outrageous characters. With a license to kill and the voice of an angel, Mega must stay alive, complete the mission, and prove to his enemies that the deadliest weapon of all is a little song and dance.
Join internet sketch sensation, the Tin Can Brothers, for an evening of drama as they explore themes including (but not limited to): assassination, free will, class structure, firearms, the merits of William Shakespeare, and the tangible/intangible legacy one leaves after death, all with an absurdist twist.
Are you a supporter of modern dance? Do you appreciate the comedy in three grown men baring their souls onstage for three nights? Do you have two eyes, a mouth, and hearing in at least one ear? Then, statistically, you should laugh at LEAST 3-5 times during this show.
World famous sketch comedy trio, the Tin Can Brothers, are back and at 'em! This is their first show since their disastrous debut at the 1933 Chicago World's Fair, and boy are they nervous! So comb your hair, wax your mustache, put on your laughing ears, and come on down to see the freaks! Tin Can Brothers: Alive! On Stage!
The men behind the mustaches
The Tin Can Brothers is a comedy group based in Los Angeles. Residents of the same building, Corey Lubowich, Brian Rosenthal and Joey Richter soon realized that they could easily communicate between apartments with a tin can phone. And thus, the brothers were born. The boys have posted over 100 videos to YouTube, garnering over three quarters of a million views and thousands of subscribers. In 2014, their first live sketch show sold out at Chicago’s Stage 773. They followed it with a three night run at Hollywood's ACME Comedy Theatre. They then collaborated with the band TalkFine to create the new musical Spies Are Forever, that had an acclaimed run in North Hollywood in 2016.
Corey's previous work includes directing Airport for Birds (and Other Great Ideas) at Chicago’s Second City, a national concert tour with Glee’s Darren Criss, designs for seven shows with StarKid Productions (including A Very Potter Sequel and Holy Musical, B@man!), and producing acclaimed productions of The Last Days of Judas Iscariot, Reefer Madness, and Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog. Corey also co-created the musical webseries World’s Worst Musical.
Joey is a proud graduate of the University of Michigan (BFA in Acting, Minor in Film Studies). Improv training at UCB and iO. TV: Genie in a Bikini, Henry Danger, Jessie, Glee, Legend of Korra. Online: School of Thrones , Muzzled, I Ship It (Sundance Film Festival). StarKid Productions (original member): Very Potter Musical Trilogy, S.P.A.C.E & Apocalyptour Concert Tours, Starship, Trail to Oregon! (Cherry Lane, NYC). Stage: The Last Days of Judas Iscariot (Stage 773, Chicago).
Brian has appeared regionally with the Peterborough Players and Michigan Shakespeare Festival, nationally in commercials, and internationally in (the background of) feature films. He co-produced and performed in The Last Days of Judas Iscariot at Chicago’s Stage 773 in 2013. Brian also works often with StarKid Productions (Very Potter Musical Trilogy, Apocalyptour) and performs regularly in LA with his improv troupe MERLIN. He has a BFA in Acting from the University of Michigan and loves talking about himself in the third-person.
In the first season of Can To Can, the brothers 'can'-didly discuss the process of producing their new musical 'Spies Are Forever'. Join Brian, Corey, and Joey from the show's inception to its final performance as they take on their most ambitious creative project yet!
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