Redmoon INDOORS 2013-14 Season: Presents Six Spectacular Events

Redmoon INDOORS 2013-14 Season: Presents Six Spectacular Events
Rendering of illuminated floating fiberglass sculptures part of Chicago's Great Chicago Fire Festival coming October 2014 presented by Redmoon in partnership with the City of Chicago.

Chicago’s acclaimed Spectacle-driven Redmoon theater has just announced its spectacular 2013-14 series of indoor events and performances. The exciting series named “Redmoon INDOORS”  will showcase six large-scale events/productions taking place in Redmoon’s expansive new Pilsen headquarters.

Those who know Redmoon know to expect the unexpected. Those who don’t know Redmoon–get with it. Redmoon, one of Chicagos greatest treasures, has been popping up with large-scale elaborate productions since its creation in 1989.

From the neighborhoods to special events and projects including the opening of Millennium Park, “The Astronaut’s Birthday” at the MCA, “Sink, Sank, Sunk” at Chinatown’s Ping Tom Park, and their performance on the lagoon at Jackson Park, Redmoon’s artistry, elaborate sets, puppetry and physical theater wows one and all whether in outdoor public spaces where thousands watch in awe or indoors in more traditional venues.

Their 2013-14 season aptly kicks off on, what other than, “The Day of the Dead” (November 1) with Redmoon’s 3rd annual bone-chilling Boneshaker celebration–an adult costumed affair that is full of surprises and unexpected entertainment running into the wee hours of the morning.

This kick-off event is followed by a “Skelebration” on Saturday and Sunday. Skelebration, a brand new event offers the entire family a novel and alternative way to celebrate the Halloween season. The two hour romp in Redmoon’s exploratory Spectacle playground lets families perform in gigantic shadow shows, build masks, experience DJs on mobile contraptions and play in an indoor park of swings and roller-skating.

Get your calendars ready for the 2013-14 “Redmoon INDOORS” Spectacle Series:

Friday, November 1
Time:   9:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.

A night of costumed fun that combines interactive site-specific design and unique contraptions with hours of unexpected entertainment.  Among the many offerings of this festive, immersive world of Spectacle are large-scale projections, a chance to be in a live-feed movie, several mobile DJ contraptions, a Redmoon signature “wow” piece the Fire Organ and performance by punk marching band Mucca Pazza.

Tickets: $75
Includes food and drinks throughout the evening
21 and over

Skelebration (NEW)
Saturday and Sunday, November 2-3
Times:  11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Families can explore, discover and connect with their community through a diverse, multi-media experience celebrating the ritual of Halloween in a new way.

Tickets: Adults $20, Kids $12, Kids under 3 FREE
Includes 2-hour entrance, food and activities

Winter Pageant
Directed by John Musial with Frank Maugeri
Dec 13 – 15, Dec 20 – 22
Times: Fridays – 7 p.m.
Saturdays – 4 p.m. & 7 p.m.
Sundays – 1:30 p.m. & 4 p.m.

The 15th Annual Winter Pageant features collaborators Kalapriya Center for Indian Performing Arts and punk rock surf band San Andreas Fault.  The approximately 50-minute-long production is directed by John Musial with Frank Maugeri.  Audiences at this non-traditional family production can expect Redmoon’s intricate mechanics, inventive puppetry, expressive dance and unique style of visual wonder.

Tickets: Adults $25, Kids $15, Kids under 3 FREE

Revolution (NEW)
Tuesday, December 31
Time:   9 p.m. – 2 a.m.

Ring in the New Year with the brand new Revolution.  This one-night-only event is an evening of ritual and elegance that includes Redmoon’s daring and unexpected interpretation of all the classic elements of a typical New Year’s Eve celebration, though with a typical Redmoon twist as attendees are invited to make not a “resolution” but a “revolution.”  An indoor circus tent, local dessert artisans, the 8-piece brass R&B band The O’My’s, a theme of candlelight and bubbles and a spectacular “fire” midnight countdown.

Tickets: $100
Includes food and drinks throughout the evening
21 and over

Spectacle Lunatique
Saturday, March 15, 2014
Time:   6 p.m. – 12 a.m.

Lunatique, a benefit gala, includes a decadent night of inspired performance, some of Chicago’s best food and drinks and an exciting announcement of Redmoon’s upcoming summer events.

Tickets:  Call 312-850-8440 x100 for ticket packages and rates.

Spring Spectacle
*April Fool’s Preview Night: April 1, 2014, 8 p.m.
Weekends from April 4 – April 20
Times: Fridays – 8 p.m.
Saturdays and Sundays – 2 p.m. & 8 p.m.

Tickets:  Adults $25, Kids $15, Kids under 3 FREE

Redmoon concludes its “Redmoon INDOORS” Spectacle Series in May with a massive Spectacle production that captures the magnitude of Redmoon’s highly acclaimed outdoor work, Spring Spectacle, an ambitious production guaranteed to expand the audiences’ heart and mind. Created by Jim Lasko and directed by Blake Montgomery, the family-friendly Spring Spectacle will provoke audiences’ imagination with giant machines, larger-than-life visuals and original music.

Tickets and information

Tickets to the new “Redmoon INDOORS” are available by calling the Redmoon Box Office at 312-850-8440 x123 or online. All productions and events are performed at Redmoon’s new home, located at 2120 S. Jefferson Street.  Ample free parking is available in both the adjacent parking lot and on the street.

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