WHITE NOISE: Is It For Real?
Sunday, May 15th, 2011
Last night, PINK invited some of our readers to see White Noise at Royal George produced by Whoopi Goldberg.
Here are some comments about the show.
Finally, someone got the guts to convey hate into edgy musical. This production is more than life, it’s a mark in history. With an outstanding cast White Noise is remarkable, even for those who can’t diegest it. It’s a must. It makes us thing, wonder and questioned life. It’s one of the best shows I have ever seen. Bravo!–David
A powerful message full of truths about what hate can breed. Difficult to digest but, a necessary message to our society. Great job to the cast. The performance was spectacular! It’s a must see show! Did PINK send you to the show? Comment on our page tell us what you thought! - Al
Thanks again for the tickets-John and I went today and we enjoyed it. I am not surprised to hear that is closing early – it is kind of a hard sell of a show to a mainstream audience. I was actually shocked a couple of times at some of the songs but the shock quickly disappeared. I actually thought the songs were pretty good and I was surprised to see who was in it-the girl Eva used to be on Bold and the Beautiful and the sister Eve I met in NYC when she was in Rock of Ages-I have a picture with her on my facebook page. Overall I thought it was enjoyable-thanks for the tickets!! –David Roberts
WHITE NOISE: “Live Broadcast” Concert From The Theatrical Stage in Celebration Of Final Week In Chicago Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Monday, May 9th, 2011
White Noise, the provocative and powerhouse new musical produced by Whoopi Goldberg playing at The Royal George, announces a first time event from the theatrical stage—-a live broadcast concert on Wednesday, May 11 at 3:00pm(CST) featuring cast commentary and six musical numbers from the show, including the show-stopping “Mondays Suck,” “Hip Hop Country,” pop/hip hop tuners “Welcome to Eden,” “Life, Liberty & Happiness,” and “W.T.F.”, and the newly added romantic ballad “Fireworks.” Theatre-lovers and music-aficionados can screen the event at www.whitenoisemusical.com/live. This live event is provided in conjunction with Ustream, the world’s largest live streaming broadcaster that receives over 60 million unique visitors/month.
This trailblazing concert celebrates the final performances of White Noise, which, in preparation for its next stage of development will play its final performance in Chicago on Sunday, May 15, 2011. Says Director/Choreographer Sergio Trujillo, “Our time in Chicago has been remarkable. White Noise is the type of show that redefines our ideas of what musical theatre is, and what it can do. We look forward to our next steps and we thank our Chicago audiences for the role they have have played in the development of White Noise.”
White Noise pulls back the curtain at a major record label where a top-selling producer stirs up an explosive cocktail of shock and spin with a splash of controversy to package talented artists into blockbuster stars. Steadily baited by the lure of mainstream fame and power, two diametrically opposed groups—“White Noise,” an irresistible pop band that churns out catchy tunes of coded rhetoric and “Bloodbrothas,” the hip-hop-turned-gangsta rap duo—meet at the top of the charts and collide with consequence. Inspired by real life, White Noise is a timely and cautionary tale that challenges conventional notions of free speech, media and the power of pop culture.
White Noise features a book by Matte O’Brien and music and lyrics by Robert Morris, Steven Morris and Joe Shane. White Noise,was originally conceived by Ryan J. Davis, has a story and characters by Joe Drymala. The production features musical direction by Jesse Vargas, set design by Robert Brill, costumes by Paul Tazewell, lights by Jason Lyons, sound by Garth Helm,and multi-media design by Raj Kapoor.
The Final performance schedule is: ** Live Stream Concert, www.whitenoisemusical.com/live ** Wednesday 5/11 at 3:00pm • Wednesday 5/11 at 7:30pm, Thursday 5/12 at 7:30pm, Friday 5/13 at 8:00pm • Saturday 5/14, at 5:00pm and 8:00pm • Sunday 5/15 at 2:00pm and 5:00pm
Tickets available at the Royal George, 1641 N. Halsted Street, or by phone (312) 988-9000, or online at www.whitenoisemusical.com. Student Rush tickets are available at the Royal George box office for $20. Must be purchased in-person with a student I.D.