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GOD HATES THIS SHOW: Shirley Phelps-Roper In Concert, Live from Hell Progressive Theatre Workshop

About the show

GOD HATES THIS SHOW is a holy ghost filled cabaret/arena rock show set in a sadistic flame filled haunted house/lounge located in the heart of Hell's Magnificent Mile where the fashion is flawless, the heat is pretty hot, and the demons can't wait to show you a good time. And by show you a good time, we mean rip you apart and put you back together again. Gnash your teeth, ladies and gentlemen. It's time to get dead, get drunk, and get damned.

Our show imagines Shirley Phelps-Roper (the incredible Erin Markey) as recently deceased, banished to Hell, and forced for all eternity to sing her favorite earthly songs. She is accompanied by a live band and an ensemble of demonic backup singers (the delicious Adam Enright, Allison Guinn, and Anna Marquardt). And there WILL be dancing thanks to the extremely talented Sean Roschman.

So here's the deal regarding the music: On Westboro's website, they have posted a slew of parody versions of very famous songs. Westboro rewrote the lyrics, recorded the tracks, and even created music videos for many of them. Songs like:

•DEATH IN YOUR WINDOW set to Come To My Window by Melissa Etheridge
•RUMOUR HAS IT GOD DON'T LOVE YOU CHRISTIANS NO MORE set to Adele's Rumour Has It
•STINKY FREAK set to Rick James' Super Freak
•SATAN'S LAIR set to Simon and Garfunkel's Scarbourough Fair
•AND MORE!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

Credits

Written and directed by John J. Caswell, Jr.
Lyrics by Westboro Baptist Church
Produced by Progressive Theatre Workshop and Will Brumley
Starring Erin Markey as Shirley Phelps-Roper
Featuring Adam Enright*, Allison Guinn*,
Anna Marquardt, Carolyn Barry
and Kristina King
Music direction by Mark Fifer 
Arrangements by Brooke Fox and Kurt Gellersted 
Choreography by Sean Roschman
Lighting design by Wolfram Ott
Projection design by Olivia Sebesky
Costume design by Aaron Crosby
Stage managed by Maurina Lioce 
Photo credit by John Keon

 

*appears courtesy Actor's Equity Association

Tickets

$18

Oct 16-19 @ 7pm

Oct 20 @ 7 and 2pm

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