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Looking for something out of the ordinary this Mother’s Day?
 
Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013

OK, we all know that Mother’s Day is a very special day— but if your mother is truly special, you want to spend it with the Music Box Theatre, Dick O’Day, Camp Midnight, and the Hell in a Handbag Players…. right?

The day is really a wonderfully campy event. If your mother has a wonderful sense of humor AND Joan Crawford, then this just might be the perfect event for you to bring her to. The first 100 attendees get their own special wire hanger!

We have arranged a spectacular all inclusive brunch at Mystic Celt before the show for $30/person from 11:30am-1:30pm . $30 includes brunch buffet, unlimited coffee, soda, mimosas, tax and gratuity (Cash bar available for other beverages!).

Get your tickets now! In fact, if you buy your tickets in the next 48 hours and use the discount code “CAMP” you can get $5/off per ticket! Just enter the code at the time of purchase!

Tuesday, April 23rd – Monday, April 29th, 2013

 
 

Mother’s Day with Mommie Dearest

Purchase advance tickets online

Live pre-show featuring your host Dick O’Day, plus screening of the original 1981 film with hilarious running commentary provided by Camp Midnight and you! Interactive audience participation guide included.

Camp Midnight invites you to a special presentation of Mommie Dearest. The Joan-a-Palooza festivities start at 2:00pm with a pre-show featuring Dick O’Day and the Hell in a Handbag players. Join us for a Mother/Daughter matching outfit contest! A screening of the over-the-top 1981 camp classic immediately follows. Audience members will receive an interactive audience guide, and members of Camp Midnight will provide hilarious running commentary throughout the film.

Mother’s Day with Mommie Dearest is being hosted by the camptacular emcee Dick O’Day (Emmy award winning “Wild Chicago” correspondent) who has driven by BOTH Faye Dunaway and Joan Crawford’s homes in California. David Cerda, founder and lead singer with The Joans, is playwright and Artistic Director of Hell in a Handbag Productions (the company that the Chicago Reader says, “Represents the gold standard in camp in Chicago”). The Chicago Tribune has dubbed Cerda the “Charles Ludlam of the Midwest.”

A Mother’s Day Screening of Mommie Dearest with all the camptacular fun you can imagine. It’s like Mystery Science Theatre meets Joan Crawford and Ricky Gervais.

EXTRA BONUS: The first 100 attendees in their seats will receive their own commemorative wire hanger!

OPTIONAL BRUNCH!When you buy your tickets you can also purchase a brunch package at MYSTIC CELT

Schedule:
11:30am-1:30pm Brunch at Mystic Celt (3443 N Southport Ave, just North of the Brownline stop)
1:30-2:00pm Festivities, fun and Photos in the Music Box Theatre Lobby (3733 N Southport Ave) WITH JOAN AND CHRISTINIA IN PERSON!
2:00pm Preshow entertainment, trivia, and costume contest and screening of the 1981 camp classic MOMMIE DEAREST (129minutes)

BRUNCH: 11:30am-1:30pm $30 includes brunch buffet, unlimited coffee, soda, mimosas, tax and gratuity (Cash bar available for other beverages!) The Brunch Buffet includes:
• Build-Your-Own Omelet Station
• Sausage
• Bacon
• Selection of Irish Meats
• Scrambled Eggs
• Pancakes
• Breakfast Potatoes
• Selection of Fruits
• Yogurts
• Selection of Breads and Muffins
• Carvery Station
• Roasted Potatoes
• Mashed Potatoes
• Carrots and Parsnips – Irish Style
• Asparagus, Yellow Squash and Roasted Tomatoes
• Salads
• Pasta

FESTIVITIES, FUN, AND PHOTOS: The best in film camp is provided to you by Camp Midnight—the hilarious and camptacular film viewing group! Meet Joan and Christina and get your pictures taken with your best wire hangers! Seating in the theatre begins at 1:40pm and the preshow entertainment starts right at 2pm.

THE FILM: A screening of the over-the-top 1981 camp classic Mommie Dearest immediately follows. Audience members will receive an interactive audience guide, and members of Camp Midnight will provide hilarious running commentary throughout the film.

I HAVE BRUNCH TICKETS! WHERE SHOULD I GO? DO I HAVE TO GO TO THE MUSIC BOX FIRST?
Nope! Head to the Mystic Celt! There will be a Music Box Theatre staff member on site with your tickets at the door. They will also be able to sell cash tickets (If available) to late additions.

I CAN’T MAKE IT TO BRUNCH BUT THE MOVIE SOUNDS AWESOME
Cool, buy your ticket in advance or at the door. WE have had tickets left over in the past—but each year the event tends to grow

I LIKE TO DRINK DURING MOVIES, CAN I DO THAT?
Eesh, we are super sorry, but the Music Box does not have a liquor license. Whatever you imbibe before the film is ok. Just don’t be so rowdy that your mother would drag you out by your ear or smack you with a wire hanger.

Mommie Dearest

A film by Frank Perry starring Faye Dunaway, Diana Scarwid, Steve Forrest

 

The camp classic about Joan Crawford.

The lavish, over-the-top Mommie Dearest is the 1981 screen adaptation of Christina Crawford’s best-selling memoir about growing up as the adopted daughter of iconic movie star Joan Crawford. The infamous book details Crawford’s allegations of years of physical and mental abuse by her movie star mother. Faye Dunaway’s performance in the film brought equal parts hosannas and derision by critics. Though the movie flopped with the mainstream public it was instantly enshrined as a camp classic and is revered by fans. “No wire hangers,” “Don’t f*** with me fellas,” “Tina, hand me the ax,” and several other memorable lines from the film have also entered the camp lexicon and popular culture.

 


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