NEW CONFIRMED DATES: April 25 Barrymore / Madison, WI April 26 Orpheum / Minneapolis, MN April 27 Centennial / Winnipeg, MB May 13 Kingsbury Hall / Salt Lake, UT May 17 Jack Singer / Calgary May 18 Jubilee / Edmonton May 29 Chicago, IL June 5 Massey Hall / Toronto, ON
Edited to add Minneapolis!
And yes, Omaha has disappeared and Madison reappeared in its place. I will check on this as soon as I can!
Correction about the Nashville show: location is Ryman Auditorium (thanks to Famous Mortimer in the comments) and the Vancouver show, the location is known as the Red Robinson Theatre (thanks to Anonymous in the comments!)
The Most Critically-Acclaimed Comedy Troupe of Our Generation Hits the Road for First Major Tour in Six Years
"The Kids in the Hall", the watershed comedy troupe of the 1990's, are returning to their live-performance roots for a major North American theater tour in 2008. The tour kicks off at the Star Plaza Theatre in Merrillville, IN on (date), and will include approximately 30 cities in the US and Canada.
Discovered by Lorne Michaels, creator of "Saturday Night Live", "The Kids in the Hall" - Dave Foley, Bruce McCulloch, Kevin McDonald, Mark McKinney, and Scott Thompson - exploded into the American consciousness when their half-hour sketch comedy show debuted on cable's HBO in 1989. The troupe’s distinctly edgy humor broke new ground with their characterizations of secretaries, prostitutes, gays, drug users, and oddball creations like the half human Chicken Lady, the vengeful "head crusher" and the chauvinist Cabbage Head. Critical acclaim, Emmy and Ace nominations, and a legion of extremely dedicated fans quickly followed the debut.
The show itself ended in 1995, but lived on in constant re-runs on cable's Comedy Central, offering new fans the opportunity to fall under the "hilariously warped" (Entertainment Weekly) spell of the "Kids'" spin on life, love, lust, middle-class values, and the dark corners of suburbia. Since the show ended, each member of the troupe has been involved in a variety of extremely successful projects, but finally acquiesced to the steady demands from fans to take their classic sketches out of the hall and back in front of a live audience in 2000. A movie version of the tour, “Same Guys, New Dresses” followed, along with another tour and DVD in 2002 (“Tour of Duty”).
The 2008 tour, titled “Live As We’ll Ever Be”, represents a new era in the troupe’s collaboration, and is comprised of completely fresh material which simultaneously reflects who they are now and their patently off-kilter take on ordinary life. Favorite characters from the television series appear in entirely new situations, sharing the stage with new KITH personas which are destined for the same level of cult adoration. In a world where most entertainment tries to play it safe, “The Kids in the Hall” steadfastly refuse to follow the trend, preferring instead to slaughter sacred cows and look at the world – and each other – with refreshing honesty.
Join The Kathies, Headcrusher, the Sales Guys, Buddy Cole, and people you’ve never met before (but somehow recognize from your everyday life) on an adventure into the bizarre and side-splittingly funny.
Tour Dates as of March 7, 2008:
April 2008 4th – Merrillville, IN Star Plaza Theatre 5th – Milwaukee, WI Riverside 6th – Columbus, OH Mershon 9th – Austin, TX Paramount 10th – Austin, TX Paramount 17th – Boston, MA Wang Centre 18th – New York, NY Nokia Theatre 19th – New York, NY Nokia Theatre 20th – New York, NY Nokia Theatre 22nd – Houston, TX Verizon Theatre 23rd – Dallas, TX Nokia Theatre 24th - Kansas City, MO Uptown Theater 25th – Omaha, NE Civic Music Hall 30th – Philadelphia, PA Keswick Theatre
May 2008 1st – Providence, RI Providence PAC 2nd – Niagara Falls, NY Seneca Casino 4th – Baltimore, MD Lyric Opera House 8th – Anaheim, CA The Grove 9th – Los Angeles, CA The Orpheum 10th – San Francisco, CA War Memorial 11th – Portland, OR Arlene Schnitzer 15th – Seattle, WA WaMu Theatre 16th – Vancouver, BC Boulevard Casino (a.k.a. Red Robinson Theatre) 20th – St. Louis, MO The Pageant 21st – Nashville, TN Ryman Auditorium TPAC 22nd – Orlando, FL Hard Rock Live 23rd – Clearwater, FL Ruth Eckerd Hall 24th – Atlanta, GA Cobb Energy Center 25th – Charleston, SC North Charleston PAC 30th – Detroit Royal Oak 31st – Cleveland, OH Playhouse Square
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