THEATRE-HIKES

Rating: 5 stars   4 reviews

Issues: Arts & Culture

Location: 2820 W Montrose Ave Chicago IL 60618 USA

Mission: The specific purposes for which Theatre-Hikes is formed are for establishing and maintaining theatrical performances combined with hiking, offering an event that travels to various locations; and as most performing will be outdoors, Theatre-Hikes hopes to nurture in the public, a respect for the preservation of hiking trails and the local, city, county, state and national parks where these trails can be found. Theatre-Hikes will seek to involve diverse populations in its staff, board members, volunteers and audiences. It will have a strong commitment to use actors who are members of Actors’ Equity Association (AEA), the union of professional actors and stage managers. Theatre-Hikes will compensate all staff and actors who are not members of AEA.
Results: Performed at least 4 productions per year since 2002 at The Morton Arboretum, Pullman State Historic Site, North Park Village Nature Center, City of Blue Island, University of Chicago Rockefeller Chapel, Grant Park, Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center and more.
Target demographics: Families and individuals in the Chicago-land area who enjoy combining excersize, nature and entertainment in one enjoyable afternoon.
Direct beneficiaries per year: 3,708 people enjoy an afternoon outoors
Geographic areas served: Chicago-land
Programs: Resurrected: Grave Chicago Tales, written by Mike Manship, Music by David Kornfeld WORLD PREMIERE October 2014.
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Rating: 5 stars  

Last year I had the great pleasure of attending The Wizard of Oz. I had never experienced anything like this before and I was blown away. I had such an amazing time, the actors where great, the set was really creative and I loved the idea of getting a little exercise while watching a play. This was an awesome experience and would recommend checking it out if you have never attended. This is also great for families with children.

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2011

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Rating: 5 stars  

When visiting the Chicago area, we try to make at least one performance a year to this incredible theatre. The experience of being outdoors and moving with each scene is something to marvel. The acting is outstanding and it is amazing how they take their scene props with them. While walking from one scene to the next you sometimes have the opportunity to interact with the characters. Last year we actually were able to see The Wizard of Oz and The Hobbit. Both were very enjoyable and Smaug was beyond our expectations. Bravo!

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Rating: 5 stars  

I brought my toddler to the Theatre Hikes production of Wizard of Oz and had a great experience. Being outside in beautiful scenery allowed me to enjoy the show while keeping my young daughter entertained. The set looked professional and I was amazed at how well they were able to create a set while moving from scene to scene. This was the first show my daughter actually sat through in entirety and I think the idea of it is truly incredible. This environment is great for all ages and I would recommend it to anyone. If I didn't live several states away we would make this a regular weekend event.

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None, I thought the actors were incredible, the experience was something I had never had before and the scenery was beautiful

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Life-changing

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2011

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Rating: 5 stars  

A unique theatre experience in a beautiful location. The Theatre-hikes production I saw, Little Women, was professional quality, fun, and worth the 600 + mile trip.

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