WE WANT YOU ON STAGE WITH US.

 

Everyone has a hidden talent. We want to showcase YOURS at our season closer on June 15th – and we’re going to do it at one of Chicago’s most beloved venues: The Hideout.

We can think of no better way to close out our 2018/19 season than by sharing the marquee with our brilliant, curious, exceedingly good-looking friends and fans. The Quartet will open and close the show, but everything in between is all you.

What kinds of talents are we looking for, you ask? Here’s the thing: LITERALLY ANYTHING GOES.

Do you want to sword-swallow while playing Parcheesi?  Do it.

Do you want to sword-swallow while playing Parcheesi? Do it.

Are you secretly deft at close-up magic?  We’re in.

Are you secretly deft at close-up magic? We’re in.

 
A believable Janet Reno impression?  How 90’s of you!

A believable Janet Reno impression? How 90’s of you!

How about live tattooing?  Ehhhhh…

How about live tattooing? Ehhhhh…

Ok, so maybe not literally anything, but you know us – we ain’t afraid of no weirdness. This show is meant to be a celebration, not a contest. If you want a spot, just answer a few questions and send us a selfie video by Wednesday May 15th, and you might have a shot at fleeting local stardom. If capturing a video is tricky, just record yourself explaining your pitch.

All submissions will be considered. Because we’ll have limited space, just know that selections will be made based on which acts fit well together for a zesty and entertaining evening – not necessarily which ones are the most polished or “best.”

We know you’re talented. Show us what you’ve got! 


SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

  • YOUR SUBMISSION: Must be received by May 15th

  • LENGTH OF ACT: No more than 6 minutes (ideally shorter)

  • SIZE: Keep your tech and stage footprint small

  • MUSICIANS: Submissions in which musicians are playing on an instrument other than their primary one – or better yet, showcasing a hidden talent outside music – will have a significantly better shot at being selected

  • FERRETS: No ferrets.