Book by Neil Simon
Music by Burt Bacharach, Lyrics by Hal David
It's 1968 in New York City, and Chuck Baxter is finding it difficult to climb the corporate ladder--that is, until he agrees to lend his apartment to his co-workers for their extramarital affairs. As he finds himself in the middle of a scheme he never intended to start, Chuck struggles to find love and connection in a world that grows more impersonal and transactional each day.
Based on the classic film The Apartment from Billy Wilder, Promises Promises sets this heartfelt romantic comedy to the lively music of Burt Bacharach.
This production is made possible by our generous season sponsors, Michael and Mona Heath.
Praise for "Promises, Promises"
"A fun, retro night out with Burt Bacharach... I can already guarantee laughs and retro tunes and seasonal bubbles aplenty."
Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune
"If you are looking to enjoy a night out where you can laugh your troubles away and just feel good, this is one for you to put on your calendar."
Alan Bresloff, Around the Town Chicago
"An absolute gem [...] Go and see it—it just may be the best present you receive this holiday season."
Doug Mose, Third Coast Review
"Blank Theatre Company’s small but spirited revival of Promises, Promises lands just in time for cynics and romantics alike to enjoy this holiday season."
Kerry Reid, Chicago Reader
December 1 - 30, 2023
Greenhouse Theater Center
2257 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL 60614
Run time: 2hr 30min with one 15-minute intermission
Chuck Baxter: Rory Schrobilgen
Fran Kubelik: Brandy Miller
J.D. Sheldrake: Craig Zeller
Marge MacDougall: Allison Rose Macknick
Dr.Dreyfuss: Kingsley Day
Miss Polanski: Isabela Barry
Mr. Eichelberger: Andres J. DeLeon
Mr. Vanderhof: Reginald Hemphill
Mr. Kirkeby: Eddie Ledford
Mr. Dobitch: Ed Rutherford
Miss Olson: Stephanie Stockstill
Miss Della Hoya: Dayle Theisen
Miss Wong: Flower Wang
Understudies: Michael Davis Arnold, Ben Ballmer, Caitlyn Cerza, Isabel Koleno, Aurora Penepacker, Nathan Dale Short
Director: Danny Kapinos
Musical Director: Aaron Kaplan
Choreographer: Lauryn Schmelzer
Lighting Design: Emma Luke
Scenic Design: Spencer Donovan
Costume Design: Cindy Moon
Fight Choreographer: Tony Pellegrino
Stage Manager: Tricia Carver-Horner
Assistant Choreographer: Sara Dolins
Associate MD/Rehearsal Pianist: Kevin Zhou
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