Why hello there.
Show dates and times
We've received quite a few requests for The Lockout's dates and times, especially those of you who plan to travel from out of town. We've been finalizing the details of our contract with American Theater Company, and we didn't want to share specifics until it was official.
All performances are at American Theater Company (1909 W Byron St, Chicago). Thurs/Fri/Sat performances are at 7:30pm, and Sunday performances are at 5:30pm.
Sat, Aug 17
Sun, Aug 18
Thurs, Aug 22
Aug 23-25 (Fri-Sun) Opening weekend
Aug 29-Sept 1 (Thurs-Sun) Labor Day weekend
Sept 5-8 (Thurs-Sun) Ben probably won't be there weekend
Sept 12-15 (Thurs-Sun) Closing weekend
Tickets will officially go on sale July 1, as it is the 2 year anniversary of the NBA lockout upon which this work is based. All previews will be $10, Fri/Sat $25, and Thurs/Sun $20.
However, if you backed at All-Star or above, you've earned yourself a pair of tickets (or season tickets if ALL-NBA or above)! To redeem, just message us through Kickstarter and let us know what date you plan on attending. You can change your date even after July 1, but let us know as soon as possible so you don't get sold out of a show.
Things are moving along with the production! Our cast of 16 wonderfully talented Chicago thespians have been busy learning the songs, which they will record in Chicago June 27-29.
The band, Mopak, is almost done recording the instruments (bass and drums? check.) We've already heard what they've done for I Believe and I am Basketball, and they sound incredible. We can't thank them enough for putting in the work to make sure that we'll have a CD on opening night!
We've been pretty quiet on the #socialmediafront, but we'll be starting our marketing campaign soon. If you're a Twitter-er, follow us at @lockoutmusical, and please Like us on Facebook . We'll be using these more than our Six Hours Short stuff.
That's about it, I think. Let us know if you have any questions- we're quite happy to answer.
Ben and Jason