RENAISSANCE THEATERWORKS AND ADIRONDACK THEATRE FESTIVAL ANNOUNCE THE CO-PRODUCTION OF “IN THE BOX ENTERTAINMENT”, A LIVE, INTERACTIVE, ZOOM-BASED THEATRICAL EXPERIENCE THAT IS FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY.
MILWAUKEE, Wis. (September 29, 2020) – Renaissance Theaterworks (RTW) & Adirondack Theatre Festival (ATF) are excited to announce the co-production of IN THE BOX ENTERTAINMENT, a series of live, interactive virtual experiences that entertain audiences from the comfort of their homes. All shows will include a box mailed to the ticket holder prior to the show, which will fuel their at-home, interactive experience.
“Renaissance Theaterworks is thrilled to bring this live, interactive, totally unique theater experience to our audiences! As the weather grows colder and outdoor gatherings prove more difficult, IN THE BOX ENTERTAINMENT offers a fun way to be social – safely. Although this is a bit of a departure from our typical provocative offerings, we are happy to provide an entertaining evening for the whole family,” states RTW founder & Artistic Director Suzan Fete.
“Our goal from the start was to create entertainment that isn’t a consolation prize for not having live theatre, but instead to develop an iteration of live theatre that benefits specifically from being digital. We’re not putting our art form on Zoom, we’re creating an art form for Zoom,” adds Chad Rabinovitz, Adirondack Theatre Producing Artistic Director.
“Our goal for now is to create something that can have a life well beyond quarantine,” Rabinovitz says. “These theatrical experiences are not only a pandemic-proof, cost effective solution for the current climate, but they’re also an opportunity to generate ancillary income even when things return to normal without taking up additional seats in a venue – all while extending value and reach to any patron base. And, even better, it puts more actors to work at a time when we’re struggling to do what we can to employ as many artists as possible.”
IN THE BOX ENTERTAINMENT SERIES PRESENTED BY ATF AND RTW
CRUISE IN A BOX: LIVING ROOM CRUISE LINES
Set sail for an unforgettable, high-seas staycation on the world's first ever Cruise in a Box! Your ticket doesn't just buy you passage on this not-so-nautical adventure, we'll also be mailing you a special SHIPment – filled with everything you'd expect from a luxury cruise liner; plush towels that we'll teach you to transform into animals for your cabin, ocean-scented candles, a little umbrella to shade your favorite tropical drink, and so much more! Then, you'll join your Live Virtual Cruise Director for a night of world-class Shipboard entertainment and variety performances as you sail across the globe – all from your own couch!
Wednesday 11/04/20 at 7:00 p.m.
Thursday 11/05/20 at 7:00 p.m.
Friday 11/06/20 at 7:00 p.m.
Saturday 11/07/20 at 7:00 p.m. SOLD OUT
Tuesday 11/10/20 at 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday 11/11/20 at 7:00 p.m.
Thursday 11/12/20 at 7:00 p.m.
Friday 11/13/20 at 7:00 p.m.
Saturday 11/14/20 at 7:00 p.m.
PAINT IN A BOX: PAINTING FOR ONE
It's time for Andy and Laura's Painting for Two – the BEST paint-by-numbers instructional show on public access WBPP! By signing up for this week's show, you've received your canvas and paints in the mail, and you'll be following along with Andy and Laura to make it a masterpiece in a night where wine and canvas meets live theatre. One small change: Laura isn't here. She's gone. But... Andy's here, live... from the living room they once shared... and he's ready to make this blank canvas into a stunning piece of art with YOU! Also, due to budget cuts, we may need him to host a few more shows throughout the evening... also the future of the station may be at stake. But... it'll be fine, right? Yeah... yeah it'll be... fine...
Tuesday, 02/09/21 at 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday 02/10/21 at 7:00 p.m.
Thursday 02/11/21 at 7:00 p.m.
Friday 02/12/21 at 7:00 p.m.
Saturday 02/13/21 at 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday 02/16/21 at 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday 02/17/21 at 7:00 p.m.
Thursday 02/18/21 at 7:00 p.m.
Friday 02/19/21 at 7:00 p.m.
Saturday 02/20/21 at 7:00 p.m.
Renaissance Theaterworks Subscribers: $45
WHERE TO PURCHASE
Tickets may be purchased by phone at 414-273-0800, or through the Renaissance Theaterworks’ website:
· CRUISE IN A BOX: https://www.r-t-w.com/shows/cruise-in-a-box/
· ART IN A BOX: https://www.r-t-w.com/shows/art-in-a-box/
*For tickets purchased less than seven business days prior to the event, there is no guarantee that boxes will arrive in time.
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ABOUT ADIRONDACK THEATRE
Founded in 1994, Adirondack Theatre Festival (ATF) is a professional not-for-profit summer theatre located in Glens Falls, NY. ATF strives to challenge, entertain, and nourish its audience through the development and production of new and contemporary musicals and plays.
During its 26-year history, ATF has launched more than 35 world premieres and produced 25 new play workshops. Each summer ATF produces a nine-week season of theatre for an audience of more than 9,500 using professional artists from New York City and across the country. Its summer season includes four mainstage productions, a new play workshop, two cabarets, and a children’s dinner theatre. ATF is the only professional summer theatre in the Capital District, Saratoga and Adiron-dack regions of upstate New York solely committed to producing new works.
ATF also operates the Adirondack Film Festival, now entering its 5th season. Serving over 4,000 patrons in one weekend, the film festival brings in major stars from the industry and showcases more than 100 films across multiple screens in Downtown Glens Falls.
ABOUT RENAISSANCE THEATERWORKS
Renaissance Theaterworks, “Theater by Women for Everyone”, is Milwaukee’s only women-founded, women-run professional theater company. Dedicated to promoting the work of women onstage and off, Renaissance Theaterworks creates theater that connects with all people – and what it means to be human – through vibrant, visceral storytelling. Founded in 1993 by Suzan Fete, Marie Kohler, Raeleen McMillion, Jennifer Rupp and Michele Traband, Renaissance Theaterworks is the nation’s second oldest theater company with a mission to promote gender equity in theater. Renaissance Theaterworks produces outstanding, artistically unsurpassed theater that makes audiences feel more, think harder, and laugh louder.
NEW ARTISTIC HOME FOR 2020-2021 SEASON
Renaissance Theaterworks will permanently move its productions as resident theater company to the Next Act Theatre at 255 S. Water Street, during its 2020-2021 production season. This bold move will allow us to continue on a positive trajectory for many years to come, shares Managing Director Lisa Rasmussen. Administrative offices will remain on the 5th floor of the Broadway Theatre Center.
Renaissance Theaterworks is a member of the National New Play Network, Theater Wisconsin, Samuel French’s Playwrights Welcome, Hispanic Professionals of Greater Milwaukee, Visit Milwaukee, and the Historic Third Ward Association. They receive support from the United Performing Arts Fund, Brico Fund, CAMPAC, the Evinrude Foundation, The Greater Milwaukee Foundation, the Richard & Ethel Herzfeld Foundation, Jane Bradley Pettit Foundation, Milwaukee Arts Board, Sempercor Foundation, the Shubert Foundation, the Bert L. and Patricia S. Steigleder Charitable Trust, Wisconsin Arts Board, and private donors and foundations.