big entrance, November 2018
Come laugh with the ladies of Forte Chicago as they show you why too much is never enough in their operatic sketch comedy show “BIG ENTRANCE”! Forte, Chicago’s leading company which intersects improvisation, opera, and sketch comedy is back on stage at Piven Theatre!
Featuring Forte’s signature operatic comedic sketch work, composition and arrangements by Heidi Joosten, design by Sarah Bendix, and direction by Susan Payne O’Brien.
Anytime Anywhere: The Third Annual Piven Improv Series, March 2017
Featuring Forte Chicago and Improvised Jane Austen
Winter Whisper: Forte Chicago's Loudest Bits!, February 2017
The Divas of Forte Chicago will soothe your winter blues with a timeless show of bathroom jokes, food puns, and high notes! This performance is part of the Women's Voices Lab Performance series at Piven Theatre, designed to celebrate female artistry and leadership.
THE SAUSAGE SHOw and other bites, may 2016
Forte Chicago presents The Sausage Show & Other Bites, a delectable evening of entertainment, featuring an amuse-bouche of stories about food, how it drives us crazy, how it makes us feel, and how it moves through us.
The main course is The Sausage Show, a tale of Sausage Savagery, featuring original music by Lara Golan. What happens when a family linked by their passion for pork finds themselves in Chicago's frying pan? The steaks are high, and there can only be one wiener. The ladies of Forte Chicago will explore the magic of meat, the beauty of burritos, and the desperation of dieting through puppetry, opera, classical music, and greasy spectacle.