The Curtain is Going Up on the CBA’s Annual “Bar Show” Musical Extravaganza

They practice law by day, but more than 50 Chicago-area attorneys will be hitting the stage after business hours to perform a rousing musical comedy revue that parodies local and national political figures in the Chicago Bar Association’s annual Bar Show opening in downtown Chicago November 29.

No one is off limits in this irreverent production that features skits and musical numbers lampooning politicians, show biz, and public figures who made news and headlines over the past year.  The show is written, directed and performed by a cast and crew of lawyers who also have backgrounds in music or theater, including Chicago and community theatre performers, classical musicians and opera singers.

Tickets are on sale now for this year’s show, “Big Little Laws,” which runs from Nov. 29 to Dec. 2 at DePaul University’s Merle Reskin Theatre, 60 E. Balbo, Chicago.

Local and national politics will figure prominently in the show, with lawyers portraying outgoing Mayor Rahm Emanuel, upcoming Mayoral candidates, the recent national midterm election winners, and U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

The Presidency of Donald Trump will be a major theme, along with appearances by cast members portraying Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Ivanka Trump and others.

“There was no shortage of material to draw upon for this year’s show and we rewrite as news develops, so the show will be up to the minute when it comes to political breaking news,” said Bar Show Producer Jeffrey Marks.  “We are going to bring some hysterical performances and lyrics with a unique Chicago spin.  And yes, we will be tweeting live throughout all of our performances.”

Now in its 95th year, the Chicago Bar Association Bar Show is the longest running original musical revue in Chicago.

Tickets are $45 for the main floor and $35 for mezzanine.  Group rates are available.  All performances began at 7:30 p.m. except for Sunday which features a matinee performance at 2 p.m.  Go to for tickets or further show 2019 Image

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