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Girl power!: Celebrating 20 Years of 'Spice World' (A Live Reading)

To celebrate 20 years of Girl Power, platform sneakers and Union Jack dresses, Ghostlight Ensemble presents a live reading of the Spice World screenplay, complete with our Spices singing all the Girl Power hits that you know and love from this modern cinematic classic.

Spice World, released in the U.S. 20 years ago on January 23, is a British musical comedy starring the 1990s pop sensation known as the Spice Girls (who all play over-the-top versions of themselves in the movie). The lighthearted comedy follows the girls on a series of events leading up to their first live concert to be held at London's Royal Albert Hall, with plenty of dream sequences, flashbacks, flashforwards and surreal moments scattered in between.

The cast is:

Spice Girls
Caitlin Jackson as Geri (Ginger)
Song Marshall* as Mel B (Scary)
Jean E. Burr* as Mel C (Sporty)
Carrie Campana as Emma (Baby)
Maura Hogan as Victoria (Posh)

Friends, Foes & Randos
Mark Lancaster as Clifford/ Richard E. Grant
Pearl Paramadilok as Nicola
Noah Berman as Piers/ Alan Cumming
Holly Robison* as Deborah/ Claire Rushbrook and various female roles
Chad Wise* as Dennis, Movie Producer and Damien/ Richard O'Brien
Sean Harklerode as The Chief, Kevin McMaxford, Mr. Step and Elton John
Kirk Jackson as Enzo/ David Fahm, Brad, Elvis Costello and various male roles
Christopher Paul Mueller as Graydon, Jess/ Steven O'Donnel, Bob Geldof and various male roles

The reading is directed by Maria Burnham*, with stage directions read by John Morrison.

Grab a gin and tonic (better make that a double) and join us for this one-night only event that takes place at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, January 23, at the Celtic Crown, located at the corner of Western Avenue and Cullom Avenue.

There is a suggested donation of $5 at the door, which will help Ghostlight fund its current season.

*Denotes a Ghostlight Ensemble member



What: Girl Power!: Celebrating 20 Years of Spice World (A Live Reading)
Where: Celtic Crown (2356 W Cullom Ave, Chicago, IL 60618)
When: Tuesday, January 23, 2018
What time: 7:30 p.m.