Columbia College Chicago Theatre and Music Dept. Alums Bring Chicago Premiere of ‘Hundred Days’ to the Stage Nov. 7-Jan. 9

Emilie Modaff (right) in “Hundred Days.” (Photo: Michael Brosilow)

Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alum Emilie Modaff ’14, a graduate of the Theatre Department’s BA Program in Acting, is featured in Kokandy Productions‘ Chicago premiere of the bold new musical Hundred Days, featuring music and lyrics by The Bengsons and book by The Bengsons and Sarah Gancher.

Emilie Modaff

Modaff plays folk-punk musician Abigail Bengson, one of the show’s creators, in this exhilarating and heartrending true story about embracing uncertainty, taking a leap and loving as if you only had 100 days to live. The anthemic folk-punk score by Abigail and Shaun Bengson explores a fundamental question: how do we make the most of the time that we have?

Matthew Muñiz

The production’s music director is musical director is Columbia College Chicago Music Department alumnus Matthew Muñiz ’03, a graduate of the Music Department’s Music BA program with a concentration in composition.

As previously reported in this blog, Hundred Days’ Chicago premiere was originally scheduled for March of 2020, but the production was forced to close on opening night due to the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. The reopened production runs November 7, 2021, through January 9, 2022 at the Chopin Theatre, located at 1543 W. Division in Chicago’s Bucktown neighborhood. For tickets, click here.

Jared Grant