Alumni of the Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department and the Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago are in the cast and creative team of Floor Show, a new multimedia production celebrating the work and ideas of rock star David Bowie. The show runs through March 5 at the Chopin Theatre, located at 1543 W. Division in Chicago’s Wicker Park neighborhood. For tickets, click here.
Part rock show, part homage and part performance spectacle, Floor Show brings to life the music of David Bowie, inspired by Bowie’s drive to reinvent himself over and over again and bring the house down while doing it. The vocalists include Columbia College alum Teressa LaGamba ’13, a graduate of the Theatre Department’s BA Program in Acting.
The show’s co-choreographer is Columbia College alum Erin Kilmurray ’08, a graduate of the Dance Center’s BA Program in Dance. And Columbia College alum Benjamin Carne ’18, a graduate of the Theatre Department’s Theatre Design program, is the lighting designer.
In a February 22, 2023, review in the Chicago Reader – Chicago’s premier alternative publication – the Reader‘s theatre editor, Columbia College Theatre Department alum Kerry Reid ’87, described the show as a “compelling exploration/channeling of the chameleonic (and always self-aware) spirit of David Bowie,” calling it “truly exhilarating.” You can read the review here.