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The Greatest Story Never Told

The Greatest Story Never Told

A narrator walks on stage and finds a storybook with no text! Then learns the actors scheduled to perform are stuck in traffic!!

The solution?

Have children from the audience volunteer to come on stage and become a character in:


Audience volunteers help "The Greatest Interns" (professional adult improvisers) make up a story on the spot based on audience suggestions. We will throw on silly costumes and create a 45-60 minute story complete with improvised dialogue, music, singing & dancing!!

After the show, a design team transforms the original improvised story into a purchasable digital and physical storybook.

EVERY child in the audience that wants to perform will be given an opportunity to be on stage. There is no forced participation. This is an all ages show particularly great for ages 4-14. Children age 2 and younger are FREE.

Doors open at 2:30pm. Join us before the show every week for coloring, crafts, board games & dress up fun on the stage.

***FREE snacks and FREE locally roasted COFFEE are always provided***

February 16th, 2019 - March 22nd 2019
The Newport Theater
956 W Newport Ave. * 2nd Floor

(* There is no elevator. Theater is only accessible by stairs.)



We have cabaret style seating with tables & chairs in the first 6 rows of the theater and several rows of chairs without tables behind that. The theater seats a maximum of 90 people.

OPEN SEATING - $20.00/person. Seats are guaranteed but your seat location is first-come, first-served style seating. Doors open at 2:30pm

RESERVED SEATING: $27.50/person. Your seats are reserved for your entire party with a table(s) in one of the first 5 rows of the theater.

PREMIUM RESERVED SEATING: $30.00/person. Your seats are reserved for your entire party with a table(s) in the 1st or 2nd row of the theater.

TICKETS AT THE DOOR - $23.00/person. Brown Paper Tickets online ticket sales close at 2 hours before the start of the show (1:00pm). Tickets may be purchased at the door if the show is not sold out. Call or text (773) 710-1639 to find out if seats are still available. At the door seating is first-come, first-served.

All adults and children 3 year and older must purchase tickets. CHILDREN 0-2 years old are FREE.

GROUP RATES: Groups of 12 or more are eligible for $15.00 tickets. Email for group rate code.

TICKET DISCOUNTS: LIKE us on Facebook and learn about special ticket discount offers:


The Greatest Story Never Told is presented by Ya Ya Productions

Artistic Director: Andrew Ritter
Managing Director: Erin Island

Meet our rotating cast of improvisers:

Derek Czaplewski
Nathan Ebenroth
Lisa Farver
Bri Fitzpatrick
Ashley Geron
Erin Island
Zephian Michaels
Hanna Pristave
Bryce Read
Andrew Ritter
Justin Swinson

Music Direction by Robbie Ellis & Matthew Pollack

We are available for touring to schools, private birthday parties, classes, workshops and other private or public events. For more info email

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