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Shabby Road, an Evening of Stinging Political Satire

(2008 KCBA Bar Show) Front row - Judge Keith Brown, Judge Ed Schreiber  Back row - Judge Tom Stanfa,Justice Donald Hudson, Judge Marmarie Kostelny, Chief Judge Judy Brawka, Judge Patricia Golden

Shabby Road, an Evening of Stinging Political Satire Performed by Area Lawyers
Saturday, April 12, 2014 at ECC’s Blizzard Theater


ST. CHARLES, Illinois (March 12, 2014) - Shabby Road, Pols and Lies on the Campaign Trail (A Nukalar Extravagabanza) is a musical review of incisive and witty political satire combined with bawdy humor and screwball antics reminiscent of “Animal House.” One thing Shabby Road will not be is politically correct. The event, sponsored by The Kane County Bar Association (KCBA), features spoof appearances by “Patty and Rob Blagojevich,” “Chris Christie,” “Ted Cruz,” “Sarah Palin,” “Justin Bieber,” and more! Tickets include a 6 pm reception with hors d’oeuvres and cocktails. The show begins at 7:30 pm.

Tickets for Shabby Road at ECC Blizzard Theater start at $40 for reserved seats; $50 for premium reserved seats. Box seat packages are also available. “Stockade” or wing box seats are $1000 and include ten (10) box seats, banner, and advertising on-stage and in the program. “Jailhouse” or opera box seats are $600 and include six (6) box seats, banner, on-stage and program advertising click here. For tickets, please call the Elgin Community College Box Office at 847-622-0300 or online at http://tickets.elgin.edu/.

Shabby Road gives an insider’s look at the legal, judicial and legislative process and lampoons today’s politicians and celebrities. The show was written by KCBA attorneys Richard Bingham, Loren Golden, Tim O’Neil, Peter Storm and Judge Kevin Busch. In addition to writing, Dorothy Voigt produces and performs, and Bernie Weiler directs. The Shabby Road band includes Peter Storm, guitar, Richard Bingham, bass and Loren Golden on piano.

Shabby Road is a labor of love for its participants, many of whom have extensive arts backgrounds. Loren Golden performs with the Elgin Community College Jazz Ensemble and even played at the Playboy Club for a few years before he passed the bar exam. Dorothy Voigt, has been singing in various choirs since she was a child. “My arts training began before birth. My dad sings and grandma was a piano teacher! Okay, that doesn’t count. But I started piano lessons at six years old, took voice lessons, and have appeared in several musicals over the years!”

Director Bernie Weiler has a degree in theatre from Loyola University. Weiler directed the 2008 Kane County Bar Association Show. He is a board member of Saint Charles’ Steel Beam Theatre (SBT), and has directed numerous shows, including SBT productions of Dance Lessons, Leading Ladies and The Au Pair Man. “We do this bar show because we love the arts. There is nothing like collaborating to create a production. It’s a great way to get to know each other outside of court,” says Weiler. “I think people are going to love this show! We all know the stereotypes about lawyers, but I bet Shabby Road will shatter some of those preconceived notions. It’s going to be a fun evening of laughs, gasps and groans!”

The Kane County Bar Association provides educational, social and professional opportunities for attorneys in the 16th Judicial Circuit. Currently, there are about 1100 KCBA members. The Kane County Bar Association offers many different programs for the public, including Ask a Lawyer Day, KCBA Cares, Lawyer in the Library, Lawyer in the Lobby, Lawyers in the Classroom and Legal Aid Resources. Visit www.kanecountybar.org for more information about the KCBA.