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Sex, Booze and Candy Bars: A Wild Man’s Musical Memoir

Sunday @ 7:00 | Mainstage


About the Show

This gifted Chicago improv kid was on his way to fame and fortune. Then something better came along.

It’s the funny and inspiring story of local TV legend Ben Hollis, before and after Wild Chicago (his groundbreaking WTTW hit show): limping through the Sexual Revolution of the 1970s and beyond, being saved at every turn by pop music and his own ridiculously self-centered desires.

“Ben rocked the house,” says Chicago music and theatre luminary Jamie O’Reilly. Don’t miss this high-energy musical revelation of deeply personal comedy and original songs.

Directed by Paul Quinn. Musical support by John Siegle.

Feeling hungry? Add Dinner at Drew's!

Add dinner on to your show ticket for $29. Head over to Drew’s on Halsted, just down Belmont, for their special pre fixe menu before or after this show. Offer only valid until 10:30 pm.
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Media & Reviews

Chicago Stage Standard says:

“It’s a fine night of entertainment and Sex, Booze and Candy Bars reminds me of Adam Langer’s 2005 novel Crossing California: a perfect dive into a certain kind of Chicago life at a certain time.”

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