August 01, 2020

While SKATES awaits our safe return to the boards, a new song from composer Rick Briskin during these trying times.

SKATES will be back soon!

April 03, 2020

In light of recent events, our previously scheduled opening of March 18 has been postponed.  Stay tuned for updates.

March 10, 2020

Even without the coronavirus epidemic scrambling all our lives, Christine Rea would be setting herself up with a tough challenge. She’s creating a brand-new, Broadway-style musical, written entirely from scratch, performed with an Equity cast, two “American Idol” alums and a live orchestra, and slated for the mainstage at the Royal George Theatre in Chicago.

Full Cast Announced!

January 14, 2020

HIT HER WITH THE SKATES, a new musical about life, love and the roller rink starring American Idol power couple Diana DeGarmo and Ace Young, has announced full casting for the world premiere of the Chicago production at the Royal George Theatre, 1641 North Halsted St., Chicago, IL, on Wednesday, March 18, 2020. Preview performances are slated to begin March 10.

‘Hit Her with the Skates’ will debut in Chicago with ‘American Idol’ stars — a new musical hoping for Broadway

November 03, 2019

“Hit Her with the Skates,” which has a cast of 10 and six live musicians, has been in development for at least five years; its ability to secure a Broadway theater likely will depend on how it performs in Chicago. [The playwright, Christine] Rea who once toured the country in “Jesus Christ Superstar," said that she intends to try and cast the show with Chicago-based performers and then, she said, “run the show for as long as Chicago will have us.”

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