Love Affairs And Wedding Bells

Suburban West Actors’ Guild presents an original, new musical set in Chicago during the 1893 World’s Fair.

Poster for Love Affairs and Wedding BellsCHICAGO, IL – S.W.A.G. Theater Company presents the first full stage production of the multi award-winning new romantic-comedy musical, LOVE AFFAIRS AND WEDDING BELLS, directed by stage veteran Judy Rossignuolo-Rice and premiering Sept. 22, 2017 at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont. Written by two local Chicago authors, Tina Montgomery (book) and Mark Burrows (music & lyrics), LOVE AFFAIRS AND WEDDING BELLS is the winner of the 2015 Fullerton Playwrights Festival, reached the finalist round of the 2016/2017 Pallas Theater TableRead series, and was recently named a semifinalist in the 2017 7th Annual Neil Simon Festival New Play Contest.


Set during the excitement and grandeur of the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair, two very different sisters — one determined to scheme her way into a high society marriage, the other, college educated but restlessly seeking a grand adventure — navigate their way through romantic escapades and life-altering decisions, cleverly guided by their worldly-wise aunt. “I fell in love with it when I first read it and heard the music,” said director Judy Rossignuolo-Rice. “I’m honored to be directing such a fine new work.”

This is already the second large musical staged by S.W.A.G. (Suburban West Actors’ Guild) in its short history. Last year, their maiden production was FIDDLER ON THE ROOF. Performances of LOVE AFFAIRS AND WEDDING BELLS will be held at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont, Chicago, Sept. 22-24, Sept. 29-Oct. 1, and Oct. 6-8. Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm and Sundays at 3 pm. General admission tickets are $30, Seniors & Students $25. Tickets can be purchased through the Theater Wit box office at 773-975-8150 or online at www.theaterwit.org.

LOVE AFFAIRS AND WEDDING BELLS is the Winner of the 2015 Fullerton Playwrights Festival, Finalist in the 2016/2017 Pallas Theatre TableRead series, and Semifinalist in the 2017 7th Annual Neil Simon Festival New Play Contest.

Book by Tina Montgomery
Music & Lyrics by Mark Burrows
Directed by Judy Rossignuolo-Rice
Music Direction by Sonia Reppe & Monty Gabor
Choreography by Anita Gabor
Theater Two
Suburban West Actors’ Guild