Get Ready for ‘Star Wars Comedy Weekend’ in May

Steel Beam Theatre is quickly becoming known as the premier locale for professional theatrical entertainment in the Western suburbs of Chicago.

Most recently, Any Suggestions? Improv has thrilled audiences at Steel Beam Theatre with hilarious comedy in March and April. The theatre also drew capacity crowds and rave reviews for its production of the slapstick parody comedy The 39 Steps.

Now Steel Beam is going to up the octane on its comedy offerings with Star Wars Comedy Weekend running May 19th, 20th, and 21st.

On the evening of Friday May 19th and the afternoon of Sunday May 21st Steel Beam Theatre will be bringing the hilarious yet moving one-woman-show The Princess Strikes Back: One Woman’s Search for the Space Cowboy of her Dreams to St. Charles as the anchor to Star Wars Comedy Weekend.


Starring actress and comedian Victoria Montalbano, The Princess Strikes Back is a thrilling romp that tells the star’s search for love despite none of her prospects ever living up to the shadow cast by her first crush: Han Solo. There is plenty of Star Wars material, and at the same time it provides a touch of romance and comedy treasure.

The Orlando Sentinel gave the production a five-star rating.

Orlando Weekly said ‘The Force is strong with this fresh, funny celebration of fandom.”

In my own review, I called it “A powerhouse performance that touches the heart.”

Around the Town Chicago raved about Montalbano “I loved her face and her delivery!”

People cannot get enough of this hysterical comedy show. So, I recommend you see it when it comes to St. Charles in May. It’s like getting the chance to see Lily Tomlin’s The Search for Intelligent Life in the Universe or Carrie Fisher’s Wishful Drinking in their heyday.

For tickets to The Princess Strikes Back on Friday May 19 and Sunday May 21st visit:


On Saturday May 20, Star Wars Comedy Weekend at Steel Beam Theatre will feature the always spectacular Any Suggestions? Improv Troupe in a special Sci Fi-themed show that would make even master Jedi Luke Skywalker break his stoic demeanor.

Any Suggestions: May The Force Be With Us All is a night of improv and comedy that will have any Star Wars fan laughing their storm trooper boots off. The night will be filled with quick witted improv entertainment including taking suggestions from the audience.

For tickets to Any Suggestions: May The Force Be With Us All on Saturday May 20 visit:

I recently had the chance to talk to some of the personnel at Steel Beam Theatre about Star Wars Comedy Weekend and their enthusiasm is contagious. Clearly Star Wars Comedy Weekend at Steel Beam is going to be tremendous.

Any Suggestions? Improv Troupe is always hysterical. Having a special Star Wars themed show will keep the comedy running all night. We are expecting people to be rolling in the aisles,” muses Steel Beam’s managing director Catie Early. The laughs are just as expected with The Princess Strikes Back.

In addition to the comedy of Victoria Montalbano’s The Princess Strikes Back and the improv show Any Suggestions: May The Force Be With Us, Steel Beam will be hosting a Star Wars costume contest at the theatre. And while costume contests are just plain fun to participate in, this contest features great Star Wars and Steel Beam Theatre themed prize packages. Star Wars fans will be able to submit a photo of their costume ahead of time on Facebook, winners will be voted on during the Any Suggestions: May The Force Be With Us event on May 20. Full details will be available soon at

Star Wars Comedy Weekend is not to be missed. Whether you are local to St. Charles are coming in from the city or one of the neighboring communities, you’ll have an out of this world comedic experience with Steel Beam in May,” says Steel Beam artistic director Marge Uhlarik-Boller.

Tickets for The Princess Strikes Back and Any Suggestions May The Force Be With Us are available at

Steel Beam Theatre is conveniently located at 111 W. Main Street in downtown St. Charles. It is a cozy theater with great ambiance and a reputation for excellence. There is ample free parking in the area and a host of delightful shops and restaurants to enjoy before performances. And, as I always like to point out, Steel Beam offers some of the most comfortable seats of any theatre in the Chicagoland area. Sitting in comfort always makes a show even better.

For tickets to The Princess Strikes Back at 7:30 PM on Friday May 19 and 3 PM Sunday May 21 and Any Suggestions May The Force Be With Us All on Saturday May 20 at 7:30 PM visit, call (630) 587-8521 or email


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