A Very Luna Christmas, a gut busting and honest portrayal of a Latina family desperately trying to survive the holidays. It’s been a rough year for the Ochoa family, but nothing, not even her husband’s recent death, will stop Oralia Ochoa from throwing her yearly Christmas party for the entire neighborhood. She gathers the Ochoa women to prepare her famous tamales, but things start going awry when one daughter shows up with her new girlfriend, another without her husband and a granddaughter who is on a conversational basis with GOD, Herself. Will Oralia be able to accept the changes her family is undergoing, or will she be left all alone in the kitchen? This is a definite must see holiday event for the whole family!
As the Holiday Season kicks into full swing, Teatro Luna invites Chicago to laugh, cry, and reminisce on holidays past with A Very Luna Christmas, a holiday show the whole family is sure to enjoy.

A Very Luna Christmas features Artistic Associates Amanda de la Guardia (Living Large..., PUTAS!) and Alyssa Vera Ramos, Teatro Luna favorites Jazmin Corona (Crossed), Angelica Roque (PUTAS!) and Ashley Alvarez (PUTAS!), and Luna newcomers Diana Campos and Sindy Castro.

Luna Central • 3914 N. Clark St. (Mainstage Space) • Dec. 3, 2012 - Jan. 6, 2013 • Thurs-Sun, matinee and prime time.
Tickets are $20 in advanced, $25 at the door. For more information visit www.teatroluna.org 
After a highly successful  run on Broadway, Mike Tyson will take his acclaimed one-man show, MIKE TYSON: UNDISPUTED TRUTH, on a national tour which will stop in Chicago for three performances only, February 15-17, 2013, at the Cadillac Palace Theatre (151 West Randolph St.).  Helmed by renowned director Spike Lee and producer James L. Nederlander, the tour is set to begin February 2013.

Until December 7, 2012, tickets are available for our readers before they will be available for purchase for the general public.  Tickets are available for purchase at Ticket Master or Broadway in Chicago. Code EARLY is required when ordering online. Special Meet & Greet packages are also available!

The legendary boxer, “Iron Mike,” will kick off his 10-week tour with a two-night engagement at the Murat Theatre in Indianapolis on February 12 –13.  The three month tour will visit over 36 cities including Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Houston, and Washington D.C.  For tickets and full information of this tour visit www.facebook.com/MikeTysonOnTour.

“After a successful run at the MGM in Las Vegas and on Broadway at the Longacre Theatre with Spike Lee, I’m excited to take MIKE TYSON: UNDISPUTED TRUTH on tour and share it with my fans across the country,” said Tyson.  “’Undisputed Truth’ is my story- I'm giving my all.  I’m proud to take the show nationwide, and it’s a privilege to continue working with The Nederlander Organization.” 

MIKE TYSON: UNDISPUTED TRUTH is a rare, personal look inside the life and mind of one of the most feared men ever to wear the heavyweight crown.  Directed by Academy Award nominee Spike Lee, this riveting one-man show goes beyond the headlines, behind the scenes and between the lines to deliver a must-see theatrical knockout.

Created by Adam Steck, CEO of SPI Entertainment, MIKE TYSON: UNDISPUTED TRUTH is presented by James L. Nederlanderdirected by Spike Lee (originally directed by Randy Johnson), written by Kiki Tyson, and produced by Mike Tyson, Kiki Tyson, and Adam Steck

Mike Tyson is a larger-than-life legend both in and out of the ring.  Tenacious, talented, and thrilling to watch, Tyson embodies the grit and electrifying excitement of the sport.  With nicknames such as “Iron” Mike, Kid Dynamite, and The Baddest Man on the Planet, it’s no surprise that Tyson’s legacy is the stuff of a legend.  Tyson was one of the most feared boxers in the ring-- and one look at his resume proves he is one of boxing’s greats: Aside from having been the undisputed heavyweight champion, Tyson holds the record as the youngest boxer to win the WBC, WBA and IBF world heavyweight titles. He was the first heavyweight boxer to hold the WBA, WBC and IBF titles simultaneously.  In 2011 Tyson was also inducted into the Boxing Hall of Fame.

Tyson’s enduring mass appeal owes not only to his incomparable athleticism, but to his huge personality and unrivaled showmanship.  And his ability to work a crowd extends far beyond the ring- Tyson’s career in entertainment spans blockbuster movies (The Hangover and The Hangover 2), television (the Animal Planet’s “Taking on Tyson”), and his own clothing company (shirts are available on his website).  Tyson is also the CEO of his own production company, Tyrannic Productions, and currently has a few film projects in development.

Spike Lee is a Writer, Director, Actor, Producer, Author and Educator who has helped revolutionize modern Independent cinema.  Lee is a forerunner in the ‘do it yourself’ school of independent film.  Spike's latest endeavor is the Peabody Award winning documentary If God is Willing and Da Creek Don’t Rise, which revisits the recently Storm ravaged Gulf Coast region as residents attempt to rebuild in their cities while also demanding assistance and accountability from their political leaders.  Recent critical and box office successes have included such films as Inside Man, 25th Hour, The Original Kings of Comedy, Bamboozled and Summer of Sam.  
Lee’s films Girl 6, Get on the Bus, Do the Right Thing and Clockers display his ability to showcase a series of outspoken and provocative socio-political critiques that challenge cultural assumptions on race, class and gender identity. 
Spike’s commercial work began in 1988 with his Nike Air Jordan campaign.  Collaborating with basketball great Michael Jordan on several commercials, Lee resurrected his popular character, Mars Blackmon from She’s Gotta Have It. His other commercial ventures include TV spots for Philips, ESPN, American Express, Snapple, Taco Bell and the Lean Forward campaign for MSNBC.  
Lee began teaching a course about filmmaking and Black cinema at Harvard in 1991 and since 2002, Lee has been Artistic Director of the Graduate Film Program at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts where he received his Master of Fine Arts in Film Production.  Spike Lee has combined his extensive creative experience into yet another venture: partnering with DDB Needham he created SpikeDDB, a full-service advertising agency.  SpikeDDB Clients include Chevy, Pepsi and Comcast.

Source: Press release from Broadway in Chicago