The Fly Honey Show 9

The Allen Theater, @ The Den Theater – Chicago, IL  

Directed By Erin Kilmurry

Scenic Design by Elenor Kahn

Lighting Design by Heather Sparling

Music Orchestration by John Circa

Mashup Composition by Mikhail Fiksel 

Sound Design by Robert Hornbostel  

Everybody, No Matter What Your Body. 

Part Cabaret, Part Burlesque, Part Rap Concert, Big Band Jazz, Poetry, Spoken Word, Comedy, Standup, Dance Extravaganza – There’s something for everyone at the Fly Honey Show. FHS9 Offers up a wide variety of fierce talent from all edges of Chicago and beyond, creating a welcoming and beautiful environment to celebrate the body outside of the Male gaze. The FHS9 Challenges social constructs of beauty and sexuality, promoting non-binary, femme, and trans forward art through Dance, Performance, and Music. Working with over 300 artists over 5 weekends, FHS9 is the hottest late night event in Chicago, and promoting inclusion and support to all.   

Honey, is Hard Work. 

With over 24 different acts, 4 of which change weekly, and 1 of which changes NIGHTLY, System design for the Fly Honey Show proved to be quite the challenge. With over 250 audience members, who often scream their lungs out in support of these fierce performers, demanded the creation a system with close range coverage for all seats and standing room in the venue. Implementing a series of Matrix’d outputs and wide coverage angles, I was able to design a system where no audience member was further than 20ft from a speaker, providing crystal clear coverage at over 110db volumes in the 100x60ft Allen Theater. To provide proper low end support, We had JTR Speakers build out 4 Captivator 118Pro Subwoofers to compliment the QSC K-series mains. The support for this system grows and shrinks with the performers needs, allowing for the intimate, acoustic set of “She’s Always a Women to Me” and a 115db rendition of None of Your Business moments later. As our Host always says, “Honey, is Hard Work. But, it is Work we are Born for.”