The Halogen Company, is proud to invite theater lovers from around the globe to a new kind of holiday experience. The immersive company has gone virtual, but you can forget Zoom. Working with next generation storytelling software company Adventr, The Halogen Company takes you on a “televised” journey, where you have a say in what path to take.

Reminiscent of the television variety hours of old, The Halogen has a dream team line up of Los Angeles’ and Chicago’s best and brightest performers. From song and dance, to artistic talents of the strangest kind, there is something for everyone in this holiday smorgasbord. Choose your own adventure with the spirits of time, or the spirits in your drink. Our host is sure to provide you with delightful moments of hilarity and nostalgia. This evening will leave you reflecting on the year past and what’s ahead, as we examine the present.

Featuring the talents of: The GingerSnaps, Koryn Wicks and Kompany, Nina Nightingale, Krystal Kurio, Alyssa Klein and Omar Amir, Samantha Jai, Effie Spence, & Roman and Katlyn Cullia-Martinez. Hosted by James Michael Cowan.

Come sit by their hearth, or rather your computer screen, & indulge in a night of merriment and wonder. As you choose the paths you take, our nine acts will astound you in artistic feats of the holiday persuasion. So curl up in your favorite pajamas, grab the hot coco and join The Halogen Company on December 5th.

Tickets are $15 and available on After your ticket purchase you will receive a confirmation email with a password for entry into the Virtual Variety Hour on December 5th at 6:30pm or anytime after.


The Halogen Company is donating all proceeds from Yule: A Virtual Variety Hour to two organizations this year: Brave Space Alliance & The Loveland Foundation. These two organizations are helping marginalized groups, empowering them and helping them through the challenges 2020 has amplified. Please go to their websites: & to find out more and donate what you can. The Halogen Company is a supporter of Black Lives Matter and as a company they have always and will continue to keep their doors open in support of all the peoples in the creation of their art.

Brave Space Alliance is the first Black-led, trans-led LGBTQ Center located on the South Side of Chicago, dedicated to creating and providing affirming, culturally competent, for-us by-us resources, programming, and services for LGBTQ individuals on the South and West sides of the city. They strive to empower, embolden, and educate each other through mutual aid, knowledge-sharing, and the creation of community-sourced resources as they build toward the liberation of all oppressed peoples.

The Loveland Foundation was established in 2018 by Rachel Cargle in response to her widely successful birthday wish fundraiser, Therapy for Black Women and Girls. Her enthusiastic social media community raised over $250,000, which made it possible for Black women and girls nationally to receive therapy support. Black women and girls deserve access to healing, and that healing will impact generations. The Loveland Foundation is the official continuation of this effort to bring opportunity and healing to communities of color, and especially to Black women and girls. Through fellowships, residency programs, listening tours, and more, ultimately they hope to contribute to both the empowerment and the liberation of the communities they serve.


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