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Images: Otherworld Theatre's World Premiere "Twihard! A Twilight Musical Parody"

Sci-Fi & Fantasy Theatre Company Releases New Images of First-Ever Original Musical

CHICAGO, Illinois (February 9, 2024) -- Otherworld Theatre Company, the premier sci-fi and fantasy live theatre production company in North America, today released new images from its first-ever original musical, TWIHARD!  A Twilight Musical Parody, with music composed by Brian Rasmussen. This fangtastic comical and creative take on the iconic Twilight saga runs February 9 - March 10, 2024 at the storefront theatre’s venue located at 3914 N. Clark St. in Chicago. Tickets ($30) are on sale now at

Photo credit Nadir Waxali

TWIHARD! A Twilight Musical Parody is a side-splitting, fangtastic romp that hilariously reimagines the iconic Twilight  saga with catchy tunes, uproarious humor, and an unforgettable twist. Audiences will sink their teeth into the beloved story of Bella and Edward, while poking fun at the supernatural world we all adore. Whether you are a die-hard Twilight fan or just looking for a howling good time, this musical parody promises an evening of laughter, love, and unforgettable moments. 

TWIHARD! A Twilight Musical Parody opens Friday, February 9, 2024 at 7 p.m. with performances every Friday and Saturday from 7:00 - 9:20 p.m. and Sunday from 2:00 - 4:20 p.m. until Sunday, March 10, 2024. Tickets are $30 and can be purchased at There are a limited number of Pay-What-You-Can tickets available for each performance.




Music by: Brian Rasmussen

Book & Lyrics by: Tiffany Keane Schaefer

Directed By: Tiffany Keane Schaefer

Cast: Rachel Arianna (Bella), Casey Huls (Edward), Maxwell Peters (Jacob / Mike / Emmett), Ginny Weant(Alice), Cosmo Coniglio (Charlie / Jasper), Lena Simone (Jessica / Victoria / Twihard), Nicholas Ian (Carlisle / Eric), Vivian Vaeth (Rene / Esme / Angela), Collin Borisenko (Aro), Trey Plutnicki (Tyler / James), Kyra Young(Rosalie / Twihard)

Creative Team: Brian Rasmussen (Music Director, Composer, Pianist), Tiffany Keane Schaefer (Lyrics & Book, Director, Props, Set, & Costume Designer), Will Donovan (Lighting Designer), Ben McClymont (Assistant Director, Prop Designer), Kenna Bartlett (Stage Manager), Sam Campos (Fight Choreographer), Kira Nutter (Intimacy Designer),  Jake Ganzer (Choreographer), Mark Hardy (Guitar), Thomas A. Jasek (Drums)

Dates: February 9 - March 10, 2024

Schedule: Fridays and Saturdays at 7 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m.

Location: Otherworld Theatre, 3914 N. Clark St.

Tickets: $30 with some Pay What You Can tickets available for each performance.

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Images available at the Otherworld Theatre Media Center 


Otherworld Theatre Company (3914 N. Clark St.) was founded in 2012 to bring a theatrical experience to the science fiction and fantasy genre. The Company’s work celebrates the depth of human imagination by engaging spectators in high quality storytelling. Otherworld Theatre Company stages original works in its pay-what-you-can Chicago, Illinois venue, presents virtual programming online, and produces immersive Live-Action Role Playing events through its partner company, Moonrise Games. For more information:

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