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Photo Blog: A Day in the Life of Yando Lopez of Steppenwolf's THE CHRISTIANS

Steppenwolf continues its 41st season with the Chicago premiere of Lucas Hnath's THE CHRISTIANS directed by ensemble member K. Todd Freeman. BroadwayWorld reached out to Gospel Choir member Yando Lopez to capture photos throughout a typical day leading up and including a performance. Here's what Mr. Lopez had to report!

Yando Lopez (Choir) Steppenwolf debut! Most recently seeing in IN THE HEIGHTS (Porchlight). Other Chicago credits include LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS (American Blues Thetare), BARNEY THE ELF (The Other Theatre Company), THE SECRET GARDEN (Court Theatre), [title of show] (Brown Paper Box Co.), and SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM (Porchlight).

THE CHRISTIANS runs through January 29, 2017 in the Downstairs Theatre, 1650 N. Halsted. Tickets ($20 - $89) are available through Audience Services at 312-335-1650 or steppenwolf.org.


Good morning, everyone. Yando Lopez here. Thanks to a slow holiday week, I got to sleep in.


In the words of a wonderful teacher at Northwestern, John Haas, "Make your bed everyday."


Breakfast of Champions #305tillidie


Here she is boys - here's momma!


The day job.


Party!


Just me and a couple of my closest friends.


Pizza!


My newest obsession - Stromae.


The best way to get through any day - patience and faith (featuring artwork by the most talented ELena Romanowski).


FRIENDS and fuzzy socks before tonight's THE CHRISTIANS performance.


Celebrating the heat wave of 30 something degrees. Gotta love Chicago.


So lucky to be singing gospels alongside some of the best at Steppenwolf.


Snacks on snack in the green room.


In my own little corner.


Getting ready to go on stage.


Some of my brilliant cast mates - Glenn Davis, Shannon Cochran, and Jacqueline Williams.


Card against Humanity by Ben


More wonderful humans from THE CHRISTIANS - Ben Burke, Jazelle Morris, Charlie Strater, and Faith Howard.


Home! Thanks for following my day. Come visit Steppenwolf & see THE CHRISTIANS now through January 29, 2017.



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