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Kokandy Productions to Present SWEENEY TODD at The Chopin Theatre in September Photo Kokandy Productions to Present SWEENEY TODD at The Chopin Theatre in September
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 11, 2022

Just in time for Halloween, the¬†Chopin Theatre¬†basement will be transformed into 19th¬†century London, daring audiences to attend this haunting, harrowing tale playing¬†September 8 ‚Äď November 6, 2022.

Cast Announced for SWEENEY TODD at The Chopin Theatre Photo Cast Announced for SWEENEY TODD at The Chopin Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 18, 2022

Kokandy Productions has announced casting for its revival of Stephen Sondheim‚Äôs macabre masterpiece Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, playing September 8‚ÄďNovember 6, 2022 at The Chopin Theatre.

Kokandy Productions' Hit Musical CRUEL INTENTIONS: The '90s Musical Extends Two Weeks Photo Kokandy Productions' Hit Musical CRUEL INTENTIONS: The '90s Musical Extends Two Weeks at The Chopin Theatre
by Grace Cutler - Jul 6, 2022

Due to popular demand Kokandy Productions’ hit Chicago storefront premiere of Cruel Intentions: The ’90 Musical has added two additional weeks of performances, extending through Sunday, August 21, 2022 at The Chopin Theatre (Studio), 1543 W. Division St. in Chicago’s Wicker Park neighborhood.

Kokandy Productions to Present CRUEL INTENTIONS: The '90s Musical Photo Kokandy Productions to Present CRUEL INTENTIONS: The '90s Musical
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 10, 2022

Kokandy Productions¬†is launching¬†its Tenth Anniversary Season this summer with the Chicago storefront premiere of¬†Cruel Intentions: The ‚Äô90 Musical, a flirty and fun, nostalgia-packed show laced with hits from ‚Äė90s including No Doubt, Jewel, Britney Spears, Garbage and many more.¬†

Casting Announced for Kokandy Productions' HUNDRED DAYS Photo Casting Announced for Kokandy Productions' HUNDRED DAYS
by Rebecca Russo - Jan 30, 2020

Kokandy Productions is pleased to announce casting for the Chicago premiere of the bold new musical Hundred Days, featuring music and lyrics by The Bengsons, and book by The Bengsons and Sarah Gancher.

Kokandy Productions Announces Chicago Premiere of New Musical HUNDRED DAYS Photo Kokandy Productions Announces Chicago Premiere of New Musical HUNDRED DAYS
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 6, 2019

Kokandy Productions has announced the Chicago premiere of the bold new musical HUNDRED DAYS, featuring music and lyrics by The Bengsons, and book by The Bengsons and Sarah Gancher. Making its Chicago debut after successful runs at La Jolla Playhouse and New York Theatre Workshop, Hundred Days will be helmed by director/performer Lucky Stiff. Casting will be announced shortly. HUNDRED DAYS will play March 6 - April 12, 2020 at The Chopin Theatre, 1543 W Division St. in Chicago. Tickets will be available at www.kokandyproductions.com, or in person at The Chopin Theatre box office. The press opening is Friday, March 13 at 8 pm.

Kokandy Productions Names New Producing Artistic Director; Artistic Associates Photo Kokandy Productions Names New Producing Artistic Director; Artistic Associates
by Julie Musbach - Nov 19, 2018

Kokandy Productions is pleased to announce the appointment of Derek Van Barham as the company's new Producing Artistic Director, succeeding Allison Hendrix, who served in the position since Kokandy was founded in 2010. Barham is joined by three new Artistic Associates: Adrian Abel Azevedo, Leda Hoffmann and Nik Whitcomb. The new artistic team is supported by Kokandy's Board of Directors, which includes: Preston Cropp, Allison Hendrix, Gitta Jacobs, Scot Kokandy and Katie Svaicer.

Allison Hendrix To Step Down As Kokandy Productions' Producing Artistic Director Photo Allison Hendrix To Step Down As Kokandy Productions' Producing Artistic Director
by Julie Musbach - Aug 8, 2018

Kokandy Productions announced today that Allison Hendrix will step down as the company's Producing Artistic Director. Hendrix has served as PAD since the company was founded in 2010. Kokandy will launch a search for a new Producing Artistic Director this week.

Kokandy Productions Presents GRAND HOTEL Photo Kokandy Productions Presents GRAND HOTEL
by Julie Musbach - Mar 14, 2018

Kokandy Productions is pleased to present the final production of its fifth anniversary season: the Tony Award-nominated musical GRAND HOTEL, playing April 15 - May 27, 2018 at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. Featuring a book by Luther Davis, music and lyrics by Robert Wright and George Forrest and additional music and lyrics by Maury Yeston, the Kokandy production will be directed by Artistic Producer John D. Glover, with music direction by Aaron Benham and choreography by Brenda Didier.

Photo Flash: The Casting Auction Presents THE ANNUAL CASTING PARTY Photo Photo Flash: The Casting Auction Presents THE ANNUAL CASTING PARTY
by Julie Musbach - Aug 7, 2017

Anyone can be a star - for a price! The annual CASTING PARTY is a unique opportunity for amateur theatre lovers to experience the thrill of being on stage in a professionally produced Chicago stage production - no experience or training required! The Casting Auction, in association with Kokandy Productions, will be auctioning off more than 30 roles for this season's musical production, The ADDAMS FAMILY, on Friday, November 3, 2017 at Michelle's Ballroom, 2800 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago.

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STAGE TUBE: 43rd Annual Non-Equity Jeff Awards Nominees Are Announced - HEATHERS, BYHALIA, MISSISSIPPI, LONDON WALL and More!
by Stage Tube - Apr 27, 2016

The Jeff Awards Committee today announced 121 nominations in 24 categories for the 43rd Annual Non-Equity Jeff Awards for productions that opened between April 1, 2015, and March 31, 2016. The Non-Equity Awards honor excellence in Chicago theatres not under a union contract. Jeff judges attended opening nights of 148 productions offered by 67 Non-Equity producing organizations. The Jeff Committee recommended 65 of those shows (or 44%), making them eligible for Non-Equity Jeff Award nominations. Of the 65 Jeff Recommended productions, a record 53 (or 82%) received nominations, representing 32 theatre companies.

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights from Mercury Theatre's INTO THE WOODS!
by Stage Tube - Feb 11, 2014

Mercury Theater Chicago, 3745 N Southport Ave., presents The Hypocrites' production INTO THE WOODS, directed by Geoff Button* with Musical Direction by Matt Deitchman, opening tonight, February 11 at 7:30 p.m. and running through Sunday, March 30. Check out highlights from the production below!