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Eric Backus

 
Bio:
Eric Backus is a composer and sound designer based in Chicago. He works nationally, specializing in live sound design and original music composition for plays and musicals. Recently, he designed the Off-Broadway and touring productions of SoloChicago Theatre's Churchill. Additional credits include ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Eric Backus is a composer and sound designer based in Chicago. He works nationally, specializing in live sound design and original music composition for plays and musicals. Recently, he designed the Off-Broadway and touring productions of SoloChicago Theatre's Churchill. Additional credits include ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

Productions

 
[Off-Broadway, 2015]
Sound Design

Eric Backus Biography

Eric Backus is a composer and sound designer based in Chicago. He works nationally, specializing in live sound design and original music composition for plays and musicals. Recently, he designed the Off-Broadway and touring productions of SoloChicago Theatre's Churchill. Additional credits include numerous studio projects, and music for video.




Eric Backus News

Cast Announced For ALMA at American Blues Theater Photo Cast Announced For ALMA at American Blues Theater
by Stephi Wild - Sep 29, 2022

American Blues Theater, under the continued leadership of Artistic Director Gwendolyn Whiteside, announces the World Premiere production of Alma, in cooperation with Center Theatre Group. The production will run at Rivendell Theatre Ensemble, 5779 Ridge Avenue in Chicago, September 22 – October 22, 2022. 

The New Coordinates to Present World Premiere of LAST ASCENT in October Photo The New Coordinates to Present World Premiere of LAST ASCENT in October
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 19, 2022

The New Coordinates, formerly The New Colony, will conclude its 2022 season with the world premiere of Kristin Idaszak’s heart- wrenching cliffhanger Last Ascent, directed by Denise Yvette Serna, playing October 15 – November 20, 2022 at The Den Theatre (2B).

Cast Announced for the World Premiere of ALMA at American Blues Theater Photo Cast Announced for the World Premiere of ALMA at American Blues Theater
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 16, 2022

American Blues Theater will present the World Premiere production of Alma, in cooperation with Center Theatre Group. The production will run at Rivendell Theatre Ensemble, 5779 Ridge Avenue in Chicago, September 22 – October 22, 2022. 

Cast Announced For The New Coordinates' LAST ASCENT at The Den Theatre in October Photo Cast Announced For The New Coordinates' LAST ASCENT at The Den Theatre in October
by Stephi Wild - Aug 9, 2022

The New Coordinates, formerly The New Colony, has announced casting for its world premiere of Kristin Idaszak's heart- wrenching cliffhanger Last Ascent, directed by Denise Yvette Serna, playing October 15 – November 20, 2022 at The Den Theatre (2B), 1331 N Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago.

Music Theater Works To Present ZORRO: THE MUSICAL At The North Shore Center For The P Photo Music Theater Works To Present ZORRO: THE MUSICAL At The North Shore Center For The Performing Arts, August 12
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 4, 2022

Music Theater Works presents the regional premiere of Zorro: The Musical at the North Shore Center For The Performing Arts In Skokie, 9501 Skokie Blvd, Skokie, August 11 -  August 21.

Video: Casey Hoekstra and Sarah Price Star In Ken Ludwig's DEAR JACK, DEAR LOUISE At Photo Video: Casey Hoekstra and Sarah Price Star In Ken Ludwig's DEAR JACK, DEAR LOUISE At Northlight Theatre
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 15, 2022

See first look video from Ken Ludwig’s Dear Jack, Dear Louise, directed by Jessica Fisch at Northlight Theatre.

Photos: First Look At Ken Ludwig's DEAR JACK, DEAR LOUISE At Northlight Theatre Photo Photos: First Look At Ken Ludwig's DEAR JACK, DEAR LOUISE At Northlight Theatre
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 15, 2022

See first look photos from Ken Ludwig’s Dear Jack, Dear Louise, directed by Jessica Fisch at Northlight Theatre.

Photos: First Look at Ken Ludwig's DEAR JACK, DEAR LOUISE at Northlight Theatre Photo Photos: First Look at Ken Ludwig's DEAR JACK, DEAR LOUISE at Northlight Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 17, 2022

Northlight Theatre is continuing its 2021–2022 season with Ken Ludwig’s Dear Jack, Dear Louise, directed by Jessica Fisch and featuring Casey Hoekstra and Sarah Price.  The production runs July 7 – August 7, 2022. Get a first look at photos!

World Premiere of PEARL'S ROLLIN' WITH THE BLUES: A NIGHT WITH FELICIA P. FIELDS to b Photo World Premiere of PEARL'S ROLLIN' WITH THE BLUES: A NIGHT WITH FELICIA P. FIELDS to be Presented at Writers Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 31, 2022

Writers Theatre will conclude its 2021/22 Season with Pearl’s Rollin’ with the Blues: A Night with Felicia P. Fields.  The production runs June 23, 2022 – July 24, 2022 in the in the Alexandra C. and John D. Nichols Theatre at 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe. The Press Opening is Friday, July 1, 2022 at 7:30pm.

Chicago Premiere of THE LUCKIEST Extended at Raven Theatre Photo Chicago Premiere of THE LUCKIEST Extended at Raven Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 18, 2022

Due to popular demand, Raven Theatre’s Chicago premiere of The Luckiest has added one additional week of performances, extending through Sunday, June 26, 2022 on Raven’s 85-seat East Stage, 6157 N. Clark St. (at Granville) in Chicago.

Eric Backus Videos

Video: Casey Hoekstra and Sarah Price Star In Ken Ludwig's DEAR JACK, DEAR LOUISE At Videoplay
Video: Casey Hoekstra and Sarah Price Star In Ken Ludwig's DEAR JACK, DEAR LOUISE At Northlight Theatre

by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 15, 2022

See first look video from Ken Ludwig’s Dear Jack, Dear Louise, directed by Jessica Fisch at Northlight Theatre.

VIDEO: First Look at the Chicago Premiere of THE LUCKIEST at Raven Theatre Videoplay
VIDEO: First Look at the Chicago Premiere of THE LUCKIEST at Raven Theatre

by BroadwayWorld TV - May 16, 2022

Raven Theatre, Chicago’s newest Equity-affiliated theatre, is concluding its 2021-22 Season with the Chicago premiere of Melissa Ross’ The Luckiest, a heartfelt and honest look at the journey of life, directed by Artistic Director Cody Estle.

VIDEO: Meet The Women Of BLUES IN THE NIGHT At Porchlight Music Theatre Videoplay
VIDEO: Meet The Women Of BLUES IN THE NIGHT At Porchlight Music Theatre

by Stage Tube - Feb 23, 2022

Award-winning Porchlight Music Theatre latest mainstage production the “Best Musical” Tony Award-nominated Blues in the Night, conceived by Sheldon Epps, with the music of Bessie Smith, Johnny Mercer, Harold Arlen, Vernon Duke, Gordon Jenkins, Alberta Hunter and others, is now playing through March 13 at The Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn St.