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Drury Lane Theatre For Young Audiences Presents SHREK THE MUSICAL Photo Drury Lane Theatre For Young Audiences Presents SHREK THE MUSICAL
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 24, 2020

Drury Lane Theatre for Young Audiences presents Shrek the Musical, with music by Jeanine Tesori and book and lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire and based on the DreamWorks Animation Motion Picture and the book by William Steig. Shrek the Musical runs April 30 a?" June 13, 2020, at Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace.

The Marriott Theatre Announces Casting for MADAGASCAR - A MUSICAL ADVENTURE Photo The Marriott Theatre Announces Casting for MADAGASCAR - A MUSICAL ADVENTURE
by Julie Musbach - Sep 19, 2019

It's time to escape the zoo and head to the stage! The musical twist on the blockbuster DreamWorks motion picture, MADAGASCAR a?" A MUSICAL ADVENTURE, comes to life for children of all ages at Marriott Theatre for Young Audiences, 10 Marriott Drive in Lincolnshire, from October 4 to December 29, 2019, with a press opening on Saturday, October 12 at 10 a.m.

Season Of Concern Presents SECOND CITY DIVAS in Concert Photo Season Of Concern Presents SECOND CITY DIVAS in Concert
by Julie Musbach - Aug 21, 2019

In a one-night-only opportunity to see Chicago's leading ladies of musical theatre on stage together, Season of Concern (SOC) presents 'Second City Divas-In Concert,' a benefit performance Monday, September 9 at 7:30 p.m. at Mercury Theater Chicago, 3745 N. Southport Avenue. Season of Concern is the Chicago theatre community's fundraising effort to provide financial assistance to those in the community impacted by illness, injury or circumstance.

Cast Announced for BoHo's BIG FISH Photo Cast Announced for BoHo's BIG FISH
by Julie Musbach - Aug 15, 2019

BoHo Theatre closes out its 2019 season with BIG FISH, the imaginative and moving musical by Andrew Lippa and John August, directed by BoHo Theatre Artistic Director Stephen Schellhardt. BoHo brings its trademark attention to character and relationships to this intimately staged tale of a larger-than-life storyteller and his fraught relationship with his only son.

Photo Flash: OVER THE TAVERN Opens At Theatre At The Center Photo Photo Flash: OVER THE TAVERN Opens At Theatre At The Center
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 16, 2019

Over the Tavern opened to a full house Sunday at Theatre at the Center in Munster. The play by Tom Dudzick is directed by Ericka Mac with Janet Ulrich Brooks as Sister Clarissa, Logan Baffico as Rudy, Cory Goodrich as Ellen, Isabelle Roberts as Annie, Eric Slater as Chet, Julian Solis as Georgie and Seth Steinberg as Eddie. Over the Tavern offers a hilarious look at family life in the 1950s.  Over the Tavern continues its run through August 11.

Chi Children's Theatre Announces 19-20 Season Photo Chi Children's Theatre Announces 19-20 Season
by Stephi Wild - Apr 27, 2019

Chicago Children's Theatre, Chicago's largest professional theater company devoted exclusively to children and young families, winner of the 2019 National TYA Artistic Innovation Award, has announced its 2019-2020 season: the Chicago debut of The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show, the holiday season return of The Beatrix Potter Holiday Tea Party, the new "mom & tot" show Wake Up, Brother Bear!, a new Red Kite, Brown Box production for children on the autism spectrum, and the Chicago premiere of Me...Jane: The Dreams & Adventures of a Young Jane Goodall.

46th Annual Non"Equity Jeff Awards Nominations Announced Photo 46th Annual Non"Equity Jeff Awards Nominations Announced
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 22, 2019

The Jeff Awards announced today via a special video, a total of 132 nominations in 22 categories for the 46th Annual Non-Equity Jeff Awards.

Alliance Theatre Stages RIDE THE CYCLONE Photo Alliance Theatre Stages RIDE THE CYCLONE
by Julie Musbach - Apr 12, 2019

Rehearsals are underway for the Alliance Theatre's upcoming production of the critically acclaimed new musical, RIDE THE CYCLONE.

BWW Review: BRIGHT STAR at BoHo Theatre Photo BWW Review: BRIGHT STAR at BoHo Theatre
by Rachel Weinberg - Mar 24, 2019

Launching BoHo Theatre's fifteenth season, Steve Martin and Edie Brickell's BRIGHT STAR is an earnest and charming show that wears its heart proudly on its musical sleeve.

Cast Announced For BoHo's BRIGHT STAR Photo Cast Announced For BoHo's BRIGHT STAR
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 7, 2019

BoHo Theatre begins its 2019 season with BRIGHT STAR, a new musical by playwright Steve Martin and musician Edie Brickell, directed by Ericka Mac. This production marks the company's first as a resident company at Lincoln Park's Greenhouse Theater Center and also the first under new artistic director Stephen Schellhardt. BRIGHT STAR was nominated for five Tony Awards and called "a shining achievement" by THE NEW YORK TIMES. It received a Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Music and Outer Critics Circles Awards for Outstanding New Broadway Musical and Outstanding Score.

Ericka Mac Videos

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights from 'HOW TO SUCCEED...' at The Marriott Theatre
by Stage Tube - Aug 30, 2016

From the bustling streets of 1960's New York City comes the Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize winning musical comedy, HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING, continuing The Marriott Theatre's acclaimed 2016 Season, running now through October 16 with a press opening on Wednesday, August 31 at 8 p.m. at 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire. Check out highlights from the show below!

STAGE TUBE: Watch 'What the World Needs is People Like Me' from CST's RIDE THE CYCLONE
by Stage Tube - Nov 10, 2015

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) presents the U.S. premiere of RIDE THE CYCLONE, a new musical with a refreshingly offbeat twist from Brooke Maxwell and Jacob Richmond, directed and choreographed by multiple Jeff Award-winner Rachel Rockwell. Originating as a cult classic cabaret piece in Canada, this dark musical comedy is was further developed with Chicago Shakespeare Creative Producer Rick Boynton for its American debut, presented in the theater Upstairs at Chicago Shakespeare this fall. Click below to watch Tiffany Tatreau and the cast perform 'What the World Needs is People Like Me' from the musical!

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of CST's RIDE THE CYCLONE
by Stage Tube - Nov 9, 2015

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) presents the U.S. premiere of Ride the Cyclone, a new musical with a refreshingly offbeat twist from Brooke Maxwell and Jacob Richmond, directed and choreographed by multiple Jeff Award-winner Rachel Rockwell. Originating as a cult classic cabaret piece in Canada, this dark musical comedy is being further developed with Chicago Shakespeare Creative Producer Rick Boynton for its highly anticipated American debut, presented in the theater Upstairs at Chicago Shakespeare, September 29-November 8, 2015.  BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!

STAGE TUBE: First Look at Highlights of CST's SEUSSICAL
by Stage Tube - Jul 9, 2014

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) brings the humor and magic of Dr. Seuss to life onstage this summer for young audiences and their families in the Broadway musical comedy Seussical. Playful, energetic and full of whimsy, Seussical engages the imagination with clever lyrics and melodies, unforgettable characters and the colorful world of Dr. Seuss. Seussical is written by the Tony Award®-winning team of Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, whose works include Ragtime, Once on This Island and the current Broadway production of Rocky, The Musical. Eric Idle of Monty Python and Spamalot fame co-conceived the musical. Directed by Scott Weinstein with musical direction by Michael Mahler, Seussical will be performed July 5 through August 17 in CST's Courtyard Theater. Every performance features special opportunities for audiences to interact with the actors for one-on-one conversations and photo opportunities. On Wednesdays and Thursdays, CST partners with the Chicago Children's Museum (CCM) to offer hands-on craft activities in CST's Lobby. Check out highlights below!

STAGE TUBE: Dr. Frankenstein and The Monster Sing FROZEN's 'Let It Go' at Drury Lane
by Stage Tube - Mar 17, 2014

Although Drury Lane Theatre's Young Frankenstein closed yesterday, Dr. Frankenstein (Devin DeSantis) and The Monster (Travis Taylor) are still going strong with their own rendition of the ridiculously popular Let It Go from Disney's Frozen. Scroll down to listen!

STAGE TUBE: Highlights from SCHOOLHOUSE ROCK LIVE! at The Marriott Theatre
by Stage Tube - Mar 10, 2014

The Marriott Theatre for Young Audiences, 10 Marriott Drive in Lincolnshire, presents the live musical production of the Emmy Award-winning 1970's cartoon, Schoolhouse Rock Live! now through May 4. The musical is directed by the original co-creator of the show, George Keating, with choreography by Ericka Mac and music direction by Ryan T. Nelson. The beloved musical teaches history, grammar, math, science and politics through clever and tuneful songs. BroadwayWorld brings you highlights from the show below!

BWW TV: First Look at Devin DeSantis, Jeff Dumas and More in Highlights of Drury Lane's YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jan 27, 2014

Drury Lane Theatre presents the Mel Brooks Broadway hit YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN. The show opened January 23, and runs through March 16, 2014. BroadwayWorld has a first look at highlights below!

STAGE TUBE: 9 TO 5 Highlights, Now Playing at The Marriott Theatre
by Stage Tube - Aug 20, 2013

One of the most hotly anticipated new musicals from Broadway, 9 to 5, The Musical has come to the Marriott Theatre, 10 Marriott Drive in Lincolnshire. The productino, which began performances on August 14, has an opening night of August 21, and will run through October 13. Based on the smash 1980 film, 9 to 5, The Musical is the hilarious story of friendship and revenge in the rolodex era. The musical features the blockbuster title song plus a jubilant Tony Award-nominated score by multi Grammy Award-winner Dolly Parton and a book by original screenwriter Patricia Resnick, The Marriott Theatre production will be directed by 11 time Jeff Award-winner David H. Bell with choreography by Matt Raftery. Check out a first look at the cast in action below!

STAGE TUBE: Marriott Theatre's 42ND STREET
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 12, 2011

The song and tap extravaganza 42nd STREET previews March 30th, opens April 10th and runs through May 29th at the Marriott Theatre, 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire, IL. The Broadway production of 42nd STREET won the Tony Award for Best Musical and Choreography in 1980, and Best Revival in 2001. The Marriott Theatre's production will feature Direction and Musical Staging by 2010 Jeff Award winner Rachel Rockwell, Choreography by 2010 Jeff Award winner Tammy Mader, with Musical Direction by multi-Jeff Award winner Doug Peck.