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BALL NIGHT, Featuring Cubs Anthem Singer John Vincent and More, Will Raise Funds And  Photo BALL NIGHT, Featuring Cubs Anthem Singer John Vincent and More, Will Raise Funds And Awareness For Special Olympics Illinois
by Stephi Wild - Jul 14, 2022

The Beautiful City Project announces the cast of its August fundraising cabaret BALL NIGHT, with proceeds to benefit Special Olympics Illinois, an organization that provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.

American Blues Theater to Present Reading of 17 MINUTES by Scott Organ Photo American Blues Theater to Present Reading of 17 MINUTES by Scott Organ
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 21, 2022

American Blues Theater, under the continued leadership of Artistic Director Gwendolyn Whiteside, will present a live, online reading of 17 MINUTES by Scott Organ, directed by Michael Cotey as part of ‚ÄúThe Room‚ÄĚ series. The reading will be live on Monday, June 27 at 7pm.

Photos: PUMP BOYS & DINETTES Opens at Porchlight Music Theatre Photo Photos: PUMP BOYS & DINETTES Opens at Porchlight Music Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 6, 2021

Award-winning Porchlight Music Theatre returns to live performances and the launch of its 27th Mainstage season with Pump Boys & Dinettes, now playing through December 12 at The Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N.

BWW Review: PUMP BOYS & DINETTES at Porchlight Music Theatre Photo BWW Review: PUMP BOYS & DINETTES at Porchlight Music Theatre
by Rachel Weinberg - Nov 5, 2021

After the long pandemic hiatus, Porchlight Music Theatre returns to in-person productions with a feel-good staging of PUMP BOYS & DINETTES. It’s clear that Artistic Director Michael Weber knew that audiences would be craving some classic, lighthearted musical theater sentiment after such a long time away. He was wise to program director Daryl Brooks’s production of this 1983 show as a welcome back.

Photo Flash: Porchlight Music Theatre's PUMP BOYS & DINETTES Opens Tomorrow Photo Photo Flash: Porchlight Music Theatre's PUMP BOYS & DINETTES Opens Tomorrow
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 3, 2021

Award-winning Porchlight Music Theatre returns to live performances and the launch of its 27th Mainstage season with Pump Boys & Dinettes, now playing through December 12 at The Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn St.

American Blues Announces Live May Virtual Events Photo American Blues Announces Live May Virtual Events
by A.A. Cristi - May 11, 2021

American Blues Theater, under the continued leadership of Artistic Director Gwendolyn Whiteside, presents a live, online reading of There's A Clown in My Bubble, written and performed by Ensemble Member Philip Earl Johnson on May 14 at 7pm Central, as part of ‚ÄúThe Room‚ÄĚ series. Ensemble Member Ian Paul Custer will perform Piano Man, celebrating 50 years of the music of Billy Joel, on Friday, May 21 at 7pm Central as part of ‚ÄúThe Garage‚ÄĚ series.

American Blues Theater Continues Monthly Reading Series With SANCTUARY CITY Photo American Blues Theater Continues Monthly Reading Series With SANCTUARY CITY
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 23, 2021

American Blues Theater presents a live, online reading of Sanctuary City, created and directed by Ensemble Member Ian Paul Custer and written by Shannon Prichard as part of ‚ÄúThe Room‚ÄĚ series. The reading will be live on Friday, March 26 at 7pm. The reading will be followed by a group discussion.

American Blues Theater Presents VALENTUNES This Friday Photo American Blues Theater Presents VALENTUNES This Friday
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 9, 2021

American Blues Theater has announced¬†Valentunes,¬†a benefit event as part of its ongoing music series, ‚ÄúThe Garage.‚ÄĚ The online event on¬†Friday February 12 at 7pm Central¬†will feature favorite love songs of the American Blues Ensemble and Artistic Affiliates, sung by¬†Dawn Bach, Audrey Billings, Matthew Brumlow, Dara Cameron, Austin Cook and more.

American Blues Theater Celebrates 35 Years With Annual Blue Bash Benefit Photo American Blues Theater Celebrates 35 Years With Annual Blue Bash Benefit
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 28, 2020

American Blues Theater, under the continued leadership of Artistic Director Gwendolyn Whiteside, has announced the 2021 Blue Bash, a fundraiser celebrating 35 Years Strong.

American Blues Kicks Off New Play Reading Series August 7 Photo American Blues Kicks Off New Play Reading Series August 7
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 5, 2020

American Blues Theater, under the continued leadership of Artistic Director Gwendolyn Whiteside, announces a?oeThe Rooma??, a brand-new reading series that brings original work, plays in development, and new stories to Chicago audiences.

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VIDEO: Take a Look at Marriott Theatre's Production of THE PRINCESS AND THE PEA Videoplay
VIDEO: Take a Look at Marriott Theatre's Production of THE PRINCESS AND THE PEA

by Stage Tube - Feb 13, 2020

'Hear ye, hear ye...Prince Wellington is seeking a bride.' The classic fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen comes to life in a new musical THE PRINCESS AND THE PEA at Marriott Theatre for Young Audiences, 10 Marriott Drive in Lincolnshire, from February 8 to April 19, 2019, with a press opening on Saturday, February 15 at 10 a.m. This new spin on the classic tale features music by Marc Robin, book and lyrics by Rick Boynton, and additional lyrics by Curt Dale Clark and Marc Robin. THE PRINCESS AND THE PEA is directed and choreographed by Artistic Director Aaron Thielen, with musical direction by Patti Garwood.

BWW TV: First Look at Highlights of American Blues Theater's IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 2, 2013

American Blues Theater, one of Chicago's oldest Equity ensemble, and Producing Director Gwendolyn Whiteside have announced the return of the critically acclaimed It's a Wonderful Life: Live in Chicago!, directed by Marty Higginbotham, now at its new venue: the mainstage of the Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave., November 22 - December 29. BroadwayWorld has a first look at highlights of the show below!

BWW TV: First Look at ABT's IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 24, 2012

American Blues Theater (ABT), Chicago's second oldest Equity ensemble, continues its 2012-2013 season with a return engagement of the critically acclaimed It's a Wonderful Life: Live at the Biograph!, directed by Marty Higginbotham, at the Victory Gardens Biograph Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Ave., November. 23 - December 30. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the production below.