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Review: 5-Star Theatricals' THE ADDAMS FAMILY at Kavli Theatre Photo Review: 5-Star Theatricals' THE ADDAMS FAMILY at Kavli Theatre
by Cary Ginell - Oct 16, 2022

With TV star Teri Hatcher ('Desperate Housewives,' 'Lois & Clark') leading the way, 5-Star Theatricals' production of 'The Addams Family' is a gag-filled laughfest, with great tunes, a cemetery full of puns, and even a wardrobe malfunction. It's real, and it's spectacular!

Photos: First Look at Teri Hatcher and More in 5-Star Theatricals' THE ADDAMS FAMILY Photo Photos: First Look at Teri Hatcher and More in 5-Star Theatricals' THE ADDAMS FAMILY
by Blair Ingenthron - Oct 16, 2022

5 Star Theatricals has released production photos for the regional premiere of the hilarious musical comedy, THE ADDAMS FAMILY, book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, music & lyrics by Andrew Lippa, musical conductor and direction by Ryan O’Connell, choreography by Darby Epperson and directed by Kirsten Chandler.

Full Cast & Creative Team Announced for Teri Hatcher Led THE ADDAMS FAMILY at 5-Star  Photo Full Cast & Creative Team Announced for Teri Hatcher Led THE ADDAMS FAMILY at 5-Star Theatricals
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 6, 2022

¬†5-Star Theatricals has announced the full cast and creative team that will join award-winning film and television icon Teri Hatcher as ‚ÄúMorticia Addams‚ÄĚ in the regional premiere of The Addams Family. The Addams Family opens on Friday, October 14, 2022 and runs through Sunday, October 23, 2022.

BELTING FOR LIFE Returns In-Person For The 7th Annual Event In Support Of Howard Brow Photo BELTING FOR LIFE Returns In-Person For The 7th Annual Event In Support Of Howard Brown Health 
by A.A. Cristi - May 2, 2022

Chicago's favorite evening of big voices for a big cause, returns with the 7th annual Belting for Life. For one night only on May 16 at Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre.

Underscore Theatre Announces UNDERSCORE DEVELOPS - New Virtual Musical Development In Photo Underscore Theatre Announces UNDERSCORE DEVELOPS - New Virtual Musical Development Initiative
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 21, 2021

Underscore Theatre Company is offering UNDERSCORE DEVELOPS, a new initiative as part of its readings and workshop development series. While in-person productions are not possible, Underscore continues its mission to support writers by offering new musicals in progress the opportunity to explore the development process virtually.

BAKED! THE MUSICAL Virtual Workshop Announced Photo BAKED! THE MUSICAL Virtual Workshop Announced
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 25, 2020

'Baked! The Musical', a new musical written by Jordan Liu and Deepak Kumar, is having a virtual workshop on September 19th, 2020.

Photo Flash: Underscore Theatre Company Presents CHICAGO MUSICAL THEATRE FESTIVAL Photo Photo Flash: Underscore Theatre Company Presents CHICAGO MUSICAL THEATRE FESTIVAL
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 4, 2020

Underscore Theatre Company is pleased to present its 6th annual CHICAGO MUSICAL THEATRE FESTIVAL, created to showcase and support the growing field of musical theatre creators from Chicago and beyond.

Underscore Theatre Company Presents its 6th Annual CHICAGO MUSICAL THEATRE FESTIVAL Photo Underscore Theatre Company Presents its 6th Annual CHICAGO MUSICAL THEATRE FESTIVAL
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 8, 2020

Underscore Theatre Company will present its 6th annual CHICAGO MUSICAL THEATRE FESTIVAL, created to showcase and support the growing field of musical theatre creators from Chicago and beyond. The 2020 Festival features full productions of eight new musicals, plus two pay-what-you-can staged readings and a showcase of 10-minute musicals. The Festival will be performed simultaneously on two stages from February 3 - 23, 2020 at The Edge Theater: the Broadway (5451 N. Broadway) and the Off Broadway (1133 W. Catalpa Ave.) in Chicago Edgewater neighborhood. Each full production will receive at least five performances during the Festival. Tickets are currently available at www.cmtf.org. The press 'Sneak Preview,' featuring a sampling of songs from the 2020 Festival, is Monday, February 3 at 8 pm.

AVENUE Q Returns to Mercury Theatre Photo AVENUE Q Returns to Mercury Theatre
by Julie Musbach - Jun 5, 2018

Mercury Theater Chicago, 3745 N. Southport Avenue, is thrilled to announce that our homegrown production of AVENUE Q will be lovingly revived on the Mercury stage, from June 21st through September 9th, 2018. Press opening is Friday, June 29th at 8:00pm. After entertaining nearly 30,000 people over 169 performances and breaking all box office records for Mercury Theater Chicago, these sassy and lovable puppets are back for more fun and mischief.

Breon Arzell to Star in The Hypocrites' DRACULA at Mercury Theater Chicago Photo Breon Arzell to Star in The Hypocrites' DRACULA at Mercury Theater Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2017

Mercury Theater Chicago, 3745 N. Southport Avenue - will present The Hypocrites' production of DRACULA, directed by award-winner Sean Graney, from October 7th through November 5th, 2017. Press opening is Today, October 12th at 8pm. 

Janelle Villas Videos

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights from THE KING AND I at The Marriott Theatre!
by Stage Tube - Oct 29, 2014

The romantic and richly textured tale of East versus West, THE KING AND I, comes to The Marriott Theatre, 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire, IL., opening tonight, October 29, and running through January 4, 2015. Nick Bowling (Juno and The Normal Heart at Timeline Theatre) makes his Marriott Theatre directorial debut with a fresh take on this Rodgers and Hammerstein musical, merging history and romance with today's social and political issues. THE KING AND I takes audiences on an uplifting journey of the power of education as characters transform from instructor to students themselves, learning from one another in the process. In consultation with the Thai Cultural and Fine Arts Institute of Chicago, Bowling and Choreographer Tommy Rapley will explore ancient Siamese customs, dance and traditions, and bring them to life on stage.

STAGE TUBE: Highlights from MISS SAIGON at the Paramount Theatre
by Stage Tube - Nov 4, 2013

Love, loss and the ultimate sacrifice...be a part of Paramount Theatre's remarkable, emotionally charged staging of Miss Saigon, one of the most epic productions of modern musical theater. Directed by Paramount Theatre Artistic Director Jim Corti, Miss Saigon is the second installment in the Paramount's 'Better than Broadway' 2013-14 Broadway series. Performances are now thorugh November 24, 2013 at the Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Blvd. in downtown Aurora, Ill. Click below to watch highlights from the show!