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Video: First Look at BILLY ELLIOT at Paramount Theatre Aurora

Get a first look at Paramount Theatre's new production of the coming-of-age tale Billy Elliot: The Musical, set to the music of Elton John, book and lyrics by Lee Hall, directed by Trent Stork.
Photos: First Look at BILLY ELLIOT at Paramount Theatre

Paramount Theatre is ringing in 2024 with a new production of the coming-of-age tale Billy Elliot: The Musical, set to the music of Elton John, book and lyrics by Lee Hall, directed by Trent Stork. Performances run through March 24, 2024. Check out production photos here!
Cast Announced for BILLY ELLIOT: THE MUSICAL at Aurora's Paramount Theatre

Paramount Theatre rings in 2024 with an inspired new production of this popular coming-of-age tale, set to the music of Elton John, book and lyrics by Lee Hall, directed by Trent Stork. Performances are February 7-March 24, 2024. Opening Night is Friday, February 16 at 8 p.m. Learn more about the cast here!
Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival Premieres HAMLET 50/50, August 17

The Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival has announced Hamlet 50/50, a new adaptation of Shakespeare's classic drama, performing August 17-27, 2023 in the beautiful Patricia George Decio Theatre at the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center, on the campus of the University of Notre Dame. 
Chicago Shakespeare Theater to Present 'L is for Libertad: Exploring Cuba's San Isidro Movement'

Chicago Shakespeare Theater will present a post-show panel conversation titled 'L is for Libertad: Exploring Cuba’s San Isidrio Movement alongside Measure for Measure,' following the projected Spanish translation performance of Measure for Measure on Tuesday, November 15, 2022 at 7:30 p.m.
Cast and Creative Team Announced For MEASURE FOR MEASURE at Chicago Shakespeare Theatre

​​​​​​​Chicago Shakespeare Theater announces the cast and creative team for the upcoming production of William Shakespeare's Measure for Measure, staged by celebrated director Henry Godinez in the Courtyard Theater, October 21–November 27, 2022.
First Stage Kicks Off 2022/23 Season With ARTHUR AND FRIENDS MAKE A MUSICAL

First Stage kicks off its 2022/23 season with the delightful world premiere production of ARTHUR AND FRIENDS MAKE A MUSICAL!, written by First Stage Resident Playwright, lyricist and actor John Maclay, with Music and Lyrics by actor, composer/lyricist, writer and First Stage alum Brett Ryback, adapted from the books and characters created by Marc Brown and directed and choreographed by Bay Area Children's Theatre Artistic Director Khalia Davis. 
Milwaukee's First Stage to Kick Off 2022/23 Season With ARTHUR AND FRIENDS MAKE A MUSICAL!

First Stage will kick off its 2022/23 season with the delightful world premiere production of ARTHUR AND FRIENDS MAKE A MUSICAL!. ARTHUR AND FRIENDS MAKE A MUSICAL! runs October 7 - November 6, 2022 at the Marcus Center's Todd Wehr Theater.
Listen: GOOSEBUMPS THE MUSICAL: PHANTOM OF THE AUDITORIUM With Brightman, Alabado & More Now Streaming

Goosebumps The Musical: Phantom of the Auditorium (Original Studio Cast Recording) – Deluxe Edition has been released by Ghostlight Records in streaming and digital formats. In addition to the all-star cast album, this new edition features karaoke tracks for highlights from the recording. Listen here!
The First Folio Theatre Stages THE SECRET COUNCIL

First Folio Theatre will present the World Premiere of Agatha Christie’s The Secret Council, adapted by David Rice. The show will preview January 26th - 28th, open January 29th, and run through February 27th, 2022.
First Stage Offers Virtual New Play Reading APOLLO AND THE TRIALS OF HERCULES

APOLLO AND THE TRIALS OF HERCULES is a new play by First Stage Resident Playwright John Maclay and Joe Foust. This reading is directed by First Stage alumni Elyse Edelman and Hal Sansone. Audiences can stream this new play reading anytime between September 11 a?" 13 for no cost on First Stage's YouTube channel, and then participate in a live online discussion with the writers and directors on Sunday, September 13 at 7 pm, also on YouTube. Audiences must register for the live online discussion at www.firststage.org/foundry to receive the unique YouTube link. 
Milwaukee's First Stage Offers Virtual New Play Reading of APOLLO AND THE TRIALS OF HERCULES

APOLLO AND THE TRIALS OF HERCULES is a new play by First Stage Resident Playwright John Maclay and Joe Foust. This reading is directed by First Stage alumni Elyse Edelman and Hal Sansone. Audiences can stream this new play reading anytime between September 11 - 13 for no cost on First Stage's YouTube channel.
First Stage Announces Virtual Performances Series for its 2020/21 Season

First Stage, one of the nation's leading theaters for young people and families, has announced Through Our Lens - A First Stage Virtual Performance Series which will offer streaming plays, short-form episodic performances, new play readings and other signature theater events shared exclusively online.
THE LEGEND OF ROCK, PAPER, SCISSORS, A Fun, Family-Friendly World Premiere Is Coming To Milwaukee's First Stage

THE LEGEND OF ROCK, PAPER, SCISSORS, a family-friendly, fun world premiere musical, comes to First Stage this March. Based on the bestselling book by Drew Daywalt and illustrated by Adam Rex, First Stage Playwright in Residence John Maclay wrote the book and lyrics with Eric Nordin, also doing music and lyrics. First Stage favorite Kelly Doherty, (outstanding as Miss Trunchbull in last season's hit MATILDA The Musical), will be making her First Stage directing debut with this production.
POPCORN FALLS Sets Attendance Record at Peninsula Players Theatre

Peninsula Players Theatre presented a reading of James Hindman's 'Popcorn Falls' on Monday, February 3, to a capacity crowd at Björklunden. The new two-person comedy is set in the sleepy town of Popcorn Falls, whose only claim to fame - their namesake waterfall - has dried up. An arts grant can save the town, but the Mayor and other townsfolks must mount a play within a week.
Photo Flash: First Folio Theatre Presents JEEVES SAVES THE DAY

To begin the new year with laughs a-plenty, First Folio Theatre (Mayslake Peabody Estate, 31st St & Rt. 83) presents the World Premiere production of JEEVES SAVES THE DAY, by Margaret Raether, to continue its 2019-2020 season. Based on stories by P.G. Wodehouse and directed by Artistic Associate Joe Foust, JEEVES SAVES THE DAY previews January 29-31, opens February 1, and runs through March 1, 2020.
Photo Flash: First Folio Theatre Celebrates Opening Night of JEEVES SAVES THE DAY

To begin the new year with laughs a-plenty, First Folio Theatre (Mayslake Peabody Estate, 31st St & Rt. 83) presents the World Premiere production of JEEVES SAVES THE DAY, by Margaret Raether, to continue its 2019-2020 season. Based on stories by P.G. Wodehouse and directed by Artistic Associate Joe Foust, JEEVES SAVES THE DAY previews January 29-31, opens February 1, and runs through March 1, 2020.
Cast of Peninsula Players Reading of POPCORN FALLS Announced

Peninsula Players will present a reading of 'Popcorn Falls,' a new two-person comedy by James Hindman. 'Popcorn Falls' will perform on Monday, February 3 at 7 p.m. at Björklunden, located at 7590 Boynton Lane, Baileys Harbor. 'Popcorn Falls' is produced with support from and in coordination with Door County Reads and its exploration of 'Virgil Wander' by Leif Engel. General seating is available and admission is free.
First Folio Theatre Presents the World Premiere Production of JEEVES SAVES THE DAY

To begin the new year with laughs a-plenty, First Folio Theatre (Mayslake Peabody Estate, 31st St & Rt. 83) presents the World Premiere production of JEEVES SAVES THE DAY, by Margaret Raether, to continue its 2019-2020 season. Based on stories by P.G. Wodehouse and directed by Artistic Associate Joe Foust, JEEVES SAVES THE DAY previews January 29-31, opens February 1, and runs through March 1, 2020. The indefatigable Jeeves and his balmy employer Bertie Wooster are back. Once again, Bertie finds himself suffering the slings and arrows of misfortune at the hands of his relatives, caught between the magisterial machinations of his fierce Aunt Agatha and the plaintive pleadings of his cousin Egbert. Throw in the imperious Sir Roderick Glossop and the sexy chanteuse Red Hot Maisie Dawson, and you've got another precarious predicament that cannot be overcomea??unless one calls upon the redoubtable Jeeves to save the day.
Steppenwolf, SIX, and More Take Home Equity Jeff Awards; Full List!

The 51st Annual Jeff Awards Ceremony took place on October 21, 2019, during a spirited evening at Drury Lane Oakbrook. 'Frankenstein,' produced by Remy Bumppo Theatre Company, took home five awards, including Best Production a?' Play in the Midsize category. Court Theatre also took home five awards, including the coveted Ensemble Award for 'For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow is Enuf' and four awards for a?oePhotograph 51.a?? Steppenwolf Theatre Company's production of 'Downstate' received the Jeff Award for Best Production - Play in the Large category. The award for Best Production - Musical in the Large category went to 'Six' at Chicago Shakespeare Theater, and the award for Best Production - Musical in the Midsize category went to 'Caroline, or Change,' produced by Firebrand Theatre in partnership with TimeLine Theatre Company.

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