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Nominations for 2023 Jeff Awards for Non-Equity Theater Announced; See the Full List! Photo Nominations for 2023 Jeff Awards for Non-Equity Theater Announced; See the Full List!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 31, 2023

Kicking off the new year, the Joseph Jefferson Awards announced its nominations for theater excellence among Non-Equity theater. See the full list!

DEAR EVAN HANSEN National Tour to End its Run This Summer Photo DEAR EVAN HANSEN National Tour to End its Run This Summer
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 27, 2023

The North American Tour of Dear Evan Hansen, which first launched at the Buell Theatre in Denver, Colorado in October 2018, will end its run on July 2nd, 2023 at the Koger Center in Columbia, South Carolina. See how to purchase tickes!

Marriott Theatre, Chicago Shakespeare Theater & More Win Heartstrings Awards Photo Marriott Theatre, Chicago Shakespeare Theater & More Win Heartstrings Awards
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 29, 2022

The Heartstrings Awards celebrating the most moving creative efforts in Chicago area theatre for the 2022 theatrical season have been announced citing winners including Marriott Theatre, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Broadway in Chicago, Elgin Theatre Company, and Porchlight Music Theatre.

Jessie Mueller and James Monroe Iglehart Lead Studio Cast Recording Of THE CHRISTMAS  Photo Jessie Mueller and James Monroe Iglehart Lead Studio Cast Recording Of THE CHRISTMAS SCHOONER, Available Now!
by Stephi Wild - Dec 23, 2022

Tony Award winners Jessie Mueller (Beautiful - The Carole King Musical, Waitress, The Minutes) and James Monroe Iglehart (Aladdin, Hamilton, Freestyle Love Supreme), lead the brand-new studio cast recording of the beloved holiday musical, THE CHRISTMAS SCHOONER, now available on all major digital music platforms.

Review: A CHRISTMAS STORY THE MUSICAL at Marriott Theatre, Lincolnshire IL Photo Review: A CHRISTMAS STORY THE MUSICAL at Marriott Theatre, Lincolnshire IL
by Tina St. Angelo Wetzel - Nov 11, 2022

What did our critic think of A CHRISTMAS STORY THE MUSICAL at Marriott Theatre, Lincolnshire IL?

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET CHRISTMAS Is Coming To The Brown Theatre On November 26 Photo MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET CHRISTMAS Is Coming To The Brown Theatre On November 26
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 1, 2022

The heartwarming holiday musical, Million Dollar Quartet Christmas, is set to play the Brown Theatre (315 West Broadway) Saturday, November 26, 2022 as part of a 26-city national touring production. Members of the original Million Dollar Quartet team, Tony-nominated book writer Colin Escott and original orchestrator Chuck Mead, reunite with director Scott Weinstein for this new musical holiday celebration.

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET CHRISTMAS Cast Album Out Now Photo MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET CHRISTMAS Cast Album Out Now
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 28, 2022

The Million Dollar Quartet Christmas cast album is now available everywhere music is streaming and physical copies of the album will be available in stores beginning November 11, 2022.

Marriott Theatre Closes 2022 Season With A CHRISTMAS STORY, THE MUSICAL Photo Marriott Theatre Closes 2022 Season With A CHRISTMAS STORY, THE MUSICAL
by Stephi Wild - Oct 18, 2022

The Marriott Theatre, 10 Marriott Dr. Lincolnshire, closes their 2022 season with A Christmas Story, The Musical, previewing Wednesday, November 2, opening November 9 at 7:30pm and closing January 1, 2023. 

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET CHRISTMAS to Launch 26-City National Tour Photo MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET CHRISTMAS to Launch 26-City National Tour
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 14, 2022

The heartwarming holiday musical, Million Dollar Quartet Christmas, will launch a 26-city national tour beginning Saturday, November 12, 2022 in Oklahoma City, OK.

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET CHRISTMAS Is Coming To The UIS Performing Arts Center, Novembe Photo MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET CHRISTMAS Is Coming To The UIS Performing Arts Center, November 23
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 26, 2022

The original team behind the Tony Award-winning Broadway hit reunites with Million Dollar Quartet Christmas, the brand-new heartwarming holiday rock 'n' roll musical, coming to the UIS Performing Arts Center on Wednesday, November 23rd.

Scott Weinstein Videos

VIDEO: First Look at GREASE at the Marriott Theatre Videoplay
VIDEO: First Look at GREASE at the Marriott Theatre

by Stage Tube - Jan 22, 2020

Marriott Theatre presents GREASE, previewing Wednesday, January 15th, at 7:30 p.m., opening on Wednesday, January 22nd at 7:30 p.m. and closing Sunday, March 15th.

VIDEO: Inside Marriott Theater's SOMETHING ROTTEN! Videoplay
VIDEO: Inside Marriott Theater's SOMETHING ROTTEN!

by Stage Tube - Sep 4, 2019

Take a trip back to the Renaissance with the regional premiere of SOMETHING ROTTEN! at Marriott Theatre, 10 Marriott Dr. in Lincolnshire, previewing Wednesday, August 28th, opening Thursday, September 5th at 7:30 p.m., and closing Sunday, October 20th.

VIDEO: Highlights From MURDER FOR TWO at Marriott Theatre Videoplay
VIDEO: Highlights From MURDER FOR TWO at Marriott Theatre

by Stage Tube - Jul 10, 2018

Combining the perfect mix of music, mayhem and murder, comes the hit musical comedy, Murder for Two, running July 3 through August 26, with a press opening on Wednesday, July 11 at 7:30 p.m. at 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire. Written by Joe Kinosian and Kellen Blair, and featuring two powerhouse actors performing 13 roles and playing the piano throughout, Murder for Two is a modern twist on the classic whodunit, directed by Jeff Award winner Scott Weinstein (Drury Lane: Rock of Ages; Griffin: Ragtime, Violet; National Tour, Las Vegas and Chicago productions of Million Dollar Quartet; world premiere of Baristas at the New York International Fringe Festival), with Music Direction by Matt Deitchman (Marriott Theatre: She Loves Me, Shrek). 

VIDEO: Marriott Theatre presents SLEEPING BEAUTY Videoplay
VIDEO: Marriott Theatre presents SLEEPING BEAUTY

by Stage Tube - Nov 20, 2017

Experience one prince's journey to save his beautiful princess with Marc Robin's musical adaptation of the classic Brothers Grimm fairy tale, SLEEPING BEAUTY, brought to life for children of all ages at The Marriott Theatre for Young Audiences, 10 Marriott Drive in Lincolnshire, from November 10 through December 30, 2017, with a press opening on Saturday, November 18 at 10:00 a.m. Filled with unconventional personalities, broken rules, and quests aplenty, this colorful, musical fairy tale will be directed and choreographed by Scott Weinstein.

BWW TV: Groove to Highlights from MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET at Finger Lakes
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 15, 2016

The Tony nominated, rock n' roll megahit, Million Dollar Quartet, opens tonight, September 15, at The Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival. The show runs until October 1 at the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse as part of the Festival's 2016 season. Based on the Dec. 4, 1956 recording session between Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley and Jerry Lee Lewis, 'Million Dollar Quartet' features over 21 hits by the legendary artists. Click below to watch highlights from the show!

STAGE TUBE: 43rd Annual Non-Equity Jeff Awards Nominees Are Announced - HEATHERS, BYHALIA, MISSISSIPPI, LONDON WALL and More!
by Stage Tube - Apr 27, 2016

The Jeff Awards Committee today announced 121 nominations in 24 categories for the 43rd Annual Non-Equity Jeff Awards for productions that opened between April 1, 2015, and March 31, 2016. The Non-Equity Awards honor excellence in Chicago theatres not under a union contract. Jeff judges attended opening nights of 148 productions offered by 67 Non-Equity producing organizations. The Jeff Committee recommended 65 of those shows (or 44%), making them eligible for Non-Equity Jeff Award nominations. Of the 65 Jeff Recommended productions, a record 53 (or 82%) received nominations, representing 32 theatre companies.

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights from CINDERELLA... AFTER THE BALL at The Marriott Theatre
by Stage Tube - Mar 7, 2016

The Marriott Theatre for Young Audiences will enchant audiences all over Chicago with the World Premiere musical tale, CINDERELLA... AFTER THE BALL, running now through May 8, with a press opening on March 12 at 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire, IL. With book and lyrics by Eddie Sugarman and a sparkling score by Jihwan Kim, Jeff Award Nominee Scott Weinstein directs the Marriott Theatre for Young Audience's first show of the season, sure to delight audiences of all ages with its quick witted humor and toe tapping music. Click below to watch highlights from the show!

STAGE TUBE: First Look- Marriott Theatre's THE PRINCESS AND THE PEA
by Stage Tube - Mar 7, 2015

From the Kingdom of Ipslonia comes The Marriott Theatre for Young Audiences' first show of the season, THE PRINCESS AND THE PEA, previewing February 26, running through May 3, with a press opening on Saturday, March 7 at 10 a.m. at 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire. Scott Weinstein makes his Marriott Theatre directorial debut, joined by Musical Director Ryan T. Nelson, with a modern spin on the classic Hans Christian Andersen fairytale. Below, check out footage from the show!

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¬ģ-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!