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THE SANDRA DELGADO EXPERIENCE Comes To Joe's On Weed Street Photo THE SANDRA DELGADO EXPERIENCE Comes To Joe's On Weed Street
by Stephi Wild - Mar 15, 2022

Following her smash hit La Havana Madrid, Chicago writer, actor, singer and producer Sandra Delgado returns to the stage with The Sandra Delgado Experience (The SDE), a big band music spectacular with a little bit of dancing, a little bit of storytelling and a whole lot of joy.

Northlight Theatre To Produce SONGS FOR NOBODIES Photo Northlight Theatre To Produce SONGS FOR NOBODIES
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 7, 2021

Northlight Theatre opens its 2021‚Äď2022 season with Songs for Nobodies, written by Joanna Murray-Smith, directed by Rob Lindley, with music direction by Andra Velis Simon, and featuring Bethany Thomas.

Northlight Theatre Announces 2021-2022 Season, Set to Begin in September Photo Northlight Theatre Announces 2021-2022 Season, Set to Begin in September
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 25, 2021

Northlight Theatre has announced its 2021-2022 season, opening with the tour-de-force musical Songs for Nobodies, by Joanna Murray-Smith, directed by Rob Lindley, featuring Bethany Thomas; the world premiere of Mr. Dickens’ Hat by Michael Hollinger, directed by David Catlin and more.

52nd Annual Equity Jeff Awards Nominations Announced Photo 52nd Annual Equity Jeff Awards Nominations Announced
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 15, 2020

The Jeff Awards has announced the nominees for the 52nd annual awards for theater excellence that include 142 theater artists across 30 artistic and technical categories. The awards will be presented in an online program on Monday, November 9, 2020 at 7:00PM.

SONGS FOR NOBODIES Extends at Northlight Due To Strong Early Ticket Sales Photo SONGS FOR NOBODIES Extends at Northlight Due To Strong Early Ticket Sales
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 6, 2020

Northlight Theatre has announced an extension to the run of Songs for Nobodies, written by Joanna Murray-Smith, directed by Rob Lindley, with music direction by Andra Velis Simon, and featuring Bethany Thomas. Due to strong early ticket sales, Songs for Nobodies, originally slated for May 7 a?" June 14, 2020 will now run through June 21, 2020 at Northlight Theatre.

Northlight Theatre Presents SONGS FOR NOBODIES Photo Northlight Theatre Presents SONGS FOR NOBODIES
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 19, 2020

Northlight Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director BJ Jones and Executive Director Timothy J. Evans, concludes its 2019-2020 season with Songs for Nobodies, written by Joanna Murray-Smith, directed by Rob Lindley, with music direction by Andra Velis Simon, and featuring Bethany Thomas. Songs for Nobodies runs May 7 a?" June 14, 2020 at Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Blvd in Skokie. The press opening is Friday, May 15, 2020 at 8pm.

Firebrand Theatre's ALWAYS... PATSY CLINE Will Be Extended Through February 23 Photo Firebrand Theatre's ALWAYS... PATSY CLINE Will Be Extended Through February 23
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 24, 2020

Due to popular demand, Firebrand Theatre is pleased to announce a third and final extension of its hit revival of ALWAYS... PATSY CLINE, now playing through Saturday, February 23 at The Den Theatre's Janet Bookspan Theatre, 1331 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago.

Danni Smith Joins the Cast of ALWAYS... PATSY CLINE for Three Week Extension at The D Photo Danni Smith Joins the Cast of ALWAYS... PATSY CLINE for Three Week Extension at The Den Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 30, 2019

Due to popular demand, Firebrand Theatre has announced a second extension of its hit revival of ALWAYS... PATSY CLINE, now playing through Saturday, January 25, 2020 at The Den Theatre's Janet Bookspan Theatre, 1331 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago.

ALWAYS... PATSY CLINE Extends Through January 4, 2020 at The Den Theatre Photo ALWAYS... PATSY CLINE Extends Through January 4, 2020 at The Den Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 6, 2019

Due to popular demand, Firebrand Theatre's hit revival of ALWAYSa?? PATSY CLINE will add three additional weeks of performances, extending through Saturday, January 4, 2020 at The Den Theatre's Janet Bookspan Theatre, 1331 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago.

BWW Review: ALWAYS...PATSY CLINE at Firebrand Theatre Photo BWW Review: ALWAYS...PATSY CLINE at Firebrand Theatre
by Rachel Weinberg - Nov 22, 2019

Firebrand Theatre's ALWAYS...PATSY CLINE is both a lovely tribute to female friendship and Patsy Cline's iconic song catalog (the musical features more than 25 of Patsy's songs). Ted Swindley's show, here directed by Brigitte Ditmars, is based on the real-life friendship between Patsy and one of her most fervent fans, Louise Seger. After a chance encounter at one of Patsy's concert engagements in 1961, Louise and Patsy struck up a friendship that lasted the rest of the singer's life. Because the musical incorporates so many of Patsy's iconic country songs, however, it manages to avoid becoming too trite in relaying its story. Instead, ALWAYS...PATSY CLINE becomes unquestionably enjoyable as it's presented more as a concert with a storyline. It's a format that works, and works well.

Photo Flash: Check Out Photos From Firebrand Theatre's Production of ALWAYS…. PATSY Photo Photo Flash: Check Out Photos From Firebrand Theatre's Production of ALWAYS…. PATSY CLINE
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 20, 2019

Firebrand Theatre has¬†launched its 2019-20 season with a limited engage ment of ALWAYS‚Ķ PATSY CLINE, featuring Artistic Director Harmony France and Christina Hall, who have both previously played the titular music legend. France and Hall will alternate in the roles of Patsy Cline and Louise Seger ‚Äď so if you love the show, come see it again with the cast flipped!

People's Light Has Announced Their 45th Anniversary Season Photo People's Light Has Announced Their 45th Anniversary Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 7, 2019

The 2019-2020 season at People's Light features world premiere musicals, hilariously relatable characters, big questions, hard truths, and the most talked-about new plays in American theatre.

Firebrand Theatre Presents ALWAYS... PATSY CLINE At The Den Theatre Photo Firebrand Theatre Presents ALWAYS... PATSY CLINE At The Den Theatre
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 16, 2019

Firebrand Theatre is pleased to launch its 2019-20 season with a limited engagement of ALWAYSa?? PATSY CLINE, featuring Artistic Director Harmony France and Christina Hall, who have both previously played the titular music legend. France and Hall will alternate in the roles of Patsy Cline and Louise Seger a?' so if you love the show, come see it again with the cast flipped!

Photo Flash: Raven Theatre Presents The Chicago Premiere of SUNDOWN, YELLOW MOON Photo Photo Flash: Raven Theatre Presents The Chicago Premiere of SUNDOWN, YELLOW MOON
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 7, 2019

Raven Theatre is pleased to launch its 2019-20 season with the Chicago premiere of Rachel Bonds' drama SUNDOWN, YELLOW MOON, featuring music and lyrics by The Bengsons, directed by Artistic Director Cody Estle with music direction by Andra Velis Simon. This warm and delicate play with music is an honest look at the hard work of holding a family together and reconnecting with what we've left behind.

Raven Theatre Presents SUNDOWN, YELLOW MOON Chicago Premiere! Photo Raven Theatre Presents SUNDOWN, YELLOW MOON Chicago Premiere!
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 5, 2019

Broadway-Bound SIX & More Earn Nominations For The 51st Annual Jeff Awards Photo Broadway-Bound SIX & More Earn Nominations For The 51st Annual Jeff Awards
by Stephi Wild - Sep 3, 2019

Eleven world premiere plays and musicals seen first by Chicago audiences were among those receiving nominations by the Jeff Awards, announced today. A total of 192 nominations were made in 34 categories that honor Chicago Equity theatrical productions that opened between August 1, 2018 and July 31, 2019. During the 2018-19 season, Jeff Awards judges attended opening nights of 132 Equity productions offered by 43 producing organizations and from these openings, 112 productions were a?oeJeff Recommendeda?? and eligible for award nominations.

Firebrand Theatre Announces ALWAYS... PATSY CLINE Photo Firebrand Theatre Announces ALWAYS... PATSY CLINE
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 15, 2019

Firebrand Theatre is pleased to launch its 2019-20 season with a limited engagement of ALWAYSa?? PATSY CLINE, featuring Artistic Director Harmony France and Christina Hall, who have both previously played the titular music legend. France and Hall will alternate in the roles of Patsy Cline and Louise Seger a?" so if you love the show, come see it again with the cast flipped!

Casting Announced For Raven Theatre's SUNDOWN, YELLOW MOON Photo Casting Announced For Raven Theatre's SUNDOWN, YELLOW MOON
by Julie Musbach - Aug 2, 2019

Raven Theatre announces casting for its Chicago premiere of Rachel Bonds' drama SUNDOWN, YELLOW MOON, featuring music and lyrics by The Bengsons, directed by Artistic Director Cody Estle with music direction by Andra Velis Simon. This warm and delicate play with music is an honest look at the hard work of holding a family together and reconnecting with what we've left behind.

Raven Theatre's SUNDOWN, YELLOW MOON Begins October 3 Photo Raven Theatre's SUNDOWN, YELLOW MOON Begins October 3
by Julie Musbach - Jul 26, 2019

Raven Theatre launches its 2019-20 season with the Chicago premiere of Rachel Bonds' drama SUNDOWN, YELLOW MOON, featuring music and lyrics by The Bengsons, directed by Artistic Director Cody Estle with music direction by Andra Velis Simon. This warm and delicate play with music is an honest look at the hard work of holding a family together and reconnecting with what we've left behind. Casting will be announced shortly.

Northlight Theatre Announces Casting For 45th Season Photo Northlight Theatre Announces Casting For 45th Season
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 9, 2019

Northlight Theatre announces casting for its 45th season, opening with Mother of the Maid by Jane Anderson, directed by BJ Jones and featuring Kate Fry (Isabelle Arc), Kareem Bandealy (Jacques Arc), Hayley Burgess (Moniqueus Joan), Ricardo Gutierrez (Father GilbertChamberlainGuardScribe), Casey Morris (Pierre Arc), Grace Smith (Joan Arc) and Penelope Walker (Lady of the Court).

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