Redhouse to Stage Adult Puppet Comedy AVENUE Q This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

The Red House Arts Center in Syracuse, NY opens its Main Stage Season with the adult, puppet-filled musical Avenue Q September 15th - October 1st. Winner of the Tony 'Triple Crown' for Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book, Avenue Q is part flesh, part felt, and packed with heart.  (more...)

Redhouse to Stage Adult Puppet Comedy AVENUE Q This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2016

The Red House Arts Center in Syracuse, NY opens its Main Stage Season with the adult, puppet-filled musical Avenue Q September 15th - October 1st. Winner of the Tony 'Triple Crown' for Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book, Avenue Q is part flesh, part felt, and packed with heart.  (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Opening Night of JEEVES AT SEA at First Folio Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

First Folio Theatre (Mayslake Peabody Estate, 31st St. & Rt. 83) presents the Chicago premiere of the witty comedy JEEVES AT SEA, opening Saturday, January 30, 2016 at 8:00 p.m., and running through February 28, 2016 with previews January 27- 29. Directed by Jeff Award nominee Alison C. Vesely (First Folio's Winter's Tale and The Madness of Edgar Allan Poe), the stars of First Folio's productions of Jeeves in Bloom and Jeeves Takes a Bow, will reprise their roles in JEEVES AT SEA, with Jim McCance as "Jeeves" and Christian Gray (The Madness of Edgar Allan Poe and Winter's Tale at First Folio Theatre, The Glass Menagerie at Oak Park Festival Theatre) as "Bertie." (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at JEEVES AT SEA at First Folio Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2016

First Folio Theatre (Mayslake Peabody Estate, 31st St. & Rt. 83) presents the Chicago premiere of the witty comedy JEEVES AT SEA, opening Saturday, January 30, 2016 at 8:00 p.m., and running through February 28, 2016 with previews January 27- 29. Directed by Jeff Award nominee Alison C. Vesely (First Folio's Winter's Tale and The Madness of Edgar Allan Poe), the stars of First Folio's productions of Jeeves in Bloom and Jeeves Takes a Bow, will reprise their roles in JEEVES AT SEA, with Jim McCance as "Jeeves" and Christian Gray (The Madness of Edgar Allan Poe and Winter's Tale at First Folio Theatre, The Glass Menagerie at Oak Park Festival Theatre) as "Bertie." (more...)

First Folio Theatre to Stage Chicago Premiere of JEEVES AT SEA
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2015

First Folio Theatre (Mayslake Peabody Estate, 31st St. & Rt. 83) presents the Chicago premiere of the witty comedy JEEVES AT SEA, opening Saturday, January 30, 2016 at 8:00 p.m., and running through February 28, 2016 with previews January 27- 29. Directed by Jeff Award nominee Alison C. Vesely (First Folio's Winter's Tale and The Madness of Edgar Allan Poe), the stars of First Folio's productions of Jeeves in Bloom and Jeeves Takes a Bow, will reprise their roles in JEEVES AT SEA, with Jim McCance as "Jeeves" and Christian Gray (The Madness of Edgar Allan Poe and Winter's Tale at First Folio Theatre, The Glass Menagerie at Oak Park Festival Theatre) as "Bertie." (more...)

Photo Flash: First Folio Theatre's 'THE MADNESS OF EDGAR ALLAN POE' Celebrates Opening Night
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2015

First Folio Theatre (Mayslake Peabody Estate, 31st St. & Rt. 83) presents THE MADNESS OF EDGAR ALLAN POE: A LOVE STORY, an original play by Executive Director David Rice. This critically acclaimed production first premiered in 2006 and has sold out all four of its previous productions. The riveting tale of life and death, love and heartbreak opened on September 26 and runs through November 1, 2015. BroadwayWorld has photos from the opening night festivities below! (more...)

Photo Flash: THE MADNESS OF EDGAR ALLAN POE: A LOVE STORY Opens Tonight at First Folio Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2015

First Folio Theatre (Mayslake Peabody Estate, 31st St. & Rt. 83) presents THE MADNESS OF EDGAR ALLAN POE: A LOVE STORY, an original play by Executive Director David Rice. This critically acclaimed production first premiered in 2006 and has sold out all four of its previous productions. The riveting tale of life and death, love and heartbreak opens tonight, September 26 through November 1, 2015. Scroll down for a first look at the cast in action! (more...)

THE MADNESS OF EDGAR ALLEN POE: A LOVE STORY to Open 9/26 at First Folio Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2015

First Folio Theatre (Mayslake Peabody Estate, 31st St. & Rt. 83) presents THE MADNESS OF EDGAR ALLAN POE: A LOVE STORY, an original play by Executive Director David Rice. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at THE MADNESS OF EDGAR ALLAN POE: A LOVE STORY at First Folio Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2015

First Folio Theatre (Mayslake Peabody Estate, 31st St. & Rt. 83) presents THE MADNESS OF EDGAR ALLAN POE: A LOVE STORY, an original play by Executive Director David Rice. This critically acclaimed production first premiered in 2006 and has sold out all four of its previous productions. The riveting tale of life and death, love and heartbreak begins previews tonight, September 23, for a regular run September 26 through November 1, 2015. Scroll down for a first look at the cast in action! (more...)

THE MADNESS OF EDGAR ALLEN POE: A LOVE STORY to Open 9/26 at First Folio Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2015

First Folio Theatre (Mayslake Peabody Estate, 31st St. & Rt. 83) presents THE MADNESS OF EDGAR ALLAN POE: A LOVE STORY, an original play by Executive Director David Rice. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Folio Theatre's LAUGHTER ON THE 23RD FLOOR Celebrates Opening Night
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2015

First Folio Theatre presents Neil Simon's witty modern classic LAUGHTER ON THE 23rd FLOOR, running now through March 1, 2015. The show opened on January 31, and BroadwayWorld has photos from the festivities below! (more...)

First Folio Theatre's LAUGHTER ON THE 23rd FLOOR Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2015

First Folio Theatre (Mayslake Peabody Estate, 31st St. & Rt. 83) will present Neil Simon's witty modern classic LAUGHTER ON THE 23rd FLOOR, previewing tonight, January 28, opening Saturday, January 31 at 8 p.m. and running through March 1, 2015. The production stars First Folio Artistic Associate Rene Ruelas (Rough Crossing, The Rainmaker, Hamlet, A Midsummer Night's Dream, and Design for Living at First Folio Theatre) as 'Max Prince,' First Folio Artistic Associate Kevin McKillip (Jeeves Takes A Bow, The Merchant of Venice, The Turn of the Screw and Unnecessary Farce at First Folio Theatre, Making God Laugh at Theatre at the Center) as 'Ira,' Callie Johnson (National Tour of Evil Dead The Musical and Next to Normal at Drury Lane Theatre) as 'Helen,' First Folio Artistic Associate Hayley L. Rice (The Rainmaker, The Merchant of Venice, Blithe Spirit, The Castle of Otranto at First Folio Theatre) as 'Carol,' and First Folio Artistic Associate Joe Foust (The Merry Wives of Windsor, Unnecessary Farce and the Woman in Black at First Folio Theatre, A Christmas Carol and Measure for Measure at Goodman Theatre) as 'Val.' LAUGHTER ON THE 23rd FLOOR is directed by Jeff Award nominee and First Folio Theatre Co-Founder, Alison C. Vesely (First Folio's A Moon for the Misbegotten). The production is dedicated to the memory of Molly Glynn. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at First Folio Theatre's LAUGHTER ON THE 23RD FLOOR
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2015

First Folio Theatre (Mayslake Peabody Estate, 31st St. & Rt. 83) will present Neil Simon's witty modern classicLAUGHTER ON THE 23rd FLOOR, previewing January 28, opening Saturday, January 31 at 8 p.m. and running through March 1, 2015. (more...)

First Folio Theatre to Present LAUGHTER ON THE 23rd FLOOR, Beginning 1/28
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2015

First Folio Theatre (Mayslake Peabody Estate, 31st St. & Rt. 83) will present Neil Simon's witty modern classic LAUGHTER ON THE 23rd FLOOR, previewing January 28, opening Saturday, January 31 at 8 p.m. and running through March 1, 2015. The production stars First Folio Artistic Associate Rene Ruelas (Rough Crossing, The Rainmaker, Hamlet, A Midsummer Night's Dream, and Design for Living at First Folio Theatre) as "Max Prince," First Folio Artistic Associate Kevin McKillip (Jeeves Takes A Bow, The Merchant of Venice, The Turn of the Screw and Unnecessary Farce at First Folio Theatre, Making God Laugh at Theatre at the Center) as "Ira," Callie Johnson (National Tour of Evil Dead The Musical and Next to Normal at Drury Lane Theatre) as "Helen," First Folio Artistic Associate Hayley L. Rice (The Rainmaker, The Merchant of Venice, Blithe Spirit, The Castle of Otranto at First Folio Theatre) as "Carol," and First Folio Artistic Associate Joe Foust (The Merry Wives of Windsor, Unnecessary Farce and the Woman in Black at First Folio Theatre, A Christmas Carol and Measure for Measure at Goodman Theatre) as "Val." LAUGHTER ON THE 23rd FLOOR is directed by Jeff Award nominee and First Folio Theatre Co-Founder, Alison C. Vesely (First Folio's A Moon for the Misbegotten). The production is dedicated to the memory of Molly Glynn. (more...)

Quest Theatre Ensemble to Present A CHRISTMAS WISH, 11/22-12/22
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2013

Quest Theatre Ensemble celebrates the season of giving and of love with The People's A Christmas Wish, directed by Andrew Park. The show opens Friday, November 22 at 8:00 p.m. with a press opening on Sunday, November 24 at 2:00 p.m. at The Blue Theater, (On the campus of St. Gregory the Great Church) at 1609 West Gregory (Gregory and Ashland). Tickets and information are available at www.questensemble.org or through reservations@questensemble.org or 312-458-0895. (more...)

First Folio Theatre to Stage World Premiere of CYMBELINE, 6/19-7/21
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2013

First Folio Theatre (Mayslake Peabody Estate, 31st St. & Rt. 83), will present the rollicking World Premiere of SHAKESPEARE'S CYMBELINE: A FOLK TALE WITH MUSIC, previewing June 19, opening Saturday, June 22 at 8:15 p.m., and running through July 21, 2013. This wondrous new version of the timeless Shakespearean folk tale has been moved to Civil War Appalachia and includes 10 original songs featuring beautiful bluegrass melodies. SHAKESPEARE'S CYMBELINE: A FOLK TALE WITH MUSIC is adapted by First Folio Theatre's Executive Director and Jeff Award-nominee, David Rice, with Music and Lyrics by Rice and Michael Keefe (First Folio's Resident Composer). Michael Goldberg (The Madness of Edgar Allan Poe, Twelfth Night, Much Ado About Nothing and A Midsummer Night's Dream at First Folio Theatre) directs the "Shakespeare Under the Stars" production, which concludes First Folio Theatre's smash hit 2013 season. It will appear on the outdoor main stage situated on the scenic slopes of the historic Mayslake Peabody Estate. (more...)

Photo Flash: Cast of First Folio Theatre's CYMBELINE Celebrates Opening Night!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2013

First Folio Theatre (Mayslake Peabody Estate, 31st St. & Rt. 83), presents the rollicking World Premiere of SHAKESPEARE'S CYMBELINE: A FOLK TALE WITH MUSIC, opening Saturday, June 22 at 8:15 p.m. and running through July 21, 2013. Check out a look back at opening night below! (more...)

First Folio Theatre Stages World Premiere of CYMBELINE, Now thru 7/21
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2013

First Folio Theatre (Mayslake Peabody Estate, 31st St. & Rt. 83), will present the rollicking World Premiere of SHAKESPEARE'S CYMBELINE: A FOLK TALE WITH MUSIC, previewing tonight, June 19, opening Saturday, June 22 at 8:15 p.m., and running through July 21, 2013. (more...)

First Folio Theatre to Stage World Premiere of CYMBELINE, 6/19-7/21
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2013

First Folio Theatre (Mayslake Peabody Estate, 31st St. & Rt. 83), will present the rollicking World Premiere of SHAKESPEARE'S CYMBELINE: A FOLK TALE WITH MUSIC, previewing June 19, opening Saturday, June 22 at 8:15 p.m., and running through July 21, 2013. This wondrous new version of the timeless Shakespearean folk tale has been moved to Civil War Appalachia and includes 10 original songs featuring beautiful bluegrass melodies. SHAKESPEARE'S CYMBELINE: A FOLK TALE WITH MUSIC is adapted by First Folio Theatre's Executive Director and Jeff Award-nominee, David Rice, with Music and Lyrics by Rice and Michael Keefe (First Folio's Resident Composer). Michael Goldberg (The Madness of Edgar Allan Poe, Twelfth Night, Much Ado About Nothing and A Midsummer Night's Dream at First Folio Theatre) directs the "Shakespeare Under the Stars" production, which concludes First Folio Theatre's smash hit 2013 season. It will appear on the outdoor main stage situated on the scenic slopes of the historic Mayslake Peabody Estate. (more...)