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Court Theatre Continues Thought Series With THE BACCHAE + CONTEMPORARY ADAPTATIONS Photo Court Theatre Continues Thought Series With THE BACCHAE + CONTEMPORARY ADAPTATIONS
by Stephi Wild - Oct 2, 2020

Court Theatre, under the continuing leadership of Charles Newell, Marilyn F. Vitale Artistic Director, and Executive Director Angel Ysaguirre, continues its Theatre & Thought series with Euripides' The Bacchae + Contemporary Adaptations.

The Second City Announces HELTER SHELTER, A New Online Interactive Comedy Show Photo The Second City Announces HELTER SHELTER, A New Online Interactive Comedy Show
by A.A. Cristi - May 13, 2020

The Second City has announced the launch of its latest virtual comedy show as part of the ongoing a?oeImprov House Partya?? series. Improv House Party: Helter Shelter premieres Thursday, May 14, at 7pm (CT) via Zoom.

The Second City Announces Casting For E.t.c.'s 44th Revue Photo The Second City Announces Casting For E.t.c.'s 44th Revue
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 10, 2020

The Second City is proud to announce casting for The Second City e.t.c.'s 44th Revue. This year's ensemble includes returning cast members Atra Asdou, E.J. Cameron, Mark Campbell, Laurel Krabacher, and Chuck Norment. Terrence Carey will join the veteran cast in his first resident stage revue, and e.t.c. alumnus Frank Caeti will direct his first resident stage revue. Elise Wattman will take the lead as musical director, and Laura Hum will return as stage manager.

Ring in the new year at The Second City's New Year's Eve Celebration Photo Ring in the new year at The Second City's New Year's Eve Celebration
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 13, 2019

Come ring in the new year at The Second City's NYE Celebration with special performances of Do You Believe in Madness, Grinning from Fear to Fear and Deck the Hallmark: A Greeting Card Channel Original.

Lookingglass Theatre Company Welcomes New Ensemble Members and Artistic Associates Photo Lookingglass Theatre Company Welcomes New Ensemble Members and Artistic Associates
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 11, 2019

Lookingglass Theatre Company welcomes five new Ensemble Members and four new Artistic Associates into the Lookingglass family. Joining the Ensemble are Walter Briggs (Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, Moby Dick), Kasey Foster (The Steadfast Tin Soldier, 20,000 Leagues Under the Seas), circus choreographer Sylvia Hernandez-DiStasi (The Steadfast Tin Soldier, Mary Shelley's Frankenstein), Anthony Irons (The Steadfast Tin Soldier, Act(s) of God), and composer and sound designer Andre Pluess (The Steadfast Tin Soldier, Eastland). New Artistic Associates include Cordelia Dewdney (Moby Dick, Hard Times), Wendy Mateo (Big Lake Big City, Beyond Caring), costume designer Sully Ratke (Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, 20,000 Leagues Under the Seas) and Matthew C. Yee (Treasure Island, Moby Dick).

The Second City Announce New E.t.c. Cast Member Photo The Second City Announce New E.t.c. Cast Member
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 13, 2019

As former Grinning from Fear to Fear ensemble member Andrew Knox takes his talent to the Mainstage for its 108th revue, The Second City is proud to announce that Adam Archer will be stepping onto the e.t.c.stage in his place. Archer joins all-star Grinning from Fear to Fear cast members Atra Asdou, E.J. Cameron, Mark Campbell, Laurel Krabacher, and Chuck Norment.

Additional Performers Announced For Break Out Festival At Second City Photo Additional Performers Announced For Break Out Festival At Second City
by A.A. Cristi - May 29, 2019

The Second City is pleased to announce the hottest up-and-coming diverse comedic voices in a weekend of events taking place in Chicago June 6-9, 2019. The exciting five day event kicks off with the 6th annual Bob Curry Fellowship Showcase on Wednesday, June 6th highlighting 16 of the best and brightest improvisers and sketch performers on the rise. Anchoring the weekend is The Second City and NBC's 5th Annual Break Out Comedy Festival, which spotlights a four day lineup of artists from across the country.  Headlining host and returning Chicago native Godfrey (Comedy Central, VH1, BET) takes the mic on Friday, June 7th and Saturday, June 8th, with guest hosts Second City alum Christina Anthony (Comedy Central, Key and Peele) on Thursday, June 6th, and the Chicago Tribune's Comedian of the Year 2017 Felonious Munk (Comedy Central, Nothing to Lose (But Our Chains)) on Sunday, June 9th.

Godfrey To Host Second City Breakout Festival Photo Godfrey To Host Second City Breakout Festival
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 10, 2019

The Second City is pleased to announce the hottest up-and-coming diverse comedic voices in a weekend of events taking place in Chicago June 6-9, 2019. The exciting five day event kicks off with the 6th annual Bob Curry Fellowship Showcase on Wednesday, June 6th highlighting 16 of the best and brightest improvisers and sketch performers on the rise. Anchoring the weekend is The Second City and NBC's 5th Annual Break Out Comedy Festival, which spotlights a four day lineup of artists from across the country.  Headlining host and returning Chicago native Godfrey (Comedy Central, VH1, BET) takes the mic on Friday, June 7th and Saturday, June 8th, with guest hosts Second City alum Christina Anthony (Comedy Central, Key and Peele) on Thursday, June 6th, and the Chicago Tribune's Comedian of the Year 2017 Felonious Munk (Comedy Central, Nothing to Lose (But Our Chains)) on Sunday, June 9th.

Casting Announced for The Second City e.t.c.'s 43rd Revue Photo Casting Announced for The Second City e.t.c.'s 43rd Revue
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 20, 2019

The Second City is thrilled to announce casting for The Second City e.t.c.'s 43rd Revue. Under the direction of Anneliese Toft with music direction by Jacob Shuda, The Second City e.t.c.'s 43rd Revue features returning cast member Andrew Knox along with first-time resident stage ensemble members Atra Asdou, E.J. Cameron, Mark Campbell, Laurel Krabacher, and Chuck Norment. The stage manager is Laura Hum.

Lookingglass Theatre Company Presents ACT(S) OF GOD By Ensemble Member Kareem Bandeal Photo Lookingglass Theatre Company Presents ACT(S) OF GOD By Ensemble Member Kareem Bandealy
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2019

Lookingglass Theatre Company presents the world premiere of Act(s) of God, by Ensemble Member Kareem Bandealy, directed by Ensemble Member Heidi Stillman. Act(s) of God runs February 13 April 7, 2019 at Lookingglass Theatre Company, located inside Chicago's historic Water Tower Water Works, 821 N. Michigan Ave. at Pearson. The press performances are February 22 and February 23 at 7:30 p.m.

Lookingglass Theatre Company Presents ACT(S) OF GOD By Ensemble Member Kareem Bandeal Photo Lookingglass Theatre Company Presents ACT(S) OF GOD By Ensemble Member Kareem Bandealy
by Julie Musbach - Jan 22, 2019

Lookingglass Theatre Company presents the world premiere of Act(s) of God, by Ensemble Member Kareem Bandealy, directed by Ensemble Member Heidi Stillman. Act(s) of God runs February 13 April 7, 2019 at Lookingglass Theatre Company, located inside Chicago's historic Water Tower Water Works, 821 N. Michigan Ave. at Pearson. The press performances are February 22 and February 23 at 7:30 p.m.

Casting Announced For The Second City e.t.c.'s 43rd Revue Photo Casting Announced For The Second City e.t.c.'s 43rd Revue
by Julie Musbach - Jan 9, 2019

The Second City announces casting for The Second City e.t.c.'s 43rd Revue. Under the direction of Anneliese Toft with music direction by Jacob Shuda, The Second City e.t.c.'s 43rd Revue features returning cast member Andrew Knox along with first-time resident stage ensemble members Atra Asdou, E.J. Cameron, Mark Campbell, Laurel Krabacher, and Chuck Norment. The stage manager is Laura Hum.

BWW Review: SHE THE PEOPLE at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company Photo BWW Review: SHE THE PEOPLE at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company
by Evann Normandin - Dec 8, 2018

Second City's SHE THE PEOPLE at Woolly Mammoth delivers some sorely needed cathartic joy in the heart of the nation's capital. The Second City improvisational theatre troupe is famed for producing the likes of Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Steve Carell, and Stephen Colbert, so you can be sure that when their name is involved you are in for high quality laughs. The stellar all female cast of Second City's SHE THE PEOPLE had me in stitches. I wouldn't be surprised to see any one of them follow in the footsteps of other Second City prodigies. And if you're one of those people who think women can't be funny, do us all a favor and buy yourself a ticket to SHE THE PEOPLE ASAP.

Lookingglass Theatre Company Announces Casting For World Premiere Of ACT(S) OF GOD Photo Lookingglass Theatre Company Announces Casting For World Premiere Of ACT(S) OF GOD
by Stephi Wild - Dec 5, 2018

Lookingglass Theatre Company announces casting for the world premiere of Act(s) of God, by Ensemble Member Kareem Bandealy, directed by Ensemble Member Heidi Stillman. Act(s) of God runs February 13-April 7, 2019 at Lookingglass Theatre Company, located inside Chicago's historic Water Tower Water Works, 821 N. Michigan Ave. at Pearson. Tickets go on sale to the public December 12. The press performances are February 22 and February 23 at 7:30 p.m.

Hit Improv Show YOU & ME Returns to the Filament Theatre Photo Hit Improv Show YOU & ME Returns to the Filament Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2018

Chicago actor, improviser, and director Michael Patrick Thornton brings back his hit improv show YOU & ME, a two-person, entirely improvised, no suggestion-inspired set featuring Thornton and a different guest artist each week. 

Hit Improv Show YOU & ME Returns to the Filament Theatre Photo Hit Improv Show YOU & ME Returns to the Filament Theatre
by Julie Musbach - Aug 22, 2018

Chicago actor, improviser, and director Michael Patrick Thornton brings back his hit improv show YOU & ME, a two-person, entirely improvised, no suggestion-inspired set featuring Thornton and a different guest artist each week. 

CONSTELLATIONS, 'LINES' and More Set for Theatre LILA's 2017-18 Season Photo CONSTELLATIONS, 'LINES' and More Set for Theatre LILA's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2018

Theatre LILA will present two mainstage shows and dozens of student theatre workshops in its upcoming season, telling moving, personal stories in innovative ways.

Lookingglass Theatre Teams with TodayTix for $25 HARD TIMES Lottery Photo Lookingglass Theatre Teams with TodayTix for $25 HARD TIMES Lottery
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2017

Lookingglass Theatre Company announces a partnership with TodayTix-the free mobile app that provides on-demand access to theater tickets-to offer exclusive $25 Lottery tickets to the return of the award-winning, circus-infused Hard Times, adapted and directed by Artistic Director and Ensemble Member Heidi Stillman from the book by Charles Dickens and in association with The Actors Gymnasium.

Review Roundup: HARD TIMES at Lookingglass Theatre Photo Review Roundup: HARD TIMES at Lookingglass Theatre
by Alan Henry - Oct 18, 2017

HARD TIMES runs at Lookingglass Theatre through January 14, and the critics are weighing in!

BWW TV: Watch Highlights from Lookingglass Theatre Company's Acrobatic HARD TIMES Photo BWW TV: Watch Highlights from Lookingglass Theatre Company's Acrobatic HARD TIMES
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 17, 2017

Lookingglass Theatre Company opens its 30th Anniversary Season with the return of the award-winning, circus-infused Hard Times, adapted and directed by Artistic Director and Ensemble Member Heidi Stillman from the book by Charles Dickens and in association with The Actors Gymnasium. Hard Times runs now through January 14, 2018 at Lookingglass Theatre Company, located inside Chicago's historic Water Tower Water Works, 821 N Michigan Ave at Pearson. BroadwayWorld has highlights from the show below!

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