Kokandy Productions' HEAD OVER HEELS Extends Through September 8Kokandy Productions' HEAD OVER HEELS Extends Through September 8
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2019

Due to popular demand, Kokandy Productions' breakout summer hit HEAD OVER HEELS will add two additional weeks of performances, extending through September 8, 2019 at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. (more...)

VIDEO: HEAD OVER HEELS at Kokandy ProductionsVIDEO: HEAD OVER HEELS at Kokandy Productions
by Stage Tube - Jul 18, 2019

Making its Chicago debut just six months after concluding its Broadway run, Kokandy Production's HEAD OVER HEELS is now open. HEAD OVER HEELS is co-directed by Kokandy's new Producing Artistic Director Derek Van Barham and Elizabeth Swanson, with music direction by Kyra Leigh and choreography by Breon Arzell. Check out video of the production! (more...)

Review Roundup : HEAD OVER HEELS at Kokandy Productions; What Did The Critics Think?Review Roundup : HEAD OVER HEELS at Kokandy Productions; What Did The Critics Think?
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2019

Head Over Heels is now open at Kokandy Productions! What did the critics think? Read all the reviews! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Kokandy's HEAD OVER HEELSPhoto Flash: First Look at Kokandy's HEAD OVER HEELS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2019

Kokandy Productions is pleased to present the Chicago premiere of the bold new musical comedyHEAD OVER HEELS, featuring songs by The Go-Go's, based on The Arcadia by Sir Phillip Sidney, conceived and original book by Jeff Whitty and adapted by James Magruder. Making its Chicago debut just six months after concluding its Broadway run,HEAD OVER HEELS is co-directed by Kokandy's new Producing Artistic Director Derek Van Barham (hehimhis) and Elizabeth Swanson (sheherherstheythemtheirs), with music direction by Kyra Leigh (sheherhers) and choreography by Breon Arzell(hehimhis). HEAD OVER HEELS will play July 1 - August 25, 2019 at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Kokandy Productions' HEAD OVER HEELSPhoto Flash: First Look at Kokandy Productions' HEAD OVER HEELS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2019

Kokandy Productions presents the Chicago premiere of the bold new musical comedyHEAD OVER HEELS, featuring songs by The Go-Go's, based on The Arcadia by Sir Phillip Sidney, conceived and original book by Jeff Whitty and adapted by James Magruder. (more...)

Full Cast Announced For Kokandy Productions' HEAD OVER HEELSFull Cast Announced For Kokandy Productions' HEAD OVER HEELS
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2019

Kokandy Productions is pleased to announce casting for its Chicago premiere of the bold new musical comedy HEAD OVER HEELS, featuring songs by The Go-Go's, based on The Arcadia by Sir Phillip Sidney, conceived and original book by Jeff Whitty and adapted by James Magruder. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Underscore Theatre's WIFE MATERIALPhoto Flash: First Look at Underscore Theatre's WIFE MATERIAL
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2018

Underscore Theatre Company is pleased to launch its 2018-19 season with WIFE MATERIAL, Jamie Shriner's raunchy musical comedy following one woman's journey through sex, love, marriage and how we define ourselves. (more...)

Underscore Theatre's WIFE MATERIAL Begins November 8 At The UnderstudyUnderscore Theatre's WIFE MATERIAL Begins November 8 At The Understudy
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2018

Underscore Theatre Company is pleased to launch its 2018-19 season with WIFE MATERIAL, Jamie Shriner's raunchy musical comedy following one woman's journey through sex, love, marriage and how we define ourselves. Directed by Dana Anderson, with music direction by Kyra Leigh, WIFE MATERIAL will play November 8 - December 9, 2018 at Underscore's new-remodeled, permanent home, The Understudy, 4609 N. Clark St. in Chicago's Uptown neighborhood. (more...)

Photo Flash: Metropolis Performing Arts Centre Presents BEEHIVE: THE 60'S MUSICALPhoto Flash: Metropolis Performing Arts Centre Presents BEEHIVE: THE 60'S MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2018

Metropolis presents the colorful decade revue Beehive: The 60's Musical through August 25, 2018. A rockin' celebration following six women as they honor the legendary music and performers of the 60's. (more...)

Photo Flash: Greenhouse Theater Center Hosts 4th annual CHICAGO MUSICAL THEATRE FESTIVALPhoto Flash: Greenhouse Theater Center Hosts 4th annual CHICAGO MUSICAL THEATRE FESTIVAL
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2018

Underscore Theatre Company is pleased to present its 4th annual CHICAGO MUSICAL THEATRE FESTIVAL, created to showcase and support the growing field of musical theatre creators from Chicago and beyond. This year's Festival, featuring full productions of seven new musicals plus two staged readings, will play February 5 - 25, 2018 at the Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave. in Chicago. Each full production will receive at least four performances during the Festival. Single tickets are currently available at www.cmtf.org. The press "Sneak Preview," featuring a sampling of songs from the 2018 Festival, is Monday, February 5 at 8 pm. (more...)

LIBERATORS AN AMERICAN MUSICAL Invades Chicago Musical Theatre FestivalLIBERATORS AN AMERICAN MUSICAL Invades Chicago Musical Theatre Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2018

Liberators is a powerful new musical which will premiere with eight other shows at The Chicago Musical Theatre Festival on on Thursday, February 8 , 2018 at 8:00 pm , Sunday Sat, February 11,2018 @ 3pm, Saturday, February 17,2018 @ 8pm & February 24, 2018 @8pm at Greenhouse Theater Center located at 2257 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, I'll 60614. (more...)

4th Annual CHICAGO MUSICAL THEATRE FESTIVAL Arrives at Greenhouse Theater Center4th Annual CHICAGO MUSICAL THEATRE FESTIVAL Arrives at Greenhouse Theater Center
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2018

Underscore Theatre Company is pleased to present its 4th annual CHICAGO MUSICAL THEATRE FESTIVAL, created to showcase and support the growing field of musical theatre creators from Chicago and beyond. This year's Festival, featuring full productions of seven new musicals plus two staged readings, will play February 6 16, 2018 at the Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave. in Chicago. Each full production will receive at least four performances during the Festival. Single tickets are currently available at www.cmtf.org. The press Sneak Preview, featuring a sampling of songs from the 2018 Festival, is Monday, February 5 at 8 pm. (more...)

Street Theatre Presents ICHABOD: MISSING IN SLEEPY HOLLOW, Now thru 10/12
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2013

Street Theatre's ClassAct Dramatics is proud to present Ichabod: Missing in Sleepy Hollow by Jeremy Sony, tonight, October 4 - 12. (more...)

Street Theatre to Present ICHABOD: MISSING IN SLEEPY HOLLOW, 10/4-12
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2013

Street Theatre's ClassAct Dramatics is proud to present Ichabod: Missing in Sleepy Hollow by Jeremy Sony, October 4 - 12. Fridays at 7pm and Saturdays at 2pm and 7pm. Tickets are only $7 and are available online at http://streettheatrecompany.org/ (more...)

Street Theatre's Teen Improv Troup to Host 'Teen Night,' 9/27
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2013

Street Theatre Company's Teen Improv Troupe will be performing a Teen Night at the Improv on Friday, September 27th at 7pm. Tickets are only $5 for a night full of belly laughs. Doors open at 6:30 for general admission seating. (more...)

MUSIC CITY CONFIDENTIAL #4: Onstage, Offstage, Backstage and Beyond With the Theaterati
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 26, 2012

It's supposed to be 108 degrees in the Nashville area by week's end, which means stepping outside will likely leave you melted, quite literally and figuratively. But if you do have to venture out of doors, perhaps a trip to the theater is a good idea…it'll be dark and cool (with any luck, the AC will be working-and you know which theaters we're talking about) and you'll be entertained, perhaps even transported to another world. Or not. In the meantime, we present you with installment number four of Music City Confidential-our continuing effort to create a sense of community and build up some enthusiasm and excitement for the live theater industry here in our alarmingly sweaty region. So, press on, gentle readers and catch up on the latest adventures of the theaterati… (more...)

BWW Reviews: ROAR! from Metro Parks' Young Actors Program
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 22, 2011

Thanks to Carolyn German and her efforts to engage younger performers through musical theater and cabaret, Nashville area producers and directors should have a consistent supply of new and interesting actors (who clearly comprehend the history and legacy of musical theater) for their shows for years to come. No further proof of this is needed than the latest production from German and her cohorts: Roar!, which bears the telling and descriptive subtitle of 'the fringe, the flappers, the jazz...the '20s!' (more...)