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Oak Park Festival Theatre Immersive THE MADNESS OF EDGAR ALLEN POE: A LOVE STORY Photo Oak Park Festival Theatre Immersive THE MADNESS OF EDGAR ALLEN POE: A LOVE STORY
by Stephi Wild - Sep 10, 2021

Two years after the death of his beloved wife, Edgar Allan Poe (played by Christian Gray) grapples with love and madness in this wildly innovative theater experience. The audience will follow the ghost of Virginia Poe (played by Erica Bittner) as she stirs up memories from beyond the grave, or follow Poe himself as he winds his way from ‚ÄúThe Telltale Heart‚ÄĚ to ‚ÄúThe Pit and the Pendulum.‚ÄĚ

Winners Announced For Sphinx Competition Junior And Senior Divisions Photo Winners Announced For Sphinx Competition Junior And Senior Divisions
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 3, 2021

The Sphinx Organization announces the winners of its annual Sphinx Competition in both its Junior (17 and under) and Senior (ages 18 to 30) Divisions.

Winners Announced for Sphinx Competition Junior and Senior Divisions Photo Winners Announced for Sphinx Competition Junior and Senior Divisions
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 1, 2021

The Sphinx Organization has announced the winners of its annual Sphinx Competition in both its Junior and Senior Divisions. Violinist Samuel Abraham Vargas Teixeira, the First Place Senior Division Laureate, received the $50,000 Robert Frederick Smith Prize, and will additionally make forthcoming solo appearances with major orchestras.

Sphinx Organization Digitally Presents Two of Its Flagship Programs Photo Sphinx Organization Digitally Presents Two of Its Flagship Programs
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Dec 15, 2020

The Sphinx Organization, dedicated to transforming lives through the power of diversity in the arts, is presenting its fifth annual and first ever digital SphinxConnect convening, SphinxConnect 2021: UNITY!, from January 28 to 30, 2021.

First Folio Theatre Presents Madmen & Prisoners: Two Tales By Poe Photo First Folio Theatre Presents Madmen & Prisoners: Two Tales By Poe
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 13, 2020

In its continuing mission to help address the absence of live theater performances, First Folio Theatre will offer a streaming video recording of MADMEN & PRISONERS: TWO TALES BY POE, adapted for the stage by David Rice and directed by Skyler Schrempp.

Photo Flash: First Folio Theatre Presents JEEVES SAVES THE DAY Photo Photo Flash: First Folio Theatre Presents JEEVES SAVES THE DAY
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 4, 2020

To begin the new year with laughs a-plenty, First Folio Theatre (Mayslake Peabody Estate, 31st St & Rt. 83) presents the World Premiere production of JEEVES SAVES THE DAY, by Margaret Raether, to continue its 2019-2020 season. Based on stories by P.G. Wodehouse and directed by Artistic Associate Joe Foust, JEEVES SAVES THE DAY previews January 29-31, opens February 1, and runs through March 1, 2020.

Photo Flash: First Folio Theatre Celebrates Opening Night of JEEVES SAVES THE DAY Photo Photo Flash: First Folio Theatre Celebrates Opening Night of JEEVES SAVES THE DAY
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 4, 2020

To begin the new year with laughs a-plenty, First Folio Theatre (Mayslake Peabody Estate, 31st St & Rt. 83) presents the World Premiere production of JEEVES SAVES THE DAY, by Margaret Raether, to continue its 2019-2020 season. Based on stories by P.G. Wodehouse and directed by Artistic Associate Joe Foust, JEEVES SAVES THE DAY previews January 29-31, opens February 1, and runs through March 1, 2020.

First Folio Theatre Presents the World Premiere Production of JEEVES SAVES THE DAY Photo First Folio Theatre Presents the World Premiere Production of JEEVES SAVES THE DAY
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 2, 2020

To begin the new year with laughs a-plenty, First Folio Theatre (Mayslake Peabody Estate, 31st St & Rt. 83) presents the World Premiere production of JEEVES SAVES THE DAY, by Margaret Raether, to continue its 2019-2020 season. Based on stories by P.G. Wodehouse and directed by Artistic Associate Joe Foust, JEEVES SAVES THE DAY previews January 29-31, opens February 1, and runs through March 1, 2020. The indefatigable Jeeves and his balmy employer Bertie Wooster are back. Once again, Bertie finds himself suffering the slings and arrows of misfortune at the hands of his relatives, caught between the magisterial machinations of his fierce Aunt Agatha and the plaintive pleadings of his cousin Egbert. Throw in the imperious Sir Roderick Glossop and the sexy chanteuse Red Hot Maisie Dawson, and you've got another precarious predicament that cannot be overcomea??unless one calls upon the redoubtable Jeeves to save the day.

A Life in the Theater: ROCK OF AGES' Katie LaMark Heads Back to Music City Photo A Life in the Theater: ROCK OF AGES' Katie LaMark Heads Back to Music City
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 10, 2019

Last time we had the opportunity to talk to Katie LaMark she was on tour with the 20th Anniversary production of Rent, which at the time was heading to Music City for a stand at Tennessee Performing Arts Center. The time was October, 2016, and we were immediately taken by her easy manner, her obvious charm and her appreciation for where she found herself in her career. Now she's back on-tour, playing the role of Sherrie in the 10th anniversary national tour of Rock of Ages, heading back to Nashville this weekend for a three-performance run at TPAC this Friday and Saturday, April 12 and 13. And we're happy to report, she's just as great an interview as ever!

ShawChicago Theater Company Presents THE ARMS AND THE MAN Photo ShawChicago Theater Company Presents THE ARMS AND THE MAN
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2019

ShawChicago Theater Company presents George Bernard Shaw's ARMS AND THE MAN from February 2, 2019 through February 25, 2019 at the Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn Street, Chicago, IL 60610.

ShawChicago Theater Company Presents THE ARMS AND THE MAN Photo ShawChicago Theater Company Presents THE ARMS AND THE MAN
by Stephi Wild - Jan 21, 2019

ShawChicago Theater Company presents George Bernard Shaw's ARMS AND THE MAN from February 2, 2019 through February 25, 2019 at the Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn Street, Chicago, IL 60610.

Photo Flash: THE MADNESS OF EDGAR ALLAN POE: A LOVE STORY Opening Night at First Foli Photo Photo Flash: THE MADNESS OF EDGAR ALLAN POE: A LOVE STORY Opening Night at First Folio Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Oct 10, 2018

A compelling and thrilling story about life and death, love and heartbreak, THE MADNESS OF EDGAR ALLAN POE: A LOVE STORY is returning to the stage this Fall after playing to capacity audiences in 2015. Called 'A smart and heartfelt journey!" by The Chicago Tribune, "A masterful take on a master's work!" by The Daily Herald, and "A perfect storm of theater!" by Chicago Stage Review, Executive Director David Rice's captivating piece will return for its only engagement for the next five years with previews October 3, opening October 6, and running through November 4.

First Folio Theatre's THE MADNESS OF EDGAR ALLAN POE: A LOVE STORY Returns To The Sta Photo First Folio Theatre's THE MADNESS OF EDGAR ALLAN POE: A LOVE STORY Returns To The Stage This October
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2018

A compelling and thrilling story about life and death, love and heartbreak, THE MADNESS OF EDGAR ALLAN POE: A LOVE STORY is returning to the stage this Fall after playing to capacity audiences in 2015. Called 'A smart and heartfelt journey!" by The Chicago Tribune, "A masterful take on a master's work!" by The Daily Herald, and "A perfect storm of theater!" by Chicago Stage Review, Executive Director David Rice's captivating piece will return for its only engagement for the next five years with previews October 3, opening October 6, and running through November 4.

First Folio Theatre's THE MADNESS OF EDGAR ALLAN POE: A LOVE STORY Returns To The Sta Photo First Folio Theatre's THE MADNESS OF EDGAR ALLAN POE: A LOVE STORY Returns To The Stage This October
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2018

A compelling and thrilling story about life and death, love and heartbreak, THE MADNESS OF EDGAR ALLAN POE: A LOVE STORY is returning to the stage this Fall after playing to capacity audiences in 2015. Called 'A smart and heartfelt journey!" by The Chicago Tribune, "A masterful take on a master's work!" by The Daily Herald, and "A perfect storm of theater!" by Chicago Stage Review, Executive Director David Rice's captivating piece will return for its only engagement for the next five years with previews October 3, opening October 6, and running through November 4.

ShawChicago Theater Company Presents THE WOMEN OF SHAW: 'Smart, Strong, Rebellious, and Heroic!' Benefit
by Stephi Wild - Sep 7, 2018

ShawChicago Theater Company presents THE WOMEN OF SHAW: Smart, Strong, Rebellious, and Heroic!, for one night only on September 24, 2018 at the Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn, Chicago, IL 60610.

First Folio Theatre's THE MADNESS OF EDGAR ALLAN POE: A LOVE STORY Returns To The Sta Photo First Folio Theatre's THE MADNESS OF EDGAR ALLAN POE: A LOVE STORY Returns To The Stage This October
by Julie Musbach - Sep 4, 2018

A compelling and thrilling story about life and death, love and heartbreak, THE MADNESS OF EDGAR ALLAN POE: A LOVE STORY is returning to the stage this Fall after playing to capacity audiences in 2015. Called 'A smart and heartfelt journey!" by The Chicago Tribune, "A masterful take on a master's work!" by The Daily Herald, and "A perfect storm of theater!" by Chicago Stage Review, Executive Director David Rice's captivating piece will return for its only engagement for the next five years with previews October 3, opening October 6, and running through November 4.

Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 8/24 - NEWSIES, Photo Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 8/24 - NEWSIES, FUN HOME, CHICAGO and More!
by BWW Special - Aug 24, 2018

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature NEWSIES, FUN HOME, CHICAGO and More!

BWW Review: No Sleepin' on the Job in DREAMGIRLS  at The Cupcake Theater Photo BWW Review: No Sleepin' on the Job in DREAMGIRLS at The Cupcake Theater
by Valerie-Jean Miller - Aug 17, 2018

This musical is one that everyone loves, but it is not an easy one to put together and do right. Tor Campbell, the Director and Choreographer, has accomplished that with an abundance of clever ideas, high energy, style, conviction and talent. The entire Cast is on top of it, feeling and selling this Broadway treasure like nobody's business! There is so much heart in this large Cast that it just spills out everywhere on stage all the way to the back of the house. Besides non-stop movement, full-out everything across the board performancewise, each Principal and each Ensemble member puts their all into it. Book and Lyrics by Tom Eyen, music by Henry Kreiger, Originally Choreographed and Directed by the great Michael Bennett.

First Folio Theatre Announces 2018-2019 Season Photo First Folio Theatre Announces 2018-2019 Season
by Julie Musbach - May 22, 2018

For its 23rd season, First Folio Theatre (Mayslake Peabody Estate, 31st St. & Rt. 83.) will run the gamut from the horrors of Edgar Allan Poe to the sublime comic nerdiness of the world of Star Wars

ShawChicago Presents JEEVES IN BLOOM Photo ShawChicago Presents JEEVES IN BLOOM
by Stephi Wild - Jan 11, 2018

ShawChicago presents Jeeves in Bloom, a Margaret Raether comedy based on the English classic works of P. G. Wodehouse. This production takes place Feb. 3 - 26 at the Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn Street, Chicago, IL 60610.

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