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Drury Lane Theatre For Young Audiences Presents SHREK THE MUSICAL Photo Drury Lane Theatre For Young Audiences Presents SHREK THE MUSICAL
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 24, 2020

Drury Lane Theatre for Young Audiences presents Shrek the Musical, with music by Jeanine Tesori and book and lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire and based on the DreamWorks Animation Motion Picture and the book by William Steig. Shrek the Musical runs April 30 a?" June 13, 2020, at Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace.

The Marriott Theatre Announces Casting for MADAGASCAR - A MUSICAL ADVENTURE Photo The Marriott Theatre Announces Casting for MADAGASCAR - A MUSICAL ADVENTURE
by Julie Musbach - Sep 19, 2019

It's time to escape the zoo and head to the stage! The musical twist on the blockbuster DreamWorks motion picture, MADAGASCAR a?" A MUSICAL ADVENTURE, comes to life for children of all ages at Marriott Theatre for Young Audiences, 10 Marriott Drive in Lincolnshire, from October 4 to December 29, 2019, with a press opening on Saturday, October 12 at 10 a.m.

Season Of Concern Presents SECOND CITY DIVAS in Concert Photo Season Of Concern Presents SECOND CITY DIVAS in Concert
by Julie Musbach - Aug 21, 2019

In a one-night-only opportunity to see Chicago's leading ladies of musical theatre on stage together, Season of Concern (SOC) presents 'Second City Divas-In Concert,' a benefit performance Monday, September 9 at 7:30 p.m. at Mercury Theater Chicago, 3745 N. Southport Avenue. Season of Concern is the Chicago theatre community's fundraising effort to provide financial assistance to those in the community impacted by illness, injury or circumstance.

Cast Announced for BoHo's BIG FISH Photo Cast Announced for BoHo's BIG FISH
by Julie Musbach - Aug 15, 2019

BoHo Theatre closes out its 2019 season with BIG FISH, the imaginative and moving musical by Andrew Lippa and John August, directed by BoHo Theatre Artistic Director Stephen Schellhardt. BoHo brings its trademark attention to character and relationships to this intimately staged tale of a larger-than-life storyteller and his fraught relationship with his only son.

Photo Flash: OVER THE TAVERN Opens At Theatre At The Center Photo Photo Flash: OVER THE TAVERN Opens At Theatre At The Center
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 16, 2019

Over the Tavern opened to a full house Sunday at Theatre at the Center in Munster. The play by Tom Dudzick is directed by Ericka Mac with Janet Ulrich Brooks as Sister Clarissa, Logan Baffico as Rudy, Cory Goodrich as Ellen, Isabelle Roberts as Annie, Eric Slater as Chet, Julian Solis as Georgie and Seth Steinberg as Eddie. Over the Tavern offers a hilarious look at family life in the 1950s.  Over the Tavern continues its run through August 11.

Chi Children's Theatre Announces 19-20 Season Photo Chi Children's Theatre Announces 19-20 Season
by Stephi Wild - Apr 27, 2019

Chicago Children's Theatre, Chicago's largest professional theater company devoted exclusively to children and young families, winner of the 2019 National TYA Artistic Innovation Award, has announced its 2019-2020 season: the Chicago debut of The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show, the holiday season return of The Beatrix Potter Holiday Tea Party, the new "mom & tot" show Wake Up, Brother Bear!, a new Red Kite, Brown Box production for children on the autism spectrum, and the Chicago premiere of Me...Jane: The Dreams & Adventures of a Young Jane Goodall.

46th Annual Non‚Ä"Equity Jeff Awards Nominations Announced Photo 46th Annual Non‚Ä"Equity Jeff Awards Nominations Announced
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 22, 2019

The Jeff Awards announced today via a special video, a total of 132 nominations in 22 categories for the 46th Annual Non-Equity Jeff Awards.

Alliance Theatre Stages RIDE THE CYCLONE Photo Alliance Theatre Stages RIDE THE CYCLONE
by Julie Musbach - Apr 12, 2019

Rehearsals are underway for the Alliance Theatre's upcoming production of the critically acclaimed new musical, RIDE THE CYCLONE.

BWW Review: BRIGHT STAR at BoHo Theatre Photo BWW Review: BRIGHT STAR at BoHo Theatre
by Rachel Weinberg - Mar 24, 2019

Launching BoHo Theatre's fifteenth season, Steve Martin and Edie Brickell's BRIGHT STAR is an earnest and charming show that wears its heart proudly on its musical sleeve.

Cast Announced For BoHo's BRIGHT STAR Photo Cast Announced For BoHo's BRIGHT STAR
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 7, 2019

BoHo Theatre begins its 2019 season with BRIGHT STAR, a new musical by playwright Steve Martin and musician Edie Brickell, directed by Ericka Mac. This production marks the company's first as a resident company at Lincoln Park's Greenhouse Theater Center and also the first under new artistic director Stephen Schellhardt. BRIGHT STAR was nominated for five Tony Awards and called "a shining achievement" by THE NEW YORK TIMES. It received a Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Music and Outer Critics Circles Awards for Outstanding New Broadway Musical and Outstanding Score.

BoHo Theatre Announces Directors for 2019 Season Photo BoHo Theatre Announces Directors for 2019 Season
by Julie Musbach - Jan 11, 2019

BoHo Theatre announces the directors for its upcoming 2019 season, its first as a resident theatre at the Greenhouse Theater Center in Lincoln Park. BoHo is focused on bringing people together through an eclectic mix of musicals, dramas, and classic plays, inspiring its community to make caring, thoughtful relationships the highest priority.

First Folio Theatre Presents World Premiere Musical SHREW'D! Under-the-Stars In July Photo First Folio Theatre Presents World Premiere Musical SHREW'D! Under-the-Stars In July
by Julie Musbach - Jun 18, 2018

Chicago's premier outdoor professional theatre, First Folio Theatre (Mayslake Peabody Estate, 31st St. & Rt. 83), presents the world premiere of SHREW'D!, a new musical based on Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew, adapted by Executive Director David Rice and Lydia Hiller, with music by Christopher Kriz and lyrics by Lydia Hiller and David Rice.  Directed by Johanna McKenzie Miller, SHREW'D! previews July 11-13, opens July 14 and runs through August 19, 2018.

Photo Flash: Drury Lane Stages SEUSSICAL THE MUSICAL Photo Photo Flash: Drury Lane Stages SEUSSICAL THE MUSICAL
by Julie Musbach - Apr 27, 2018

Drury Lane Theatre for Young Audiences presents Seussical, an unforgettable musical caper from Tony-winners Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty (Once on This Island, Ragtime) featuring the beloved characters of Dr. Seuss. This production is directed by Scott Calcagno with choreography by Ericka Mac and music direction by Ellen Morris. Seussical runs April 18 - June 9, 2018, at Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace.

Drury Lane Theatre For Young Audiences Presents SEUSSICAL! Photo Drury Lane Theatre For Young Audiences Presents SEUSSICAL!
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 9, 2018

Drury Lane Theatre for Young Audiences presents Seussical, an unforgettable musical caper from Tony-winners Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty (Once on This Island, Ragtime) featuring the beloved characters of Dr. Seuss. This production is directed by Scott Calcagno with choreography by Ericka Mac and music direction by Ellen Morris. Seussical runs April 18 - June 9, 2018, at Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace.

RIDE THE CYCLONE, A Co-Production Between The 5th Avenue Theatre And ACT Opens This W Photo RIDE THE CYCLONE, A Co-Production Between The 5th Avenue Theatre And ACT Opens This Week
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 20, 2018

Ride the Cylcone, this season's dark and hilarious co-production between The 5th Avenue Theatre and ACT - A Contemporary Theatre, is now in preview performances and has its official opening night this Thursday, March 22 at ACT - A Contemporary Theatre. The award-winning director and choreographer Rachel Rockwell has continued to refine and explore the world of Ride the Cyclone with its writers Brooke Maxwell and Jacob Richmond, returning to direct after working on its two previous U.S. productions in Chicago and Off Broadway. This co-production, which is the eighth collaboration between The 5th and ACT, will showcase new developments to the script and score. At least one third of the script has been newly created for this production, which is in addition to countless small but crucial tweaks and refinements. These new developments have continued to define and shape the world that the Saint Cassian High School Chamber Choir inhabits onstage.

Jeff Awards Honor Peninsula Players Company Members with Nominations Photo Jeff Awards Honor Peninsula Players Company Members with Nominations
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2017

Company members of Peninsula Players Theatre, America's oldest professional resident summer theater, celebrated the announcement of Chicago's 2017 Joseph Jefferson Award nominations with the listing of several current and past company members. The Joseph Jefferson Awards are Chicago theaters' equivalent to Broadway's Antoinette Perry "Tony" Awards. 

Chicago's Jeff Awards Equity Nominations for 2016-2017 Productions Announced Photo Chicago's Jeff Awards Equity Nominations for 2016-2017 Productions Announced
by Alan Henry - Aug 23, 2017

Seven world premiere plays seen first by Chicago audiences were among those receiving nominations by The Jeff Awards. 158 nominations in 33 categories honor Chicago Equity theatrical productions that opened between August 1, 2016 and July 31, 2017.

PARADE at Writers Theatre to Extend Through Today
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2017

Writers Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma, adds a week of performances to the run of Parade, with book by Alfred Uhry and music and lyrics by Jason Robert Brown, co-conceived by Harold Prince.  The Writers Theatre production of Parade is directed by Gary Griffin and features musical direction by Michael Mahler and choreography by Ericka Mac.  Parade now runs through July 15, 2017 in the Alexandra C. and John D. Nichols Theatre at 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe.

PARADE at Writers Theatre to Extend Through 7/15
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 27, 2017

Writers Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma, adds a week of performances to the run of Parade, with book by Alfred Uhry and music and lyrics by Jason Robert Brown, co-conceived by Harold Prince.  The Writers Theatre production of Parade is directed by Gary Griffin and features musical direction by Michael Mahler and choreography by Ericka Mac.  Parade now runs through July 15, 2017 in the Alexandra C. and John D. Nichols Theatre at 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe.

PARADE Extends Through July 9 at Writers Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2017

Writers Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma, adds a week of performances to the run of Parade, with book by Alfred Uhry and music and lyrics by Jason Robert Brown, co-conceived by Harold Prince.

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