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Joelle Lamarre

 
Bio:
JOELLE LAMARRE (Madame de la Grand Bouche/Ensemble) makes her Chicago Shakespeare Theater debut. Other Chicago credits include: Lady on the Levee in Show Boat (Lyric Opera of Chicago); Lily in Porgy in Bess (Court Theatre); and Aunt Elizabeth in The Nativity (Goodman Theatre, Congo Square Theatre). ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
JOELLE LAMARRE (Madame de la Grand Bouche/Ensemble) makes her Chicago Shakespeare Theater debut. Other Chicago credits include: Lady on the Levee in Show Boat (Lyric Opera of Chicago); Lily in Porgy in Bess (Court Theatre); and Aunt Elizabeth in The Nativity (Goodman Theatre, Congo Square Theatre). ... (read complete bio)
Long Beach Opera Announces Four Upcoming 2022 Productions Photo Long Beach Opera Announces Four Upcoming 2022 Productions
by Stephi Wild - Apr 21, 2022

Long Beach Opera has programmed four upcoming performances and events ‚Äď including two new productions as originally announced -- Giustino by G.F. Handel at the sculpture garden and within the galleries at Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA) directed by Artistic Director James Darrah and conducted by Music Director Christopher Rountree, with new adaptations and arrangements by composer Shelley Washington on May 21, 22, and 28; followed by The Central Park Five by Anthony Davis & Richard Wesley conducted by Anthony Parnther at Jordan Auditorium in Long Beach on June 18, 19 and 25.

QUAMINO'S MAP Premieres At Chicago Opera Theater, April 23 Photo QUAMINO'S MAP Premieres At Chicago Opera Theater, April 23
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 8, 2022

Chicago Opera Theater, Chicago's foremost producer of contemporary and re-imagined opera, proudly presents the World Premiere of Quamino's Map, shedding light on the post-Revolutionary War years when London was the unlikely refuge for thousands of Black Americans who fought for their liberty on the side of the British. 

Jessie Montgomery Curates CSO MusicNOW's NIGHT OF SONG Photo Jessie Montgomery Curates CSO MusicNOW's NIGHT OF SONG
by Stephi Wild - Feb 24, 2022

Connecting Chicago audiences with the widest possible range of today‚Äôs new music , the¬†CSO¬†MusicNOW¬†series continues on¬†March 14¬†with a ‚ÄúNight of Song‚ÄĚ at the Harris Theater. Curated by CSO Mead Composer-in-Residence¬†Jessie Montgomery, the program offers a celebration of art song today, with the¬†world premiere¬†of a new¬†CSO MusicNOW commission¬†from¬†Damien Geter, a 2018 song cycle by¬†Dale Trumbore¬†and¬†world premiere¬†arrangements¬†of works by¬†Ayanna Woods¬†and¬†Shawn Okpebholo.

The American Opera Project Presents MUSIC AS THE MESSAGE In Honor Of Junteenth Photo The American Opera Project Presents MUSIC AS THE MESSAGE In Honor Of Junteenth
by A.A. Cristi - May 25, 2021

Music as the Message: Sing Together, Children!, the fourth live, interactive concert created and hosted by Emmy Award-winning soprano Adrienne Danrich, will premiere Sunday, June 13th at 4pm EDT, presented by The American Opera Project in association with Opera on Tap.

The American Opera Project Presents The Third Episode Of MUSIC AS THE MESSAGE Photo The American Opera Project Presents The Third Episode Of MUSIC AS THE MESSAGE
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 29, 2021

On Sunday, April 25th at 4pm EDT, The American Opera Project will offer the third episode of Music as the Message, entitled OUR STORIES ~ OUR VOICES, an afternoon of inspirational songs and poems that encourage everyone to breathe life into our entire creative selves.

Folks Operetta Presents THE FLOWER OF HAWAII Photo Folks Operetta Presents THE FLOWER OF HAWAII
by Julie Musbach - May 22, 2019

Folks Operetta¬†continues its¬†Reclaimed Voices Series¬†with Paul √Ābraham's exotic jazz operetta,¬†The Flower of Hawaii¬†featuring soprano and former Ms. Illinois Marisa Bucheit (2014) as Princess Laya/Suzanne.¬†

LBO Presents World Premiere of THE CENTRAL PARK FIVE At The Warner Grand Photo LBO Presents World Premiere of THE CENTRAL PARK FIVE At The Warner Grand
by A.A. Cristi - May 8, 2019

The Central Park Five by Anthony Davis, a world premiere commissioned and presented by Long Beach Opera on June 15th, 22nd and 23rd, explores the interrogation and coerced confessions of five teenagers wrongly convicted of a crime in New York City in the 1980's. The opera details their stories, including the profound effect their unjust prison sentences had on their young lives.

Five Chicagoland Schools Selected For 'Disney Musicals In Schools' Program Photo Five Chicagoland Schools Selected For 'Disney Musicals In Schools' Program
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 26, 2019

Now in its 2nd year, Goodman Theatre selects five Chicagoland elementary schools to participate in the "Disney Musicals in Schools" program--an outreach initiative developed by Disney Theatrical Productions to create sustainable musical theater programs in under-resourced elementary schools. The selected schools include John C. Haines Elementary School (China Town) performing Aladdin KIDS; Jonathan Y. Scammon Elementary School (Logan Square) performing The Lion King KIDS; Richard Yates Elementary School (Humboldt Park) performing Aladdin KIDS; Belmont-Cragin Elementary School (Belmont Cragin) performing The Lion King KIDS; and Gerald Delgado Kanoon Magnet Elementary School (Little Village) performing Aladdin KIDS. Coordinated by Goodman Theatre artists Adrian Azevedo and Anna Gelman, under the leadership of Walter Director of Education and Engagement Willa J. Taylor, the five area public elementary schools received performance rights to a Disney KIDS musical of their choice, at no cost.

3Arts Awards Chicago Artists, $25,000 Cash Grants Photo 3Arts Awards Chicago Artists, $25,000 Cash Grants
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 5, 2018

3Arts, the Chicago-based nonprofit grantmaking organization, is honored to award 20 Chicago artists with unrestricted grants at the 11th annual 3Arts Awards Celebration, taking place tonight, November 5 at the Museum of Contemporary Art. The celebration will honor the ten annual 3Arts Awards recipients along with ten recipients of Make a Wave-an unprecedented artist-to-artist giving initiative.

200 Students Make Goodman Debut in DISNEY MUSICALS IN SCHOOLS Photo 200 Students Make Goodman Debut in DISNEY MUSICALS IN SCHOOLS
by Julie Musbach - May 17, 2018

Goodman Theatre is pleased to announce the "Disney Musicals in Schools" Student Share Celebration, featuring nearly 200 students from five Chicago schools performing for their classmates, families and community members.

Goodman Theatre Announces Participants For The 'Disney Musicals In Schools' Program Photo Goodman Theatre Announces Participants For The 'Disney Musicals In Schools' Program
by Stephi Wild - Feb 13, 2018

Goodman Theatre announces the five Chicagoland elementary schools that have been selected to participate in the 2018 "Disney Musicals in Schools" program, an outreach initiative developed by Disney Theatrical Productions to create sustainable theater programs in under-resourced elementary schools. Coordinated by Goodman Theatre artists Adrian Azevedo and Anna Gelman, under the leadership of Walter Director of Education and Engagement Willa J. Taylor, the five area public elementary schools received performance rights to a Disney musical of their choice, at no cost.

Roulette to Present Selections for New George Lewis Opera, 5/22-23
by Tyler Peterson - May 15, 2015

Before the opera premieres at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago this fall, Roulette is pleased to present selections from American composer George Lewis' Afterword: The AACM (As) Opera. Developed in collaboration with director Sean Griffin and media/theater artist Catherine Sullivan, Afterword is the aesthetic extension of Lewis' widely acclaimed book on the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians, A Power Stronger Than Itself: the AACM and American Experimental Music (University of Chicago Press, 2008). Born on the South Side of Chicago and turning 50 this year, the AACM has played a major role in American experimental music, and its ardent experimentation and radical collectivist politics are the inspiration behind Lewis' first operatic venture.

Photo Flash: First Look at Emily Rohm, William Travis Taylor and More in CST's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2012

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) presents Disney's Beauty and the Beast, the Theater's annual summer family musical, directed by Rachel Rockwell with Music Direction by Doug Peck, featuring Emily Rohm as Belle and William Travis Taylor as the Prince turned into a Beast by an enchantress's spell. This Tony Award-winning musical is filled with lovable characters, beautiful sets and costumes, and dazzling production numbers, including 'Be Our Guest' and the beloved title song. BroadwayWorld has the production photos below.

Emily Rohm, William Travis Taylor et al. to Lead Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at CST, 6/28-8/26
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2012

Enchanting audiences of all generations worldwide, Disney's Beauty and the Beast casts its spell in Chicago Shakespeare's Courtyard Theater on Navy Pier June 28 to August 26, 2012. Tickets are $18-$25 with special discounts available for groups of 10 or more. All patrons receive a 40 percent parking discount at Navy Pier garages. For more information or to purchase tickets, contact Chicago Shakespeare Theater's Box Office at 312.595.5600 or visit the Theater's website at www.chicagoshakes.com.

Emily Rohm, William Travis Taylor et al. to Lead Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at CST, 6/28-8/26
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2012

Enchanting audiences of all generations worldwide, Disney's Beauty and the Beast casts its spell in Chicago Shakespeare's Courtyard Theater on Navy Pier June 28 to August 26, 2012. Tickets are $18-$25 with special discounts available for groups of 10 or more. All patrons receive a 40 percent parking discount at Navy Pier garages. For more information or to purchase tickets, contact Chicago Shakespeare Theater's Box Office at 312.595.5600 or visit the Theater's website at www.chicagoshakes.com.

Theatre At The Center Presents THE WIZ, Closes 8/7
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2011

The Broadway smash hit musical THE WIZ, with book by William F. Brown and music by Charlie Smalls, will close August 7, 2011 at Theatre at the Center, 1040 Ridge Road, Munster, Indiana.

Photo Flash: Theatre at the Center Opens THE WIZ!
by Nicole Rosky - Jul 11, 2011

The Broadway smash hit musical THE WIZ, with book by William F. Brown and music by Charlie Smalls, will blow audiences away July 7 through August 7, 2011 at Theatre at the Center, 1040 Ridge Road, Munster, Indiana. The production will open Sunday, July 10 at 7 p.m. Stacey Flaster will direct and choreograph. THE WIZ first opened on Broadway in 1975 and ran for four years (1600 performances). It made a historic footprint as the first large-scale big-budget musical featuring an all-African American cast. THE WIZ won seven Tony Awards including Best Musical and was produced in 1978 by Motown/Universal as a film starring Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Lena Horne, and Richard Pryor.

Photo Flash: Theatre at the Center Presents THE WIZ
by Lauren Wolman - Jul 8, 2011

The Broadway smash hit musical THE WIZ, with book by William F. Brown and music by Charlie Smalls, will blow audiences away July 7 through August 7, 2011 at Theatre at the Center, 1040 Ridge Road, Munster, Indiana. The production will open Sunday, July 10 at 7 p.m. Stacey Flaster will direct and choreograph. THE WIZ first opened on Broadway in 1975 and ran for four years (1600 performances). It made a historic footprint as the first large-scale big-budget musical featuring an all-African American cast. THE WIZ won seven Tony Awards including Best Musical and was produced in 1978 by Motown/Universal as a film starring Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Lena Horne, and Richard Pryor.

Theatre At The Center Presents THE WIZ 7/7-8/7
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2011

The Broadway smash hit musical THE WIZ, with book by William F. Brown and music by Charlie Smalls, will blow audiences away July 7 through August 7, 2011 at Theatre at the Center, 1040 Ridge Road, Munster, Indiana.

Court Theatre Presents PORGY AND BESS 5/12-6/19
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2011

Court Theatre Artistic Director Charles Newell and Executive Director Stephen J. Albert present the Gershwins' Porgy and Bess, directed by Artistic Director Charles Newell, with Artistic Consultant Ron OJ Parson and Musical Direction by Doug Peck.

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