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Paramount Theatre Announces Artistic Staff Promotions For Paul-Jordan Jansen, Amber M Photo Paramount Theatre Announces Artistic Staff Promotions For Paul-Jordan Jansen, Amber Mak and Trent Stork
by A.A. Cristi - May 25, 2021

Paramount Theatre in Aurora announced today the addition of a new staff member and two promotions within the company's artistic department:   Paul-Jordan Jansen, familiar to Paramount audiences for his lead roles in Disney's Beauty and The Beast, The Wizard of Oz and Sweeney Todd, for which he won the Jeff Award for Best Actor-Musical-Large, has joined Paramount as Associate Artistic Producer.

Healing Illinois Grant Supports Launch Of Paramount Theatre's The Inception Project Photo Healing Illinois Grant Supports Launch Of Paramount Theatre's The Inception Project
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 17, 2020

Paramount Theatre in Aurora will launch next month The Inception Project, a new play development initiative designed to create artist driven, courageous, thought provoking new work in a radically inclusive environment. 

PTC Announces Free Online Holiday Concerts Photo PTC Announces Free Online Holiday Concerts
by Stephi Wild - Dec 14, 2020

Pioneer Theatre Company will launch two festive holiday concerts online as part of its month-long celebration, 'Let It Show! PTC's Perfectly Pandemic Productions.' The online concerts are titled 'HOME FOR THE HOLIDAY' and 'LET YOUR HEART BE LIGHT.'

Ensemble Cast Announced For CHILDREN OF EDEN in Chicago Photo Ensemble Cast Announced For CHILDREN OF EDEN in Chicago
by Stephi Wild - May 27, 2020

Academy and Grammy Award Winning composer, Stephen Schwartz (Music and Lyrics), John Caird (Book), and an A-list Chicago artistic team are in collaboration to mount a revamped production of Children of Eden, a musical freely based on the Book of Genesis, in the Chicago area, scheduled to open Summer 2021.

Diana DeGarmo, Ace Young & More to Star in Live-Stream Fundraiser Thursday Night Photo Diana DeGarmo, Ace Young & More to Star in Live-Stream Fundraiser Thursday Night
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 16, 2020

With nearly all of Chicago's theatre productions shuttered, one of the first fundraisers primarily aimed at a streaming audience is being put together by The Beautiful City Project, a Chicago-based musical theatre company that exists solely as a fundraising arm for local charities and non-profits.

Drury Lane Announces Casting For EVITA Photo Drury Lane Announces Casting For EVITA
by Stephi Wild - Feb 28, 2020

Drury Lane Theatre announces casting for the iconic Evita, based on the life of Argentinian First Lady Eva Perón. This Tony Award-winning musical features lyrics by Tim Rice and music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and was originally directed by Harold Prince. Drury Lane's production of Evita is directed and choreographed by Marcia Milgrom Dodge and runs April 10 a?" June 14, 2020, at Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace. The press opening is scheduled for Thursday, April 23, 2020, at 8:00 p.m.

BWW Review: ONCE ON THIS ISLAND at Pioneer Theatre Company is Colorfully Creative Photo BWW Review: ONCE ON THIS ISLAND at Pioneer Theatre Company is Colorfully Creative
by Tyler Hinton - Feb 22, 2020

Pioneer Theatre Company's professional production of ONCE ON THIS ISLAND is a creative reimagining of the star-crossed story.

PTC Presents ONCE ON THIS ISLAND Photo PTC Presents ONCE ON THIS ISLAND
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 4, 2020

The professional regional premiere of the musical ONCE ON THIS ISLAND opens at PIONEER THEATRE COMPANY (PTC) on FEBRUARY 21, 2020 and runs through MARCH 7, 2020. Tickets for this production can be purchased by calling 801-581-6961 or by visiting pioneertheatre.org.

BWW TV: Take a Look at BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at Aurora's Paramount Theatre Photo BWW TV: Take a Look at BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at Aurora's Paramount Theatre
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 25, 2019

Great dancing candlesticks! Just wait to see what Aurora's Paramount Theatre has in store for Disney's Beauty and the Beast, November 13, 2019-January 19, 2020 at the beautiful Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Blvd. in Aurora. Press opening is Friday, November 22, at 8 p.m.

Photo Flash: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Enchants At Paramount Theatre Photo Photo Flash: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Enchants At Paramount Theatre
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 22, 2019

Great dancing candlesticks! Just wait to see what Aurora's Paramount Theatre has in store for Disney's Beauty and the Beast, November 13, 2019-January 19, 2020 at the beautiful Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Blvd. in Aurora. 

Paramount Theatre Presents BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Photo Paramount Theatre Presents BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
by Stephi Wild - Oct 11, 2019

Great dancing candlesticks! Just wait to see what Aurora's Paramount Theatre has in store for Disney's Beauty and the Beast, November 13, 2019-January 19, 2020 at the beautiful Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Blvd. in Aurora. Press opening is Friday, November 22, at 8 p.m.

Drury Lane Sets Cast For AND THEN THERE WERE NONE Photo Drury Lane Sets Cast For AND THEN THERE WERE NONE
by Stephi Wild - Jun 4, 2019

Ten strangers meet on a clandestine island. Each holds a murderous secret. Who will pay the ultimate price? Drury Lane Theatre announces casting for the edge-of-your-seat murder mystery And Then There Were None, written by Agatha Christie and directed by Jessica Fisch. And Then There Were None runs July 12 September 1, 2019, at Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace. The press opening is scheduled for Thursday, July 25 at 8:00 p.m.

Aurora's New Paramount School Of The Arts Grand Opening Set for June 1 Photo Aurora's New Paramount School Of The Arts Grand Opening Set for June 1
by A.A. Cristi - May 21, 2019

The new Paramount School of the Arts will celebrate its Grand Opening on Saturday, June 1, 2019, a date that will launch a new era for the live performing arts in downtown Aurora.

Drury Lane Theatre Announces Family Day For MATILDA Photo Drury Lane Theatre Announces Family Day For MATILDA
by Julie Musbach - May 20, 2019

Drury Lane Theatre announces a special Family Day for its Regional Premiere of Roald Dahl's Matilda The Musical, scheduled for Sunday, June 9, 2019, before the 2:00 p.m. matinee.

Drury Lane Theatre Celebrates The Opening Of Roald Dahl's MATILDA THE MUSICAL Photo Drury Lane Theatre Celebrates The Opening Of Roald Dahl's MATILDA THE MUSICAL
by A.A. Cristi - May 7, 2019

Wonder and amazement abound! Drury Lane Theatre announces casting for its Regional Premiere of Roald Dahl's Matilda The Musical, featuring Chicago resident Audrey Edwards and Warrenville native Natalie Galla sharing the title role. With book by Dennis Kelly, music and lyrics by Tim Minchin, and orchestrations and additional music by Chris Nightingale, Roald Dahl's Matilda The Musical is directed and choreographed by Mitch Sebastian and runs April 26 June 23, 2019, at Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace.

Photo Flash: First Look at Drury Lane Theatre's MATILDA Photo Photo Flash: First Look at Drury Lane Theatre's MATILDA
by Julie Musbach - May 2, 2019

Wonder and amazement abound! Get a first look below at Drury Lane Theatre's Regional Premiere of Roald Dahl's Matilda The Musical, featuring Chicago resident Audrey Edwards and Warrenville native Natalie Galla sharing the title role.

Casting Announced For MATILDA THE MUSICAL At Drury Lane Photo Casting Announced For MATILDA THE MUSICAL At Drury Lane
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 25, 2019

Wonder and amazement abound! Drury Lane Theatre announces casting for its Regional Premiere of Roald Dahl's Matilda The Musical, featuring Chicago resident Audrey Edwards and Warrenville native Natalie Galla sharing the title role. With book by Dennis Kelly, music and lyrics by Tim Minchin, and orchestrations and additional music by Chris Nightingale, Roald Dahl's Matilda The Musical is directed and choreographed by Mitch Sebastian and runs April 26 June 23, 2019, at Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace. The press opening is scheduled for Thursday, May 2 at 8:00 p.m.

Paramount School of the Arts Holds Grand Opening June 1, Plus Summer Programs Photo Paramount School of the Arts Holds Grand Opening June 1, Plus Summer Programs
by Julie Musbach - Feb 21, 2019

The new Paramount School of the Arts will celebrate its Grand Opening on Saturday, June 1, 2019, a date that will launch a new era for the live performing arts in downtown Aurora.

Cast & Design Team Revealed For THE WIZARD OF OZ at The Paramount Theatre Photo Cast & Design Team Revealed For THE WIZARD OF OZ at The Paramount Theatre
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 16, 2018

Acclaimed Chicago director Amber Mak dazzled audiences with Paramount's production of Disney's The Little Mermaid. She made kids of all ages believe in Santa again with Elf The Musical. Now she's taking audiences over the rainbow and into another fantastical world with The Wizard of Oz, November 14, 2018-January 6, 2019 at Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Blvd. in Aurora. Press opening is Saturday, November 17, at 8 p.m.

BWW Review: TREASURE ISLAND at Fulton Theatre Photo BWW Review: TREASURE ISLAND at Fulton Theatre
by Rich Mehrenberg - Sep 22, 2018

Last spring, I stated that Fulton's Hunchback of Notre Dame was worthy of several Broadway World Awards. This fall, I am willing to state that Treasure Island is worthy of Broadway.

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