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World Premiere Of Krista Knight's LIPSTICK LOBOTOMY Opens At Trap Door Theatre Next Month World Premiere Of Krista Knight's LIPSTICK LOBOTOMY Opens At Trap Door Theatre Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2020

In the world premiere of a?oeLipstick Lobotomy,a?? John F. Kennedy's little sister, Rosemary Kennedy, and the playwright's Great Aunt Ginny develop a friendship at an exclusive high-end sanitarium for women in the fall of 1941. The women undergo the peculiar cutting-edge treatments on offer by a society desperate to find the cure for womanhood in this incisive comedy. (more...)

World Premiere of Krista Knight's LIPSTICK LOBOTOMY Will Open at Trap Door Theatre in February World Premiere of Krista Knight's LIPSTICK LOBOTOMY Will Open at Trap Door Theatre in February
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2020

In the world premiere of 'Lipstick Lobotomy,' John F. Kennedy's little sister, Rosemary Kennedy, and the playwright's Great Aunt Ginny develop a friendship at an exclusive high-end sanitarium for women in the fall of 1941. The women undergo the peculiar cutting-edge treatments on offer by a society desperate to find the cure for womanhood in this incisive comedy. (more...)

Photo Flash: Opening Night Of Porchlight Revisits MINNIE'S BOYS Photo Flash: Opening Night Of Porchlight Revisits MINNIE'S BOYS
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2019

Porchlight Music Theatre is proud to announce that its final production in the 2018 - 2019 "lost" musicals in staged concert series Porchlight Revisits Minnie's Boys will now include a special event with Minnie's Boys composer Larry Grossman, "A Conversation with Larry Grossman," Thursday, May 23 at 4:45 p.m. and feature a new song added to this Chicago premiere. (more...)

Porchlight Announces New Song And Special Event With MINNIE'S BOYS Original Composer Larry Grossman Porchlight Announces New Song And Special Event With MINNIE'S BOYS Original Composer Larry Grossman
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2019

Porchlight Music Theatre is proud to announce that its final production in the 2018 - 2019 'lost' musicals in staged concert series Porchlight Revisits MINNIE'S BOYS will now include a special event with MINNIE'S BOYS composer Larry Grossman, 'A Conversation with Larry Grossman,' Thursday, May 23 at 4:45 p.m. and feature a new song added to this Chicago premiere. Porchlight Revisits Minnie's Boys, book by Groucho Marx's son Arthur Marx and Robert Fisher, music by Grossman and lyrics by Hal Hackady with direction and choreography by Christopher Pazdernik and musical direction by Christie Chiles Twille, is presented for three performances Wednesday, May 22 at 7:30 p.m. and Thursday, March 23 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at The Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn Street. Each Porchlight Revisits production begins with the 'Behind the Show Backstory' multimedia presentation, created and hosted by Artistic Director Michael Weber, discussing that evening's production including the show's creative history, juicy backstage gossip and much more. Single tickets are $37 for the performance and 'A Conversation with Larry Grossman' is free to the public. Both are available at porchlightmusictheatre.org or by calling the Porchlight Music Theatre box office at 773.777.9884. (more...)

Porchlight Closes 'Lost' Musicals Series with MINNIE'S BOYS Porchlight Closes 'Lost' Musicals Series with MINNIE'S BOYS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2019

Porchlight Music Theatre's final production in its 2018 - 2019 "lost" musicals in staged concert series is Porchlight Revisits Minnie's Boys,  with book by Groucho Marx's son Arthur Marx and Robert Fisher, music by Larry Grossman and lyrics by Hal Hackady with direction and choreography by Christopher Pazdernik and musical direction by Christie Chiles Twille.  Porchlight Revisits Minnie's Boys is presented for three performances Wednesday, May 22 at 7:30 p.m. and Thursday, March 23 at 2 p.m. and  7:30 p.m. at The Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn Street. (more...)

Emerald City Theatre Presents CORDUROY At The Athenaeum Theatre Emerald City Theatre Presents CORDUROY At The Athenaeum Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2019

Emerald City Theatre (ECT) concludes its 2018 - 2019 Season this spring with the Chicago premiere of Corduroy, a new stage adaptation by Barry Kornhauser of Don Freeman's classic books, directed by ECT Artistic Associate Jamal Howard. Corduroy runs Friday, March 1 - Saturday, April 20 at the Athenaeum Theatre Main Stage, 2936 N Southport Ave. (more...)

Eclectic Presents FUDDY MEERS Eclectic Presents FUDDY MEERS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2018

Claire has a rare form of psychogenic amnesia that erases her memory whenever she goes to sleep. This morning, like all mornings, she wakes up a blank slate. But today turns out different. She's kidnapped by a limping, lisping, half-blind, half-deaf man in a ski mask who claims he's there to save her, and he spirits her off to her mother's house. Every twist and turn in this funhouse plot bring Claire closer to revealing her past life and everything she thought she'd forgotten. It's one harrowing and hilarious turn after another on this roller coaster ride through the day of an amnesiac trying to decipher her fractured life. This poignant and brutal comedy traces one woman's attempt to regain her memory while surrounded by a curio-cabinet of alarmingly bizarre characters. (more...)

Eclectic Full Contact Theater Announces Cast For FUDDY MEERS Eclectic Full Contact Theater Announces Cast For FUDDY MEERS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2018

Being an amnesiac isn't easy. See the world through their eyes and everything flips on its head in a minute. Who's your friend? Who's your enemy? What's with the hand puppet? (more...)

Eclectic Presents FUDDY MEERS Eclectic Presents FUDDY MEERS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2018

Claire has a rare form of psychogenic amnesia that erases her memory whenever she goes to sleep. This morning, like all mornings, she wakes up a blank slate. But today turns out different. She's kidnapped by a limping, lisping, half-blind, half-deaf man in a ski mask who claims he's there to save her, and he spirits her off to her mother's house. Every twist and turn in this funhouse plot bring Claire closer to revealing her past life and everything she thought she'd forgotten. It's one harrowing and hilarious turn after another on this roller coaster ride through the day of an amnesiac trying to decipher her fractured life. This poignant and brutal comedy traces one woman's attempt to regain her memory while surrounded by a curio-cabinet of alarmingly bizarre characters. (more...)

Eclectic Full Contact Theater Announces Cast For FUDDY MEERS Eclectic Full Contact Theater Announces Cast For FUDDY MEERS
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2018

Being an amnesiac isn't easy. See the world through their eyes and everything flips on its head in a minute. Who's your friend? Who's your enemy? What's with the hand puppet? (more...)

Photo Flash: Babes With Blades Theatre Company presents THE INVISIBLE SCARLET O'NEIL Photo Flash: Babes With Blades Theatre Company presents THE INVISIBLE SCARLET O'NEIL
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2017

Babes With Blades Theatre Company (BWBTC) launches its 20th Anniversary Season: "Origins" with its 20th world premiere The Invisible Scarlet O'Neil, playing at the Factory Theater, 1623 W. Howard St., September 2 - October 14. Based on the 1940s comic strip by Russell Stamm, the new play is written by BWBTC Ensemble Member Barbara Lhota, directed by Ensemble Member Leigh Barrett and features violence design by Ensemble Member Libby Beyreis. Preview performances are Saturday, Sept. 2 at 8 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 3 at 3 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 7 at 8 p.m. and Friday, Sept. 8 at 8 p.m. Opening Night is Saturday, Sept. 9 at 8 p.m. Regular performances are Thursdays - Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. Preview tickets are $10, student and senior tickets are $15, early bird general admission (available online through September 9) are $20 and general admission (after September 9) are $25. To purchase tickets and for more information, please visit BabesWithBlades.org. (more...)

Babes with Blades Theatre Company Announces Cast and Creative Team for THE INVISIBLE SCARLET O'NEIL
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2017

Babes With Blades Theatre Company (BWBTC) launches its 20th Anniversary Season: "Origins" with its 20th world premiere The Invisible Scarlet O'Neil, playing at the Factory Theater, 1623 W. Howard St., September 2 - October 14. Based on the 1940s comic strip by Russell Stamm, the new play is written by BWBTC Ensemble Member Barbara Lhota, directed by Ensemble Member Leigh Barrett and features violence design by Ensemble Member Libby Beyreis. Preview performances are Saturday, Sept. 2 at 8 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 3 at 3 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 7 at 8 p.m. and Friday, Sept. 8 at 8 p.m. Opening Night is Saturday, Sept. 9 at 8 p.m. Regular performances are Thursdays - Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. Preview tickets are $10, student and senior tickets are $15, early bird general admission (available online through September 9) are $20 and general admission (after September 9) are $25. To purchase tickets and for more information, please visit BabesWithBlades.org. (more...)

Babes With Blades Bring THE INVISIBLE SCARLET O'NEIL to the Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

Babes With Blades Theatre Company (BWBTC) launches its 20th Anniversary Season: "Origins" with its 20th world premiere The Invisible Scarlet O'Neil, playing at the Factory Theater, 1623 W. Howard St., September 2 - October 14. (more...)

BWW Reviews: An Enchanting THE FANTASTICKS
by Misha Davenport - Feb 24, 2017

BWW Reviews: An Enchanting THE FANTASTICKS (more...)

Quest Theatre Ensemble to Welcome Diverse Cast for THE FANTASTICKS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

Quest Theatre Ensemble will offer free performances of the world's longest running musical to audiences at their home in Andersonville's Blue Theatre in February and March. (more...)

Quest Theatre Ensemble to Welcome Diverse Cast for THE FANTASTICKS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2016

Quest Theatre Ensemble will offer free performances of the world's longest running musical to audiences at their home in Andersonville's Blue Theatre in February and March. (more...)

Quest Theatre Ensemble Announces Blue Nativity 15th Annual Tour Schedule
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

Quest Theatre Ensemble's 15th annual Christmas celebration of Blue Nativity features visually arresting large-scale puppetry, soaring music and the greatest story ever told. Embraced by many as a holiday tradition, Blue Nativity tells the story of Christmas and the birth of Christ with beautiful large-scale puppetry accompanied by live music. Suitable for audiences of all ages and a favorite of families, Blue Nativity breaks the mold of Holiday productions, portraying "the greatest story ever told" with original puppets guaranteed to dazzle and beautiful music to enhance the experience. The ensemble cast, sings folksongs and classic carols as twelve foot blue moon puppets bring the story to life visually. (more...)

Eclectic Full Contact Theatre Announces Casting for DOG SEES GOD
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

Eclectic is proud to announce casting for its 5th season opener DOG SEES GOD:CONFESSIONS OF A TEENAGE BLOCKHEAD by Bert V. Royal. (more...)

Eclectic Full Contact Theatre Announces Casting for DOG SEES GOD
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

Eclectic is proud to announce casting for its 5th season opener DOG SEES GOD:CONFESSIONS OF A TEENAGE BLOCKHEAD by Bert V. Royal. (more...)

DOG SEES GOD and More Slated for Eclectic Full Contact Theater's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2016

Eclectic Full Contact Theater is proud to announce its upcoming 2016-2017 season which includes, 'Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead' (November 4 - December 4, 2016), 'The History Boys' (February 4 - March 5, 2017), and 'Gideon's Knot' (June 2 - July 2, 2017). (more...)

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