Music Theater Works Names Kyle Dougan Producing Artistic Director DesignateMusic Theater Works Names Kyle Dougan Producing Artistic Director Designate
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2018

Music Theater Works has announced the appointment of Kyle Dougan as Producing Artistic Director Designate, effective October 1, 2018, and the retirement of General Manager Bridget McDonough and Artistic Director Rudy Hogenmiller, effective January, 2020. (more...)

FWD Theatre Project Names New Artistic DirectorFWD Theatre Project Names New Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2016

Amber Mak, Founding Artistic Director of FWD Theatre Project, the not-for- profit arts organization dedicated to the Discovery, Development, and Delivery of the new American musical, is stepping down from her position to assume the role of New Works Development Director at Paramount Theatre in Aurora. (more...)

Light Opera Works' Benefit Celebrates 36 Years with A NIGHT AT ASCOTLight Opera Works' Benefit Celebrates 36 Years with A NIGHT AT ASCOT
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2016

On Saturday, April 16, 2016, Light Opera Works will host its annual spring benefit, 'A Night at Ascot,' at the Sunset Ridge Country Club in Northfield, Illinois, celebrating the 36th year of the company.  (more...)

Light Opera Works to Host Annual Spring Benefit in AprilLight Opera Works to Host Annual Spring Benefit in April
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2015

On Saturday, April 11, 2015, Light Opera Works will host its annual spring benefit, 'A Salute to Movie Musicals,' at the North Shore Country Club in Glenview, Illinois, celebrating the 35th year of the company. Proceeds will benefit Light Opera Works programming, including the 2015 season, the Musical Theater Summer Workshop, student half-price tickets and Family Talk Backs. (more...)

Light Opera Works to Host 2014 Benefit, 4/5Light Opera Works to Host 2014 Benefit, 4/5
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2014

On Saturday, April 5, 2014, Light Opera Works will host its annual spring benefit at the North Shore Country Club in Glenview, Illinois, honoring Chicago theater legend James Harms. Proceeds will benefit Light Opera Works programming, including the 2014 season, the Musical Theater Summer Workshop, student half-price tickets and Family Talk Backs. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for October 2nd, 2013'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for October 2nd, 2013
by Paul W. Thompson - Oct 2, 2013

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. 'The Book Of Mormon' and other significant local shows close this Sunday, with two productions of 'The Mikado' on the horizon, Gershwin at Light Opera Works, 'Ruthless!' and Linda Eder in the suburbs, Audra and 'Frog And Toad' downtown, plus 'Once' finally appears!! (more...)

Big Noise Theatre Announces 2013-14 Season: RAGTIME, ALONE TOGETHER & MoreBig Noise Theatre Announces 2013-14 Season: RAGTIME, ALONE TOGETHER & More
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2013

Big Noise Theatre Company, celebrating its 14th season of top-notch, live entertainment at the Prairie Lakes Theatre, is thrilled to announce the full line up of productions for 2013-14. Additionally, Big Noise welcomes back Stacey Flaster to direct the musical RAGTIME, which will be the company's final offering in the Spring. (more...)

Big Noise Theatre Announces 2013-14 Season: RAGTIME, ALONE TOGETHER & MoreBig Noise Theatre Announces 2013-14 Season: RAGTIME, ALONE TOGETHER & More
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2013

Big Noise Theatre Company, celebrating its 14th season of top-notch, live entertainment at the Prairie Lakes Theatre, is thrilled to announce the full line up of productions for 2013-14. Additionally, Big Noise welcomes back Stacey Flaster to direct the musical RAGTIME, which will be the company's final offering in the Spring. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for August 21st, 2013'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for August 21st, 2013
by Paul W. Thompson - Aug 21, 2013

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. 'Jungle Book' and 'Flashdance' depart, 'Pageant' and 'Ruthless!' appear, two musicals celebrating black music begin September 14 at BET and the Goodman, two Gary Griffin shows get their leading ladies, plus 'Hank Williams' and much more! (more...)

Light Opera Works 2013 Benefit Set for 4/6Light Opera Works 2013 Benefit Set for 4/6
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2013

On Saturday, April 6, 2013, Light Opera Works will host its annual spring benefit at the North Shore Country Club in Glenview, Illinois. Proceeds will benefit Light Opera Works programming, including the 2013 season, the Musical Theater Summer Workshop, student half-price tickets and Family Talk Backs. (more...)

Photo Flash: Theater at the Center's LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS Celebrates Opening NightPhoto Flash: Theater at the Center's LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS Celebrates Opening Night
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2012

Inspired by the blockbuster 1960 Roger Corman film, the monster musical hit LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS comes to Theatre at the Center, 1040 Ridge Road, Munster, now through August 19. Theatre at the Center's production, boasting glorious refurbishments of the plants from the original New York production, is directed and choreographed by Stacey Flaster. The press performance was July 15. Check out photos from opening night below! (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for November 16th, 2011'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for November 16th, 2011
by Paul W. Thompson - Nov 16, 2011

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. The 2011 BroadwayWorld Chicago Award nominations, 'WSS' everywhere, 'The Baker's Wife,' dueling TYA 'Babes In Toyland' shows, a 'Seussical' and more.... (more...)

Photo Flash: Theatre at the Center Opens THE WIZ!Photo Flash: Theatre at the Center Opens THE WIZ!
by BWW News Desk - 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. (more...)

Photo Flash: Theatre at the Center Presents THE WIZPhoto Flash: Theatre at the Center Presents THE WIZ
by BWW News Desk - 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. (more...)

Light Opera Works Holds Benefit Gala, 3/20Light Opera Works Holds Benefit Gala, 3/20
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2011

On Sunday, March 20, 2011, Light Opera Works will host its annual gala at the North Shore Country Club in Glenview, Illinois. Proceeds from the event will benefit Light Opera Works programming, including the 2011 season, the Musical Theater Summer Workshop, student half-price tickets and Family Talk Backs. (more...)

Light Opera Works Holds Benefit Gala, 3/20Light Opera Works Holds Benefit Gala, 3/20
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2011

On Sunday, March 20, 2011, Light Opera Works will host its annual gala at the North Shore Country Club in Glenview, Illinois. Proceeds from the event will benefit Light Opera Works programming, including the 2011 season, the Musical Theater Summer Workshop, student half-price tickets and Family Talk Backs. (more...)

LITTLE RED & HER FRIENDS Comes To Winnetka, Closes 1/30LITTLE RED & HER FRIENDS Comes To Winnetka, Closes 1/30
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2011

There's a wolf watch in effect, and Little Red will need the audience's help to get to Grandmother's House! (more...)

Winnetka Theatre Presents LITTLE RED AND HER FRIENDS 1/15-30Winnetka Theatre Presents LITTLE RED AND HER FRIENDS 1/15-30
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2011

There's a wolf watch in effect, and Little Red will need the audience's help to get to Grandmother's house! That's the fun of LITTLE RED AND HER FRIENDS, a not-so-scary version of the classic fairy tale, to be presented by Winnetka Theatre's Especially for Kids. (more...)

LITTLE RED & HER FRIENDS Comes To Winnetka 1/15-30LITTLE RED & HER FRIENDS Comes To Winnetka 1/15-30
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2011

There's a wolf watch in effect, and Little Red will need the audience's help to get to Grandmother's House! (more...)

Winnetka Theatre Presents LITTLE RED AND HER FRIENDS 1/15-30Winnetka Theatre Presents LITTLE RED AND HER FRIENDS 1/15-30
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2010

There's a wolf watch in effect, and Little Red will need the audience's help to get to Grandmother's house! That's the fun of LITTLE RED AND HER FRIENDS, a not-so-scary version of the classic fairy tale, to be presented by Winnetka Theatre's Especially for Kids. (more...)

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