Strawdog Theatre's HERSHEL AND THE HANUKKAH GOBLINS To Play Temple Har ZionStrawdog Theatre's HERSHEL AND THE HANUKKAH GOBLINS To Play Temple Har Zion
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2019

Strawdog Theatre Company is pleased to bring its holiday hit HERSHEL AND THE HANUKKAH GOBLINS to Temple Har Zion, 1040 N. Harlem Ave. in River Forest for four performances only, playing December 15 & 22, 2019. Tickets ($18.50 children 12 & under, $24 adults) are currently available at www.wsthz.org. (more...)

Strawdog Theatre Company Announces Casting for HERSHEL AND THE HANUKKAH GOBLINSStrawdog Theatre Company Announces Casting for HERSHEL AND THE HANUKKAH GOBLINS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2019

Strawdog Theatre Company has announced casting for its return engagement of the family-friendly holiday hit HERSHEL AND THE HANUKKAH GOBLINS, playing December 7 - 29, 2019 at 1802 W. Berenice Ave. in Chicago's Northcenter neighborhood. (more...)

Strawdog Theatre Announces HERSHEL AND THE HANUKKAH GOBLINSStrawdog Theatre Announces HERSHEL AND THE HANUKKAH GOBLINS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2019

After charming audiences last winter, Strawdog Theatre Company's holiday hit HERSHEL AND THE HANUKKAH GOBLINS returns December 7 a?" 29, 2019 (more...)

The Midwest Premiere Of THIRST Completes Strawdog Theatre Company's 32nd SeasonThe Midwest Premiere Of THIRST Completes Strawdog Theatre Company's 32nd Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2019

Strawdog Theatre announces the final production of its 32nd season, the Midwest premiere of C.A. Johnson's dystopian drama THIRST, directed by Andrea J. Dymond, set for January 9 a?" February 15, 2020. The press opening is Monday, January 13 at 7:30 pm. (more...)

Strawdog Theatre Company Announces 32nd SeasonStrawdog Theatre Company Announces 32nd Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2019

Strawdog Theatre, under the new artistic leadership of Leda Hoffmann, announces its 32nd season, "Truth." (more...)

HOWARDS END, AMERICA To Premiere In February At Z Space In San FranciscoHOWARDS END, AMERICA To Premiere In February At Z Space In San Francisco
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2019

San Francisco's Earplay in co-production with RealOpera announces the world premiere of a major new chamber opera in three acts, HOWARDS END, AMERICA by composer Allen Shearer and librettist Claudia Stevens. Based on E. M. Forster's Howards End, the production at San Francisco's Z Space is set for three performances only, Feb 22-24, 2019. A pre-show discussion with celebrity guests is scheduled for opening night. (more...)

Strawdog Theatre Company Announces New Artistic Director; Managing DirectorStrawdog Theatre Company Announces New Artistic Director; Managing Director
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2019

Strawdog Theatre Company's Board of Directors today announced the appointment of Leda Hoffmann as the company's new Artistic Director and Charlotte Thomas as their new Managing Director. Hoffmann succeeds the 'Artistic Vision Committee,' Michael Dailey, Heath Hays and Anderson Lawfer, established in 2016 following the resignation of Artistic Director Hank Boland. Charlotte Thomas succeeds Managing Director Leah Barish, who stepped down in late 2018. (more...)

Photo Flash: Strawdog Theatre Presents HERSHEL AND THE HANUKKAH GOBLINS Through Jan 5Photo Flash: Strawdog Theatre Presents HERSHEL AND THE HANUKKAH GOBLINS Through Jan 5
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2018

Strawdog Theatre Company celebrates the holidays with its world premiere adaptation of the family classic HERSHEL AND THE HANUKKAH GOBLINS, based on the book by Eric Kimmel, with book and adaptation by ensemble member Michael Dailey*, music and lyrics by Jacob Combs, direction by Jacqueline Stone and music direction by Rachel Hoovler. HERSHEL will play December 1, 2018 - January 5, 2019 at Strawdog's new home at 1802 W. Berenice Ave. (more...)

Strawdog's HERSHEL AND THE HANUKKAH GOBLINS Makes World Premiere This WinterStrawdog's HERSHEL AND THE HANUKKAH GOBLINS Makes World Premiere This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2018

Strawdog Theatre Company celebrates the holidays with its world premiere adaptation of the family classic HERSHEL AND THE HANUKKAH GOBLINS, based on the book by Eric Kimmel, with book and adaptation by ensemble member Michael Dailey*, music and lyrics by Jacob Combs, direction by Jacqueline Stone and music direction by Rachel Hoovler. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Strawdog Theatre Company's MASQUE MACABREPhoto Flash: First Look at Strawdog Theatre Company's MASQUE MACABRE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2018

Just in time for Halloween, Strawdog Theatre Company launches its 31st season with the world premiere of MASQUE MACABRE, a dark and bloody thrill ride inspired by the works of Edgar Allan Poe - think Carrie meets Eyes Wide Shut. The handlers of a 'bad boy' entrepreneur go to extremes to give him one last big bash before his past catches up to him. An explorative immersive theatre experience a la Sleep No More, guests travel from room to room throughout the space and follow stories of revenge and murder as they play out in real time. (more...)

Casting Announced For Strawdog Theatre Co.'s HERSHEL AND THE HANUKKAH GOBLINSCasting Announced For Strawdog Theatre Co.'s HERSHEL AND THE HANUKKAH GOBLINS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2018

Strawdog Theatre Company is pleased to announce casting for its world premiere adaptation of the family holiday classic HERSHEL AND THE HANUKKAH GOBLINS, based on the book by Eric Kimmel, with book and adaptation by ensemble member Michael Dailey*, music and lyrics by Jacob Combs, direction by Jacqueline Stone and music direction by Rachel Hoovler. (more...)

HOWARDS END, AMERICA To Premiere In February At Z Space In San FranciscoHOWARDS END, AMERICA To Premiere In February At Z Space In San Francisco
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2018

San Francisco's Earplay in co-production with RealOpera announces the world premiere of a major new chamber opera in three acts, HOWARDS END, AMERICA by composer Allen Shearer and librettist Claudia Stevens. Based on E. M. Forster's Howards End, the production at San Francisco's Z Space is set for three performances only, Feb 22-24, 2019. A pre-show discussion with celebrity guests is scheduled for opening night. (more...)

Strawdog Theatre's MASQUE MACABRE Makes World Premiere This OctoberStrawdog Theatre's MASQUE MACABRE Makes World Premiere This October
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2018

Just in time for Halloween, Strawdog Theatre Company launches its 31st season with the world premiere of MASQUE MACABRE, a dark and bloody thrill ride inspired by the works of Edgar Allan Poe - think Carrie meets Eyes Wide Shut. The handlers of a 'bad boy' entrepreneur go to extremes to give him one last big bash before his past catches up to him. An explorative immersive theatre experience a la Sleep No More, guests travel from room to room throughout the space and follow stories of revenge and murder as they play out in real time. (more...)

Opera San José Presents Mozart's THE ABDUCTION FROM THE SERAGLIOOpera San José Presents Mozart's THE ABDUCTION FROM THE SERAGLIO
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2018

On September 15th, Opera San Jose's 35th season opens with Mozart's comedy The Abduction from the Seraglio. The opera was commissioned by Emperor Joseph II, and as the myth goes when he first heard it, he complained to Mozart, 'That is too fine for my ears - there are too many notes.' Mozart replied, 'There are just as many notes as there should be.' (more...)

Casting Announced For Strawdog Theatre's MASQUE MACABRECasting Announced For Strawdog Theatre's MASQUE MACABRE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2018

 Strawdog Theatre Company is pleased to announce casting for its world premiere of MASQUE MACABRE, a dark and bloody thrill ride inspired by the works of Edgar Allan Poe - think Carrie meets Eyes Wide Shut. The handlers of a 'bad boy' entrepreneur go to extremes to give him one last big bash before his past catches up to him. An explorative immersive theatre experience a la Sleep No More, guests travel from room to room throughout the space and follow stories of revenge and murder as they play out in real time. (more...)

Photo Flash: Strawdog Theatre Presents the Premiere of Immersive MASQUE MACABREPhoto Flash: Strawdog Theatre Presents the Premiere of Immersive MASQUE MACABRE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2018

Just in time for Halloween, Strawdog Theatre Company launches its 31st season with the world premiere of MASQUE MACABRE, a dark and bloody thrill ride inspired by the works of Edgar Allan Poe - think Carrie meets Eyes Wide Shut. The handlers of a 'bad boy' entrepreneur go to extremes to give him one last big bash before his past catches up to him. An explorative immersive theatre experience a la Sleep No More, guests travel from room to room throughout the space and follow stories of revenge and murder as they play out in real time. (more...)

Strawdog Theatre Company Announces 2018 - 2019 SeasonStrawdog Theatre Company Announces 2018 - 2019 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2018

Strawdog Theatre Company and Artistic Directors Michael Dailey, Heath Hays and Anderson Lawfer are proud to announce the company's 31st Season, "Bravery."  The 2018 - 2019 season includes: Masque Macabre, October 4 - 31, a world premiere immersive theatrical experience based on the stories of Edgar Allan Poe, adapted by ensemble members Aly Greaves Amidei, John Henry Roberts and company member Cara Beth Heath; The Revolutionists, November 15 - December 29, by Lauren Gunderson, which explores the role of artist during the French Revolution; Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins by Jacob Combs and Michael Dailey, December 1 - January 5, 2019, an original musical adaptation of Eric Kimmel's Caldecott Award-winning children's book; and Take Me, a world premiere musical by Mark Guarino and Jon Langford of The Mekons and The Waco Brothers, May 10 - June 22, 2019. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Strawdog's BARBECUE, Opening Tonight at Steppenwolf's 1700 TheatrePhoto Flash: First Look at Strawdog's BARBECUE, Opening Tonight at Steppenwolf's 1700 Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2017

Strawdog Theatre Company and Artistic Directors Michael Dailey, Heath Hays and Anderson Lawfer present the first production in their 2017 - 2018 season, Barbecue by Robert O'Hara, running now through September 30, with direction by Damon Kiely at Steppenwolf Theatre Company's 1700 Theatre, 1700 N. Halsted Street as a LookOut Visiting Company. Opening night performance is tonight, August 28, and BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Strawdog Theatre Company Announces 30th SeasonStrawdog Theatre Company Announces 30th Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

Strawdog Theatre Company and Artistic Directors Michael Dailey, Heath Hays and Anderson Lawfer are proud to announce the company's 30th Anniversary Season: the Chicago premiere of Barbecue, August 17 - September 30, at Steppenwolf Theatre's 1700 Theater,  1700 N. Halsted Street as a LookOut Visiting Company; the Chicago premiere of Pillars of the Community, January 19 - March 30, 2018 and the world premiere of Damascus, May 11 - June 24, 2018 at Strawdog Theatre, 1802 W. Berenice Ave. Subscriptions start at $55 per package, a 25% discount, and are on sale now at Strawdog.org. Subscribers also receive invitations to workshop presentations of Take Me, a new musical by Jon Langford and Mark Guarino, in development with Strawdog throughout Season 30.  (more...)

Strawdog Theatre Company Announces 30th Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

Strawdog Theatre Company and Artistic Directors Michael Dailey, Heath Hays and Anderson Lawfer are proud to announce the company's 30th Anniversary Season: the Chicago premiere of Barbecue, August 17 - September 30, at Steppenwolf Theatre's 1700 Theater,  1700 N. Halsted Street as a LookOut Visiting Company; the Chicago premiere of Pillars of the Community, January 19 - March 30, 2018 and the world premiere of Damascus, May 11 - June 24, 2018 at Strawdog Theatre, 1802 W. Berenice Ave. Subscriptions start at $55 per package, a 25% discount, and are on sale now at Strawdog.org. Subscribers also receive invitations to workshop presentations of Take Me, a new musical by Jon Langford and Mark Guarino, in development with Strawdog throughout Season 30.  (more...)

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