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PICKSINSIX: HARD TIMES now playing at Lookingglass Theatre

PICKSINSIX: HARD TIMES now playing at Lookingglass Theatre

PICKSINSIX: Porchlight's BILLY ELLIOT the Musical now playing at their new home, the Ruth Page Center for the Arts

PICKSINSIX: Porchlight's BILLY ELLIOT the Musical now playing at their new home, the Ruth Page Center for the Arts

Music everywhere this fall with Steve Biossat's Sway Chicago on Friday and the Flat Cats on Saturday at the Drake and a full slate at Davenport's including David Edelfelt, Russ Goeltenbodt and the always entertaining Nitz & Howe Experience this weekend. Evan Tyrone Martin at Paramount  and Joan Curto's Ella & Lena - The Ladies and Their Music at the Auditorium Theatre, are just around the corner. There is always a power-packed lineup at Winter's Jazz Club and in the weeks ahead you can hear lePercolateur, Pharez Whitted Quintet, the Paul Marinaro Trio, Rose Colella and Elaine Dame.

The cast of Firebrand Theatre’s Chicago premiere of LIZZIE (top, l to r) Leah Davis as Bridget, Liz Chidester as Lizzie, Camille Robinson as Emma and Jacquelyne Jones as Alice with the “late night” cast (bottom, l to r) Amanda Horvath as Bridget, Kyrie Anderson as Lizzie, Becca Brown as Emma and Elle Walker as Alice.

The cast of Firebrand Theatre’s Chicago premiere of LIZZIE (top, l to r) Leah Davis as Bridget, Liz Chidester as Lizzie, Camille Robinson as Emma and Jacquelyne Jones as Alice with the “late night” cast (bottom, l to r) Amanda Horvath as Bridget, Kyrie Anderson as Lizzie, Becca Brown as Emma and Elle Walker as Alice.

Chicago theater producer/director Steve Scott will be honored at the 49th Annual Equity Jeff Awards ceremony on November 6th at Drury Lane. Our FTA (From the Archive) conversation is featured this week, recorded in November 2016 as the Goodman Theatre prepares for the annual production of A Christmas Carol.  BLOG   PODCAST 

Chicago theater producer/director Steve Scott will be honored at the 49th Annual Equity Jeff Awards ceremony on November 6th at Drury Lane. Our FTA (From the Archive) conversation is featured this week, recorded in November 2016 as the Goodman Theatre prepares for the annual production of A Christmas Carol.  BLOG   PODCAST 

HARD TIMES at Lookingglass and Porchlight's Billy Elliot at The Ruth Page Center are our PICKSINSIX this week.  FUN HOME has been extended at Victory Gardens, A Year with Frog and Toad has been extended at Chicago Children's Theater, Becky Shaw is extended at Windy City Playhouse and Alias Grace at Rivendell plays through November 4th. The run of The Heavens are Hung in Black at Shattered Globe is almost sold out this weekend ... you can still see Goodman's A View from the Bridge and Barbara Gaines all-woman production of The Taming of the Shrew at Chicago Shakespeare. Petterino's Monday Night Live with co-hosts Denise McGowan Tracy and Beckie Menzie continue the celebration at the popular spot at the corner of Dearborn and Randolph.  

The City of Chicago proclaimed October 18th Ashley Wheater Day in honor of 10 years at The Joffrey Ballet and the 2017-18 season opening of Giselle now playing at the Auditorium Theatre. 2017 Giselle Program

RESERVE NOW: Firebrand Theatre's debut production of LIZZIE at The Den Theatre opening November 11th.

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FUN HOME cast members were on hand this week to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Petterino's Monday Night Live (l-r) Denise McGowan Tracy, Hannah Starr, Danni Smith, Beckie Menzie. FUN HOME is extended through November 12th at Victory Gardens.

FUN HOME cast members were on hand this week to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Petterino's Monday Night Live (l-r) Denise McGowan Tracy, Hannah Starr, Danni Smith, Beckie Menzie. FUN HOME is extended through November 12th at Victory Gardens.

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