New theatrical productions, music and entertainment all over Chicago are in full swing . Dozens of shows are currently running, in previews, opening soon or deep into rehearsals - a schedule jam-packed with something for everyone!
The extraordinary E. FAYE BUTLER joined the CONVERSATION this week to talk about the all-woman production of Taming of the Shrew at Chicago Shakespeare Theater, her acting and singing career and much more. It's a lively and wonderful time with Mama Morton - The Keeper of the keys - and a National Treasure! Listen to the podcast: ITUNES LIBSYN STITCHER BLOG
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Producing organizations, theatre companies and performing artists in all disciplines and venues - large and small - are doing great things. Whether you regularly attend performances, volunteer for a nonprofit or simply share the news about their work and the opportunities provided here, you are making a difference and helping to build a healthier and more vibrant cultural community.
Supporting imaginative storytelling, educational opportunities for students and new works that challenge us to look outside of ourselves is the path and you are part of the journey. Your interest and engagement for the arts is critical to success.
Thanks again and on with the show!
A View from the Bridge at Goodman Theatre, Fun Home at Victory Gardens, The Yard at Navy Pier opens with The Toad Knew, and Chicago Shakes presents Taming of the Shrew, Five Guys Named Moe at Court Theatre, Million Dollar Quartet at Paramount, 1984 at Raven Theatre and Billy Elliott at Porchlight which provided a preview of their season at Up Comedy Club recently. Make your reservations now.!
Petterino's Monday Night Live with Denise McGowan Tracy and Beckie Menzie returns to celebrate the 10th Anniversary on September 25th.
Music ... Winter's Jazz Club - Allysa Allgood & Paul Marinaro, Typhanie Monique, Elaine Dame. Jeannie Tanner has a full schedule. The Drake Hotel - Steve Biosatt in the Palm Court this weekend... Rosie and the Rivets and The Falt Cats coming up and Denise Tomasello returns on October 7th.
The MBC@35 Exhibit at the Museum of Broadcast Communications officially opens Saturday, September 16th. For info and tickets, visit: Anniversary Gala and make a date now for the MBC's recently announced exhibit Saturday Night Live: The Experience opening October 21st! The Chicago Cabaret Professionals will hold their annual benefit gala Hooray for Love at Park West on October 1st. CCP Website. Cheers!
- NOW PLAYING ...
- Writers Theatre - TREVOR the musical Extended through October 8th! PICKSINSIX
- Mercury Theater - HAIR through September 24th PICKSINSIX
- Shattered Globe Theatre The Heavens are Hung in Black through October 15th PICKSINSIX
- Kokandy Productions Bonnie & Clyde through October 15th PICKSINSIX
- Marriott Lincolnshire - Honeymoon in Vegas through October 15th PICKSINSIX
- Drury Lane - Rock of Ages through October 15th PICKSINSIX
- Steppenwolf - Barbeque and The Rembrandt Previews September 7th
- Court Theatre – Five Guys Named Moe Previews/Opens September 16th
- Goodman Theatre - A View From the Bridge Previews/Opens September 18th
- The Athenaeum Theatre - Shockheaded Peter through September 16th
- Den Theatre - A Funny Thing ... through September 23, 2017
- Greenhouse Theater Center - Machinal through September 24, 2017
- Skokie Theater - Drowsy Chaperone through October 7th
- Rivendell Theatre Ensemble - Alias Grace through October 15th
- Stage 773 - The Civility of Albert Cashier through October 15th
- Timeline Theatre Company - The Audience through November 12, 2017
- Royal George Theatre - Spamilton through forever
- Monday Night Live at Petterino's with Denise McGowan Tracy & Beckie Menzie back on September 25th and October 2nd to celebrate the 10th Anniversary!
- Paramount Theatre - Million Dollar Quartet
- Northlight Theatre - The Legend of Georgia McBride
- Raven Theatre - AshtonRep 1984
- Chicago Shakespeare Theatre - Taming of the Shrew and The Toad Knew in The Yard!
AND THEN ...
- Victory Gardens Theater - Fun Home September 19th
- Theater Wit - Love Affairs and Wedding Bells September 22nd
- Porchlight - Billy Elliot October 6th
- Firebrand Theatre debut Den Theatre LIZZIE November 11th
- Auditorium Theatre - Ella & Lena: The Ladies and Their Music November 17th
Hurricanes Harvey & Irma
Massive efforts are underway to stabilize the situations in Texas, Florida and the surrounding areas from the devastating impact of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Our capacity to recover is great, but donations are necessary and the best way to help. National disaster relief organizations like the American Red Cross, The Salvation Army and Team Rubicon, an organization that unites the skills and experiences of military veterans with first responders, are only a few of the many options available. Give as you can to support the recovery efforts and those organizations who are helping to make a difference. ET
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