CHICAGO —In this 2019 Year of Chicago Theatre, small theatres across Chicago are taking major steps to be more inclusive, generous and accessible, reaffirming Chicago’s growing reputation as the epicenter of storefront theatre in the United States. Many small theatres are evolving their company thanks in part to the Chicago-based Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation
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Chicago gets shellacked by ice and freezing cold, but at Underscore Theatre, the show goes on. Shows, plural, actually.
With all the necessary logistical information included on the poster above, ChicagolandMusicalTheatre asked some of the event’s participants for added insight on the on the why. Here is what they told us: “We perform funny, heartbreaking, hopeful and defiant songs that pertain to the current political climate and some of the universal paths of womanhood.
By Colin Douglas On September 11, a brand-new Broadway-bound musical comedy will open in the Windy City at the Cadillac Palace Theatre, 151 West Randolph Street. In the tradition of other shows like The Producers, The Addams Family, and, more recently, Pretty Woman, another favorite, classic movie has found its way to the stage. Tootsie
Chicago – The Jeff Awards announced recipients of the 45th Annual Non–Equity Jeff Awards on Monday, June 11, at the Athenaeum Theatre. Top honors were awarded to Steep Theatre Company’s Lela & Co. and Griffin Theatre Company’s Ragtime. Other productions receiving multiple awards included Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre’s Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street