This past weekend, ChicagolandMusicalTheatre took a road trip to the University of Wisconsin campus in Whitewater, WI to catch a rare production of Street Scene, a high musical drama directed by Chicagoan Kymberly Mellen. A history-maker as the first-ever Tony winner for Best Score, the team behind it is beyond compare.
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“I’d much rather be telling you about some musical I’m working on, but this is sort of the new full-time gig now, until there is a sense of normalcy on the island, this is family, this is our friends, this is who we are……this is where we’re from, this is the gig for the foreseeable future.”
Truth is, Seth Rudetsky is the male Ado Annie: He’s just a guy who “Cain’t say, No.”
That reflected my perspective also as a straight white guy; ready to stand against racism wherever I see it, yet still learning more sophisticated ways to be an ally.
Chicago — The Trouble With Dead Boyfriends returns to Chicago, Aug. 17-19, for a one-weekend encore run after winning MCL Chicago’s Premier Premieres festival in June. The show is a 90-minute gory feminist horror-comedy musical that deconstructs the tropes used in Young Adult romance novels. The last time it was in Chicago, The Trouble With