The resuscitation seems complete: Mercury Theater Chicago has just announced its 2021-22 season, beginning this November. Says Artistic Director Christopher Chase Carter, “As Mercury Theater Chicago prepares for its joyous reopening, I am ecstatic and energized by the season we have assembled. Our goal was to program diverse productions that provide an entertaining experience for
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Looks like they’re making good. Last we heard from Mercury Theater Chicago, they were rallying after nearly being shut down by the pandemic. Now, they’re opening their doors for the Southport Arts Fest next month, promising live music, cocktails, and the first public introduction to Mercury’s new leadership team. In addition to the previously announced
In a press release issued this morning, Broadway in Chicago announced a pre-NYC engagement of Paradise Square, a musical telling of the Draft Riots of 1863. It promises a blend of original music —by Jason Howland (Little Women), Nathan Tysen (Amélie, Tuck Everlasting), Masi Asare (Monsoon Wedding, The Family Resemblance) and Larry Kirwan (lead singer of Black 47)
By Patrick O’Brien Insofar as any theatrical institution can have “business as usual”, Highland Park’s Performer’s School had just that on their hands in March 2020. They had two shows in the hopper — Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Jr. for the fourth and fifth graders; Les Misérables School Edition for the sixth through eighth graders. They were
On May 23, 2001, Northlight Theatre mounted the world premiere of Jason Robert Brown‘s The Last Five Years, his chronologically shifting two-hander depiction of a marriage, from the blushing first date to sober divorce. It is, perhaps, by far, Brown’s most successful work to date. (Not to mention his most searingly personal, based as it