Black Button Eyes Productions, which specializes in surreal and often macabre musicals, has announced it will open back up in October, appropriately in time for Halloween. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, all cast and crew will be fully vaccinated. Audience members will be required to be at least two weeks out from their final
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One of Chicago theatre’s greatest losses to the COVID-19 pandemic may be reversed. Mercury Theater Chicago intends to reopen, having restructured for the future. Key in this restructuring: a new artistic director: Christopher Chase Carter. Carter, a Mercury alum (Little Shop of Horrors, Hair), hails from Michigan and began his theater career in Grand Rapids,
It ain’t June yet, but new Chicagoland musicals sure are bustin’ out all over. As theater companies cautiously look to the autumn to reopen for live audiences, digital presentation is still the preferred means of putting the work out. Three such offerings recently announced: THE PLANE THAT TOOK A TRAIN on podcast platforms Book, music,
CHICAGO (March 22, 2021) – Underscore Theatre Company today announced the appointment of Sebastian Fabál as its new Executive Director, succeeding Rachel Elise Johnson in the position. Comments Founding Executive Director and current Board Member Laura Stratford, “Seb brings to the role a rare combination of real-world business acumen and demonstrated commitment to the development of new musicals. During a
Drury Lane Theatre announces its 2021-22 Season will begin this September, including some shows initially planned for its abbreviated previous season. “We are thrilled to reopen the theatre in 2021,” notes President Kyle DeSantis. “We’re looking to the future with hope as vaccines become more widely available and government guidelines allow us to reopen for