Lyric Opera of Chicago presents the sparkling operetta The Merry Widow by Franz Lehár in a new-to-Chicago production directed and choreographed by five-time Tony Award winner Susan Stroman. Presented in English with projected titles, the production opens on Saturday, November 14 with 10 performances through Sunday, December 13. Performance dates are November 14, 17, 20,
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By The Jeff Awards Committee Two theatres in their first year of Equity eligibility received the most awards at the gala 47th Annual Equity Jeff Awards held at Drury Lane Oakbrook, Oct. 5, which celebrated a season of outstanding productions. Newly Equity eligible, The Hypocrites earned six awards for “All Our Tragic,” an epic 12-hour
The Marriott Theatre will hold 2016 season general auditions for Equity members on Monday, September 21, from 10am to 5pm and for non-union actors on Tuesday, September 22, from 10am to 6pm and Wednesday, September 23, from 10am to 1pm, at The Marriott Theatre Rehearsal Warehouse (1342 Barclay Blvd, Buffalo Grove, 60089 ). Productions under
Chicagoland musical theatre headliners Tom Vendafreddo and Devin DeSantis lead the Chicago Artists’ Chorale and are launching an indiegogo campaign to help fund the group’s second season. Full details may be found via the YouTube video here. To directly link to the campaign page, which includes videos, photos and history of the group, click here.
The Joseph Jefferson Awards Committee will bestow the 2015 Equity Special Award on actors Paula Scrofano and John Reeger at the Jeff Awards ceremony on October 5, in recognition of their theatrical career contributions to the Chicago theatre scene over the past five decades. Paula and John are consummate professionals who have have enriched the