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  • 19 shows to see now
    Chicago Tribune

    "Amarillo" ✭✭✭ "What are you staring at?" asks a woman from the stage in “Amarillo,” a reflective, 70-minute production from Mexico City’s distinguished Teatro Linea de Sombra. "I’m nobody." Ideally we're all somebody the moment we're

  • Loop Alliance will study the economic impact of the arts
    Chicago Tribune

    The Chicago Loop Alliance has commissioned what it describes as Chicago's "first-ever study calculating the estimated economic impact of all arts and culture institutions" located in the Loop. Titled "Arts in the Loop" and including both the for-prof

  • Joffrey Ballet sets aside its modern lines and embraces 'Giselle'
    Chicago Tribune

    It’s a classic, but not classical. “Giselle” premiered in Paris in 1841, created for the ballerina Carlotta Grisi by choreographers Jean Coralli and Jules Perrot and set to a magnificent score by Adolphe Adam. Considered today as epitomizing th

  • Young Chicago actors don't let 'Trevor' or 'Billy Elliot' down
    Chicago Tribune

    The creative team behind “Trevor” — the new musical about a lovable young teen with a tough road but a passion for Diana Ross — was gathered in the Times Square offices of U Rock Theatricals the other day, trying to figure out the next stop o

  • 'Amarillo' is about risk, inequality and the costs of those border crossings
    Chicago Tribune

    “What are you staring at?” asks a woman from the stage in “Amarillo,” a reflective, experiential production from Mexico City’s distinguished, 24-year-old theater company Teatro Linea de Sombra. “I’m nobody.” You are somebody when you

  • Theatre at the Center announces 'Wonderful Life' cast
    Chicago Tribune

    Munster’s Theatre at the Center has announced the cast of “A Wonderful Life: The Musical,” based on the 1946 Frank Capra film. David Sajewich and Allison Sill will star as George and Mary Bailey, respectively, with James Harms as Mr. Potter, Da

  • Theater openings Oct. 20-26
    Chicago Tribune

    Saturday "Don’t Look Back/Must Look Back”: Audiences travel through various Uptown locations in this journey inspired by the neighborhood’s residents who fled their home countries. Through Nov. 19 at the Chinese Mutual Aid Association, 1016 W.

  • World premiere 'Two Mile Hollow' takes on the white-family plays
    Chicago Tribune

    A troubled family gathers one last time at their ancestral home after the death of the patriarch. Over the course of the play, drinks are guzzled, grievances are aired and revelations are revealed. Sound familiar? It should — by my very unscientifi

  • Paramount announces 'Elf' cast
    Chicago Tribune

    Paramount Theatre has announced the cast of “Elf,” the holiday musical based on the hit 2003 Will Ferrell movie about an oversized elf on a Christmas quest. Kyle Adams will star as Buddy with Samantha Pauly as Jovie, Michael Accardo as Walter Hob

  • They’ve been building up to this: Elevate is a citywide festival of dance
    Chicago Tribune

    This weekend, Chicago dance artists and venues are opening their doors and inviting the public to stages all over the city to witness excerpts, works-in-progress and studio processes from our rich community of independent artists and small to midsize

  • 'Hamilton' star praises Chicago support as daughter struggles with epilepsy
    Chicago Tribune

    Miguel Cervantes, star of Chicago's production of "Hamilton," tearfully opens up about his young daughter’s epilepsy on Wednesday’s episode of “Rachael Ray.” Adelaide was diagnosed with epilepsy after she began having seizures at seven months

  • Porchlight's Chicago cast of 'Billy Elliot' surely will win you over
    Chicago Tribune

    The Porchlight Music Theatre production of “Billy Elliot,” through which I sat Sunday night with misty eyes, is to a great extent what I always hoped this piece would become in Chicago: not some massively budgeted musical with dazzling performanc