What makes artwork in museums so special? Why do the white walls and spotlighting demand reverence from the viewer? Why do we protect these works of art with so many guards and who are the people that choose to protect them? The Rembrandt by Jessica Dickey is a discussion on the ways artistry affects the way we love, grieve, and cherish the important things in life.
Evan Tyrone Martin, Paramount Theatre's Jesus Christ Superstar," returns for Nat King Cole tribute concert Nov. 5
Aurora’s Paramount Theatre is proud to bring backChicago leading man Evan Tyrone Martin – whose mind-blowing, jaw-dropping performance in Paramount’s critically acclaimed Jesus Christ Superstar wowed audiences last spring – to star in Unforgettable: Falling in Love with Nat King Cole, Sunday, November 5, 2017, at
Lookingglass Theatre Company announces complete casting for its 2017–2018 Season lineup. The season begins with the return of the award-winning, circus-infused Hard Times, adapted and directed by Artistic Director and Ensemble Member Heidi Stillman from the book by Charles Dickens and in association with The Actors Gymnasium. Following Hard Times is the World Premiere of Plantation!, written by Ensemble Member Kevin Douglas and directed by Ensemble Member David Schwimmer. Concluding the 2017-2018 Season is the World Premiere of 20,000 Leagues Under the Seas, adapted by Ensemble Member David Kersnar and Althos Low from the books by Jules Verne. Kersnar also directs this new work. Subscriptions to Lookingglass’ 2017-2018 season are on sale now and may be purchased through the box office at (312) 337-0665 or lookingglasstheatre.org/subscribe.
Northwestern University’s Henry and Leigh Bienen School of Music announces its third annual Skyline Piano Artist Series, featuring six programs by internationally-acclaimed virtuosos of the piano, Oct. 27 to May 12, 2018, at the Mary B. Galvin Recital Hall, located in the Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Center for the Musical Arts at 70 Arts Circle Drive on the Evanston campus.
J.B., the Pulitzer Prize and Best Play Tony Award®-winner by the American playwright and poet Archibald MacLeish, will be the second production in City Lit’s 2017-18 season. Reviewing the original Broadway production in 1958, THE NEW YORK TIMES’s legendary critic Brooks Atkinson called it “A fresh and exalting morality that has great stature. It is one of the memorable works of the century as verse, as drama and as spiritual inquiry...We are deep in the unanswered problems of man's relationship to God in an era of cruel injustices.... In every respect, it is theatre on its highest level.”
Pride Films and Plays’ annual fall benefit, Simply Sensational, will feature Broadway musical theater star NICK ADAMS, who originated the role of Adam/Felicia in PRISCILLA: QUEEN OF THE DESERT, in its American premiere on Broadway. Prior to PRISCILLA, Adams had major roles in the hit revivals of A CHORUS LINE, GUYS AND DOLLS, CHICAGO and LA CAGE AUX FOLLES and leads in productions at top U.S. regional theaters including Paper Mill Playhouse, Gateway Playhouse and North Shore Music Theater in the New York metro area, and Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera.
Join Other Theatre as it launches its 4th season at an Oktoberfest-inspired SEASON LAUNCH PARTY on Tuesday, September 19 from 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm at Lagunitas Chicago TapRoom and Beer Sanctuary, 2607 W. 16th St. in Chicago. For tickets, priced at $40, visit www.theothertheatrecompany.com. The event will be hosted by Dixie Lynn Cartwright.
Sometimes we go see live theatre to challenge our perceptions about life--to dissect social constructions or to challenge our beliefs of the world around us. And sometimes, we just go to have a damn good time.
STOMP, the international percussion sensation, will return to Aurora’s Paramount Theatre for one show only, Wednesday, November 1 at 8 p.m. Tickets, $39.50 and $49.50, are available exclusively to Paramount subscribers starting today at 10 a.m. Tickets go on sale to the general public Wednesday, September 20 at 10 a.m. To purchase, visit ParamountAurora.com, call (630) 896-6666, or stop by the Paramount Theatre box office, 23 E. Galena Blvd. in downtown Aurora, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday.
As the child of immigrant parents from distinctly different cultures, Northwestern University’s Michael Rakowitz knows exactly what it’s like to live in a place where different cultures meet. His artistic output, which often serves as a placeholder for decimated cultures and displaced people, will be on view in two major public arenas starting Sept. 16 with the opening of a new Chicago exhibition, followed by the March 2018 unveiling of a new sculpture in London.
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