The Bienen School of Music at Northwestern University invites nominations for the 2018 Michael Ludwig Nemmers Prize in Music Composition. The biennial prize will be awarded in spring 2018. The award honors contemporary composers of outstanding achievement who have significantly influenced the field of composition. Nominees must show a unique creative voice as well as highest-level achievement in a substantial and continuing body of work.
Following three sell-out performances this year, CARDS AGAINST HUMANITY LIVE returns once again for one night only on Friday, September 29, 2017 at 10 pm at The Greenhouse Theater Center (Downstairs Mainstage), 2257 N. Lincoln Ave. in Chicago.
The House Theatre of Chicago presents the revival of United Flight 232, a docudrama adapted and directed by Vanessa Stalling from Lawrence Gonzales' book Flight 232: A Story of Disaster and Survival. The thrilling story follows selected passengers and crew from the doomed flight before, during, and after the plane's emergency landing - and the production is utterly engrossing from start to finish.
The lyrical and intoxicating story of a young woman’s thrust into womanhood and subsequent fall into the murky waters of life, written by Tarell Alvin McCraney, the Academy Award-winning screenwriter of “Moonlight,” opens Northwestern University’s Wirtz Center for the Performing Arts 2017-18 Mainstage season.
Chicago-born comedian and celebrity impressionist Frank Caliendo is a comedy genius, famous for his countless, hilarious appearances on Frank TV, Fox NFL Sunday, MADtv, The Late Show with David Letterman and more.
Prim, proper, and poised. The characters in Perfect Arrangement embody the ideal 1950’s nuclear family, complete with the white picket fence suburban setting. The men wear suits, the women wear dresses, and the discussions are always polite and socially acceptable. The Red Scare and McCarthyism are in full swing, and state employees Bob and Norma are tasked with outing communists, sexual deviants (read: homosexuals), and all other threats to the American way of life from inside their ranks. This is a bit of a problem: Bob and Norma are both gay and are romantically involved with each other’s spouses (Millie and Jim). The web of lies becomes more and more complex until an old flame arrives and threatens to burn down the entire arrangement.
Jennifer Rumberg's new play in its world premiere from WildClaw Theatre is just as much family drama as it is gory horror. Directed by Christopher M. Walsh, the new script tells the story of a deranged family that may be more familiar to us than we'd like to admit. While not all of the revelations are truly surprising, the absolute commitment from the talented team at WildClaw and a stunning performance from Allison Cain make this horror play one to see.
Chicago Theatre Week (#CTW18), an annual celebration of the rich tradition of theatre-going in Chicago, will take place February 8 – 18, 2018, spanning a week and two full weekends. Heading into its sixth year, Chicago Theatre Week is a program of the League of Chicago Theatres in partnership with Choose Chicago. Tickets are priced at $30, $15, or less and will go on sale Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at 10:00am CST.
Lucky Plush Productions present Rooming House, the newest dance theater work devised by Lucky Plush, premiering in Steppenwolf’s new 1700 Theatre.
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.
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