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Musical Theater

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  • Choreographer Camille A. Brown Establishes Deep Connections With Other Dancers

    Choreographer Camille A. Brown Establishes Deep Connections With Other Dancers
    Camille A. Brown knows she's a role model. An acclaimed dancer-turned-choreographer, she moves beautifully herself, moves others in a variety of ways, and moves on to other challenges so that she's never standing still. "I never wanted to have my own...
  • James Galway's Ravinia concert a tuneful crowd-pleaser

     James Galway's Ravinia concert a tuneful crowd-pleaser
    The Ravinia Festival is obliging its North Shore constituency with several weeks of broadly appealing orchestral fare to kick off the Chicago Symphony Orchestra's annual residency. Few soloists in the classical realm are better equipped to provide value...
  • Fest planner: West Fest, Roscoe Village Burger Fest, Windy City Smokeout, more

    Fest planner: West Fest, Roscoe Village Burger Fest, Windy City Smokeout, more
    The forecast for this weekend? Deliciousness. If you've wandered anywhere near the Loop this week, you're probably aware that the massive annual eat-a-thon known as Taste of Chicago already is underway, but two smaller fests—Windy City Smokeout...
  • 'Legally Blonde' coming to stage in La Cañada

    'Legally Blonde' coming to stage in La Cañada
    The local musical theater program for children, La Cañada Junior Theater, this weekend presents "Legally Blonde," which in 2007 won the Best New Musical award on Broadway. The story centers on a sorority girl, Elle Woods, who enrolls in Harvard Law School...
  • 10 steps to starting an awesome video game band

    10 steps to starting an awesome video game band
    When you think of rock music you probably don't think about "Super Mario Bros." or "Space Invaders." But a subculture of video game rock bands? Yes, it's a thing. And now that you know the bands exist, you’re likely all too eager to start your own...
  • 'Cats' to be revived in London, and maybe made into movie too

    In John Guare's "Six Degrees of Separation," an urbane New York society lady is called out for having once dismissed the musical "Cats" as being an "all-time low in a lifetime of theatergoing." Her distaste for the popular Andrew Lloyd Webber production...
  • Leslie Uggams Starring As Mama Rose In Connecticut Repertory Theatre's 'Gypsy'

    Leslie Uggams Starring As Mama Rose In Connecticut Repertory Theatre's 'Gypsy'
    Leslie Uggams is used to taking on roles that, in a different era, no one would expect an African-American actress to take on. She's played Dolly Levi in "Hello, Dolly!" Reno Sweeney in "Anything Goes", Sally Bowles in "Cabaret," and Maria Callas in...
  • READER SUBMITTED: Beauty & The Beast Coming To Somers

    The Somers Village Players Pied Piper Productions Summer Youth Theatre show will be "Disney's Beauty & The Beast (Junior)." This is a charming show with music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice and book by Linda Woolverton. This family-...
  • Alynda Lee Segarra is the best kind of riff raff

    Alynda Lee Segarra is the best kind of riff raff
    Alynda Lee Segarra is a twenty-something feminist singer-songwriter with a very old soul. The Americana artist is her own woman, all the while drawing on a mix of vintage and contemporary influences including Robert Johnson, the Carter Family, Townes...
  • Starving Artist Studios presents 'Oliver!'

    Starving Artist Studios presents 'Oliver!'
    WHAT: As part of the Orange County yearlong "What the Dickens" celebration, Starving Artist Studios presents the musical "Oliver!" The production boasts a cast of 50, who will be accompanied by 22 musicians from the Central Florida Community Arts...
  • On Theater: 'Jersey' still packs a jolt

    Fifty years after they first burst onto the American pop music scene, the Four Seasons are hot again. Not the original quartet, whose survivors now are in their 70s and 80s, but the young singers-actors who make up the cast of "Jersey Boys," both on...