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Theatre School’s “Into The Woods” dreams big

Theatre School’s “Into The Woods” dreams big

Carina Smith

November 6, 2017


Filed under Arts/Life, Theater

The iconic musical “Into the Woods” made its debut show at the Fullerton Stage at The Theatre School on Nov. 3, and DePaul’s production blew Cinderella out of her slippers. Read More »...

24-hour play festival features five short plays for $5

24-hour play festival features five short plays for $5

Garret Neal

October 23, 2017


Filed under Arts/Life, Theater

The Springboard Theatre Company launched its third annual 24-hour Play Festival this past Saturday in their new stage space at the Lincoln Park Presbyterian Church.  This take gives the participants a unique challenge of writing, directing and performing a show in a 24-hour time span. Read More &ra...

DePaul Theatre prepares for “Augusta and Noble”

DePaul Theatre prepares for “Augusta and Noble”

Garret Neal

September 25, 2017


Filed under Arts/Life, Theater

In the Theatre School, students are bringing back to life the show “Augusta and Noble” about a young girl named Gabi starting life at a new school while her parents grapple with keeping their status as undocumented under wraps. Read More »...

Theatre Wit’s “ENGAGE: A Choose Your Own Sci-Fight Adventure”

Theatre Wit’s “ENGAGE: A Choose Your Own Sci-Fight Adventure”

Matt Koske

August 15, 2017


Filed under Arts/Life, Theater

Normally in a theatre setting, audience members are encouraged to sit back, relax and enjoy the performance. That’s still implied at Theatre Wit’s most recent original play “ENGAGE: A Choose Your Own Sci-Fight Adventure,” but there’s a slight spin on that formula. Read More »...

Have a laugh at iO Chicago’s All-Women Comedy Show “Having it All”

Have a laugh at iO Chicago’s All-Women Comedy Show “Having it All”

Charlene Haparimwi

July 26, 2017


Filed under Arts/Life, Theater

The intimate, multi-level iO Chicago theater at 1501 N. Kingsbury St. is surprisingly buzzing on a Monday night. In the Chris Farley Cabaret, a well-lit room on the second floor of the building, the all-female improv and storytelling show “Having it All” is about to begin. A cool young crowd of...

Making a scene

Making a scene

Rachel Hinton

May 21, 2017


Filed under Arts/Life, Theater

Theater is abundant in Chicago. From “My Fair Lady” at the Lyric Opera to “La Havana Madrid” at Steppenwolf Theatre, playwrights craft vivid characters and thematic surveys of the world around them. Read More »...

DePaul Theatre School to premiere “Wig Out!”

DePaul Theatre School to premiere “Wig Out!”

Charlene Haparimwi

April 9, 2017


Filed under Arts/Life, Theater

It’s time to have a ball! The DePaul Theatre School will present Oscar award winner Tarell Alvin McCraney’s play “Wig Out!” from April 14-23 on the Fullerton Stage. The show introduces audiences to the current underground drag scene. Read More »...

CPS students get shot to see “Hamilton”

CPS students get shot to see “Hamilton”

Jessica Villagomez

March 21, 2017


Filed under Arts/Life, Theater

Elizabeth Rojas, 16, has never liked history class. It wasn’t until learning about the award-winning play, “Hamilton” at the end of her sophomore year that she began to show interest in America’s past. “History was one of the classes I despised the most because I wasn’t really good a...

‘Night Runner’ to open at The Theatre School

‘Night Runner’ to open at The Theatre School

Matt Koske

January 16, 2017


Filed under Arts/Life, Theater

The Theatre School at DePaul begins their 2017 production cycle with playwright Ike Holter’s — recipient of the Chicagoan of the Year for Theater in 2014 — play “Night Runner.” Read More »...

Q&A: Actress Jane Lynch, returns to Second City to discuss comedy

Q&A: Actress Jane Lynch, returns to Second City to discuss comedy

Jesus Montero

November 14, 2016


Filed under Arts/Life, Theater

Jane Lynch returned back to her humble beginnings at Second City this past weekend. Read More »...

Chicago Comedy Film Festival celebrates 6th year

Chicago Comedy Film Festival celebrates 6th year

Jack Higgins

November 14, 2016


Filed under Arts/Life, Theater

In 2010, filmmakers Jessica Hardy and DePaul alumnus and ex-DePaulia staff writer Brent Kado of Flowfeel Films were searching for a comedy film festival to submit their work to, but found very few in Chicago and across the country. Read More »...

Blue Man Group celebrates 25 years of bringing blue to Chicago

Blue Man Group celebrates 25 years of bringing blue to Chicago

Pat Mullane

November 7, 2016


Filed under Arts/Life, Theater

It’s hard to find a stranger show in the city of Chicago than the iconic, three mute and alien-like blue men located off Halsted, at Briar Street Theater.  The theater itself is quite small in comparison to those that stand in the Theater District, but it’s abundantly clear that the Blue Man Group is n...

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