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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...

DePaul Theatre School takes on modern adaptation of “Romeo and Juliet.”

DePaul Theatre School takes on modern adaptation of “Romeo and Juliet.”

Rachel Mann

November 7, 2016


Filed under Arts/Life, Theater

Four hundred years ago, Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” explored the notions of sexual identity, familial obligations and sociopolitical matters of the time.  This fall, DePaul Theatre School explores those same themes in the premiere of its modern adaptation of Shakespeare’s classic play Re...

Actress tours country in Broadway production, “Fun Home”

Actress tours country in Broadway production, “Fun Home”

Pat Mullane

October 30, 2016


Filed under Arts/Life, Theater

As far back as she could remember, Abby Corrigan, 18,   always had a profound interest in acting.  With her parents working in the talent industry, coupled with her attendance at an arts middle school and high school, it seems as if Corrigan had always been destined for a place on the theater stage....

Springboard Theatre Company to host 24-Hour Play Festival

Springboard Theatre Company to host 24-Hour Play Festival

Michael Schmidt

October 24, 2016


Filed under Arts/Life, Theater

Springboard Theater will hold its second annual 24-Hour Play Festival on Saturday, Oct. 29, showcasing five original plays written the night before the performance. Read More »...

New musical parodies HBO’s ‘”Games of Thrones”

New musical parodies HBO’s ‘”Games of Thrones”

Pat Mullane

October 2, 2016


Filed under Arts/Life, Theater

While Chicago’s newest play, “Hamilton” has certainly earned its title as the most popular musical of the city, there is another worth a certain amount of attention as well.  Off course from the city’s Theatre District lies “Thrones! The Musical Parody,” now playing throughout this fall...

Merle Reskin Theatre production of “The Kid Who Ran for President,” opens Oct. 6.

Merle Reskin Theatre production of “The Kid Who Ran for President,” opens Oct. 6.

Caroline Stacey

October 2, 2016


Filed under Arts/Life, Campus News, Theater

Just like college students are always asked about their future plans and careers, the big question for children is quite similar: what do you want to be when you grow up? Read More »...

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