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Q&A: Melanie Brezill and Cory Hummerston of ‘The Book of Mormon’

Q&A: Melanie Brezill and Cory Hummerston of ‘The Book of Mormon’

Emma Rubenstein

April 29, 2015


Filed under Arts/Life, Theater

Last week, two actors from the “Book of Mormon” taught a master class at Demonthon. Afterward, the DePaulia had the privilege of spoke with them to learn more about the production that has quickly become beloved and esteemed in Chicago and the world. Read More »...

Review: ‘The Duchess of Malfi’ at DePaul’s Theatre School

Review: ‘The Duchess of Malfi’ at DePaul’s Theatre School

Emma Rubenstein

April 19, 2015


Filed under Arts/Life, Theater

There comes both a unique challenge and immeasurable payoff in the task of relaying historical texts to modern audiences. This spring, the DePaul Theatre School’s “Duchess of Malfi”, directed by Lavina Jadhwani, masters it with energy and grace. Read More »...

Review: Steppenwolf Theatre’s ‘The Herd’

Ashley Andrews

April 19, 2015


Filed under Arts/Life, Theater

Life is all about luck and doggedness, according to Brian (John Mahoney), Andy’s grandfather in Rory Kinnear’s play, “The Herd.” Kinnear was beautifully motivated by the luck and doggedness his own family had been dealt when writing the play, which had its American debut at the Steppenwolf Theatre...

Goodman Theatre’s ‘Upstairs Concierge’ packs quick comedic punch

Goodman Theatre’s ‘Upstairs Concierge’ packs quick comedic punch

Emma Rubenstein

April 12, 2015


Filed under Arts/Life, Theater

The Goodman’s Owen Theater is home to a delightful and energetic show this spring. “The Upstairs Concierge,” written by Kristoffer Diaz and directed by KJ Sanchez, tells a frolicking and farcical tale. Though its duration is less than an hour and a half, it packs a delightful and unmistakable punch. Read More »...

Review: Goodman Theatre’s ‘Two Trains Running’

Review: Goodman Theatre’s ‘Two Trains Running’

Emma Rubenstein

March 26, 2015


Filed under Arts/Life, Theater

Sometimes pieces of theater transcend the stage. It is not an easy or a common feat, but when achieved, the results are unimaginably poignant. This spring, the Goodman Theatre has revived the inimitable playwright August Wilson’s “Two Trains Running,” and its effect is unmatched. It is masterfully unadorned, impeccably written and its realn...

DePaul Theatre School announces Wrights of Spring Festival 2015

Kirsten Onsgard

March 13, 2015


Filed under Arts/Life, Theater

The Theatre School has announced initial plans for its 2015 Wrights of Spring Festival, which takes place May 19-30. Read More »...

DePaul Theatre School to host One Theatre World conference

Kirsten Onsgard

March 10, 2015


Filed under Arts/Life, Theater

The Theatre School at DePaul announced today it will host the 2015 One Theatre World conference, which takes place May 7 to 9. Produced by Theatre for Young Audiences (TYA/USA), the national festival seeks to promote youth theater and provide networking opportunities for artists. Read More »...

Review: ‘For the Record: Dear John Hughes’

Review: ‘For the Record: Dear John Hughes’

Emma Rubenstein

March 8, 2015


Filed under Arts/Life, Theater

This March, the energetic and nostalgic, “For the Record: Dear John Hughes” has made its way to Chicago for a limited time, bringing the music and scenes of beloved ’80s classics to life on stage. The production, created by Shane Scheel, Christopher Lloyd Bratten and Anderson Davis presents live-action snippets from classi...

DePaul Theatre School alumnus Kay Kron finds place with poetry

DePaul Theatre School alumnus Kay Kron finds place with poetry

Vanessa Bell

March 8, 2015


Filed under Arts/Life, Theater

Some people get to where they want to be by grabbing life by the bootstraps. Kay Kron, a Theatre School alumna, is reaching for marionettes instead. Kron has come a long way from waiting for CampusConnect to load, moving into Chicago’s poetry and theater worlds. She’s successfully written and produced plays and is now the head of her own th...

‘Book of Mormon’ returns to Chicago

‘Book of Mormon’ returns to Chicago

Emma Rubenstein

February 22, 2015


Filed under Arts/Life, Theater

Over the past three years, Matt Stone and Trey Parker’s “The Book of Mormon” has boldly gone where no piece of musical theater has gone before. The production is raunchy, volatile and hilarious. But, above all else, “The Book of Mormon” possesses an unparalleled heart that is both surprising and warming. Read More »...

DePaul Theatre School costume technicians and designers transform actors into characters

DePaul Theatre School costume technicians and designers transform actors into characters

Savannah Fish

February 15, 2015


Filed under Arts/Life, Theater

Behind the bold accessories, beautiful gowns, tailored suits, extravagant hats, and modern dress costumes is a team of creative and talented students who design and create the costumes for Theatre School productions. Read More »...

Mesmerizing performances in DePaul Theatre School’s ‘Metamorphosis’

Mesmerizing performances in DePaul Theatre School’s ‘Metamorphosis’

Emily Brandenstein

February 8, 2015


Filed under Arts/Life, Theater

Originally a novella by Franz Kafka, “Metamorphosis” was adapted to a stage production by London Theatre Group founder Steven Berkoff. The show’s director, Kelvin Wong, comes from The Theater School’s class of 2015, leading a cast who put on a mesmerizing performance. Read More »...

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