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DePaul Theatre School prepares spin on Tony Award-winning musical ‘In the Heights’

DePaul Theatre School prepares spin on Tony  Award-winning musical ‘In the Heights’

Grant Myatt

September 22, 2014


Filed under Arts/Life, Campus News, News, Theater

[hr] [dropcap]S[/dropcap]tanding center stage, Wesley Toledo’s focus was all forward as director Lisa Portes gave him notes, while the cast of about 15 buzzed with excitement from behind. As Portes turned to walk back to her seat, his eyes began to wander looking at the set and cast behind h...

Joffrey Ballet weaves enchanting tales in season opener ‘Stories in Motion’

Joffrey Ballet weaves enchanting tales in season opener ‘Stories in Motion’

Eden Ames

September 21, 2014


Filed under Arts/Life, Theater

It is a Thursday evening at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, and the hall is hushed by the white­-clothed figure of a woman writhing under projected lights. Her every movement is a heart­-wrenching but bewitching portrayal of anguish and defilement­­ as the heroine — or victi...

Q&A: Theatre School alum Bridget Schreiber in ‘Whaleship Essex’

Q&A: Theatre School alum Bridget Schreiber in ‘Whaleship Essex’

Emma Rubenstein

September 21, 2014


Filed under Arts/Life, Theater

This fall, Shattered Globe Theatre is bringing a magnificent tale to life. “The Whaleship Essex,” written by Joe Forbrich and directed by Lou Contey, tells a story of resilience and heartbreak. Cast member and DePaul Theatre School Alumni, Bridget Schreiber, spoke with The DePaulia to provide ins...

Theatre school announces 2014-15 season, kicks off with ‘In the Heights’

Theatre school announces 2014-15 season, kicks off with ‘In the Heights’

Emma Rubenstein

September 14, 2014


Filed under Arts/Life, Theater

The DePaul Theatre School provides the Chicago community with a true gift. Its numerous shows, wealth of talent, and accessible nature solidify it as one of the most wonderful theater destinations that the city has to offer. This year, it is home to a vibrant and varied set of productions that are ...

The Theatre School announces 2014-2015 season

The Theatre School announces 2014-2015 season

Kirsten Onsgard

September 5, 2014


Filed under Campus News, News, Theater

The Theatre School at DePaul University announced the shows for its 90th anniversary season. Read More »...

Steppenwolf Theatre’s “First Look” in review

Emma Rubenstein

August 18, 2014


Filed under Arts/Life, Theater

Steppenwolf Theatre Company is no stranger to talent in every capacity. Its shows lay somewhere between unassuming and incredible; they are always wonderful and always full of impeccable craftsmanship in every capacity. This summer, the venue is hosting a plethora of new plays. Fresh shows from three very di...

More than just a revival: A review of the Goodman Theatre’s “Brigadoon”

Emma Rubenstein

August 11, 2014


Filed under Arts/Life, Theater

Something truly special is nestled in the heart Chicago theater this summer. Though it is labeled as a revival, The Goodman’s newest production of "Brigadoon" under the direction and choreography of Rachel Rockwell, is something much greater and more magnificent that the word entails. Through its stunning...

Interview: Lauren Guglielmello of ‘Hellish Half-Light’

Emma Rubenstein

July 29, 2014


Filed under Arts/Life, Theater

The body of work that playwright Samuel Beckett has set forth into the world is specific, unique, and often intimidating. This summer, though, Marry-Archie Theatre Co. plans to promote the accessibility of the beautiful and obscure material in its newest production, ‘Hellish Half-Light: Shorter Plays...

‘One Flea Spare’: An interview with David Samba, Megan Turner and Evan Williams

Emma Rubenstein

July 22, 2014


Filed under Arts/Life, Theater

The world of each theater production is far more intricate than meets the eye on the night of a performance. A key part of what makes each play tick, lies beyond the realm of the stage itself. The talented David Samba, Megan Turner, and Evan Williams have taken on the positions of sound designer, costume...

Q & A with Lauren Pizzi and Will Von Vogt of ‘Partners’

Q & A with Lauren Pizzi and Will Von Vogt of ‘Partners’

Emma Rubenstein

July 15, 2014


Filed under Arts/Life, Theater

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]his summer, LiveWire Chicago Theatre’s “Partners” presents an honest and poignant look into the realm of relationships. The show is a challenging treat and features DePaul Theatre School alumni Lauren Pizzi and Will Von Vogt. The DePaulia had the opportunity speak with both of them ...

With ‘White Snake,’ Goodman finishes season strong

With ‘White Snake,’ Goodman finishes season strong

Emma Rubenstein

June 2, 2014


Filed under Arts/Life, Theater

The Goodman Theatre has a knack for striking a balance between brilliant and unassuming in each and every one of their shows. Within them, the talent is immense, the set design is beautiful and the unadulterated heart that lies beneath every show is astounding. This spring’s show, "The White ...

Crazy life: Victoria Maxwell’s one-woman play on living well despite mental illness

Crazy life: Victoria Maxwell’s one-woman play  on living well despite mental illness

Shelley Mesch

May 27, 2014


Filed under Arts/Life, Theater

In an event hosted May 19 by DePaul University’s Center for Students with Disabilities, Victoria Maxwell performed her one-woman show “Funny, You Don’t Look Crazy,” a play about coming to terms and living with bipolar affective disorder, a mood disorder categorized by periods of alternating man...

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