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For the price of a “Hamilton” ticket, here are some of the best shows to see in the city

For the price of a “Hamilton” ticket, here are some of the best shows to see in the city

Leah Hasdan

September 25, 2016


Filed under Arts/Life, Theater

The nation’s most esteemed theatre production is arriving to Chicago and not even a half-priced ticket — which typically entails a disrupted view of a pole in your face and the second floor ceiling caving in on your peripheries — is going to give you a shot at seeing “Hamilton.” Read More »...

New group DePaul Shakespeare Organization celebrates playwright

New group DePaul Shakespeare Organization celebrates playwright

Rachel Hinton

May 8, 2016


Filed under Arts/Life, Theater

In William Shakespeare’s “Hamlet,” the titular character pronounces that the play is the setting wherein he’ll catch the conscience of the murderous king, his uncle. Though the line shows Hamlet’s intent, it’s also a nice segue.  Read More »...

DePaul students direct performance at Bernhard Moos Elementary School

DePaul students direct performance at Bernhard Moos Elementary School

Michael Schmidt

May 7, 2016


Filed under Arts/Life, Theater

Six DePaul students are directing a children’s theater performance at Bernhard Moos Elementary School in Humboldt Park, to be performed for the families in early June. Read More »...

‘The Misanthrope’ to open at The Theatre School

‘The Misanthrope’ to open at The Theatre School

Nina Gaulin

April 9, 2016


Filed under Arts/Life, Theater

This week, The Theatre School will set French playwright and author Moliere’s “The Misanthrope” — directed by DePaul MFA student Brian Balcom — in the modern world to explore society and human nature through an insightful and fresh perspective. Read More »...

DePaul professor stars in ‘Sherlock Holmes’ play

DePaul professor stars in ‘Sherlock Holmes’ play

Erin Yarnall

February 14, 2016


Filed under Arts/Life, Theater

In reality, it would probably be awful to be taught anything by Sherlock Holmes. While the fictional British detective is highly intelligent, he’s also narcissistic, can’t deal with emotions and has no empathy for others.  Read More »...

Review: Roundabout Theatre’s revival of ‘Cabaret’

Review: Roundabout Theatre’s revival of ‘Cabaret’

Nina Gaulin

February 12, 2016


Filed under Arts/Life, Theater

For over 50 years, “Cabaret” has been a risqué yet enticing musical that has astounded audiences across the world with its controversial subject matter. Read More »...

‘Cabaret’ opens in Chicago Feb. 9.

‘Cabaret’ opens in Chicago Feb. 9.

Nina Gaulin

February 7, 2016


Filed under Arts/Life, Theater

For musical lovers out there, the thrilling and historic “Cabaret” will be launching its national tour next week and kicking off with performances in Chicago. As part of their 50th anniversary season, Roundabout Theatre Company will be presenting Sam Mendes (“Skyfall,” “American Beauty”) and Rob Marshall’s (“Into the Woods” and ...

Theatre students participate in the Winter Lab Series

Theatre students participate in the Winter Lab Series

Ivana Rihter

February 6, 2016


Filed under Arts/Life, Theater

Undergraduate directors are now finding a way to make their artistic voices heard through classic stage productions that they are making their own in a theater series at DePaul, through their unique concepts, casts and plays, all hand-selected by the students participating in the Winter Lab Series.  ...

DePaul Theatre Union gives non-acting majors opportunities to act

DePaul Theatre Union gives non-acting majors opportunities to act

Geoff Stellfox

November 15, 2015


Filed under Arts/Life, Theater

The Theatre School at DePaul has a rich history of producing some of the most talented actors and actresses, such as John C. Reilly and Gillian Anderson. Read More »...

Review: ‘The Story of a Story (The Untold Story)’

Review: ‘The Story of a Story (The Untold Story)’

Nina Gaulin

October 29, 2015


Filed under Arts/Life, Theater

"The Story of a Story (The Untold Story)," presented by Underscore Theatre Company, is an inspiring and thought-provoking experience that recently hit the stage right here in Chicago.  Read More »...

DePaul Second City students find new places to laugh

DePaul Second City students find new places to laugh

Nina Gaulin

September 20, 2015


Filed under Arts/Life, Theater

The legendary Second City Theater — highly praised for its comedy performances and classes — was threatened by a fire that broke out Aug. 26 in Chicago’s Old Town neighborhood. Read More »...

Chicago’s new theater tradition: Paragon Fest

Janna Lyhus

August 29, 2015


Filed under Arts/Life, Theater

Otherworld Theatre Company’s "Paragon Fest" is the world’s largest Science Fiction/Fantasy One-Act Play festival. The cozy Public House Theatre provided a perfect setting for travel to all dimensions of time and space; the actors were brilliant, hilarious, and thrilling, and the stories were out of thi...

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