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Blue Man Group Chicago tests new instruments, material

Blue Man Group Chicago tests new instruments, material

Lauren Coates, Contributing Writer

October 13, 2019

Just one Red Line stop away from the Lincoln Park campus, the unassuming Briar Street Theatre sits nestled between nail salons and specialty restaurants. Although the building itself may be small, the spectacle it houses is a tried and true staple of both the Chicago theater scene and the entertainment...

Navigating Chicago’s art scene

Navigating Chicago’s art scene

Chinyere Ibeh and Keira Wingate

September 23, 2019

For many, the start of a new school year can mean lots of stress. But when living in a city as exciting as Chicago, you’ll soon learn there’s more to be excited about than stressed. As you settle into the school year, here’s what you should know about the arts scene at DePaul and in Chicago. ...

DePaul alum writes, directs ‘chilling’ play

DePaul alum writes, directs ‘chilling’ play

Ella Lee, Arts & Life Editor

August 21, 2019

In a darkly humorous and politically charged take on the “zombie apocalypse” trope, DePaul alumnus Patrick Radke places six entirely average people center stage to survive the end days in his new 90-minute play, “Just Chilling.” The show, which took Radke four months to write and six actors...

Honey Girls: A deeply personal student production at DePaul

Honey Girls: A deeply personal student production at DePaul

Stacey Sheridan, Contributing Writer

May 13, 2019

Starting in 2004, The Theatre School at DePaul University selects one student-written play to be produced, staged and performed for audiences at the end of May. This season of the New Playwright Series, graduating senior Grace Grindell snagged the coveted opportunity with “Honey Girls,” a play she ...

‘Hamilton’: from stage to Chicago

‘Hamilton’: from stage to Chicago

Michael Brzezinski, Staff Writer

May 6, 2019

Fans of the smash-hit, Emmy award- winning epic musical “Hamilton” have a brand new attraction to seek out in Chicago. This past week, The Hamilton Exhibition opened at the Museum Campus on Northerly Island and it will be there the entire summer until September 7. The exhibit is a grand-scal...

Category cutting controversy

Category cutting controversy

Holyn Thigpen, Contributing Writer

February 25, 2019

Earlier this month, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced its decision to present the awards for four major categories during the Oscars’ commercial breaks: makeup/hairstyling, live action short, cinematography and editing. In an email to Academy members, Academy president John...

A Dybbuk or Between Two Worlds: DePaul’s newest onstage production infuses classic story with modern dance

A Dybbuk or Between Two Worlds: DePaul’s newest onstage production infuses classic story with modern dance

Carolyn McCabe, Contributing Writer

February 18, 2019

“A Dybbuk or Between Two Worlds” opened at The Theater School on Wednesday, February 13, nearly 100 years after it opened in Warsaw, Poland. Placed in a shetel in 1880s Eastern Europe, the play tells a story of lost souls, love and destiny, all while honoring Jewish traditions and people. The storyline...

Oscars Predictions

Oscars Predictions

Michael Brzezinski, Staff Writer

February 18, 2019

Who Will Win? Roma Alfonso Cuaron’s deeply personal and profoundly epic film snagged and broke the hearts of audiences and professionals alike. It also seems to be the one nominee with the least amount of bad blood so with that, I think it has a solid foot up on the other nominees.   Who Should Win? Roma o...

Indie theaters turn to teens

Indie theaters turn to teens

Holyn Thigpen, Contributing Writer

January 28, 2019

Going to the movies is one of a handful of entertainment experiences that has survived into the millennial age of convenience. Though newer generations still rely on streaming platforms for most casual movie-watching, they have been vastly underestimated in appreciation for traditional theater-going....

‘Doppelgänger’ brings farce to Chicago

‘Doppelgänger’ brings farce to Chicago

Zoey Barnes, Focus Editor

April 23, 2018

A recent DePaul graduate walks on stage in front of a completely filled audience, before fluffing pillows on a brown, leather couch center stage and spreading assorted African flora around the room. Not long after, Rainn Wilson, known for his role as Dwight in “The Office,” follows her. Clad in ...

“Pretty Woman” entertains, but fails in the era of #MeToo

“Pretty Woman” entertains, but fails in the era of #MeToo

Mackenzie Murtaugh, Opinions Editor

April 2, 2018

The adolescent fantasy of a tanned and blonde prince saving a down-on-her-luck maiden from a tall tower has muddled the minds of young girls for years – often due to the prevalence of Disney films such as “Cinderella” and “Rapunzel” in pop culture. These animated girls – and I do mean “...

The stage welcomes “Pretty Woman”

The stage welcomes “Pretty Woman”

Carina Smith, Nation & World Editor

March 12, 2018

A new musical is about to hit the Chicago theater scene, and it’s bound to elicit the memories of the ‘90s. “Pretty Woman: The Musical” is coming to the Oriental Theater on March 13, bringing the classic movie to the stage and telling the story in a brand new way: with music. “Pretty Woman” i...

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