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The Theatre School at DePaul University, located in Lincoln Park.

DePaul theater students perform through the pandemic

Hayley DeSilva, Contributing Writer January 31, 2021

The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has seemingly affected every aspect of what used to be normal life, and among those affected most is the theater community.    Broadway announced in October 2020...

The Cadillac Palace Theatre in downtown Chicago hasn't put on any shows since the pandemic began.

Future of Chicago theatre remains uncertain amid pandemic

Lauren Coates, Staff Writer September 20, 2020

Despite no significant droppage in Covid-19 cases nor any news of a vaccine becoming available any time soon, Broadway in Chicago recently announced their upcoming slate of shows for the remainder of the...

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DePaul fine arts students adjust to remote learning

Emily Reilly, Contributing Writer May 2, 2020

Due to campus lockdown, many theatre, music, CDM and other fine arts students aren’t getting the in-person aspect that is needed for success. So, how are professors trying to make classes feel the same...

Acting for a Cause organizes live readings of plays to help keep culture alive during pandemic

Acting for a Cause organizes live readings of plays to help keep culture alive during pandemic

Emma Oxnevad and Rebecca Meluch April 21, 2020

Coronavirus has undoubtedly wreaked havoc on life as we know it, leaving hordes of people jobless and uncertain of the future.  The virus has caused massive blows to the arts community, with musicians...

REVIEW: 'Mean Girls: The Musical' not as good as the movie but still a must-see

REVIEW: ‘Mean Girls: The Musical’ not as good as the movie but still a must-see

Lauren Coates, Contributing Writer January 26, 2020

“Mean Girls: The Musical” is finishing its Chicago leg of its nationwide tour this weekend. Just days after the announcement that “Mean Girls: The Musical” would be turned into a film (a sort of...

‘Brooklyn Bridge’ elevates children’s theater by taking its audience seriously

‘Brooklyn Bridge’ elevates children’s theater by taking its audience seriously

Jessica Grekowicz, Contributing Writer January 20, 2020

The DePaul Theater School showcased the production of “Brooklyn Bridge” on Saturday, Dec. 18, presented by Chicago Playworks for Families and Young Audiences. “Brooklyn Bridge” starts its tale...

'Hamilton': The musical that turned the world upside down

‘Hamilton’: The musical that turned the world upside down

Alayne Trinko, Staff Writer January 19, 2020

After a three-year run, “Hamilton,” the Tony Award, Grammy Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical detailing the life of U.S. founding father Alexander Hamilton, has closed its curtains. The contemporary...

Katherine, Ronald, Tyler and Emily ­— four of the main characters ithat “Waves” follows — sit across from eachother in a diner.  Photo by IMDB

Trey Edward Shults’ “Waves” digs into how turmoil affects relationships

John Cotter, Staff Writer October 28, 2019

Some stories feel so contemporarily fitting — at the right time, experienced in the right place — that they transcend through the screen and invite you to be a part of the story, as tragic as it may...

“The Nightmare Before Christmas” playing at Auditorium Theatre

Up next… New traditions at Auditorium Theatre

Keira Wingate, Assistant Arts & Life Editor October 21, 2019

Tim Burton’s “The Nightmare Before Christmas” is returning for its second year at the Auditorium Theatre on Oct. 31 and Nov. 1. The Chicago Philharmonic will bring the movie to life by performing...

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...

The Chicago Theatre, which is sometimes called the “Wonder Theatre of the World,” has hosted some of the world’s greatest performers, from Duke Ellington to Robin Williams.

Navigating Chicago’s art scene

Being a new student at a new school — and possibly living in a new city — may be intimidating, but both Chicago and DePaul’s arts scenes offer a warm welcome.
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...

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...

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