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Future of Chicago theatre remains uncertain amid pandemic

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

The importance of a good audience

The importance of a good audience
May 13, 2020

Matt Jarosch feels the stage start to shake while he performs in a glass tent with his band. As he plays his  trombone, an audience of around 300-400 people are reciprocating the energy by showing their...

Blue Man Group Chicago tests new instruments, material

Blue Man Group Chicago tests new instruments, material
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...

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
September 25, 2016

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...

New group DePaul Shakespeare Organization celebrates playwright

New group DePaul Shakespeare Organization celebrates playwright
May 8, 2016

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...

DePaul students direct performance at Bernhard Moos Elementary School

DePaul students direct performance at Bernhard Moos Elementary School
May 7, 2016

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. Freshmen Reid Annin, Tori...

‘The Misanthrope’ to open at The Theatre School

‘The Misanthrope’ to open at The Theatre School
April 9, 2016

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...

DePaul professor stars in ‘Sherlock Holmes’ play

DePaul professor stars in ‘Sherlock Holmes’ play
February 14, 2016

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...

Review: Roundabout Theatre’s revival of ‘Cabaret’

Review: Roundabout Theatre’s revival of 'Cabaret'
February 12, 2016

For over 50 years, “Cabaret” has been a risqué yet enticing musical that has astounded audiences across the world with its controversial subject matter. With a powerful start, Roundabout Theatre’s...

‘Cabaret’ opens in Chicago Feb. 9.

The 2016 National Touring cast of Roundabout Theatre Company’s “Cabaret.” The play opens Feb. 9 in Chicago at the PrivateBank Theatre and runs until Feb. 21. (Photo courtesy of Joan Marcus)
February 7, 2016

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...

Theatre students participate in the Winter Lab Series

Theatre students participate in the Winter Lab Series
February 6, 2016

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,...

DePaul Theatre Union gives non-acting majors opportunities to act

DePaul Theatre Union gives non-acting majors opportunities to act
November 15, 2015

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. However, there is another theater organization...

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