BAT BOY: THE MUSICAL

BAT BOY: THE MUSICAL

BAT BOY: THE MUSICAL now playing at Griffin Theatre through July 24th at The Den

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10 Things We Learned Buying HAMILTON Chicago Tickets

10 Things We Learned Buying HAMILTON Chicago Tickets

We, like many others, stood by our computers at 10am today, prepared for the rush to buy tickets for HAMILTON in its Chicago incarnation. Lessons were learned.

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HAMILTON

HAMILTON

Hamilton An American Musical now playing at the Richard Rodgers Theatre on Broadway

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The Trauma of Vulnerability Betrayed

The Trauma of Vulnerability Betrayed

Here’s what may seem like a stupid question: Why are so many members of the Chicago theater community feeling so overwhelmed by the publication of the Reader piece about alleged abuses at Profiles Theater?

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XANADU

XANADU

American Theatre Company’s XANADU now playing through July 17th

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Getting Out of Our Own Way: Embracing Vulnerability

Getting Out of Our Own Way: Embracing Vulnerability

In order to use our gifts we have to be both willing and able to allow ourselves to be seen. For most of us, showing the world what we consider to be our least attractive traits is damn hard.

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What’s With Those Reviews?

What’s With Those Reviews?

When we started planning the new PerformInk, it was very clear to us that not only did we want to critique work, we wanted to examine work that isn’t getting reviewed often. To serve the underserved. We want to be considering children’s theater, burlesque, sketch comedy, magic—if it’s performed in front of an audience, we’ll try to send a critic to it.

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LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS

LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS

American Blues Theatre’s LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS plays till June 26th

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Women’s Voices in Storefront Theater

Women’s Voices in Storefront Theater

Are we creating a culture where men working in the arts are encouraged to dream and build things and women working in the arts are encouraged to straighten up the house and make sure the electric bill is paid on time?

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VIDEO: Jane Lynch’s Jaw-Dropping Anti-Commencement Speech is a Must-See for Artists

VIDEO: Jane Lynch’s Jaw-Dropping Anti-Commencement Speech is a Must-See for Artists

Jane Lynch, native Chicago funnywoman known for Christopher Guest’s films and Glee, delivered an incredibly profound commencement speech at Columbia College Chicago on Saturday, speaking truths about careers, life, and art that fly in the face of the typical advice often bestowed on new graduates. “See belief systems for what they are—soul killers, and crushers of the creative spirit,” Lynch says, along with “goals plus nothing to achieve equals peace” and “giving back—don’t do it.” Watch the full speech, full of too many great nuggets of wisdom to list, below:

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