Kokandy Announces Casting & Creatives for Chicago Premiere of LaChiusa’s LITTLE FISH

Kokandy Productions has announced casting for its Chicago premiere of Michael John LaChiusa’s LITTLE FISH, “an oblique parable for urban life after the attacks of September 11th,” directed by Producing Artistic Director Allison Hendrix with music direction by Kory Danielson, playing July 9 – August 20 at Theater Wit.

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Packed with Talent, Kokandy’s THE WIZ Blows the Roof Off

On a full moon night in Chicago, Kokandy Productions showed how brazen and talented their artists are as they blew the roof off Theater Wit with their revival of THE WIZ.

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Kokandy Announces WIZ Cast and Creative Team. 
Pictured: (top l-r) Breon Arzell, Chuckie Benson, Dawn Bless, Sydney Charles, Kyrie Courter, TJ Crawford. (bottom l-r) Jyreika Evelyn Guest, Nicole Michelle Haskins, Frederik Harris, De’Jah Perkins, Steven Perkins, Tia Pinson. Kokandy Productions has announced casting for THE WIZ running March 5th – April 16th at Theatre Wit. Directed by Lili-Anne Brown, music direction by Jimmy Morehead and choreographed by... Read more
Kokandy Season Includes Chicago Premiere of BONNIE & CLYDE

Kokandy Productions announced its fifth season, with an expanded line-up from previous years, featuring four musicals, including two Chicago premieres. The 2017/18 Season will also include numerous readings and workshops as a part of Kokandy’s “New Works Initiative.” The new season also marks the company’s transition to a not-for-profit organization.

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Despite Flaws, TOMORROW MORNING is Sweet, Memorable and Refreshingly Uncynical

Laurence Mark Wythe’s TOMORROW MORNING does a lot of things right. In the vein of Jason Robert Brown’s THE LAST FIVE YEARS, TOMORROW MORNING aims for intimate, character-driven and contemporary. It focuses on two couples—one, the night before their wedding and the other, the night before their divorce.

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Michael Warrell and Lisa Kuhnen in CPA Productions’ DAPHNE’S SUNSET. Photo by Jenny Anderson. Underscore Theatre Company has announced the full line-up for its third annual CHICAGO MUSICAL THEATRE FESTIVAL, featuring 14 new musical productions. Created to showcase and support Chicago’s burgeoning field of musical theatre creators, this year’s festival will be held August 9 –... Read more
Heathers: The Musical

Kokandy Productions’ HEATHERS: The Musical plays through 4/24 at Theater Wit.

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Chicago Premiere of HEATHERS Triumphs as Both Totally Awesome and Heartwarming

HEATHERS: THE MUSICAL manages to be both satirical and at times legitimately moving, largely echoing the biting tone of the original film.

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