Flying Elephant Productions Announces Inaugural Season

Flying Elephant Productions Announces Inaugural Season

A new company called Flying Elephant Productions, with Leo Schwartz as Executive Director and DC Cathro as Artistic Director, have announced its inaugural season, launching this winter with the world premiere of WE THE PEOPLE – SONGS OF THE RESISTANCE, a political song cycle about the 2016 election. Six actors...

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International Physical Theater Festival Recap – Part 2

International Physical Theater Festival Recap – Part 2

Kyle Whalen takes us inside the International Physical Theater Festival through in-depth blog recaps.

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International Physical Theater Festival Recap – Part 1

International Physical Theater Festival Recap – Part 1

Kyle Whalen recaps and reviews the offerings at the Fourth Annual International Physical Theater Festival in this 3-part blog.

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BEST OF BRI-KO Takes Audience Participation a Step Too Far

BEST OF BRI-KO Takes Audience Participation a Step Too Far

Upon exiting Stage 773’s THE BEST OF BRI-KO it was unsettling to have to check that I was not tracking mushed lettuce into the carpeted lobby. This vegetable was just one of many unlikely props wielded by three actors as they explored status and relationship in this hour-long silent sketch show.

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IN THE HEIGHTS Cast Announced at Porchlight

IN THE HEIGHTS Cast Announced at Porchlight

Porchlight Music Theatre announced the cast and artistic staff of their 22nd season opener, the multi-Tony Award-winning IN THE HEIGHTS

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5 Years of Chicago Women’s Funny Festival

5 Years of Chicago Women’s Funny Festival

Photo courtesy of 5’10 Club.  The CHICAGO WOMEN’S FUNNY FESTIVAL returns for its fifth year at Stage 773 in the Lakeview neighborhood. Led by Stage 773 Director of Operations, Jill Valentine, and Chicago actor/comedian Liz McArthur, the festival is a unique opportunity to feature and celebrate female performers in all...

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Unlikely Company Takes Up Residence at Stage 773

Unlikely Company Takes Up Residence at Stage 773

Di Billick, Kate Nixon, Mollie Rehner. Photo courtesy of Stage 773.  Unlikely Company, comprised of six Chicago comedians (Di Billick, Liam Gallogly, Ryan Kappmeyer, Brian Morrow, Kate Nixon, and Mollie Rehner) has become the newest resident company in the Box Theatre at Stage 773. Formed in 2013 Unlikely Company focuses on exposing...

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Keeping Magic Relevant in the 21st Century

Keeping Magic Relevant in the 21st Century

Wonder and amazement through secrecy, surprise, and trickery are difficult to pull off these days. We may not know how a magic trick works, but we comprehend enough about how magicians dupe us not to be surprised by another version of sawing a lady in half or the cups and balls.

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Porchlight’s Memorable DREAMGIRLS Will Never Leave You

Porchlight’s Memorable DREAMGIRLS Will Never Leave You

In Donica Lynn, Porchlight’s DREAMGIRLS has certainly found its own star. Lynn sings the hell out of the famous Act One showstopper “And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going.”

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Stage 773 Launches The Chicago Youth Comedy Festival

Stage 773 Launches The Chicago Youth Comedy Festival

Stage 773, the producers of The Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival and Chicago Women’s Funny Festival announced today they’ll be hosting a one-day festival geared towards Chicago’s youth.

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