Review | WIFE MATERIAL at Underscore Theatre Company

Review | WIFE MATERIAL at Underscore Theatre Company

Jamie Shriner’s autobiographical WIFE MATERIAL checks a lot of boxes, and to write, score and perform in an acclaimed full-length musical at this stage in a young career is an exceptional feat — Shriner is one to keep an eye on.

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Laura Stratford to Exit Underscore

Laura Stratford to Exit Underscore

Photo by Joe Mazza|Brave Lux Underscore Theatre Company has announced that Laura Stratford will step down as the company’s Artistic Director in March to focus on her career as a lyricist and librettist. Since co-founding the company in 2011, Stratford has served as Executive Director, Co-Artistic Director, and eventually sole...

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Underscore Announces Season and Chicago Musical Theatre Festival Lineup

Underscore Announces Season and Chicago Musical Theatre Festival Lineup

Pictured: Jamie Shriner | Photo by Chris Popio Underscore Theatre Company has announced its full 2018-19 season, featuring two fully-produced musicals, along with the 5th annual Chicago Musical Theatre Festival. The mainstage shows are Jamie Shriner’s one-woman musical comedy WIFE MATERIAL — directed by Dana Anderson, with music direction by...

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InkBlots 08.18.18 — HAYMARKET Marches On

InkBlots 08.18.18 — HAYMARKET Marches On

Our new InkBlots series will let you in on the latest news, extensions, promotions and rumors that didn’t make it into an article in the previous week. We’re dropping them every Saturday morning. Enjoy with brunch!

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Underscore Transfers HAYMARKET to Theater Wit

Underscore Transfers HAYMARKET to Theater Wit

Pictured (center, l to r): Erik Pearson and Bridget Adams-King with (l to r) Sarah Beth Tanner, T.J. Anderson, Mike Mazzocca, Kelan M. Smith, Josiah Robinson, Amanda Giles, Joey Harbert and Melanie Vitaterna. Photo by Michael Brosilow. Following a five-week run at The Den Theatre’s Heath Main Stage, Underscore Theatre...

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Underscore Has Its CARRIE 2 Cast and Creatives 

Underscore Has Its CARRIE 2 Cast and Creatives 

Underscore Theatre Company has announced the cast and production team for its world premiere of CARRIE 2: THE RAGE (An Unauthorized Musical Parody) with book, music and lyrics by Preston M. Allen.

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Strong Cast and Creatives Shine in MY NAME IS ANNIE KING

Strong Cast and Creatives Shine in MY NAME IS ANNIE KING

Pictured: (l-r): Foline Roos, Jeff Mills, Royen Kent, Paige Daigle, Maeghan Looney, Amanda Giles and Demi Zaino. Photo by Evan Hanover. Review: MY NAME IS ANNIE KING at Underscore Theatre Company By Bec Willet Bluegrass-inspired thriller musical MY NAME IS ANNIE KING is the latest offering from new-musical champions Underscore Theatre...

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TONYA AND NANCY Lands a Triple Axel

TONYA AND NANCY Lands a Triple Axel

Lest you are unaware of said historical events, in 1994, Olympic medalist Nancy Kerrigan was hit in the leg by a man hired via the husband of a fellow figure skater Tonya Harding. Soon everyone learned those sparkling costumes reflected a realm requiring “skate moms”, body guards, a ruthless quest for “the gold” and a sex tape. Yes, a sex tape.

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Harding/Kerrigan Ice Skating Scandal Musical Coming to Underscore Theatre

Harding/Kerrigan Ice Skating Scandal Musical Coming to Underscore Theatre

(left to right) Amanda Horvath and Courtney Mack will play the title roles of Tonya Harding and Nancy Kerrigan, respectively, in Underscore Theatre Company’s Chicago premiere of TONYA AND NANCY: THE ROCK OPERA. Underscore Theatre Company, in association with Harborside Films, will present the Chicago premiere of TONYA AND NANCY: THE ROCK OPERA, a dark musical comedy based...

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