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CouchSurferz opening @ Second City’s DeMaat Theatre

CouchSurferz opening @ Second City’s DeMaat Theatre

Web Sitcom “CouchSurferz” Premieres in Chicago

A hilarious web series starring local comedy legends, Tim Stoltenberg and Mark Piebenga, premieres April 10 in Chicago.

CHICAGO, IL (MARCH 10, 2014) — “CouchSurferz,” a web sitcom and stage show series, will premiere April 10th starring Second City Touring Company veterans Tim Stoltenberg ... 

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Soul Brother, Where Art Thou? – REVIEW

Soul Brother, Where Art Thou? – REVIEW

By J. Scott Hill

The Second City e.t.c.’s new revue, Soul Brother, Where Art Thou?, has a sketch comedy dream team dominated by three women. Yes, Scott Morehead and Tim Ryder are fine utility players. Yes, Eddie Mujica believably disappears into every part he plays, even when he plays an inanimate object. The leaders of this team, ... 

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Der Rosenkavalier – Lyric Opera REVIEW

Der Rosenkavalier – Lyric Opera REVIEW

Der Rosenkavalier

By Richard Strauss

Lyric Opera of Chicago

By Lori Dana

Lyric Opera of Chicago’s latest offering, romantic comedy Der Rosenkavalier, seems deftly timed, not only to coincide with that pinnacle of romantic gestures known as the Valentine Weekend Outing, but also to bring some lightheartedness to a city in the ... 

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Politics on Stage

Politics on Stage

By Venus Zarris

Poised on the verge of quite possibly this country’s most critically important and historically significant presidential election, let’s take a look at some of the perspectives that theater in Chicago has offered on the body politic. But first, let’s briefly establish theater as political.

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Luftwerk | solarise: a sea of all colors @ Garfield Park Conservatory ~ New Light meets Classic Landscapes

Luftwerk | solarise: a sea of all colors @ Garfield Park Conservatory ~ New Light meets Classic Landscapes

Luftwerk | solarise: a sea of all colors

Photo Essay by Venus Zarris

Art is storytelling and Luftwerk, the collaborative creations of Petra Bachmaier and Sean Gallero, takes the architecturally organic story created in the early twentieth century by Jens Jenson that is the Garfield Park Conservatory and illuminates it with their own ... 

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Romeo and Juliet – Lyric Opera REVIEW

Romeo and Juliet

By Charles Gounod

By Lori Dana

As its final offering of the 2015-16 season Lyric Opera presents a French gem, conducted by a master of the répertoire Français and featuring superlative singers in every rôle, from the famously star-crossed lovers down to the lowliest page.

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