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Students bring the ‘HEAT’ with comedy musical

Students bring the ‘HEAT’ with comedy musical

November 15, 2019

During his sophomore year of high school, Martin Brablec had the idea for a comedy musical he said would “push a lot of lines.” Now, in his senior year of college, alongside senior cinema art and science ...

Q&A: Ronnie Malley gets lost and found in ‘The Band’s Visit’

Q&A: Ronnie Malley gets lost and found in ‘The Band’s Visit’

September 4, 2019

From playing in his families band to opening a recording and production studio in Bucktown, musician and actor Ronnie Malley is now touring in the Broadway musical, "The Band's Visit." “The B...

Q&A: ‘Rent’ actors live ‘La Vie Bohème’

Q&A: ‘Rent’ actors live ‘La Vie Bohème’

May 18, 2019

Javon King was originally auditioning for "Kinky Boots" when the casting directors ended up sending King to audition for the rock musical "Rent" instead. After a week of callbacks and auditions, King wa...

Omigod, omigod you guys: ‘Legally Blonde’ is modern, fun, empowering

By Katherine Savage

October 29, 2018

Delta Nu sorority president and fashion major Elle Woods will go lengths to get what she wants, even if it means a flashy musical number or an acceptance to Harvard Law School."Legally Blonde the musical" is about sorority girl Elle Woods and her path from UCLA to Harvard to win back her ex-boyfriend, Warner. Upon getting accepted to Harvard, Elle finds out Warner has already found a new girlfriend, Vivian. Elle goes through the challeng...

Children can visit ‘Market Street’ for life lessons

Children can visit ‘Market Street’ for life lessons

April 14, 2018

In a single bus ride, children can learn both the importance of appreciating elders and never judging a book by its cover. The hip-hop musical “The Last Stop on Market Street” will be performed at the...

‘Pretty Woman: The Musical’ debuts in Chicago

‘Pretty Woman: The Musical’ debuts in Chicago

March 5, 2018

In a modern update of the classic Cinderella fairytale, “Pretty Woman” tells the story of Vivian Ward, a Sunset Boulevard prostitute who unexpectedly finds love in Edward Lewis, one of her clients, and ...

Experts: Chicago needs collaboration, neighborhood investment

Experts: Chicago needs collaboration, neighborhood investment

January 24, 2018

While Chicago is still in the running for Amazon's second headquarters, economic development advocates and politicians agree that more investments are needed in local neighborhoods for the city to thrive.At a...

Poe musical explores control and circumstance

Poe musical explores control and circumstance

January 18, 2018

A musical about the life of Edgar Allan Poe has a lot to live up to: It must balance Poe's macabre, dramatic writing style with factual detail, while being careful not to lose one in favor of the other.Blac...

No resource is untouched by economic inequality

By Editorial Board

November 6, 2017

Economic and racial inequality in Chicago damage all aspects of life for those it touches, an investigation released Oct. 25 reveals.The Chicago Tribune published its investigation of water rates, showing that predominantly black and low-income communities pay more than wealthier, whiter communities for Lake Michigan water. Poor infrastructure and lack of accountability from public officials contribute to these disparities,...

Columbia grad ‘rocks’ in musical

Columbia grad ‘rocks’ in musical

November 6, 2017

Playing the ultimate stick-it-to-the-man rocker that many grew familiar with following 2003’s “School of Rock” film, Rob Colletti, a 2011 Columbia theatre alumnus, stars as Dewey Finn in the Broadway in Chicago production “School of Rock: The Musical.” The show debuted ...

City provides support for mental health crises

City provides support for mental health crises

September 11, 2017

Chicago is improving services for people with mental illnesses by strengthening crisis response and awareness training, according to an Aug. 30 press release from Mayor Rahm Emanuel. A mayoral pilot ini...

New treatment gives second chance to leukemia patients at U of Chicago

New treatment gives second chance to leukemia patients at U of Chicago

September 11, 2017

The University of Chicago Medical Center is one of the first hospitals to offer a new cancer treatment that is giving late-stage leukemia and lymphoma patients another chance for remission. A pediatric acu...

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