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Dreaming of a ‘White Christmas’ at the Cadillac Palace

Dreaming of a ‘White Christmas’ at the Cadillac Palace

December 11, 2019

The Cadillac Palace Theatre is where the treetops glisten and children listen to hear “Irving Berlin’s White Christmas” as part of Broadway in Chicago. The musical adaptation of the classic holi...

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...

EDITORIAL: Columbia theater must set a better example

EDITORIAL: Columbia theater must set a better example

April 29, 2019

A play called “HOME/LAND” was performed March 13–23 on campus in partnership with the Albany Park Theater Project; since its run, accusations of racism and whitewashing—where white characters ...

Casting controversy sparks discourse on representation

Casting controversy sparks discourse on representation

April 29, 2019

During the first table read for the Columbia production “HOME/LAND,” cast members looked at each other and wondered, “What the hell is this?” Cast members alleged Associate Professor in the Theatr...

Hamilton welcomes high schoolers to ‘room where it happens’

March 16, 2019

High school students from around Chicago were brought into “the room where it happens,” March 13 thanks to the third year of the Hamilton Education Program. Nearly 2,000 students and teachers gathered...

Chicago to take center stage in 2019

Chicago to take center stage in 2019

By Alexandra Yetter

October 1, 2018

Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced a year-long focus on local theater, which will include $200,000 in financial grants, promotions and special showcases from the smallest shows to the biggest extravaganzas in the ci...

Meme-themed feminist’s dream screams into Chicago theater scene

Meme-themed feminist’s dream screams into Chicago theater scene

March 12, 2018

Audiences, prepare to be challenged with the Chicago premiere of “Women Laughing Alone with Salad,” a feminist deconstruction of a popular internet meme put to stage. The play began previews March 9 wit...

Drake donates nearly $1M in newest music video

Drake donates nearly $1M in newest music video

February 26, 2018

Drake’s Feb. 16 music video release for his single, “God’s Plan,” is bringing the rapper great success. The song is currently in its fourth week on Billboard’s Hot 100 Chart and has accumulated ...

Femme FATales transform burlesque in big way

Femme FATales transform burlesque in big way

February 4, 2018

Expect transformative glitz and glam when Femme FATales, an intersectional, body positive burlesque troupe, comes to Chicago Feb. 10. The troupe, made up of plus-sized performers, will bring its show to...

Students talk sex safety during college assembly

Students talk sex safety during college assembly

April 17, 2017

Columbia should send an annual email to students solely devoted to basic information about Title IX, said two student speakers at a college assembly in honor of Sexual Awareness Month. Panelists, sophomore journalism major Mia DiSanto and junior theatre major Natalie Toland, discuss...

New ‘Pinocchio’ combines Deaf, hearing actors

New ‘Pinocchio’ combines Deaf, hearing actors

By Erin Dickson

April 10, 2017

The puppet who justwanted to be a real boy is bridging the gap between Deaf and hearing theater in a new adaptation of the famous “Pinocchio” story.Neverbird Project will present its production of “P...

Annoyance holiday play adds extra shows after success

Annoyance holiday play adds extra shows after success

December 5, 2016

Everyone has awkward family holiday party experiences, but not every dinner table disagreement ends in a murder.“It’s Christmas, Goddamnit!,” the long-running Christmas comedy play from the Annoyan...

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