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Columbia student falls ‘Head Over Heels’ with Go-Go’s musical comedy

Columbia student falls ‘Head Over Heels’ with Go-Go’s musical comedy

July 20, 2019

Caitlin Dobbins, a senior musical theatre major, is no stranger to live performance. Dobbins will take on the understudy role of Pamela—otherwise known as the most beautiful woman in all the land—in the j...

New theatre chair sets the stage for social change

New theatre chair sets the stage for social change

July 1, 2019

When Carin Silkaitis was in high school, her English instructor gave the class a choice for their final exam—they could write an essay, or perform a section of Shakespeare’s “Hamlet.” Adorn...

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...

‘Tootsie’ musical to debut in Chicago

‘Tootsie’ musical to debut in Chicago

August 28, 2018

“Tootsie,” a new comedy musical based on the 1982 film of the same name, premieres in Chicago Sept. 11 and plays for five weeks at the Cadillac Palace Theatre.“Tootsie” tells the story of Mic...

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...

No Crying In the House: How Abuse Falls Through The Cracks and the Masons Who Want to Fix It

No Crying In the House: How Abuse Falls Through The Cracks and the Masons Who Want to Fix It

April 9, 2018

Hollywood is on its heels. With movements such as Me Too and Time’s Up on screens, at award shows and in newspapers, the industry has reached a turning point in its commitment to erase harassment and s...

‘Pretty Woman: The Musical’ ready for Broadway

‘Pretty Woman: The Musical’ ready for Broadway

March 20, 2018

Trade the glass slipper for a thigh high black leather boot and a pumpkin carriage for a sleek black limo and you have the “Cinderella” of Hollywood Boulevard. Based on the 1990 film of the same name...

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...

More steps taken toward broader representation in Theatre Department

More steps taken toward broader representation in Theatre Department

March 12, 2018

Although the Theatre Department is taking steps toward becoming a more diverse organization, there are still concerns about levels of representation and inclusion after the department terminated a p...

Dare I Do It?

By Sponsored Content

March 8, 2018

I could use some advice weighing my options. I’m a college senior graduating this coming May with a degree in philosophy. I’ve really enjoyed my undergrad experience and my studies, but I’m struggling with what I should be doing next. Most of my job applications have been rejected. The only job offer I have is for an entry-level writing position at a local ad agency. I can’t say I’m opposed to the idea, but it defin...

‘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 ...

Ambassador Haley: UN diplomats are glued to Trump’s tweets

Ambassador Haley: UN diplomats are glued to Trump’s tweets

February 26, 2018

Before current U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley started her job, former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger gave her this advice: “Put yourself in your adversary’s shoes, understand ...

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