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Dirty Girl-Chicago Musical Theatre Festival (Comments Off on Dirty Girl-Chicago Musical Theatre Festival)

July 8, 2015 • Category: ARTICLES, Jacob Davis

The Chicago Musical Theatre Festival, now in its second year, is a new-works festival produced by Underscore Theatre company. We created CMTF for one reason: there’s a wealth of musical theatre creators and performers in Chicago, but the high risks of producing new musicals means that few companies are willing to take a chance, especially […]

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Bent (Comments Off on Bent)

By Martin Sherman Directed by Keira Fromm Produced by Other Theatre Company At Strawdog Theatre, Chicago The Other Theatre Company is a new Equity company that specializes in people who have been “othered” by society. After starting their inaugural season, which is dedicated to using the stories of the past to illuminate the present, with […]

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Murder Ballad (Comments Off on Murder Ballad)

Conceived by and with Book and Lyrics by Julia Jordan Music and Lyrics by Juliana Nash Directed and Choreographed by James Beaudry Music Direction by Nicholas Davio At the Flat Iron Building, Chicago Contemporary rock opera is a murder mystery or is it? The concept here is intriguing. The set is a dive bar in […]

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A Work of Art (Comments Off on A Work of Art)

By Elaine Romero Directed by Henry Godinez Produced by Chicago Dramatists in association with Goodman Theatre Bizarre Play Represents Grief as Obsession Elaine Romero’s America at War trilogy is a collaboration between several theatres. The first part, Graveyard of Empires, debuted at 16th Street Theatre earlier this year, and now the second part, A Work […]

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Moby Dick (Comments Off on Moby Dick)

Adapted and Directed by David Catlin From the Novel by Herman Melville Produced by Lookingglass Theatre Company Death to Moby Dick! Lookingglass has a well-earned reputation for providing classic stories with imaginative, beautiful, and evocative living images. What more can I add to what has already be written in praise of everything from the work […]

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American Smoothie – The Chicago Musical Theatre Festival (Comments Off on American Smoothie – The Chicago Musical Theatre Festival)

  The Chicago Musical Theatre Festival, now in its second year, is a new-works festival produced by Underscore Theatre company. We created CMTF for one reason: there’s a wealth of musical theatre creators and performers in Chicago, but the high risks of producing new musicals means that few companies are willing to take a chance, […]

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