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  • 'Life in 35mm' at the Annoyance tries and fails to send up documentaries
    Chicago Tribune

    Like any genre, non-fiction films rely on tropes. At the Annoyance Theatre, “Life in 35mm: An Improvised Documentary” aims to satirize “popular, self-important documentaries and the characters within who cash in on the credit.” That last part

  • Dance for Life still supports those affected by HIV/AIDS but is looking in new directions
    Chicago Tribune

    When Keith Elliott, Todd Kiech and Harriet Ross presented the first Dance for Life in June 1992, Chicago’s dance community was in crisis. Friends and colleagues were dying at alarming rates of a disease that no one fully understood. Dance for Life

  • Dick Smothers to appear in iO's Musical Improv Festival
    Chicago Tribune

    Dick Smothers, one part of the famous comedy duo the Smothers Brothers, will appear in iO Theater's Chicago Musical Improv Festival this weekend. Smothers will appear as the guest monologist with the cast of the Musical Armando on Friday and will als

  • Rebecca Gilman, Ike Holter in Goodman's New Stages
    Chicago Tribune

    Goodman Theatre announced the lineup of its 14th annual New Stages Festival Monday.  Featuring three weeks of developmental productions and staged readings, the free fest runs Sept. 20-Oct. 8 in the Owen Theatre. The three developmental productions,

  • Former club regulars of the real Havana Madrid retrace their footsteps in a hair salon
    Chicago Tribune

    On a sunny Monday afternoon in Lakeview, a man bikes by Chicago Bagel Authority and a woman walks into Walgreens. Someone wearing a tie-dye Lollapalooza T-shirt crosses the street. At 959 W. Belmont Ave., patrons of Milio’s Hair Studio open a glass

  • 'Sexy Liberal Resistance' Stephanie Miller coming to Athenaeum Theatre
    Chicago Tribune

    The Sexy Liberal Resistance Tour will make a Chicago stop this fall, it was announced Friday. The political-protest-as-comedy show features national television and talk radio host Stephanie Miller, John Fugelsang, Frangela (Frances Callier and Angela

  • Video: Jacob Dickey sings 'Proud of Your Boy' from 'Aladdin'
    Chicago Tribune

    This week's Showcase features a song from Disney's "Aladdin," now in its final weeks at the Cadillac Palace Theatre.  Jacob Dickey, who stars as the loveable street rat who wins the heart of a princess, sings "Proud of Your Boy," an Alan Menken and

  • 'Hamilton' launches app with access to ticket lottery
    Chicago Tribune

    No need to wait for it. The official “Hamilton” app is here. The HamApp, sure to please fans of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Founding Fathers phenomenon, is available now for iOS and Android devices in the Apple App Store and Google Play Store, Miranda

  • 'Trevor,' a musical about a gay teen, debuts in a world that still needs him
    Chicago Tribune

    In 1994, an actor named James Lecesne created a solo show in New York City. He ended up starting a movement and saving the lives of uncounted American teenagers. This is the story of Trevor. A fictional 13-year-old. A kid who loves Diana Ross and her

  • All-woman cast set for Chicago Shakes' 'Taming of the Shrew'
    Chicago Tribune

    Chicago Shakespeare Theater announced the all-woman cast of “The Taming of the Shrew” on Thursday. Set in 1919 Chicago during the Suffragette movement and featuring additional dialogue by Ron West, CST’s take on “The Taming of the Shrew” wi

  • Theater openings Aug. 11-17
    Chicago Tribune

    Saturday “Shockheaded Peter”: Black Button Eyes Productions presents the return of the musical based on a German children’s book about youngsters headed toward grim fates. Through Sept. 16 at the Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport Ave.; 773-9

  • Full lineup announced for Chicago International Latino Theater Festival
    Chicago Tribune

    The complete lineup is set for the first Chicago International Latino Theater Festival, a month-long event opening in Chicago this fall. Presented by the Chicago Latino Theater Alliance, the fest, titled “Destinos,” will run Sept. 29-Oct. 29. Pro