A moment from Sankai Juku’s “Hibiki: Resonance from Far Away” We’re all about broadening our cultural horizons here at Chicago Theatre Addict. Last night at Harris Theatre I caught Sankai Juku, a world-renowned Japanese Butoh dance company, co-presented with The Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago and MCA Stage. Prior to curtain, my theatre companion and I pulled up… Read More Butoh dance group Sankai Juku offers a transformative experience with ‘Hibiki: Resonance from Far Away’
Time to get my big boy theatre pants on and strap myself in for the next five days: Theatre-y thing #1: This evening I’m speaking with up-and-coming playwright Dana Lynn Formby — whose play, Inherit the Whole, proved a powerful kick start for Mortar Theatre‘s first season — about her latest work, Corazon de Manzana,… Read More Upcoming theatre-y things
I don’t think I’ve seen anyone make an entrance quite like Christine Ebersole. With her simple black pantsuit and frosty up-do, the two-time Tony Award-winning singer/actress enters from stage right, arms outstretched, with a look of awe already painted on her face before she’s even received any recognition from the audience. It’s funny, honest and a… Read More Christine Ebersole @ The Harris Theatre
Stephen Sondheim speaks to a rapt Harris Theatre audience, while Gary Griffin listens. Photo credit: Chicago Tribune As the single greatest artist in the history of modern musical theatre, Sondheim could be the gruffest, most pompous person alive, and I would still pay to hear him speak. His body of work has simply been too… Read More ‘An Evening with Stephen Sondheim’ @ Harris Theatre
If you’re reading this blog, chances are you enjoy the theatre. And if you enjoy the theatre, there’s even a greater chance you revel in the work of Stephen Sondheim. So, why don’t you have tickets to see and hear him speak at Harris Theatre on Thursday, March 4 at 7:30 pm? Huh?? Go! Buy!… Read More What are you doing this Thursday?