Theater tidbits: Lifeline Theatre, About Face, Mordine

 

 

»» Lifeline Theatre is welcoming two new members into their creative team – Robert Kauzlaric as marketing director and Lea Pinsky as the new Director of Education.  I’m sure they’ll add a lively creative energy to this remarkable theater company.  (currently playing at Lifeline: Mariette in Ecstasy)
   
»» TimeOutChicago is holding a contest for Stupid Kids over at About Face Theater. The theater company has gathered submissions of high  school triumphs and tribulations, and now they want you to vote on your favorite “Stupid Kids” moment! Lucky winners will get to present or perform their submissions for Stupid Kids audiences during the final week at Center on Halsted.          Click here to vote.   
See TimeOutChicago’s rave review of Stupid Kids here.
   
»» The Dance Center of Columbia College presents Mordine & Company Dance Theater this Thursday-Saturday (Feb 26-28, 8pm).  In honor of its 40th Anniversary (!), Mordine & Company will perform a program that symbolically acknowledges its history while also looking to its future.  As a special offer, receive a 20% discount on your tickets by entering the promotion code “Mordine 20” when ordering tickets here.
   

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“Obama On My Mind” – knew it was coming, but from London??

Barack Obama musical: “Obama On My Mind”

Okay, I knew it would appear sooner or later, but I never thought that a musical about Barrack Obama (and his campaign) would first be created in London!  It is tentatively called “Obama On My Mind.  Says CBS News:

Teddy Hayes, an American playwright currently living in London, has been inspired to pen a new and distinctive musical based upon Barack Obama’s presidential campaign”

From YouTube:

Personally, I think it looks pretty lame, but then I’ve been to many a play reading where the beginning and end product are drastically different.  (i.e., I’m giving it the benefit of the doubt).   I’m just wondering if Joe the Plumber will have a song of his own (or a duet with Sarah Palin).

Relevant blog posts:

People: Get Ready for Obama: The Musical – Barack Obama
NYTimes: Obama Musical to Have British Premiere
MTV: If Shrek Can Have His Own Musical, Why Can’t President Obama?