“The Color Purple” Returns to Chicago – starring Fantasia

Oprah Winfrey presents

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STARRING FANTASIA

FOR TWO WEEKS ONLY!

SEPTEMBER 2 – 13, 2009

The Arie Crown Theater welcomes the soulful singing sensation of Fantasia as she reprises her critically acclaimed role of “Celie” in the smash hit musical.

The producers of THE COLOR PURPLE are proud to announce that American Idol Season 3 winner Fantasia Barrino will reprise her starring role of Celie for the Chicago engagementReturning to its debut home of Chicago , THE COLOR PURPLE will make its home at The Arie Crown Theater for two weeks, September 2 –13, 2009

Tickets for performances go on sale May 1 at 10 a.m. and range in price from $49.50 – $85. Tickets are available at the Arie Crown Theater Box Office ( 2301 S. Lake Shore Drive ), online at ticketmaster.com, charge-by-phone at (800) 745-3000 and at all Ticketmaster outlets.  Groups of 20 or more should call (312) 791-6320.

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Tony Award-winning Stephen Sondheim and Christine Ebersole set for the Harris Theater

The Harris Theater in Chicago’s Millennium Park has announced a number of theater-related special events to be part of its 2009-2010 season, including:

 

sondheim Stephen Sondheim will be on hand for “An Intimate Exchange with the "Master of the Musical" on March 4, speaking with John Calloway about the state of American musical theater and reflections on his own creative process as he celebrates his 80th birthday. An audience Q&A with Sondheim will follow.

 

christine_ebersole Two-time Tony Award winner Christine Ebersole will appear in An Evening of Song with Chicago’s Own Nightingale on March 25, singing Broadway show tunes and standards. Celebrated pianist Lang Lang will appear with the Schleswig-Holstein Festival Orchestra on April 11.

For more information, visit www.harristheaterchicago.org.

 

 

Courtesy of Dan Bacalzo of TheaterMania.com.

Mother’s Day theater specials

Stumped on a Mother’s Day gift?  Take her to the theatre!!

 

Don José (Noah Stewart) and Carmen (Sandra Piques Eddy) in Chicago Opera Theater’s production of La Tragédie de Carmen. LA TRAGÉDIE DE CARMEN AT 3PM!

Chicago Opera Theatre

MOTHER’S DAY TICKETS specially priced!

312.704.8414
Tickets also available on May 13 and 15!

“Those with a passion for the minimalist aesthetic will be enthralled by ‘La Tragedie de Carmen’…This Carmen is a realistic acting vehicle as much as a musical one.” – Chicago Sun-Times

Chicago Opera Theater performs at:
The Harris Theater in Millennium Park
205 East Randolph

 

 

Mark 5:27 — When she heard about Jesus, she came up behind him in the crowd and touched his cloak...

Mark’s Gospel, starring Max McLean, the hit Chicago premiere presented through May 17 at The Mercury Theater, is featuring a special Mother’s Day celebration on Sunday, May 10.  The first 25 moms to arrive at the theater prior to the 3 p.m. show will receive a treat-filled spring gift bag from popular Southport candy shop Candyality.  All mothers in attendance will receive a rose from Southport Blooms, and after the performance everyone in the audience is invited to indulge in complimentary cake and coffee, served by Cullen’s Bar and Grill in the lobby following the show.

 

cinderalla-hug The Emerald City Theatre Company invites you to celebrate Mother’s Day Weekend with Cinderella on either May 9 or 10. Cinderella, an original musical adaptation of the classic fairytale, has been extended through May 31 by popular demand!  Tickets available either through website or calling 773.935.6100.

Mom’s ticket is FREE (with the purchase of 3 regular priced adult or child tickets) when you celebrate Mother’s Day by bringing her to Cinderella on May 9 or 10. We’ll shower her with 3 ways to say ‘I love you’. In addition to her free ticket, the Fairy Godmother will give her a flower and chocolates!

 

Jersey Boys, now playing in the theatre district in Chicago's Loop Buy Jersey Boys tix for mom, and get her a FREE MASSAGE as well.

Purchase a pair of tickets by Mother’s Day to any Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday performance through June and receive a certificate for a FREE ONE HOUR MASSAGE* courtesy of Massage Envy! Click here and use the code MASSAGE in the ‘Promotions and Special Offers’ box when ordering. Certificates will be mailed via USPS within five (5) business days of purchase to the billing address. Hurry! Offer only valid while supplies lasts through May 10.


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Other Mother’s Day Specials

  • Brunch at Hyatt Regency McCormick Place’s SHOR on Sunday, May 10. For reservations, call 312.528.4140
  • Mini massages at Geja’s Café on Sunday, May 10. To make reservations, please call 773-281-9101.