Video of my favorite pop artist: Jason Mraz

As soon as I first heard Jason Mraz‘s music, I could sense a theatricality to it, with a more complex lyric structure and use of various images in the themes of his music.  So I wasn’t surprised to hear that Jason Mraz attended The American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York City, studying musical theater.  A friend forwarded me this video, and – seeing that it had over 3-million views – I can see that I’m not the only one that is totally into his music.  Here goes:

This week’s show openings, closings, ticket specials


show openings

Charlotte’s Web Theatre-Hikes

Consume Gorilla Tango Theatre

A Coupla White Chicks Sitting Around Talking Buffalo Theatre Ensemble

Earth: TTFN?! – WWS Productions

Improvised Shakespeare Company Theater on the Lake

An Urban Home Companion Gorilla Tango Theatre

Wanted Gorilla Tango Theatre

What We May Be Gorilla Tango Theatre


show closings

Clitoris Stories Cornservatory 

A Couple of Poor, Polish-Speaking Romanians Trap Door Theatre

The Ride Down Mount Morgan Redtwist Theatre 

Brother, Can You Spare Some Change? The Second City e.t.c.

Women with Manners Annoyance Theatre


special ticket offers


$10 tickets to A Song for Coretta by Pearl Cleage at Eclipse Theatre at the Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave. Eclipse is offering $10 tickets to the Thursday, July 2nd, Friday, July 3rd & Saturday, July 4th at 8:30 p.m, and Sunday July 5th at 3:30 p.m. performances. Call the box office at 773-404-7336 and mention "industry discount".  Visit for more details. 

$5 off tickets to 5th of July by Lanford Wilson at Oak Park Festival Theatre, 100 block of North Forest Avenue, Oak Park. Discount available only on Thursday night performances:  Additionally, Wednesdays July 1 and 8 are student/senior nights: tickets for students/seniors are only $10.  Visit for more information.

Mental Health Break – Misspelled tattoos!

Nothing says forever like a misspelled tattoo:

tattoo-to-youngAnd he’ll juge your spelling.

comedy-tradgedy  This tattoo truly is a “TRADGEY”

fck-the-system Does he mean the spelling system?

tattoo-god-will-juge And he’ll juge your spelling


More misspelled tattoos at

Think fast: Little Mermaid, David Mamet, Joan D’Arc


  • Broadway’s Little Mermaid will close on August 30th, after 685 performances. A national touring company has been assembled, with Chicago being one of its stops (produced by Broadway in Chicago).
  • Gary, IN has requested that Michael Jackson be buried in his hometown, with the preferred burial site near a proposed Jackson family museum and performing arts center.
  • 17 years after it was written, Chicago native David Mamet’s play Oleanna will finally open on Broadway on October 11th.