Chicago theater tidbits: "Hairspray", Amy & Freddy, Dance Center Columbia, show closings…

 

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  • The National Broadway Touring Production of “Hairspray”, Broadway’s big, fat musical-comedy hit, comes to The Center for Performing Arts at Governors State University Friday, March 13 at 8 p.m. and Saturday, March 14 at 2 and 8 p.m.  More information is available at hairsprayontour.com

Amy Armstrong & Freddy Allen

  • The Lakeshore Theater, near the corner of Broadway and Clark, will be hosting a FREE Comedy Central taping of Prescott Tolk this Friday (the 13th) at 10:30pm.  Also at the Lakeshore, Amy and Freddy will be celebrating their 2nd year, with a free concert featuring Amy’s signature voice, edgy humor and quick wit (not to mention Freddy’s amazing musical arrangements).  This complimentary concert will take place next Thursday (the 19th) at 8pm.  Don’t miss out – Reserve tickets here.  Full schedule here.
 

davidrousseve_columbiacollege At The Dance Center of Columbia College, on March 12-14, David Rousséve/REALITY will perform Saudade, Portuguese for “bittersweet,” an ode to those universal moments when great joy and agony collide. Set to contemporary and traditional Fado music, Saudade is a compelling mix of theater, spoken dialogue and South Asian, Indonesian, West African and modern dance forms.  There will be a Post-Performance Discussion on Thursday, March 12.   More info here.

 

Show Closings – Don’t Miss Out!

 

AFFLICTIONS Gorilla Tango Theatre

AMADEUSVillage Players

AND NEITHER HAVE I WINGS TO FLY – Citadel Theatre

DIXIE’S TUPPERWARE PARTY – Paramount Theatre

EYE OF THE STORM – Open Door Repertory

HIGH SCHOOL PRODUCTION 4Gorilla Tango Theatre

HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVEVillage Players

IT’S GOOD FOR YOU Gorilla Tango Theatre

SLAPHAPPY – Beat the Jester Productions

STOP/KISSThe Gift Theatre

STUPID KIDSAbout Face Theatre

THE UNSEENA Red Orchid Theatre

Witness a Behind-the-Scenes experience of "Jersey Boys"

Now’s your chance to witness “Jersey Boys” in an entirely new way – an intimate view from backstage, featuring the stars of the mega-hit Chicago production.   You’ll even get the chance to take photos and gather autographs from the talented cast

The Center for Performing Arts at Governors State University presents an Exclusive Backstage Experience with the Stars of “Jersey Boys” Sunday, Sept. 21 at 6 p.m. 

The Chicago cast of "Jersey Boys"

The evening begins at 6 p.m. in the lobby of The Center for Performing Arts at Governors State University, where guests will gather to enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres.  Just prior to the performance, dessert will be served on The Center’s stage.  The “Jersey Boys” cast will serenade guests with chart topping songs from the past beginning at 7 p.m. The performance, with the audience seated at tables on The Center’s gorgeous stage, will include Top 40 hits not seen in the Broadway production of “Jersey Boys,” including “In the Still of the Night” by the Five Satins, “For the Longest Time” by Billy Joel and more.  The unforgettable evening concludes with the opportunity for autographs and photos with the cast.

From executive director of the University’s Center for Performing Arts, Burt Dikelsky: “This experience with members of the ‘Jersey Boys’ cast offers an incredible opportunity to get up close and personal with some of the largest musical stars in Chicago.”

For more information, and to buy tickets, call the Performing Arts Center at (708) 235-2222.  Proceeds support future programming at The Center.  The Center is located at 1 University Parkway (Governors Highway and University Parkway), 45 minutes south of the Loop, off I-57 at Sauk Trail.  Parking is free.