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

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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