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November 3, 2016 View email in browser

Musically Human’s sudden shutdown in Highland Park comes with a past

The August announcement of the new Equity company Musically Human Theatre in Highland Park was met with excitement. What was not to like? Turns out the company comes with a surprising track record.

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‘Fundamentals’ to ‘King Charles,’ some serious drama before the tinsel

Now is the time in the fall theater season for a second round of big openings before the holiday shows begin! What shows are not to be missed before we break out the tinsel?

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‘Hamilton Mixtape’ track list announced

Curious about what songs Chicago rappers Chance the Rapper and Common are covering on the much anticipated mixtape? The track list is stacked.

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‘Magic Play’ a mystical trip into relationships and sleight of hand

These are challenged times for analog table magic. But smart young magicians like Brett Schneider are branching out and turning to theater. The Goodman’s latest offers old-school magic and more…

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A happy day singing in the rain; on the ballfield and at the Marriott

In life, there is head-spinning change: The Cubs win the World Series! And there are constants: The Marriott Theatre in Lincolnshire produces a classic musical that just works.

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Cavalia is coming back to Chicago with new horse show outside Soldier Field

The horses are coming! The horses are coming! Read up on the new and improved show coming to Chicago.

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‘East Texas Hot Links’: No safety at a backwoods bar in Jim Crow era

An important play is now running at Writers Theatre. Read about the blistering performances that warranted a 3.5-star review.

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