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November 23, 2016 View email in browser

Happy Thanksgiving from the Theater Loop!

 

Holidays 2016: Our list of 50 shows for the season

Ready or not, let the holiday entertainment begin. Here’s our guide of 50 concerts, “Christmas Carols,” “Nutcrackers and more. How many shows can you see before the holidays are over? The possibilities are endless.

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Performance of ‘Hamilton’ in Chicago disrupted

Attendees at the Saturday night production of “Hamilton” in Chicago described a disruption to the show from a member of the audience. An arrest was made. Read on for details…

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Why the NY cast of ‘Hamilton’ was right. And the Chicago disrupter wrong.

The New York cast of “Hamilton” was not only justified in addressing Mike Pence from the stage after he attended a performance, they had a moral obligation to do so. And it was a great act of political theater.

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This ‘Beauty and the Beast’ is about sex and disabilities, for adults only

An adults-only version of the fable, performed by Mat Fraser and Julie Atlas Muz, is coming to the MCA. So, what makes this version unlike any other you’ve seen? Enough that most cities are afraid to book the show.

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Nerdy Miss Bennet has her day in ‘Christmas at Pemberley’

The middle daughter has her day in Northlight’s holiday offering. This world premiere is a sequel to Jane Austen’s “Pride and Prejudice” and we think it will please Austen fans and newcomers alike.

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‘King Charles III’ a must-see in a time when anything could happen

4 stars! Mike Bartlett’s play “King Charles III” is now at Chicago Shakespeare Theater, with “Downton Abbey” star Robert Bathurst playing the Prince of Wales. The play asks what would happen if the new king actually tried to rule. Hint: A lot.

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Lookingglass Theatre adds new ensemble members

Lookingglass Theatre Company announced two new ensemble members and nine new artistic associates on Monday. There are longtime performers and even a Tony winner in the mix.

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‘Lysistrata Jones,’ new artistic director for Refuge Theatre Project’s season

Refuge Theatre Project announced its third season and the company’s new artistic director Friday. Programming includes the Chicago premiere of the Broadway musical “Lysistrata Jones.”

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