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No apologies for passage of time in 'Hedwig and the Angry Inch'

Hedwig Robinson — that self-styled "slip of a girl-boy from communist East Berlin" — has fit Chicago into her "tight, little agenda" and, as the Village Voice once improbably wrote of Britney Spears, we are privileged to observe. "You legitimize me," Euan Morton's splendiferously bewigged, spectacularly...

Now Casting: Murder-Mystery Feature ‘Sara’ + More Great Gigs

Whether you’re looking for background work, principal roles on-camera, or print modeling, we’ve got you covered in today’s casting roundup. Check out these four great, diverse opportunities below! “SARA”Talent is needed for five leading...Show More Summary

'Uncle Vanya's' Tim Hopper says he just wants to act

At one point in our conversation Tuesday night, Tim Hopper started talking about failing a show. This is unusual for an actor; most people only talk about their successes. But Hopper, for whom a furrowed brow and a serious visage comes easily, is something of a perfectionist when it comes to his...

Kids Now Casting: Commercial Spot for Luxury Pools and More

If you know a child actor who wouldn’t mind hanging by a pool all day (and getting paid for it), you’ll want to check out today’s kids casting notices. A commercial spot for Luxury Pools is casting a male and female child actor, both ages 0–13, for a two-day shoot in Las Vegas, Nevada. Show More Summary

Three plays for Remy Bumppo's 2017-18 season

Remy Bumppo announced a three-play slate for its 2017-18 season Wednesday. Opening the season is Thornton Wilder’s end-of-many-worlds epic "The Skin Of Our Teeth" (Oct. 4-Nov. 12), directed by Krissy Vanderwarker and featuring Kareem Bandealy as George Antrobus. Eugene Scribe’s "Puff: Believe It...

Watch: 'A Little Priest' from Paramount's 'Sweeney'

Have a little priest! This week's Showcase features a song from Paramount Theatre's "Sweeney Todd." Bri Sudia, as Mrs. Lovett, and Paul-Jordan Jansen, as Sweeney, serve up a piping-hot rendition of Stephen Sondheim's ode to the possibilities of cooking people in pies. See "Sweeney Todd" and give...

'Mary Poppins' cast set at Mercury Theater

Mercury Theater Chicago has announced the cast of "Mary Poppins," which will be lead by Nicole Armold as the perfect nanny with Matthew Crowle as Bert. The production will also feature Kayla Boye, Pearle Bramlett, Timothy Eidman, Dan Gold, Cory Goodrich, Sage Harper, Graham Hawley, Casey Lyons,...

#ICastIt: ‘West Side Story’ Takes a ‘Cool’ Turn in Today’s America

VPAC (Valley Performing Arts Center) and La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts are teaming up again following the success of last year’s “Dreamgirls” to bring a reconceived production of “West Side Story” to Los Angeles. But don’t expect to see a cast of mid-30s actors dancing ballet. Show More Summary

NBC Begins Casting on ‘Drama High’ Pilot

Stay in the loop on industry and casting news with our weekly write-up on who’s been slated for recent film and television roles! “Drama High”“Glee” may have already seen its heyday, but the audience for teenage drama is still waiting in the wings for something to fill the void. Show More Summary

Now Casting: Earn $200 for a One-Day Shoot and More Paid Gigs

Today’s casting roundup includes four fantastic on-camera gigs, perfect for your reel—and did we mention they’re all paid? See them all below and get ready to apply! CHICAGO CRUISEMale and female talent ages 25–40 is needed to depict recent law school graduates in a one-day shoot in Chicago, Illinois on March 25. Show More Summary

Patton Oswalt headlines Onion comedy fest in Chicago this summer

Patton Oswalt will headline the big comedy festival in Chicago this summer, an event put on by The Onion and also including appearances by Mike Judge, Christopher Guest, Bobcat Goldthwait and "Adam Ruins Everything Live!" The fourth annual 26th Annual Comedy Festival, running May 31 to June 4 at...

Tickets on sale early for Lyric's 'Superstar'

Tickets for Lyric Opera's production of "Jesus Christ Superstar" go on sale Thursday, the company announced Tuesday. It's a significantly early release of tickets, coming more than a year in advance of the spring 2018 run of the Andrew Lloyd Webber rock opera.  The Lyric production will be the...

Final bow for Thodos Dance and a visit from Cuba: 4 dance events in March

March is a busy month for dance in Chicago; here are four events to watch for. Thodos Dance Chicago presents "Full Circle": When Thodos Dance Chicago formed (as Melissa Thodos & Dancers) in 1992 for the very first Dance for Life benefit, the dance landscape was totally different. A surge of new...

Torture is in the eye of the beholder in 'Skin for Skin'

The ghosts of Abu Ghraib haunt the world of Paul Pasulka's "Skin for Skin," while suggesting that the recent shameful past can only be read as prologue to our present times. It's a story worth telling, to be sure, as the current administration's policies raise fears that the protections of U.S....

Tympanic Theatre is closing

Tympanic Theatre announced Tuesday that after producing 10 seasons in Chicago, it will close following its current production of "Waiting for Godot." The company, founded in 2007 by alumni of Florida State University, produced a number of new plays during its tenure, along with short-play festivals...

L.A. Now Casting: Lead, Supporting Roles in Short ‘Lucy’s Raw Eyes’

“Lucy’s Raw Eyes,” a short thesis film for SDSU, seeks talent for a shoot slated for April 7–9 in Southern California. The project is set decades after prohibition of livestock has been put in place and society finds itself in a “meat...Show More Summary

Victory Gardens kicks off 2017-18 season with 'Fun Home'

Victory Gardens Theater will stage the first made-in-Chicago production of the Tony award-winning musical "Fun Home" as part of its 43rd season of shows, the Lincoln Park  company announced Tuesday. Gary Griffin will direct the critically acclaimed musical, based on the graphic novel by Alison...

Audra McDonald to perform at Steppenwolf

Six-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald will perform at Steppenwolf Theatre as part of the  LookOut Series, the company announced Tuesday. Presented by  LookOut and Mark Cortale, the one-night only concert will also feature Will Swenson, McDonald's husband, and host and pianist Seth Rudetsky....

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