Jaq Seifert admits that the title of the holiday show they created, The Buttcracker, came to them while sitting around a campfire in 2015. “I was hanging out with some burlesque dancers,” they recall. “I had been working at a burlesque theater for a little bit as a sort of company manager. We were just […]
The longtime Chicago dancer and labor lawyer turns Nutcracker revenues into new initiatives.
The House Theatre’s annual tradition remains one of Chicago’s best seasonal offerings.
In: a new Auditorium Theatre CEO; out: 16 board members, an associate dean, and the Joffrey Ballet
The company’s shoe manager tells us what it takes to keep the company on its toes.
The show moves from holiday hijinks to deep sadness with plenty of sweetness throughout.
Christmas trains, elves, bingo, showgirls, and many, many carols, plus the Quranic perspective and Hanukkah goblins.
Hell in a Handbag’s 20th annual production of Rudolph the Red-Hosed Reindeer is among the yuletide highlights.
An Equity touring production of the Carole King musical and an evening of Latinx sketch comedy are among this week’s best bets.
There’s a raft of recommended new plays this week.
Christopher Wheeldon’s update of the classic puts class consciousness at the forefront, to illuminating effect.
Christopher Wheeldon’s $4 million production grounds the fantasy in working-class life.
The Nutcracker, Krampusfest, and other happenings from December 2-4
A Chicago premiere from Runcible and another success from Porchlight are among this week’s best bets.
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