Oliver!

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Celebrate the holidays with one of the most beloved family musicals of all time, featuring favorites “Food, Glorious Food,” “As Long as He Needs Me,” and more!


Lincolnshire, IL (October 2019) – The Marriott Theatre, 10 Marriott Dr. in Lincolnshire, is proud to bring the Victorian streets of London live to Lincolnshire with Lionel Bart’s OLIVER!, previewing Wednesday, October 30th, opening Wednesday, November 6th at 7:30 p.m., and closing Sunday, December 29th. The Tony Award-winning musical based on the classic Charles Dickens novel, Oliver Twist, is directed by eight-time Jeff Award winner for Outstanding Direction,Nick Bowling, with musical direction by Jeff Award winner Ryan T. Nelson and choreography by Jeff Award winner Brenda Didier


“Dickens’ original story is a critical examination of the living conditions in Victorian England and the enormous gap between the haves and have nots. He gives us light and dark in equal measure to heighten his incredible story of an orphan who finds his home,” said director Nick Bowling.

“My goal from the beginning was to approach the play from a ten-year old’s perspective; so, people look bigger and the world seems larger. And while the dark can easily turn into a nightmare, the moments of hope and light are like a magical dream.”


Set in the 1800’s, OLIVER! follows the story of a malnourished orphan in a workhouse who becomes the neglected apprentice of an undertaker. Oliver escapes to London and finds acceptance amongst a group of petty thieves and pickpockets led by the elderly Fagin. When Oliver is captured for a theft that he did not commit, the benevolent victim, Mr. Brownlow, takes him into his care. Fearing for the safety of his hideout, Fagin employs the sinister Bill Sikes and the sympathetic Nancy to kidnap him back, threatening Oliver’s chances of discovering the true love of a family. Nominated for the Best Musical Tony Award, OLIVER! features touching performances of audience favorites including “Food, Glorious Food,” “As Long as He Needs Me,” “Consider Yourself,” and the title song, “Oliver!” 

The largest cast ever on the Marriott Theatrestage, OLIVER! stars Kai Edgar (Professional debut!) and Kayden Koshelev (Marriott Theatre Debut; Big Noise Theater: Seussical; Metropolis: A Christmas Carol; That’s Entertainment: Beauty and the Beast; St. James Theatre: Shrek) in the title role of “Oliver”; William Brown as “Fagin” (Marriott Theatre: Cabaret, History Loves Company, Into the Woods, and Arthur); Lucy Godinez as “Nancy” (Marriott Theatre: Footloose; Writers: Into the Woods; Porchlight Music Theater: In the Heights; Paramount Theater: Legally Blonde); Patrick Scott McDermott as “The Artful Dodger” (Marriott Theatre: Seussical, Holiday Inn, Ragtime); with Caron Buinis (“Mrs. Sowerberry”), Jason Grimm (“Mrs. Sowerberry”), Matthew R. Jones (“Mr. Bumble”), Bethany Thomas (“Mrs. Corney”), Dan Waller (“Bill Sikes”), Aubrey Adams, Emily Agy, Tony Carter, Gilbert Domally (“Noah”), Kelly Felthous (“Charlotte”), Terry Hamilton (“Mr. Brownlow”), Michael Haws, Mark David Kaplan (“Dr. Grimwig”), Liam Quealy, Cassie Slater, Elizabeth Telford, Jeremiah Alsop, Lexis Danca, Max DeTogne, and Ziare Paul-Emile (“Bet”).


The Orphans and Thieves are played by Luke Chichester, Pierce Cleaveland, Connor Henry Daley, Milo J. Flores, Gabriel Gabor, Zachary Scott Fewkes, Cole Keriazakos, Ryder Kirby, Nolan Maddox (also “Dodger” at select performances), Brennan Monaghan, Hogan Porter, Jonathan Z. Protus, Landon Simecek, Trey Thompson, Emmett O. Victorson.

The production will feature set design by Jeffrey D. Kmiec, costume design by Sally Dolembo, lighting design by Jesse Klug, sound design by Robert E. Gilmartin, wig design by Miguel A. Armstrong, and properties design by Sally Zack; with dialect coach Kathy Logelin, fight and intimacy choreographer Gaby Labotka, stage manager David A. Loranca, and musical superviser by Patti Garwood.

The performance is scheduled to run Wednesdays at 1 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Thursdays at 7:30 p.m., Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m., and Sundays at 1 p.m. and 5 p.m., with select Thursday 1:00 p.m. shows. Holiday weeks may have adjusted schedules. Ticket prices range from $50 to $60, excluding tax and handling fees. Call for student, senior, and military discounts. On Wednesday and Thursday evenings there are a limited number of dinner-theatre packages available for purchase through the Marriott Theatre Box Office. To make a restaurant reservation, please call 847.634.0100. Reservations strongly recommended. Free parking is available at all performances. To reserve tickets, please call The Marriott TheatreBox Office at 847.634.0200 or go towww.ticketmaster.com. Visitwww.MarriottTheatre.com for more information

Madagascar- A Musical Adventure ~

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Lincolnshire, IL– It’s time to escape the zoo and head to the stage! The musical twist on the blockbuster DreamWorks motion picture, MADAGASCAR – A MUSICAL ADVENTURE, comes to life for children of all ages at Marriott Theatre for Young Audiences, 10 Marriott Drive in Lincolnshire, from October 4 to December 29, 2019,with a press opening on Saturday, October 12 at 10 a.m. Audiences will join the familiar zoo escapees and embark on a truly unique and “crack-a-lackin’” adventure as each animal enjoys freedom for the very first time after spending their entire life in captivity.MADAGASCAR – A MUSICAL ADVENTURE, a theatrical interpretation of the 2005 hit film, is directed by Johanna McKenzie Miller, choreographed by Ericka Mac, with musical direction by Sam Groisser. 


Join Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe, Gloria the Hippo and, of course, those hilarious, plotting penguins as they bound onto the stage in this musical adventure. MADAGASCAR – A MUSICAL ADVENTUREfollows all of your favorite zoo friends as they escape from their home in New York’s Central Park Zoo and find themselves on an unexpected journey to the madcap world of King Julien’s Madagascar. This special one-hour presentation for kids (and parents) of all ages is filled with larger-than-life characters, non-stop adventure, and an upbeat score that will make audiences want to “Move It, Move It!” All performances are followed by a question & answer session with the cast.

Starring in MADAGASCAR – A MUSICAL ADVENTUREare Liam Quealy as “Alex,” Ron King as “Marty,” Rashada Dawan as “Gloria,” Steven Strafford as “Melman,” Emily Agy as “Rico,” Landree Fleming as “Maurice,” Alejandro Fonseca as “Kowalski,” Yando Lopez as “King Julien,” Garrett Lutz as “Mason,” Laura Savage as “Private,” and Allison Sill as “Skipper.” 


The production will feature set design by Rachel Rauscher, lighting design by Jesse Klug, costume design by Jesus Perez, sound design by Robert E. Gilmartin, and puppetry design/construction by Sarah E. Ross; with stage management by David A. Loranca and musical supervision by Patti Garwood.


MADAGASCAR – A MUSICAL  on most Wednesdays through Sundays at 10 a.m. with certain performances at 12:30 p.m.Visit Marriott Theatre.com or call (847) 634-0200 for exact schedule, as show times and dates may vary. Single ticket prices are $18.23 per person. Groups of 20 or more receive a discount by calling (847) 634-5909. Free parking is available at all shows. To reserve tickets, call the Marriott Theatre Box Office at (847) 634-0200 or visit www.MarriottTheatre.com.

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Navy Pier’s Dynamic Jazz Series

Navy Pier’s Dynamic Jazz Series Water Colors Returns to the Chicago Lakefront

This July to Celebrate 100 Years of Jazz in Chicago

Music from Chicago’s top jazz artists will resound at the Lake Stage in Polk Bros Park,

presented in partnership with the Jazz Institute of Chicago


Navy Pier has teamed up with the Jazz Institute of Chicago once again to host Water Colors, a free, live jazz music series. On Fridays from July 12 to August 23, guests will enjoy 90-minute music sets at the Lake Stage in Polk Bros Park, offering amazing skyline views and lively performances ranging from emerging new talent to established and seasoned artists. The series celebrates 100 years of jazz in Chicago, as jazz pioneer Joe “King” Oliver arrived from New Orleans in 1919. Programs will pay tribute to the eras and movements of the city’s jazz evolution. 

This year’s lineup features Chicago bebop legends, works inspired by Quincy Jones, The Art Ensemble of Chicago, music from Dinah Washington, Benny Goodman and Lionel Hampton, and a festive 1920s-inspired jazz lawn party to round out the series.

In addition to the regular Friday schedule, the Chicago Latin Jazz Festival returns for the third year on Sunday, July 14 to celebrate Latin jazz music with afternoon and early evening performances. The festival includes a tribute to Jerry González by Victor Garcia and the Chicago Latin Jazz Collaborative. Jane Bunnett and Maqueque, a sextet of all-star Cuban female musicians, highlight this year’s festival. 

Below is the full schedule for Water Colors: 

Friday, July 12

NextGenJazz Emerging Artists Project
A part of Fresh Fest! Presented by Allstate 

6:30 – 8:30 p.m.  

Sunday, July 14

Chicago Latin Jazz Festival  

3 – 6 p.m.  

Friday,  July 26

Bebop Exchange

6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Friday, August 2

Back on the Block: Greg Spero inspired by the works of Quincy Jones

6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Friday, August 9  

Ancient to the Future: Celebrating 50 Years of The Art Ensemble of Chicago

6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Friday, August 16  

Chicago Jazz Orchestra, 1940s

6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Friday, August 23  

King Oliver’s Lawn Party
‘20s Themed Celebration 

6:30 – 8:30 p.m.  

Please note that all programs are subject to change. While attending Water Colors, guests are encouraged to take advantage of the many other Pier-wide experiences in dining, retail, boats and other activities and attractions.

Water Colors is part of the Pier’s ongoing commitment to offer guests free, one-of-a kind arts and cultural programming, designed to inspire, educate and connect communities and guests across the city and globe. For more information, visit www.navypier.org.

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Junie B. Jones the Musical

Live a day in the life of this ever lovable and outspoken first grader with the premiere of Junie B. Jones, The Musical, at Marriott Theatre for Young Audiences, 10 Marriott Drive in Lincolnshire. Running from July 12 to August 11, 2019. This special one-hour presentation explores the wonderful works of Barbara Park’s beloved best-selling books. Created by the team who brought Dear Edwinato the stage—Marcy Heisler and Zina Goldrich—and developed into a genuinely comical (and not strictly-for-kids) musical by TheatreworksUSA, Junie B. Jones, The Musical is directed and choreographed by Johanna McKenzie Miller, with musical direction by Ellen Morris.


Audiences will follow the trials and tribulations of this zany first grader, who learns what friendship really means, that the things that make you different also make you special, and that sometimes when life gives you lemons… you just need to make lemonade!


It's Junie B.'s first day of first grade, and a lot of things have changed for her: Junie's friend, Lucille, doesn't want to be her best pal anymore and, on the bus, Junie B. makes friends with Herb, the new kid at school. Also, Junie has trouble reading the blackboard and her teacher, Mr. Scary, thinks she may need glasses. Throw in a friendly cafeteria lady, a kickball tournament and a "Top-Secret Personal Beeswax Journal," and first grade has never been more exciting. Featuring a tremendously loveable character and fun-filled songs, Junie B. Jones will capture your heart just as the books captivated an entire generation of students.


Starring in Junie B. Jones, The Musical are Elizabeth Telford as “Junie B. Jones,” Lydia Burke as “May and Chenille,” Rashada Dawan as “Mom, Mrs. Gutzman, Grace and Camille,” Jackson Evans as “Sheldon,” Adam LaSalle as “Daddy, Mr. Scary and Mr. Woo,” Garrett Lutz as “Herb,” and Allison Sill as “Lucille.” 


The production will feature set design by Rachel Rauscher, lighting design by Aaron Lorenz, costume design by Amanda Vander Byl, sound design by Robert E. Gilmartin, media design by Anthony Churchill and Nick Coso, and musical supervision by Patti 

Garwood.


Junie B. Jones, The Musical runs on most Wednesdays through Sundays at 10 a.m. with certain performances at 12:30 p.m. Visit MarriottTheatre.com or call (847) 634-0200 for exact schedule, as show times and dates may vary. Single ticket prices are $18.23 per person. Groups of 20 or more receive a discount by calling (847) 634-5909. Free parking is available at all shows. To reserve tickets, call the Marriott Theatre Box Office at (847) 634-0200 or visit www.MarriottTheatre.com.

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Navy Pier Celebrates 4th of July

Chicago’s favorite Independence Day locale, invites Chicagoans and guests to enjoy a remarkable Fourth of July, complete with live music in the Miller Lite Beer Garden and the Pier’s 4th of July FireworksPresented by Miller Lite on Thursday, July 4. As the city’s only lakefront fireworks show, Navy Pier will be at the epicenter of the city’s Independence Day festivities, with an extraordinary 15‐minute fireworks display synchronized to patriotic music.


Programming

New to the programming line-up this year, the Pier will proudly present the “Navy Band Great Lakes Wind Ensemble Independence Day Tribute Concert” on Wednesday, July 3 at 7:30 p.m. at the Lake Stage in Polk Bros Park. Free and open to the public, Chicago’s most spectacular summer holiday tradition returns with an extra day of musical celebrations. Comprised of 45 professional musicians, the Navy Band Great Lakes Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Lieutenant Patrick Hill, continues the legacy of bandmaster Lieutenant Commander John Philip Sousa to maintain the tradition of military music throughout the Midwest. After the concert, be sure to catch a display of the Pier’s biweekly Aon Summer Fireworks at 9:30 p.m.


Hours

On Independence Day, Navy Pier will be open to the public from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Guests are encouraged to take advantage of the various activities and experiences on the Pier throughout the day – from the diverse dining, retail and entertainment options within the Fifth Third Bank Family Pavilion to the iconic Centennial Wheel and other popular attractions in Pier Park. Navy Pier’s boating partners will also offer cruises throughout the day and during the fireworks display for an unparalleled viewing experience. Starting at 2 p.m., free live music will be offered at the Miller Lite Beer Garden. The 4th of July Fireworks Presented by Miller Lite will begin at 9:30 p.m.


Closures

As in past years, large crowds are expected at Navy Pier on July 4. The Pier anticipates closing its gates no later than 7:30 p.m. (closure may take place earlier; the time is ultimately determined in coordination with the on-site Chicago Fire Department marshal). Guests are encouraged to plan their visit accordingly and arrive early. It is also recommended that guests visit Navy Pier’s website and/or social media channels for capacity-related updates on the Fourth of July.

In the event of closure, guests with approved advance tickets or official reservations may be allowed entry, including those for Navy Pier IMAX at AMC, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, cruises and more. These guests are strongly encouraged to arrive several hours in advance of the event start time and allow for extra travel time to the Pier. 


Driving and Parking 

Guests driving to the Pier may park in one of Navy Pier’s on-site parking garages for a special flat rate of $45 on July 3 and 4. The parking garages are expected to reach capacity quickly, so early arrival is encouraged. In addition, ride share services will be disabled upon Pier closure as no pedestrian or vehicular traffic will be permitted on the North Dock. Guests using ride share services will be required to walk west on Grand Avenue or Illinois Street for pick up. It is highly recommended to take public transportation or to park at one of the Pier’s three partner parking garages at a discounted rate of $15, with validation which can be obtained from Navy Pier’s Guest Services Kiosk at the Pier’s front entrance:

·  Grand Plaza Park (540 N. State Street)  

·  Ogden Plaza Self Park (300 E. North Water Street

·  Millennium Park Garage (5 S. Columbus Street

Replay Lincoln Park Hosts Spongebob Squarepants Pop-Up beginning June 21

Ohhhhhhhh….! Who lives in a Pineapple under the sea? Replay Lincoln Park, Chicago’s favorite arcade bar located at 2833 N. Sheffield Ave., has announced it will transform into The Salty Spitoon, the roughest, toughest sailor club ever to be built, in the city of Bikini Bottom for a new SpongeBob SquarePants pop-up this summer. Beginning Friday, June 21 guests are invited to hang with all of SpongeBob’s underwater pals, including his best friend Patrick Star, Gary the Snail, Squidward Tentacles, Mr. Krabs and Sandy the Squirrel with unique art installations, real Krabby Patties and more available throughout the bar. To celebrate opening weekend, those who RSVP in advance on Facebook will be offered free express entry before 10 p.m.

The SpongeBob SquarePants pop-up will feature all of the sea creatures’ favorite hangouts, perfect for fun, aquatic photo opportunities. Those looking to capture some of the characters iconic living quarters can stop by Conch St. to see Patrick’s Rock, Squidward’s Easter Island Head and SpongeBob’s two story, Pineapple House. Individuals can also share what they learned in school at Mrs. Puff’s Boating School, which includes a driving course and a sunken lighthouse building. Additionally, visitors wishing to crack the Krabby Patty’s secret formula can drop by the Krusty Krab. Perhaps one guest will finally help Plankton steal the recipe after years and years of failure.


In an effort to create an authentic Krabby Patty,Replay Lincoln Park has partnered with 2ndKitchen, an organization that allows businesses to serve food in bars without kitchens, to provide the delicious burger for all to enjoy. With custom artwork and several photo opportunities, guests are encouraged to so sit back, relax and take part in the underwater world. Throughout the pop-up there are several events like a Bubble Bowl halftime show concert, a 'how tough are ya' contest, weekly late-night jellyfish raves, karaoke, jellyfish hunting at Jellyfish Fields and an honest to goodness Imagination Box.


Replay Lincoln Park will offer an extensive specialty cocktail menu for the duration of the pop-up, including Kelp Juice, Energy Drink, Patrick’s Black “Lemonad” Drink, Jelly Fish Jam Shot andThe Secret Formula. Sure to be fan favorites, the bar will also offer Sandy’s Helmet, which will beserved in a fishbowl and Chum Bucket, served in a bucket like its namesake.

Replay Lincoln Park’s Pop-Up Squad, a group of artists that create the concept, décor and artistic elements of Replay’s popular pop-ups, is behind the design for the Spongebob pop-up. The team includes Jeremy Steffen, Raquel Hung, Luis Colindres, Tom Molloy, Tristan Young and Adam Michaels.


Replay offers guests over 60 free vintage arcade games, including pinball, air hockey, skeeball and more. With no cover or tokens needed, Replay invites guests for great fun 5 p.m. – 2 a.m. Monday– Thursday, Friday 3 p.m. – 2 a.m., 12 p.m. – 3 a.m. Saturday, and 12 p.m. – 2 a.m. Sunday.

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Offshore, The Largest Rooftop Deck In The Country

2019) – Prepare for brand new views of Chicago’s magnificent skyline withOffshore, the nation’s largest rooftop built for Chicago and its locals atop one of the city’s most iconic buildings, Navy Pier. Offshore, a stunning, chic 36,000 sq. ft. all-seasons/all-weather venue offers Chicagoans a full-service luminous bar and world-class kitchen, terraces, seven cozy fire pits, an entertainment and gaming area, and multiple large social gathering spaces. As one of the city’s and the country’s hottest new destinations, this sexy and sophisticated space sits on the third floor atop Navy Pier’s Festival Hall at 1000 East Grand, and offers panoramic, unmatched views of Lake Michigan and the city skyline. And on Wednesdays at 9:30 p.m. and Saturdays at 10:30, guests can experience Navy Pier’s fireworks with Offshore’sunobstructed and unparalleled views. Whether it be on the outdoor patio, the south terrace, or under the massive and beautiful glass ceiling, guests have front seat access to the amazing, Chicago-staple display.


Culinary direction for Offshore is led by Executive Chef Michael Shrader, a protégé of Jeremiah Tower who is credited as a pioneer in California cuisine. Michael also served as Executive Chef for The N9NE Group, and was the Founder and Executive Chef at Urban Union Chicago. At Offshore, he focuses on seasonal, modern American cuisine with global influences served as small, shareable plates. Special on-site catering menus are also available. Clay Livingston, formerly Partner and General Manager of Red Herring Lounge and Kitchen in Louisville, developed and curated the beverage program seasonally, with playful house made craft cocktails, wine, champagne, and strong local craft beer options to choose from. Signature, Instagrammable drinks include a lychee-style cocktail, a fruit-forward cocktail served in a bag, and much more. 


As guests enter Offshore, they are greeted with a wall of cascading, colorful propellers that are flanked by two slate metal vintage series pool tables on either side. Floating globe lights dot the way through the corridor to the 16-foot-tall, 8,500 square foot indoor space. As guests continue in, they are wowed by a sprawling 100 foot, 60-stool bar. Curvy, white finishes with brass and iron-like metals line the space, with deep blue and warm yellow accents throughout. The indoor area, available for private buy-outs of many sizes, features custom brass whistle-shaped light fixtures, captain chairs, and oversized “playpens” made of a mashup of geometric cushions specifically designed for socializing. A barrel-vaulted roof and an operable glass enclosure conceals the entire indoor space, and fully retracts allowing the lakeside breeze in, regardless of day or month. Guests are welcomed onto the Terrace with a selection of soft seating on the far Northeast corner of the Pier, providing them with a completely unique perspective of the city skyline not found anywhere else.

Architectural parasols run the length of the 20,000 square foot Terrace, along with communal tables lined with clusters of globe lighting positioned in netting floating overhead. The space also offers high top tables for patrons to mingle and enjoy a cocktail. Seven fire pits are spread throughout. A highlight of the deck is a 450 square-foot planter with lush greenery shaped like Chicago’s “Y” symbol, a nod to the Chicago river. On the Southeast end of the terrace, a stage for live entertainment overlooks the city’s skyline. Two private lawns with sail shade canopies act as a destination for group gaming, social gatherings, bridal parties, weddings, and much more.


The hours of operation for Offshore are Monday – Thursday 4 p.m. - midnight, Friday from 4 p.m. to 2 a.m., Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m., and Sunday from 11 a.m. – midnight. Patrons must be 21 and over to enter Offshore

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Chicago Shakespeare on Navy Pier Theater

Follow the Yellow Brick Road toNavy Pier
for 75 minutes of Summer Fun

Chicago Shakespeare Theaterpresents

The Wizard of Oz

July 6-August 25, 2019
Wednesdays at 11 a.m. & Thursdays-Sundays at 11 a.m. & 2 p.m.
Tickets start at $24

Chicago--June 12, 2019--This summer,Chicago Shakespeare Theater presents the 75-minute musical stage adaptation of the timeless 1939 MGM film The Wizard of Oz,directed by Brian Hill and choreographed by Kenny Ingram. Based on the landmark novel by L. Frank Baum and featuring music and lyrics by Harold Arlen and E.Y. Harburg,The Wizard of Oz promises to be the perfect outing for audiences of all ages at Chicago Shakespeare's home on Navy Pier all summer long, July 6-August 25, 2019 with performances on Wednesdays at 11:00 a.m.and Thursdays-Sundays at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

Dorothy and her trusty pup Toto are whisked away from Kansas on an unforgettable journey to the magical land of Oz, where she makes new friends--including Scarecrow, Tin Man, and Cowardly Lion--and encounters a fiendishly wicked witch. Audiences will be dazzled by the spectacular setting and charmed by its timeless score featuring such cherished classics as "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" and "Follow the Yellow Brick Road"--ultimately discovering that there's truly no place like home.

The Wizard of Oz is directed by Brian Hill, who has served as associate director for Broadway's The Little Mermaid and the National Tours of Sunset Boulevard and The Sound of Music. An accomplished book writer, Hill has notably written numerous new musicals with composter/lyricist Neil Bartram, who is adapting orchestrations for the Chicago Shakespeare production. Bartram and Hill's joint credits include The Theory of Relativity, The Story of My Life (debuting on Broadway in 2009, and garnering four Drama Desk Award nominations), and The Adventures of Pinocchio, which premiered at Chicago Shakespeare in 2011. Joining Hill is choreographer Kenny Ingram, a multiple Jeff Award-winner, who returns to Chicago after fifteen years in the company of Broadway'sThe Lion King.

Taking on the role of Dorothy Gale is Leryn Turlington, who adventures in Oz alongside Marya Grandy (Hunk/Scarecrow), Joseph Anthony Byrd (Hickory/Tin Man),Jose Antonio Garcia (Zeke/Cowardly Lion)--as well as her canine companion Derby (Toto), in his stage debut. Appearing as the Wicked Witch of the West is twelve-time Jeff Award-winner Hollis Resnik (Miss Gulch/The Wicked Witch of the West). Also featured in the company are Emily Rohm (Aunt Em/Glinda), William Dick (Professor Marvel/The Wizard of Oz), and Jared D.M. Grant (Uncle Henry/Emerald City Guard). Rounding out the ensemble are Kayla Boye,Timothy P. Foszcz, Haley Gustafson,Aalon Smith, Lauren Smith,Anthony Sullivan, Jr., and Kaleb Van Rijswijck.

The production's Music Director is Kory Danielson, whose credits include The Little Mermaid, Mamma Mia!, and West Side Story at Paramount Theatre. The award-winning creative team features Scenic Designer Scott Davis, Costume Designer Theresa Ham, Lighting Designer Lee Fiskness, Sound Designer Christopher M. LaPorte, Projections Designer Mike Tutaj, and Chicago Shakespeare's resident Wig and Makeup Designer Richard Jarvie. Rounding out the creative team are Assistant Music Director and Conductor Kevin Reeks and Assistant Director and Assistant Choreographer Aaron Umsted.

Chicago Shakespeare Theater presents a wide range of accessible and affordable programming for multi-generational audiences. In addition to imaginative summer musicals at the Theater's home on Navy Pier, offerings year-round include Short Shakespeare!abridged versions of Shakespeare's classics and the FREE Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks tour to neighborhood parks throughout the city. These programs reach more than 100,000 patrons each season--making Chicago Shakespeare one of the largest providers of family programming in Chicago.

The Wizard of Oz

by L. Frank Baum
With Music & Lyrics by Harold Arlen and E.Y. Harburg
Background Music by Herbert Stothart
Dance and Vocal Arrangements by Peter Howard
Orchestration by Larry Wilcox
Adapted by John Kane for the Royal Shakespeare Company
Based upon the Classic Motion Picture by Turner Entertainment Co. and distributed in all media by Warner Bros.
Directed by Brian Hill
Choreographed by Kenny Ingram

July 6-August 25, 2019
at Chicago Shakespeare Theater on Navy Pier

Tickets: $24 for children 12 and under | $38 for adults
Special discounts available for groups of 10 or more
Box Office: 312.595.5600 | Group Sales:312.595.5678
www.chicagoshakes.com/oz

PERFORMANCE LISTING

  • Wednesdays at 11:00 a.m.
  • Thursdays at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.
  • Fridays at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.
  • Saturdays at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.
  • Sundays at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.
    [No 2:00 p.m. performance on 7/6, 7/7, and 7/11.]


CASATI’S LAUNCHES NEW OUTDOOR GARDEN PATIO IN THE ❤️ OF LINCOLN PARK JUST IN TIME FOR SUMMER DINING

Casati’s

Casati’s, 444 W. Fullerton Parkway, the family owned, modern Italian restaurant home to the “healthiest pizza in Chicago” - Pinsa creations, which offers 90% less fat, carbs, and gluten than traditional pizza - has announced today the opening of a new 42-seat, pet-friendly patio just in time for al fresco dining this season. Owned and operated by Italy-native Stefano Casati, Casati’s aims to bring light, fresh, healthy, and authentic tastes of Italy to Chicago’sLincoln Park. With the launch of the patio, Casati’s will also introduce a new lunch menu that will be offered daily.


“We are thrilled to be able to inaugurate our new outdoor garden patio just months after opening Casati’s to be able to welcome the community in to experience the trends of today’s Italian cuisine while honoring tradition,” said Casati. “Our patio is the perfect gathering space for happy hour get-togethers, family dinners, date nights, or celebrations. We are excited to also extend our business hours to now offer lunch every day of the week.”


Whether visiting Casati’s welcoming dining room or outdoor garden patio, guests may enjoy Chef Christian Fantoni’s new array of lunch dishes, from Zuppe to Dolci. Guests may start their meal with one of Casati’s many Antipasti options, which all feature ingredients either locally sourced or imported from Italy, including Burrata, made with buffalo milk burrata, balsamic onion marmalade, arugula, crispy onions, and Saba; Tartara, ahi tuna tartare with avocado, peas, homemade shallot vinaigrette, crispy shallots, and sweet baby drop red peppers; and Patate, truffle fries, garnished with parmesan and chives. The Primi menu features signature dishes such as Scott’s Cappellacci, homemade lobster ravioli with shrimp ragout, fennel, lobster broth, micro basil and lemon zest; and Tortelloni, handmade sheep ricotta filled ravioli, tomato fondue, and basil pesto.


To complete the meal, guests are encouraged to try the Pizze di Pinsa menu, Pinsa dishes created with a special organic flour mix of water, rice, soy, and wheat. Pinsa’s range from the Ciccia, with pepperoni, sausage meatballs, tomatoes and mozzarella; Casati’s Bianca, adorned with white sauce, truffle shavings, mozzarella, parmesan, chives and sun dried tomatoes; and La Bona, with pear, gorgonzola, walnuts, and balsamic glaze. Guests may also enjoy handcrafted Insalates, Zuppes, Panini di Pinsas, Egg-Clectic offerings, and Casati’s Dolce menu.


Casati’s is open Monday – Thursday from 11 a.m. – 12 a.m., Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. – 1 a.m., and Sunday from 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.  For more information, please visit https://www.cpvino.com/.

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2nd Annual Chi Town Hot Sauce Expo

  

This two-day tribute to all things hot and spicy will feature a "Stage of Doom", where showcases and competitions will take place throughout each day. Highlights include: Guinness Book of Records Carolina Reaper Pepper Eating Contest ($1000 Grand Prize For Broken Record), The Booze & Infuse Cocktail Competition, Lucha Wrestling, The Italian Beef Sandwich of Destruction, The Slaytanic Burrito, Deep Dish Pizza of Doom Challenge, Chucks' Café Spicy Pulled Pork Challenge, Chihuahua Beauty Pageant, The Hot Diggity Dog Challenge, Cranked to 11 Spontaneous Combusted Challenge, The Death Wing Eating Challenge, Choco Challenge,and more. There will also be food vendors, craft beer and specialty cocktails. 

On Saturday, June 29th, the Booze & Infusecompetition will take place at 3PM. Booze & Infuse is a national cocktail competition that embraces craft cocktail culture, while blending the elements of a bartender's precision and speed. The winner from the Chi Town Hot Sauce Expo, along with the winners from the Portland (OR), and NYC Expos, will compete in the National Championship in New York City. With only 90 seconds to create their best cocktail, bartenders compete for a $5,000 Grand Prize! 

The Fuego Box's The Choco Challenge, a new addition, will take place at 4:15PMon Saturday, June 29th. The winner will receive a trophy and $1,000 cash prize! Fuego Box will also donate $1,000 to the Prostate Cancer Foundation, supporting the fight against prostate cancer.Visit http://www.chocochallenge.comto purchase The Choco Challenge bar. For every bar sold, Fuego Box will donate $5.00 to prostate cancer research.

The Guinness Book of Records Carolina Reaper Pepper Eating Challenge, the most extreme eating challenge in the world, will take place at 4PM on Sunday, June 30th. Guinness Book of World Records will be there to witness the world record attempt. The grand prize of $1,000 will be awarded to whoever breaks the world record for the most Carolina reaper peppers consumed in 60 seconds.

With excitement towards the upcoming expo, High River Sauces' Founder Steve Seabury explains, "Come to Toyota Park for this 2 day Fiery Foods Festival to get the ultimate endorphin rush. The weekend promises to be like no other. FREE Hot Sauce Tastings from the BEST Hot Sauce Companies around the World."

The Chi Town Hot Sauce Festival will feature three tiers of ticket options - General Admission ($7 early bird, $10 day of), Beer & BBQ Platter Package($40) and Ultimate Fiery VIP Package ($100). All attendees can enjoy fiery samples from hot sauce vendors, access to all staged eating competitions, and many other entertaining events fun for all friends and family. The Beer & BBQ Platter Package will feature a GA ticket, free hot sauce tastings 4 craft beer tokens, BBQ lunch box, bottle of High River Sauces & limited edition expo poster. The Ultimate Fiery VIP Package will grant admission to the expo's exclusive VIP area with complimentary cocktails & spirit tastings, craft beers, taco buffet, free bottle of High River Sauces, limited edition expo poster, issue of Chile Pepper Magazine & a VIP Gift bag stuffed with sponsorship goodies. 


  

Event Details:

The 2nd Annual Chi Town Hot Sauce Expo

DATE: Saturday, June 29th & Sunday, June 30th

VENUE: SeatGeek Stadium | 7000 Harlem Ave | Bridgeview, IL 60455

TICKETS: ON SALE: http://bit.ly/2vlZJ0m

GA - $7 early bird, $10 day of | Beer & BBQ Platter Package - $40 | Ultimate Fiery VIP Package - $75

TIME: 10 AM - 6 PM

For more information, please visit: 

Website: http://www.chitownhotsauceexpo.com/

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