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What Makes ‘Kinky Boots’ Tick And Why It Grabbed 13 Noms

What does it take to make a great Broadway musical? A talented score, a clever book, great singing and dancing, impressive costumes and an engaging set. Do all great musicals hit all of these points equally well? Of course not. But “Kinky Boots” does.

04/30/2013

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‘Kinky Boots’ Leads Tony Award Nominations With 13

The nominations were announced Tuesday in a televised event co-hosted by Tony winner Sutton Foster and “Modern Family” star Jesse Tyler Ferguson. The awards will be broadcast on CBS from Radio City Music Hall on June 9.

04/30/2013

"Don't Blink" A Doctor Who Burlesque. From left to right: Juicy Lucy, Crystal Paradise, Lady Lemondrop, Diva La Vida, Devyn DeViante, Irene Goodnight, and Ruby Bourbon (Credit: Greg Inda)

Burlesque In Space (And Time!)

Gorilla Tango Theatre performs some of the best burlesque in Chicago. Infused with humor and an underlying intelligence, it’s some of the bester entertainment you’ll find on stage ANYWHERE. See their newest show, a Doctor Who parody titled “Don’t Blink,” NOW!

02/13/2013

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How To Drink Away The Pain Of 2012 OR How To Celebrate New Year’s Eve

Did 2012 break you, too? Did it stomp you into the little, wretched human being your mother always claimed you’d turn into? Just shake it off, buddy. Seriously, everyone has a bad day… week… year… every once in awhile. It happens. All you need to do is blow off some steam. Here’s how you can do that on NYE…

12/28/2012

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Best Indie Movie Theaters In Chicago

When it comes to independent movie theaters, get ready to look beyond the multiplex for historic and unique gems in Chicago.

08/27/2012

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Cure For Boredom: August’s Events

What does August have in store for us? Read about the best events happening in Chicago right here!

07/31/2012

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The Renovated Logan Theatre

To use a cliché and say that The Logan Theatre has “had a facelift” would be an understatement. Everything seems new. From the floor to the ceiling, the insides of The Logan barely seem like the same theatre. In fact, everything is so darn nice, dates won’t be offended when I take them there anymore. How unfortunate.

03/22/2012

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Gorilla Tango Theatre: More Than Just Burlesque (Though That’s Nice Too)

A little neighborhood theatre located in Bucktown, Gorilla Tango creates a feeling of closeness for those who attend shows there. Literally. It only seats about fifty people, but I think this works in its favor, closing that gap of separation you might feel while watching a bigger production, pulling the crowd into everything that happens onstage just a little bit more.

01/18/2012

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Best Chicago Neighborhood Theatres

The dawn of a new year is particularly exciting for local theatre-goers, as it signals the start of new seasons of productions around town. While the Broadway-style shows in the Loop often steal the limelight, there’s never a shortage of top-quality theatre to experience outside of downtown. Neighborhood theatres are too often one of those things that people discover only after having lived in a particular area for a long time…

01/09/2012

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December Arts Preview

There aren’t enough hours in the day to check out every noteworthy art event in Chicago. But there are a few events that you just can’t afford to miss. Here’s our quick guide to five must-see events and exhibits in Chicago in December.

11/28/2011

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November Arts Preview

There aren’t enough hours in the day to check out every noteworthy art event in Chicago. Here are our can’t-miss picks for November.

10/31/2011

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Free Culture In Chicago

Comedy, Concerts, Museums, And More For Free!!

10/10/2011

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Must-See Chicago Theatre Shows For First Timers

Want to start exploring Chicago’s vibrant theatre scene, but aren’t sure where to start? Here are some safe bets that not only entertain, but perhaps may entice you, or your guests, to explore even further.

CBS Chicago–10/04/2010

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Best Theatre For Kids And Young Adults In Chicago

While many theatre Chicago companies produce family-friendly shows throughout their seasons, there are also a handful of companies throughout the city devoted to creating theatre geared for kids and young adults.

CBS Chicago–10/04/2010

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Best Free And Cheap Theatre In Chicago

While seeing a show in one of Chicago’s many smaller theatres is very cost-effective, there are a few “public access” theatres and discount ticket programs that offer a super cheap – or even free – options.

CBS Chicago–10/04/2010