Critics are having "a blast" at at Five Guys Named Moe. “If you cannot enjoy yourself at this, well, then you’re no fun at all, dear reader … What matters most here is that the material is respected, the audience is nurtured, warmth comes in great waves" (Chicago Tribune). Read more excerpts from the reviews.
We couldn't wait to share a sneak peek of Five Guys Named Moe. Music Director Abdul Hamid Royal, Director Ron OJ Parson, and Associate Director Felicia P. Fields, along with their incredibly talented cast, took moment out of rehearsal to share their passion for this joyous musical and to showcase the title song.
Court Theatre is thrilled to announce that we received 11 Jeff Award nominations for last season’s productions! Each year, the Joseph Jefferson Awards committee honors outstanding Chicago area theatre and artists.
American History professor Adam Green puts into a broader context Louis Jordan’s role in the evolution of music, his success with a wider audience than other artists before him, and his treatment of women in his lyrics.
Playwright Todd Kreidler’s stage adaptation of the film Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner was produced by Washington DC’s Arena Stage in 2013. The production’s dramaturg, Linda Lombardi, spoke with Todd just as preview performances were about to begin.
Betty Lou and James Victor Smith, both longtime residents of Chicago, understood and appreciated the importance of education. Now, Jon Will, the executor of Betty Lou Smith’s estate, honors her legacy by continuing her support for arts education.