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Designing for Emily Dickinson

A conversation with costume designer Samantha Jones, who created beautiful outfits for Kate Fry as Emily Dickinson in Court Theatre's THE BELLE OF AMHERST.

New Dining Partner: Nella Pizza e Pasta

Court welcomes its newest Dining Partner, located right next to Court Theatre—Nella Pizza e Pasta. Nella boasts a Neapolitan pizza and pasta-focused menu served in the spirit of a traditional Neapolitan restaurant.

Season 63 at Court

Charles Newell, Court's Marilyn F. Vitale Artistic Director, shares his passion for the classic American stories we explore in 2017/18.

Lots of Love for Five Guys Named Moe

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.

Five Guys Named Moe Sneak Peek

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 Receives 11 Jeff Nominations for 2016/17 Season

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.

Jordan Timeline

Take a look at some of the highlights of musician, songwriter and bandleader Louis Jordan's life.

Louis Jordan: On the Cutting Edge

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.

Louis Jordan, the Jukebox King

We hear Louis Jordan's sound in all the music of the 20th century—through the work of his jazz and big band contemporaries, to his rock and roll descendants.

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