Annual Student Art Competition Applications

The Annual Student Art Competition will be here before you know it! The 2015 competition will open January 22 and the Fine Arts department will be accepting applications beginning December 1! So brush off your artwork or start thinking up some artsy ideas because Read more


Now is the time to check out DIY/XX, Self-published graphic novels, mini comics and zines by women! The exhibition is FREE and now open to the public! Highlighting the work of women, this exhibition is curated by Tom Greensfelder and includes pieces of writing, drawing, and DIY Read more


Newsies: A New Disney Musical

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179896aExtra! Extra! Read all about it! Broadway In Chicago presents Newsies – the new smash hit musical from Disney! Based on true events, Newsies tells the story of Jack Kelly, a rebellious newsboy who has big dreams in a big city. When newspaper prices suddenly skyrocket at the newsboys’ expense, Kelly and his band of underdogs take action. Filled with awesome choreography and catchy tunes, Newsies tells a stimulating tale about fighting for what is right and never losing who you are.

Newsies features music by eight time Academy Award winner Alan Menken, who’s past productions include Beauty and the Beast and The Little Mermaid. Since premiering on Broadway in 2012, Newsies has continued to exceed expectations and has currently received over 23 major theatrical nominations. This is a feel good family musical you don’t want to miss!

Newsies will be playing at the Oriental Theatre, located at 24 W Randolph St., from December 10 to January 4. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased here. Make sure you check out this featured story – you wouldn’t want to miss it!

Romeo and Juliet

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Bite your thumb with us this December! Shakespeare is back at the Gorilla Tango Theatre! Come watch the Chicago Youth Shakespeare Company‘s one hour version of the famous Romeo and Juliet. A part of the Brain Surgeon Theater’s Family Matinee Series, this performance will have three showings: Friday, December 12, Saturday, December 13, and Sunday, December 14. For just $15, view your favorite Shakespearean play! For more details, please click here.


Burning Bluebeard

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Ruffians2BURNING BLUEBEARD returns to The Windy City this holiday season for a three week showing of a major part of Chicago history. This tragic tale tells the story of six clowns who survived the fire at the infamous Iroquois Theatre, as well as the unfortunate deaths of the entire audience. Set in 1903, BURNING BLUEBEARD will premier at Theater Wit on December 13 with shows running through January 4. Tickets start at $30. Click for more information regarding this show, or to purchase tickets today!