Don't Miss the Next Organ Concert

This Sunday the Department of Fine and Performing Arts will be having our July Organ Concert! We are pleased to announce that Marilyn Keiser will be the organist performing this Sunday, July 20 at 3 PM. As always, the concert will be held in Madonna della Read more

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Need to catch up on all of Funky Fresh's posts? Click here to read all of Layne's tips on how to stay funky fresh as a LUC Read more

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Need to catch up on all of Now What?'s posts? Click here to read all of Jaela's tips on how to get over the golden year as a Read more

Job Opportunities with the DFPA!

Ever dreamed of a thrilling part-time job with Loyola's Department of Fine and Performing Arts? Now's your chance! We here at the DFPA are looking for some helpers to keep our merry ship afloat and cruising. Below you'll find links to a slew of opportunities Read more

2014-2015 Season Announced!

As our last mainstage production of the spring semester approaches, we look forward to autumn to announce the 2014-2015 season! Next year, Loyola will present the following plays and musicals in the Newhart Family Theatre:  Proof | SEPT 25 - OCT 5, 2014 Directed by Jonathan Wilson In this Read more


ASM Position at Stage Left Theatre

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945143_10151479216849436_786182010_nWe all know that Loyola is chalk full of extraordinary fine arts students, especially in our theatre program. That’s why it’s no surprise that Stage Left Theatre has come to us in search for an Assistant Stage Manger (ASM) for their production of The Coward.With this company, the  mission is “to develop and produce plays that raise debate and challenge perspectives on political and social issues”. So in this new comedy about a cowardly young gentleman named Lucidus, Stage Left Theatre aims to put into question the very concept of honor.

stagemanagerThe rehearsals will be from July 15 – Sept 2 with the anticipated opening date being Sept 3 and final performance set for Oct 5. The position is accompanied by a small stipend and/or the possibility of course credit! Stage Left seeks out and supports new voices that explore our current political and social principles in pursuit of a relevant Theatre of Today. To chime in with the chants of social justice, contact Clarie Nelson at! Good luck! 

Brigadoon at The Goodman

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2E727FD4D-A136-4450-A5F215A541A55234When two American tourists get lost on vacation in Scotland, they stumble into Brigadoon, a mythical village that appears for only one day every 100 years. No outsider can stay unless they fall in love, and no resident can ever leave or the village will vanish forever. But when on traveler falls for a village girl, he is forced to choose between returning to the world that he knows—or taking a chance on life and love in the mysterious Brigadoon.

The mystical and moving Brigadoon opens tomorrow night and will run through August 10. Visit the official website to purchase tickets and witness a musical treat sure to sweep you off of your feet. 

The Iroquois at The Raven Theatre

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Chicago playwright Chris Hodak and freelance director Jaclynn Jutting collaborate in this slice-of-life snapshot about an overburdened woman who’s faced with the task of caring for her elderly mother. Through humor, compassion, and engaging characters, The Iroquois explores the dilemma of relocating parents with deteriorating health to nursing homes.


What began as a ten minute play in Chicago Dramatists’ Natural Disasters has gown into  a production worthy of placing as  a semi-finalist at the 2013 O’Neill National Playwrights Conference. What an evolution! Raven Theatre is ecstatic about this fully staged workshop being a part of its [Working Title] New Play Development Series. With such a successful piece, the theatre hopes to continue  providing its company with the opportunity to nurture new plays while offering an incomparable laboratory space for playwrights, directors, and actors to experiment with and showcase their work.

Tickets for this event can be purchased by calling 773.338.2177 or by visiting the Raven Theatre official website.