Today: Wind, Brass, & Percussion Concert!


Wind, brass, AND percussion?! What a deal! Loyola's Wind, Brass, & Percussion Concert will be held tonight in the Mundelein Auditorium at 7:30 PM. A variety of pieces will be performed as a part of our spring concert series. Tickets are between $5 - 10 and Read more

Now Open: Senior Exhibition 2014


This past Saturday, April 12, marked the beginning of Loyola's 2014 Senior Exhibition. The work of Loyola's graduating fine arts majors will be displayed in our Ralph Arnold Gallery and Newhart Promenade from now until June 21. For details on specific viewing hours as well 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

What a Witch

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The Unity Players Community Theatre Group in Edge Water is looking for three more girls for their upcoming production of Arthur Miller’s The Crucible. Auditions will be this Saturday from 10 AM – 12 PM, Saturday 1 PM – 3 PM and Sunday from 12 PM – 3 PM all at 1212 W. Fall Moral Avenue in Edge Water.
If you are interested in this opportunity, call Hank Tyler at (773) 275-5124.
 

2014 RNCM James Mottram International Piano Competition

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Do you think you have what it takes for the 2014 RNCM James Mottram International Piano Competition?

Taking place at the Royal Northern College of Music, many young pianists world wide get an amazing opportunity to perform series of masterclasses on the concert platform lead by a “distinguished international jury.” The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra will join this prestigious competition by accompanying the soloists in the competition finals!

Competition will be on November 24-29, 2014. Show off your piano skills and earn up to $16,578.00. Check out the portfolio for more details!

Ithaka

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With everyone from the Coen Brothers, to James Joyce, to The Simpsons, and even the kids (animals?) of Arthur taking turns retelling the legendary Greek myth of Odysseus’ journey, it must be common knowledge now that the lead of any adaptation doesn’t have to be a strapping war hero who fights sea monsters.  But that’s the beauty of a myth; it serves as the foundation for stories of fantastic journeys and personal growth, in literally any sense.  So if you’re looking for a contemporary, non-cartoon version of “The Odyssey,” look no further than the Chopin Theatre, where from now till APR 13 the incredible play Ithaka will be featured!

Taking its title from the ancient hero’s island home, Ithaka tells the tale of Lanie, a military veteran who comes home to find not solace and peace, but an argumentative husband and a life that is quickly falling apart.  She then sets off on her own adventure simply by packing up and leaving.  Just like her Greek counterpart, she will face monsters, but they are “her monsters,” that maybe aren’t as tangible but just as terrifying.  A on-set video projection background will constantly shifts to highlight Lanie’s journey across lonely roads, up and down roller-coasters, and inside her head.  Don’t let the harpies convince you to stay away from this one; grab some companions and venture out to see Ithaka!

Ithaka will run at the Chopin Theatre for the next two weekends, from Thursday, APR 3 to Sunday, APR 6, and Thursday, APR 10 to Sunday, APR 13.  Shows on Thursday through Saturday will begin at 7:30PM, while Sunday matinees will begin at 3:00PM.  General Admission tickets will cost $25, with a special student and theatre professional pricing.  Also, you can get a 20% discount by purchasing tickets at least two days in advance.  To purchase tickets and check all the discounts that apply to you, follow the link here.  To read more about the performance, including a video trailer, please click here.