“I want to work with people who must do theatre. No hobbyists or weekend actors, but artists who live and breathe this art form, states Brittany Ellis, artistic director of Wayward Productions in regards to its merge with Chicago Fusion Theatre. “The motivation I have to be successful in this business must be matched by my team, and these new faces not only do that, but are incredible additions to the community itself. I'm proud and humbled to have them.” For more information, visit: http://www.waywardproductions.org
Gorilla Tango Bucktown is actively seeking family, holiday and dance shows for weekend, primetime and off-night slots in November and December 2013. The venue provides audition, rehearsal and performance space as well as box office and basic marketing services with its on-site staff, which is present every day from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Contact Gwen at email@example.com or call 773-598-4549 for more information.
On September 29, Stage 773 will host a night of fun and games to benefit the Chicago-based company. Emceed by NBC’s HEROES actor John Gerbin with Chicago comedian Tim Soszko acting as live auctioneer, The Fun House includes caricature artists, fortune tellers, magicians and performances by Matter Dance, the Chicago Human Rhythm Project, and the cast of Cupid Has a Heart On. Tickets begin at $35. For details, visi twww.stage773.com.
The Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University’s Junior Board brings old Chicago back to the Historic Landmark Theatre with the third annual The Devil’s Ball on September 27, 2013. Presented by Rivers Casino, the event will host a reception featuring food and entertainment in the lobby of the iconic Auditorium Theatre. Tickets are $65 through September 14; $75 through September 26; and $85 (cash only) at the door . To order, visit AuditoriumTheatre.org.
“The Junior Board is thrilled to see the growth of The Devil’s Ball since we first started this exciting event three years ago,” says Auditorium Theatre Junior Board Chair Julia Nash. “It’s amazing to get a group of young dedicated professionals together in one place to not only have an incredible evening but to contribute to the preservation of one of the city’s historic landmarks as well as a theatre’s unique educational programming.”