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Winter Musical Theatre Showcase

Fri, Jan 23, 2015
ChiArts Auditorium

Sophomore Acting majors will present an abridged version of Kiss Me Kate.

Junior Musical Theatre majors will present an abridged version of Ragtime.

 


Winter Acting Showcase

Fri, Jan 16, 2015
ChiArts Black Box

Sophomore Acting majors will present an abridged version of Thronton Wilder's Our Town.

Junior Acting majors will present an abridged version of William Shakespeare's Richard III


Improv Team’s First Show

Mon, Dec 15, 2014
ChiArts Black Box

ChiArts' own improv team, impACT, performs an hour of fun, improvised comedy! The set includes improv games, long form improv, and audience participation games. 

Tickets are pay-what-you-can (suggested donation $5) and proceeds go to underwriting the team's participation in the Chicago Improv Festival's Teen Comedy Fest in May. Come out and play (or just watch the fun)!


“Working”

Sat, Nov 22, 2014
ChiArts Auditorium

WORKING
A Musical
From the book by STUDS TERKEL

 

November 21-23
Friday and Saturday 7 pm
Saturday and Sunday 3 pm

The Chicago High School for the Arts Auditorium
2714 W. Augusta Boulevard

Staff and students may use their comp cards.

Based on the Studs Terkel novel with book, lyrics and score led by Stephen Schwartz (among many others), "Working" is a funny and highly moving production that investigates a variety of people talking "about what they do all day and how they feel about what they do."

This production contains mature language. The show runs ninety minutes with no intermission. 


“Working”

Fri, Nov 21, 2014
ChiArts Auditorium

WORKING
A Musical
From the book by STUDS TERKEL

 

November 21-23
Friday and Saturday 7 pm
Saturday and Sunday 3 pm

The Chicago High School for the Arts Auditorium
2714 W. Augusta Boulevard

Staff and students may use their comp cards.

Based on the Studs Terkel novel with book, lyrics and score led by Stephen Schwartz (among many others), "Working" is a funny and highly moving production that investigates a variety of people talking "about what they do all day and how they feel about what they do."

This production contains mature language. The show runs ninety minutes with no intermission. 

 


Senior Audition Showcase

Fri, Oct 17, 2014
ChiArts Black Box

Senior Musical Theatre and Acting majors will present work they're developing for upcoming college auditions. Please note some content may not be appropriate for children.

Patrons should enter at Door 3 on Augusta Blvd.

 


Curtain Call Festival: Acting

Fri, May 30, 2014
Benito Juarez Community Academy, 1450 - 1510 W. Cermak Road

Catch our Acting Majors showcase top work from the past semester in our final installation of this year's Curtain Call Festival.

 

 

Production includes adult language and the use of a fog machine.


Curtain Call Festival: Musical Theatre

Fri, May 09, 2014
Benito Juarez Community Academy, 1450 - 1510 W. Cermak Road


Senior Acting Showcase

Thu, Mar 27, 2014
ChiArts East Auditorium, 535 E. 35th

Ward Poster

WARD
Created by Senior Acting Majors
Directed by Scott Westerman

WARD is a comedic thriller set in a Treatment Center for the criminally weird. Ten patients and four staff struggle to survive the murderous overtures of an escaped psychopath while exploring whether the things that make them different call for conformity, quarantine, or acceptance. The answer is not as easy as it seems.

Performances contain mature language and content.

 


Senior Musical Theatre Showcase

Thu, Mar 27, 2014
ChiArts East Auditorium, 535 E. 35th

Angsty Poster

"Angsty Teenagers Sing about their Lives (which are, btw, about to end!)"

Created by Senior Musical Theatre Majors

Directed by Cecilie Keenan

A possible connection has been drawn between the clock that was found three weeks ago and the degradation of power plants around the world. Invites have been sent and social media is abuzz with the party to end all parties.

Performances contain mature language and content.

 

 


The Sparrow

Sun, Mar 02, 2014
ChiArts East Auditorium, 535 E. 35th


The Sparrow

Sat, Mar 01, 2014
ChiArts East Auditorium, 535 E. 35th


The Sparrow

Sat, Mar 01, 2014
ChiArts East Auditorium, 535 E. 35th


The Sparrow

Fri, Feb 28, 2014
ChiArts East Auditorium, 535 E. 35th


Winter Musical Theatre Showcase

Fri, Feb 07, 2014
ChiArts East Auditorium, 535 E. 35th

Sophomore and Junior Musical Theatre Majors will present a dynamic evening of scenes and songs from classics "Oklahoma!" and "A Chorus Line."


Winter Acting Showcase

Fri, Jan 17, 2014
ChiArts East Auditorium, 535 E. 35th


The Drowsy Chaperone

Sun, Nov 24, 2013
Juarez

A loving though tongue-in-cheek homage to early American musical theatre, "The Drowsy Chaperone" is a laugh-out-loud adventure told in true musical comedy fashion.

Members of the "Drowsy Cast" will perform Friday evening at 7pm and Saturday afternoon at 3pm.

Members of the "Chaperone Cast" will perform Saturday evening at 7pm and Sunday afternoon at 3pm.

 


The Drowsy Chaperone

Sat, Nov 23, 2013
Juarez

A loving though tongue-in-cheek homage to early American musical theatre, "The Drowsy Chaperone" is a laugh-out-loud adventure told in true musical comedy fashion.

Members of the "Drowsy Cast" will perform Friday evening at 7pm and Saturday afternoon at 3pm.

Members of the "Chaperone Cast" will perform Saturday evening at 7pm and Sunday afternoon at 3pm.

 


The Drowsy Chaperone

Sat, Nov 23, 2013
Juarez

A loving though tongue-in-cheek homage to early American musical theatre, "The Drowsy Chaperone" is a laugh-out-loud adventure told in true musical comedy fashion.

Members of the "Drowsy Cast" will perform Friday evening at 7pm and Saturday afternoon at 3pm.

Members of the "Chaperone Cast" will perform Saturday evening at 7pm and Sunday afternoon at 3pm.

 


The Drowsy Chaperone

Fri, Nov 22, 2013
Juarez

A loving though tongue-in-cheek homage to early American musical theatre, "The Drowsy Chaperone" is a laugh-out-loud adventure told in true musical comedy fashion.

Members of the "Drowsy Cast" will perform Friday evening at 7pm and Saturday afternoon at 3pm.

Members of the "Chaperone Cast" will perform Saturday evening at 7pm and Sunday afternoon at 3pm.

 


Senior Audition Showcase

Fri, Oct 18, 2013
ChiArts East Auditorium, 535 E. 35th

Graduating Acting and Musical Theatre majors present a program of monologues and solo song selections that they intend to use for upcoming college and professional auditions.

Friday, October 18
6:30 pm
ChiArts Auditorium
535 E. 35th Street

$5 general admission

 

Please note, some pieces contain adult content and language.  This program is not recommended for young children.

 


Curtain Call: Musical Theatre

Wed, Jun 05, 2013

The Freshman, Sophomore and Junior Musical Theatre majors present scenes, songs and dance from a variety of musicals, including Fiddler on the Roof, Gypsy, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Ragtime, Urinetown, West Side Story and others.

 


Improv Team Home Show

Wed, May 29, 2013
ChiArts East Auditorium, 535 E. 35th

Calhoun's Cowboys, the ChiArts Improv Team, presents a fun, competitive series of improv games for all ages.


Theatre Senior Projects

Wed, May 22, 2013
ChiArts East Auditorium, 535 E. 35th

Theater Senior Project Image

 

In the culminating event of their theatre training, seniors present two devised pieces looking at issues of violence and intolerance across Chicago.  The acting majors will present a remount of Headlines at 6pm, and the musical theatre majors will present Here. Now...Then at 7pm.

See photos of the acting majors' first performance here!


Curtain Call: Acting

Thu, May 09, 2013
Benito Juarez Community Academy, 1450-1510 W. Cermak

The Freshman, Sophomore and Junior Acting Majors present their annual short play festival including Freshmen: Story Theatre - Not a Pin to Choose Between Them; Sophomores: Ten-Minute Plays - Cabfare for the Common Man, Hell Hath 3 Furies, It's Not You and Road to Ruin; and Juniors: One-Act Classical Play - Tartuffe.

 


Senior Showcase: Acting

Fri, Apr 12, 2013
ChiArts East Auditorium, 535 E. 35th

 

 

The seniors are divided into two sections, each devising their own piece of theatre in a class called Senior Project. In this course, students have employed, honed, and built on skills accumulated through three and a half years of Theatre training, as well as ample performance opportunities. Throughout this class, students have worked collaboratively as Theatre artists with a voice and vision, both individually and collectively to craft and rehearse an original devised theatre piece that will be performed for a public audience on Friday, April 12th. This is the culminating event of their conservatory training.

Section One: Eyes Closed

Facilitated and Directed by Jay Torrence

Section Two: Headlines
Facilitated and Directed by Scott Westerman

 


44 Plays for 44 Presidents

Sun, Feb 17, 2013
ChiArts East Auditorium, 535 E. 35th

44 Plays for 44 Presidents

Written by: Andy Bayiates, Chole Johnston, Sean Benjamin, Genevra Gallo and Karen Weinberg

Directed by Rachel Slavick

From white powdered wigs to Blackberries and fist bumps, 44 Plays for 44 Presidents is an entertaining refresher of high school civic lessons long forgotten--complete with songs, dance and real historical facts! An abridged history of the United States' Presidents that chronicles the heroics and missteps of the only 44 men elected to lead the "free world".

Join ChiArts' theatre conservatory for a lively production born and raised by the Chicago-based company, Neo-Futurists, here in the land of Lincoln.


WHERE: ChiArts East Auditorium, 535 E. 35th Street, Chicago, IL 60616
WHEN: Friday, February 15th at 7:00 pm
Saturday, February 16th at 3:00 pm and 7:00 pm
Sunday, February 17th at 3:00 pm
COST: $12 for adults and $8 for students/seniors with valid ID


44 Plays for 44 Presidents

Sat, Feb 16, 2013
ChiArts East Auditorium, 535 E. 35th

44 Plays for 44 Presidents

Written by: Andy Bayiates, Chole Johnston, Sean Benjamin, Genevra Gallo and Karen Weinberg

Directed by Rachel Slavick

From white powdered wigs to Blackberries and fist bumps, 44 Plays for 44 Presidents is an entertaining refresher of high school civic lessons long forgotten--complete with songs, dance and real historical facts! An abridged history of the United States' Presidents that chronicles the heroics and missteps of the only 44 men elected to lead the "free world".

Join ChiArts' theatre conservatory for a lively production born and raised by the Chicago-based company, Neo-Futurists, here in the land of Lincoln.


WHERE: ChiArts East Auditorium, 535 E. 35th Street, Chicago, IL 60616
WHEN: Friday, February 15th at 7:00 pm
Saturday, February 16th at 3:00 pm and 7:00 pm
Sunday, February 17th at 3:00 pm
COST: $12 for adults and $8 for students/seniors with valid ID


44 Plays for 44 Presidents

Sat, Feb 16, 2013
ChiArts East Auditorium, 535 E. 35th

44 Plays for 44 Presidents

Written by: Andy Bayiates, Chole Johnston, Sean Benjamin, Genevra Gallo and Karen Weinberg

Directed by Rachel Slavick

From white powdered wigs to Blackberries and fist bumps, 44 Plays for 44 Presidents is an entertaining refresher of high school civic lessons long forgotten--complete with songs, dance and real historical facts! An abridged history of the United States' Presidents that chronicles the heroics and missteps of the only 44 men elected to lead the "free world".

Join ChiArts' theatre conservatory for a lively production born and raised by the Chicago-based company, Neo-Futurists, here in the land of Lincoln.


WHERE: ChiArts East Auditorium, 535 E. 35th Street, Chicago, IL 60616
WHEN: Friday, February 15th at 7:00 pm
Saturday, February 16th at 3:00 pm and 7:00 pm
Sunday, February 17th at 3:00 pm
COST: $12 for adults and $8 for students/seniors with valid ID


44 Plays for 44 Presidents

Fri, Feb 15, 2013
ChiArts East Auditorium, 535 E. 35th

44 Plays for 44 Presidents

Written by: Andy Bayiates, Chole Johnston, Sean Benjamin, Genevra Gallo and Karen Weinberg

Directed by Rachel Slavick

From white powdered wigs to Blackberries and fist bumps, 44 Plays for 44 Presidents is an entertaining refresher of high school civic lessons long forgotten--complete with songs, dance and real historical facts! An abridged history of the United States' Presidents that chronicles the heroics and missteps of the only 44 men elected to lead the "free world".

Join ChiArts' theatre conservatory for a lively production born and raised by the Chicago-based company, Neo-Futurists, here in the land of Lincoln.


WHERE: ChiArts East Auditorium, 535 E. 35th Street, Chicago, IL 60616
WHEN: Friday, February 15th at 7:00 pm
Saturday, February 16th at 3:00 pm and 7:00 pm
Sunday, February 17th at 3:00 pm
COST: $12 for adults and $8 for students/seniors with valid ID


Winter Theatre Showcase: Musical Theatre

Fri, Jan 18, 2013
ChiArts East Auditorium, 535 E. 35th

Please join us for this showcase of our musical theatre majors at 7:00 pm in the ChiArts East Auditorium.

 


Winter Theatre Showcase: Acting

Fri, Jan 11, 2013
ChiArts East Auditorium, 535 E. 35th

Please join us for this showcase of our acting majors at 7pm in the ChiArts East Auditorium.


Company

Sat, Dec 15, 2012
Benito Juarez Community Academy, 1450-1510 W. Cermak

 a musical comedy

Music & lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and based on a book by George Furth

A New York bachelor, celebrating his 35th birthday, finds himself in the company of 10 of his closest friends, all of whom are someone's "better" half and eager to see Robert settle down as well. Company is a musical comedy that pokes fun at the dramatic ups and downs of relationships.

Directed by Robert Chambers with musical direction by Julian Chin

"Robbie" cast will perform Friday evening and Saturday afternoon.

"Bobby" cast will perform Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon.

$8 students/seniors -- $12 adults

Show contains some mature language and themes.


Company

Fri, Dec 14, 2012
Benito Juarez Community Academy, 1450-1510 W. Cermak

a musical comedy

Music & lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and based on a book by George Furth

A New York bachelor, celebrating his 35th birthday, finds himself in the company of 10 of his closest friends, all of whom are someone's "better" half and eager to see Robert settle down as well. Company is a musical comedy that pokes fun at the dramatic ups and downs of relationships.

Directed by Robert Chambers with musical direction by Julian Chin

"Robbie" cast will perform Friday evening and Saturday afternoon.

"Bobby" cast will perform Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon.

$8 students/seniors -- $12 adults

Show contains some mature language and themes.


Backstage Pass, Music & Theatre

Sat, Dec 01, 2012
ChiArts West, 521 E. 35th


Backstage Pass, Theatre & Visual Arts

Sat, Nov 17, 2012
ChiArts West, 521 E. 35th


Senior Audition Showcase - Musical Theatre

Fri, Oct 26, 2012
ChiArts East Auditorium, 535 E. 35th

ChiArts senior musical theater students will present an evening of solo songs to be used for post-secondary auditions (college admission and professional jobs). The showcase will include a diversity of pieces that demonstrate 3+ years of conservatory training and highlight each student's individual talent!

Please join us for this sneak peek of senior audition songs at 6:30 pm at Doolittle East Auditorium, 535 E. 35th Street, Chicago, IL 60616.

Tickets on sale - $5 general admission.

 


Senior Audition Showcase - Acting

Fri, Oct 19, 2012
ChiArts East Auditorium, 535 E. 35th

On Friday, October 19th ChiArts senior acting students will present an evening of monologues to be used for post-secondary auditions (college admission and professional jobs). The showcase will include a diversity of pieces that demonstrate 3+ years of conservatory training and highlight each student's individual talent!

Please join us for this sneak peek of senior audition monologues at 7 pm at Doolittle East Auditorium, 535 E. 35th Street, Chicago, IL 60616.

Pieces may contain adult language and situations.

Tickets on sale now. $5 General admission.

 


Curtain Call Festival: Musical Theatre

Sun, May 20, 2012
Benito Juarez Community Academy

Reserve your tickets here.


Curtain Call Festival: Acting

Tue, May 15, 2012
Benito Juarez Community Academy

Reserve tickets here.


Once On This Island

Sun, Apr 29, 2012
Benito Juarez Community Academy


Once On This Island

Sat, Apr 28, 2012
Benito Juarez Community Academy


Once On This Island

Sat, Apr 28, 2012
Benito Juarez Community Academy


Once On This Island

Fri, Apr 27, 2012
Benito Juarez Community Academy


Once On This Island

Thu, Apr 26, 2012
Benito Juarez Community Academy


Marvin’s Room

Sun, Feb 19, 2012
Performance Hall

MARVIN'S ROOM
by Scott McPherson

Winner of the Outer Critics Circle Award, The Drama Desk Award and The John Gassner Award for Best New American Play

This touching and funny play about one woman's commitment to caring for her family first, even in the face of personal tragedy, is unquestioningly one of the most beloved, critically acclaimed, and significant Off-Broadway plays of the past twenty years.

"My first impulse after seeing Mr. McPherson's play was to gather those I care about close to me and take them into ‘Marvin's Room,' so they, too, could bask in its bouncing, healing light." (The New York Times)

Certain roles have been double-cast as reflected here:
Bessie - Julia Zuniga*, Harper Leander**
Dr. Wally - Martin Downs
Ruth - Alisha Alexander*, Raven Sims**
Marvin & Bob - Nosa Cash-O'Bannon
Lee - Kortnee Woodall*, Carlita Dixon**
Dr. Charlotte & Retirement Home Director - Justice Ford*, Asia Hall**
Hank - John Carter
Charlie - Ryan Wasney

* February 10, 12 and 18 performances / ** February 11, 17 and 19 performances

Purchase tickets here!


Marvin’s Room

Sat, Feb 18, 2012
Performance Hall

MARVIN'S ROOM
by Scott McPherson

Winner of the Outer Critics Circle Award, The Drama Desk Award and The John Gassner Award for Best New American Play

This touching and funny play about one woman's commitment to caring for her family first, even in the face of personal tragedy, is unquestioningly one of the most beloved, critically acclaimed, and significant Off-Broadway plays of the past twenty years.

"My first impulse after seeing Mr. McPherson's play was to gather those I care about close to me and take them into ‘Marvin's Room,' so they, too, could bask in its bouncing, healing light." (The New York Times)

Certain roles have been double-cast as reflected here:
Bessie - Julia Zuniga*, Harper Leander**
Dr. Wally - Martin Downs
Ruth - Alisha Alexander*, Raven Sims**
Marvin & Bob - Nosa Cash-O'Bannon
Lee - Kortnee Woodall*, Carlita Dixon**
Dr. Charlotte & Retirement Home Director - Justice Ford*, Asia Hall**
Hank - John Carter
Charlie - Ryan Wasney

* February 10, 12 and 18 performances / ** February 11, 17 and 19 performances

Purchase tickets here!


Marvin’s Room

Fri, Feb 17, 2012
Performance Hall

MARVIN'S ROOM
by Scott McPherson

Winner of the Outer Critics Circle Award, The Drama Desk Award and The John Gassner Award for Best New American Play

This touching and funny play about one woman's commitment to caring for her family first, even in the face of personal tragedy, is unquestioningly one of the most beloved, critically acclaimed, and significant Off-Broadway plays of the past twenty years.

"My first impulse after seeing Mr. McPherson's play was to gather those I care about close to me and take them into ‘Marvin's Room,' so they, too, could bask in its bouncing, healing light." (The New York Times)

Certain roles have been double-cast as reflected here:
Bessie - Julia Zuniga*, Harper Leander**
Dr. Wally - Martin Downs
Ruth - Alisha Alexander*, Raven Sims**
Marvin & Bob - Nosa Cash-O'Bannon
Lee - Kortnee Woodall*, Carlita Dixon**
Dr. Charlotte & Retirement Home Director - Justice Ford*, Asia Hall**
Hank - John Carter
Charlie - Ryan Wasney

* February 10, 12 and 18 performances / ** February 11, 17 and 19 performances

Purchase tickets here!


Marvin’s Room

Sun, Feb 12, 2012
Performance Hall

MARVIN'S ROOM
by Scott McPherson

Winner of the Outer Critics Circle Award, The Drama Desk Award and The John Gassner Award for Best New American Play

This touching and funny play about one woman's commitment to caring for her family first, even in the face of personal tragedy, is unquestioningly one of the most beloved, critically acclaimed, and significant Off-Broadway plays of the past twenty years.

"My first impulse after seeing Mr. McPherson's play was to gather those I care about close to me and take them into ‘Marvin's Room,' so they, too, could bask in its bouncing, healing light." (The New York Times)

Certain roles have been double-cast as reflected here:
Bessie - Julia Zuniga*, Harper Leander**
Dr. Wally - Martin Downs
Ruth - Alisha Alexander*, Raven Sims**
Marvin & Bob - Nosa Cash-O'Bannon
Lee - Kortnee Woodall*, Carlita Dixon**
Dr. Charlotte & Retirement Home Director - Justice Ford*, Asia Hall**
Hank - John Carter
Charlie - Ryan Wasney

* February 10, 12 and 18 performances / ** February 11, 17 and 19 performances

Purchase tickets here!


Marvin’s Room

Sat, Feb 11, 2012
Performance Hall

MARVIN'S ROOM
by Scott McPherson

Winner of the Outer Critics Circle Award, The Drama Desk Award and The John Gassner Award for Best New American Play

This touching and funny play about one woman's commitment to caring for her family first, even in the face of personal tragedy, is unquestioningly one of the most beloved, critically acclaimed, and significant Off-Broadway plays of the past twenty years.

"My first impulse after seeing Mr. McPherson's play was to gather those I care about close to me and take them into ‘Marvin's Room,' so they, too, could bask in its bouncing, healing light." (The New York Times)

Certain roles have been double-cast as reflected here:
Bessie - Julia Zuniga*, Harper Leander**
Dr. Wally - Martin Downs
Ruth - Alisha Alexander*, Raven Sims**
Marvin & Bob - Nosa Cash-O'Bannon
Lee - Kortnee Woodall*, Carlita Dixon**
Dr. Charlotte & Retirement Home Director - Justice Ford*, Asia Hall**
Hank - John Carter
Charlie - Ryan Wasney

* February 10, 12 and 18 performances / ** February 11, 17 and 19 performances

Purchase tickets here!


Marvin’s Room

Fri, Feb 10, 2012
Performance Hall

MARVIN'S ROOM
by Scott McPherson

Winner of the Outer Critics Circle Award, The Drama Desk Award and The John Gassner Award for Best New American Play

This touching and funny play about one woman's commitment to caring for her family first, even in the face of personal tragedy, is unquestioningly one of the most beloved, critically acclaimed, and significant Off-Broadway plays of the past twenty years.

"My first impulse after seeing Mr. McPherson's play was to gather those I care about close to me and take them into ‘Marvin's Room,' so they, too, could bask in its bouncing, healing light." (The New York Times)

Certain roles have been double-cast as reflected here:
Bessie - Julia Zuniga*, Harper Leander**
Dr. Wally - Martin Downs
Ruth - Alisha Alexander*, Raven Sims**
Marvin & Bob - Nosa Cash-O'Bannon
Lee - Kortnee Woodall*, Carlita Dixon**
Dr. Charlotte & Retirement Home Director - Justice Ford*, Asia Hall**
Hank - John Carter
Charlie - Ryan Wasney

* February 10, 12 and 18 performances / ** February 11, 17 and 19 performances

Purchase tickets here!


Winter Acting Performance

Thu, Jan 26, 2012
Doolittle East Auditorium

In an exciting evening of theatre featuring selections from Glass Menagerie, King Richard III and Macbeth, Sophomore Acting Majors will go on at 6pm, and our Junior Acting Majors will present at 7pm.


Winter Musical Theatre Performance

Sun, Jan 22, 2012
Benito Juarez Community Academy

Our Sophomore and Junior Musical Theatre Majors are exciting to bring you a whirlwind tour through selections from eight incredible musicals.  The showcase will include scenes and songs from Show Boat, A Chorus Line,  My Fair Lady, Evita, South Pacific, Into the Woods, Anything Goes and Dreamgirls.

A note about parking at Juarez: if you are unable to find parking in the lot at 21st and Loomis, there is plenty of street parking in the area; after you park, enter through door 15.


Backstage Pass - THEATRE (REGISTRATION CLOSED)

Sat, Nov 19, 2011
ChiArts

AUDITION WORKSHOPS:

ChiArts Backstage Pass (formerly Audition Workshops) are open to any 8th-grade student who wishes to learn more about the audition process. Each session will give families a better understanding of the academic & artistic culture unique to ChiArts.  While participation is recommended, students are not required to attend a workshop in order to audition or apply for admission to ChiArts.

Due to space restrictions, registration is required.  All Backstage passes are FREE. There is no need to sign up for more than one time slot in a single arts area (Musical theatre students are to attend one of the Theatre sessions). Students are allowed to register for more than one arts area/conservatory. To register online simply fill out the form below, or send the requested information by email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or phone: 773-534-9710. A confirmation email will be sent once your request is received. Submit your information at least 7 days before the workshop date of your choice.

ChiArts does not offer shadow days.


Backstage Pass - THEATRE (REGISTRATION CLOSED)

Sat, Nov 19, 2011
ChiArts

AUDITION WORKSHOPS:

ChiArts Backstage Pass (formerly Audition Workshops) are open to any 8th-grade student who wishes to learn more about the audition process. Each session will give families a better understanding of the academic & artistic culture unique to ChiArts.  While participation is recommended, students are not required to attend a workshop in order to audition or apply for admission to ChiArts.

Due to space restrictions, registration is required.  All Backstage passes are FREE. There is no need to sign up for more than one time slot in a single arts area (Musical theatre students are to attend one of the Theatre sessions). Students are allowed to register for more than one arts area/conservatory. To register online simply fill out the form below, or send the requested information by email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or phone: 773-534-9710. A confirmation email will be sent once your request is received. Submit your information at least 7 days before the workshop date of your choice.

ChiArts does not offer shadow days.


Curtain Call Festival: Musical Theatre Majors Performance

Fri, May 27, 2011
Harold Washington Cultural Center

 

The Harold Washington Cultural Center is located at 4701 S. King Drive.

 


Curtain Call Festival: Acting Majors Performance

Mon, May 23, 2011
Harold Washington Cultural Center

 

The Harold Washington Cultural Center is located at 4701 S. King Drive.

 


Theatre Field Trip

Thu, Apr 28, 2011


August Wilson Monologue Competition

Mon, Feb 28, 2011
University of Illinois at Chicago

Theatre students will be participating in the preliminary round of the August Wilson Monologue Competition.  Finalists will compete at the Goodman on April 11 for a chance to participate in the National Competition in NYC.


Theatre Department Sophomore Showcase

Fri, Jan 28, 2011

The Theatre department presents an evening of performances by Sophomore Acting and Musical Theatre majors.