Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey have risen from the ashes once again, rekindled. Showcasing a huge, diverse cast of young performers from around the world, they are coming to […]
Puppeteer Sam Lewis. Puppets by Emilie Wingate and Tom Lee. Photo Credit: Yvette Marie Dostatni
As the fate of immigrants’ and refugees’ housing for the winter is debated in Chicago’s city council and by many aid organizations, a special guest is coming to town to […]
A look at this year’s graduating circus class from Actor’s Gym–a talented pool of actors gained new circus skills!
Annie & her aunts gather around the kitchen table, sharing stories & updates. It seems quite idyllic until all hell breaks loose in Motherhouse. Seated left to right: Jessica Ervin, Mary Cross, Meighan Gerachis, Jane Baxter Miller & Tara Mallen.
The Buttcracker (playing at the Greenhouse Theater Center through December 31) is a Nutcracker Burlesque, a Yule pantomime with elements of comedy, magic and circus that blends all the qualities […]
Review: Puppetry and Movement in Above the Water Bring Strong Emotions to the Surface at the Den Theatre
Above the Water is a devised physical show (with puppets in it) about grief. At various points in my life, puppets had helped me get over several fears–including a childhood […]
Playwright Siena Marilyn Ledger and director Hayley Procacci have produced a new play, Man and Moon, which premieres at Madison Street Theater in Oak Park on October 21 and will run through November 13. The […]
Projections of light traced the movements of the dancers on the floor, shadows of them spinning and bouncing in their chairs were cast along the sidewalls of the Museum of […]
To sit in a beautiful, bustling lounge, surrounded by plush art deco fixings and dolled-up people, while sipping a cocktail (called Smoke and Mirrors) is a luxe experience indeed. But […]
The world premiere of REFLEX, a solo juggling show by renowned performer Jay Gilligan, (produced by Hideaway Circus) recently had its world premiere in Brooklyn’s Mitu580, an art and performance […]
After a long dark night in circus and indeed performing arts history, Santa is back on stage, and his elves and reindeer are there too, full of hype for the […]