Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Special Theatre Offer at Fantasy Costumes

Fantasy Costumes
4065 N. Milwaukee Ave. Chicago, IL 60641
Fantasy Costumes is the Midwest's largest costume store, located at 4065 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago IL and open all year round. We're offering a 20% discount to theatre staff members through our VIP program. We're a great local option for stage quality costume rentals, wigs and makeup including name brands like Ben Nye and Graftobian. We also promote local events to our loyal Facebook audience of 24,000+ individuals and are happy to donate to fundraisers. Please contact Graham at or call the store and speak with Chuck for more information about joining our VIP program.

Season of Carols: Holiday Music to Benefit Season of Concern

Season of Carols began as the tiniest seed of an idea: to raise money for Season of Concern by recording one holiday song. That tiny idea quickly blossomed to include an entire CD full of holiday songs recorded by some of the brightest stars of the Chicago theatre and music community. 100% of the proceeds of this CD go to benefit Season of Concern. They can be purchased at for $20 or at for downloading.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Industry Ticket Offers

Fade - Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Ave. is offering $15 industry tickets to performances November 21 - 26. Use promo code TURKEY at or call 773-871-3000.

The Belle of Amherst - Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Ave, is offering $15 Industry tickets for this week. BEST AVAILABILITY, Friday and Saturday evening. Tickets may only be purchased in person and starting 1 hour before each performance. Must provide proof of industry. Limit 1 ticket per Industry member. To check availability on all performances call our box office at 773-753-4472. Don't forget, FREE PARKING TOO!

Captain Steve’s Caring Kingdom - The Factory Theatre, 1623 W. Howard, is offering $15 industry tickets through December 9 for performances Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m, Sunday at 3 p.m. Use code "INDUSTRY" at

Monday, November 20, 2017

Space Rental Availability at Trap Door Theatre

Trap Door Theatre is an intimate 45 seat black box space with a lobby and bathroom is connected to the performance space. Lighting and sound equipment is available for use.

Located at 1655 Cortland in Chicago's Bucktown is easily accessible by car and public transportation. A variety of restaurants and bars are located within walking distance.

Please contact for more details and availability.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

City Lit Theater Performance and Rehearsal Space for Rent

Located at 1020 W. Bryn Mawr Ave. in Chicago (second floor of Edgewater Presbyterian Church). 99 seat theatre, stage/floor area 650 square feet. Lighting and sound equipment use included in rental price. Use of stage platforms, furniture, costumes and prop stock also included in rental price.

We currently have openings 12/11/2017 through 12/31/2017.

In addition, there are 4 different rehearsal spaces available for rehearsals/auditions/readings/etc. (650 square feet, 700 square feet, 750 square feet, 800 square feet). Rehearsal furniture available.

For more information and for booking, contact Stephanie Dykes at or 773-293-3682.

Space Availability at Theater Wit

Theater Wit has opened up primetime rental slots for the 2018/19 season. Space available starting July 2, 2018 through August 2019. Visit for more information and to submit a request.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Greenhouse Studio Slots Now Available

Much-coveted studio theatre rental slots have opened for 2018 at the Greenhouse Theater Center. Our two 60 seat studios include a full array of lighting and audio equipment, and come with a dedicated box office, front of house and bar staff at no additional cost. Generally allocated months in advance, a couple of cancellations have made these much sought-after slots available on a first-come, first-served basis. To inquire, email general manager Maia Reed at Note: 4-8 week rentals will be given priority over shorter terms.

The Greenhouse Theater Center Seeks Proposals for 2018 Solo Performance Lab

The Greenhouse Theater Center is currently seeking proposals for new solo pieces to be developed during its 2018 Solo Performance Lab. Teams of artists (writer, actor, director) are encouraged submit proposals for plays that focus on an unexamined facet of a historical event or illuminate the life of a little-known historical figure, particularly events and figures which history has forgotten or intentionally excluded.

Curated by GTC Literary Manager Nick Thornton and GTC Artistic Associate Kate Cuellar, the Solo Performance Lab underscores the Greenhouse’s institutional commitment to creating solo works by offering local artists the space and support to develop new solo work. Solo Performance Lab participants will receive institutional resources including rehearsal and performance space, dramaturgical support, casting (if needed) and modest production resources. The Solo Performance Lab will culminate in free public performances at the Greenhouse (2257 N. Lincoln Ave. in Chicago) in February and March 2018.

Submission Guidelines
Artists are encouraged to submit a one to three page proposal, artist biographies, a ten page writing sample and an artistic statement through the Greenhouse website at The deadline for submissions is Friday, December 8, 2017. Please note: the Solo Performance Lab is open only to artists in the Chicagoland area. For additional information, please e-mail

The Solo Performance Lab is part of the Greenhouse's playwright-focused, professional development programming, which also includes The Trellis Residency Initiative, a professional development program for Chicago-area playwrights under 30, and the MC-10 Playwrights Ensemble, a collection of ten of the country’s most sought-after established and mid-career Chicago playwrights and theater-makers now in residence at the Greenhouse.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

The Chopin Theatre Mainstage is Available for Rent Spring 2018

Located at 1543 W Division St in Chicago, The Chopin is PPA licensed with occupancy up to 226 persons. Its 40'x50' stage/floor area may be used for a combination of staging and seating (127 fixed seats with additional seating available). The space has excellent sight lines and live acoustics and comes equipped with ETC theatrical lights (70 instruments including Source Fours, Fresnels and Altmans) and a full PA system (32 channel mix board, speakers and amplifiers).

The Mainstage is available from March 14 to May 22, 2018. For information or to arrange a walk-through, contact Lela Headd Dyrkacz, Managing Director, at or 773-278-1500.

Monday, November 13, 2017

Industry Ticket Offers

Marie Christine - BoHo Theatre at Theater Wit (1229 W Belmont Ave, Chicago). $23 industry tickets for Monday, November 27. Use code NOLA10 at the Theater Wit Box Office,, or 773.975.8150.

Billy Elliot the Musical - Porchlight Music Theatre at The Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn, is offering a limited number of $20 Industry tickets on Thursday, November 16th at 1:30pm. Call and mention PMTINDUSTRY at 773.777.9884 or stop at the box office to purchase your ticket. One ticket per order, proof of theatre industry affiliation required at box office when claiming tickets. For more information go to

Becky Shaw - Windy City Playhouse, 3014 W. Irving Park Rd. is offering $15 industry tickets with the code, "BUBBLA," for performances on Wednesday, 11/15 at 7:30PM, Thursday, 11/16 at 7:30PM, Sunday, 11/26 at 2:00PM, Wednesday, 11/29 at 7:30PM, and Sunday, 12/3 at 3:00PM. Please note: industry folks will be asked for proof of affiliation at will-call.

Quixote: On the Conquest of Self – Writers Theatre, 325 Tudor Court in Glencoe, is offering a special “Family 4-Pack” deal for performances from November 22 through November 28. Purchase 4 tickets to one performance for only $120. Add on additional seats for only $30 each. May be purchased online, on the phone at 847-242-6000 or in person with code FAMILY. Please bring proof of industry status when picking up tickets.

The Importance of Being Earnest – Writers Theatre, 325 Tudor Court in Glencoe, is offering a special “Family 4-Pack” deal for performances from November 22 through November 28. Purchase 4 tickets to one performance for only $120. Add on additional seats for only $30 each. May be purchased online, on the phone at 847-242-6000 or in person with code FAMILY. Please bring proof of industry status when picking up tickets.

The Nutcracker - The Joffrey Ballet at the Auditorium Theatre, 50 E. Congress, is offering 40% off industry tickets to 7PM performances on December 3, 10, 14 and 17. Restrictions apply. Use code INDUSTRY online at

Ella and Lena: The Ladies and Their Music - Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, 50 E Congress Pkwy, is offering $25 industry tickets for Ella and Lena: The Ladies and Their Music on Friday, November 17 at 7:30PM. Use promo code INDUSTRY online at or by call 312.341.2300. Limit 2 tickets.

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Artists Helping Artists, Family Helping Family for 30 years

Season of Concern is a unique organization, created 30 years ago by Chicago theater professionals to provide care for those in our community who were sick and dying from AIDS/HIV-related illnesses. Over the years, through the generosity of theater folk and theatergoers alike, Season of Concern’s mission has expanded to provide direct-care support for theater community members, union and non-union, who are experiencing any catastrophic illness or accident. In other words, we support our own and are proud of have done so for 30 years.

Every holiday season we ask local theatres to solicit audience donations to help our cause. It’s easy, fun, and life-affirming. Please contact Michael Ryczek at or visit our website for more information.

As an audience incentive, we are excited to provide Season of Carols Vol. 5, an exciting CD filled with holiday music performed by some of Chicago’s leading performers. This one-of-a-kind CD (the brain child of Eugene Dizon and Cory Goodrich) is FREE to audience members who donate $20 or more. I would be most happy to deliver CDs and collection buckets to you in advance of your audience solicitation. You may purchase a download of your own copy of the CD at

The Equity and non-Equity theatres who collect the most donations will be honored with the Biscotto-Miller Award, presented at the Joseph Jefferson Awards ceremony next year. Past recipients of this prestigious award include Lifeline Theatre, Northlight Theatre, Drury Lane Theatre and Marriott Lincolnshire Theatre. Join their ranks and enter the history books! Let the collection competition begin!

Monday, November 6, 2017

Industry Ticket Offers

Wedding Band: A Love/Hate Story in Black and White - The Artistic Home at 1376 W. Grand Ave, Chicago is offering $15 industry tickets on Thursdays, 7:30 curtain, through December 14. Go to for tickets and use the code INDUSTRY or email When picking up tickets, buyer must bring a union card, a headshot/resume, tech resume, or business card indicating employment in the theater business.

Breath, Boom - Eclipse Theatre Company at The Athenaeum (2936 N. Southport Ave. Chicago). $10 industry tickets for all previews on November 9th, 10th and 11th at 7:30pm in addition to Thursday November 16th and Friday November 17th. Mention Code INDUSTRY at the Athenaeum Theatre Box Office. For tickets and info, call 773-935-6875 or visit

Hard Times - Lookingglass Theatre Company, 821 N. Michigan Ave. is offering industry tickets to performances on the following Sundays at 7:30PM: 11/12, 11/19, 11/26, 12/03, 12/10, and 12/17 . Use code INDUSTRY to access $20 tickets (in all sections) for the performances listed above. Available online at or by calling the Box Office at 312.337.0665.

A Golden Celebration of Dance - Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, 50 E Congress Pkwy, is offering $35 industry tickets for A Golden Celebration of Dance on Sunday, November 12 at 7:30PM. Use promo code INDUSTRY online at or by call 312.341.2300. Limit 2 tickets; only available in select price levels in the middle balcony.

In the Next Room, or The Vibrator Play - TimeLine Theatre Company at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. is offering half-price industry tickets to Wednesdays at 7:30pm, Fridays at 8pm and Saturdays at 4pm and 8pm through December 16. Use code INDUSTRY50 for discount. For tickets and more information visit