Friday, December 28, 2018

Industry Ticket Offers

It's a Wonderful Life: Live in Chicago! - American Blues Theater at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. is offering $15 industry tickets with the code LIGHT on Monday, December 31 at 7:30 p.m. For tickets call 773.654.3103 or visit

Evil Dead the Musical- Black Button Eyes Productions at The Broadway at Pride Arts Center, 4139 N Broadway Ave, Chicago, IL, is offering a VERY LIMITED number of $15 Industry tickets (General Admission, non-Splatter Zone) to the following performances: previews on Friday, January 11 at 7:30 pm, Saturday, January 12 at 7:30 pm, Sunday, January 13 at 2 pm, and Thursday, January 17 at 7:30 pm. Discounted tickets are available online with code “DEADITE” until the allocated tickets are gone; please bring proof of industry affiliation to the box office when picking up tickets.

That's Weird, Grandma: Star-Studded Stories - Barrel of Monkeys, performing at The Neo-Futurists Theatre (5153 N Ashland), has $12 industry tickets available for all regular performances. Sundays at 3 p.m., January 27-February 17. Purchase tickets at using the code INDUSTRY.

Thursday, December 20, 2018

URTA hosts Women + Theatre Forum in Chicago

URTA will host the Women+ Theatre Forum, bringing together women+ theatre artists for discussion and advice. The event will galvanize the community by offering support and encouragement in a safe environment, surrounded by peers and veteran artists.

URTA’s President, Holly Poe Durbin with UC, Irvine colleague Jane Page, will host the Forum on January 26th from 8pm-9pm at the Palmer House in Chicago, during the URTA Auditions & Interviews (“The URTAs”). While URTA regularly offers continuing education programs for candidates at the URTA Audition & Interviews, this Forum will be inclusive and not restricted to attendees of the URTAs.

“We hope many theatre artists will join us in celebrating 50 years of URTA professional development, and add their voices to the community at the Women+ Theatre Forum,” said Christy Hamilton, URTA’s Managing Director.

Free admission + appetizers being generously sponsored by the Palmer House. Wine and beer available for purchase.

For more information about the URTAs email

The University Resident Theatre Association was founded in 1969 with the mission of supporting excellence in professional training of theatre artists, ensuring the continued renewal of the American theatre. Whether it’s maintaining the highest quality standards for our member universities, helping to match potential students with the MFA program best suited to their needs, facilitating engagement of professional artists at universities, or expanding our offering of continuing education programming to students, faculty and professional artists, URTA is setting the stage for emerging theatre artists, superior theatre training, and professional advancement.

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Industry Ticket Offers

The Lightning Thief- Broadway In Chicago at the Oriental Theatre, 24 W. Randolph. is offering a buy one ticket, get one free offer for Tuesday, Wednesday matinee and Wednesday evening performances. Tickets can be purchased at the box office or online with offer code INDUSTRY. For tickets or more information visit

SnowGirls- The Musical - Hell in a Handbag Productions is of offering $16 industry rate tickets for with code word 'industry handbag' online or at the door through December 30.

Cardboard Piano - TimeLine Theatre Company, 615 W. Wellington Ave. is offering $15 industry tickets every night during previews! See the show early and get $15 tickets with code INDUSTRY15 Wednesday, January 9 - Wednesday, January 16, 2019. Buy online or call the Box Office at 773.281.8463 x6 Offer not valid on previously purchased tickets or in combination with any other offer. Tickets subject to availability.

Space Availability at Rivendell Theatre

Intimate fifty-seat theatre comes with full lighting package and sound equipment, beautiful exposed brick lobby, dressing rooms, air conditioning and heat, WiFi, and wheelchair accessibility. Close to Red line stop at Bryn Mawr and Clark street bus with free parking available at Senn High School.
Location: 5779 North Ridge Avenue in Edgewater
Availability: Beginning May 6 through June 29, 2019
Rent: $1200 per week for mainstage rentals / $250 per day
Contact: or call 773-334-7728
For more information, visit Rivendell Theatre on or visit our website at

Monday, December 10, 2018

Industry Ticket Offers

Into the Woods – Music Theater Works (formerly Light Opera Works) at Cahn Auditorium, 600 Emerson in Evanston, is offering half-price industry tickets on December 22, 28 and 31 at 8pm, and December 29 at 2pm. For tickets call 847-920-5360 or visit and use coupon code "wolf." Tickets must be purchased in advance. No door sales.

La Ruta - Steppenwolf Theatre Company, 1650 N. Halsted, is offering $15 industry tickets to previews December 13-16 and $25 tickets to shows December 21 - January 4. Excludes Zone A seating. Use code LARUTAINDUSTRY online at or call Audience Services at 312-355-1650. Tickets must be reserved at least one hour before performance. Subject to availability.

Fiddler on the Roof- Broadway In Chicago at the Cadillac Palace Theatre, is offering a buy one ticket, get one free offer for December 18-20, December 23 (evening) and December 26 (matinee + evening) performances. Tickets can be purchased at the box office or online with offer code INDUSTRY. For tickets or more information visit

Free reading/workshop space available at The Boxcar at Steep Theatre

The Boxcar will be a home for new plays this winter. We’re opening up the space at no cost to the theatre community on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights for play readings and workshops. Slots are available between December 13 and January 5. For more information, visit or contact Kate Piatt-Eckert at

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

The Scogin Method: Speaking the Speech from Shakespeare to Shaw

ShawChicago Theater Company Hosted by Chicago's Goodman Theatre presents The Scogin Method: Speaking the Speech from Shakespeare to Shaw
(Four three-hour working sessions)

The Scogin Method
Through decades as a classical actor in New York, Chicago, around the country; as a Chicago director and for twenty-five years as the Artistic Director of ShawChicago Theater Company; and believing George Bernard Shaw to be the greatest and most important playwright of the English language since Shakespeare; Robert Scogin developed a proven technique (inspired by the Shakespeare First Folio Method) for exploring, dissecting, and performing the plays of Shaw, his modern contemporaries, and other classic playwrights.

Workshop Overview
Students will be introduced to The Scogin Method. With this technique, they will explore and focus on breath support, impeccable diction, intuitive phrasing, and learn to speak Shaw’s texts with unrivaled clarity, depth, and flair. A grasp of the Scogin Method will help to set actors up for successes beyond Shaw and the classics, as this new set of tools will equip them to instinctively analyze dramatic texts and know how to “hear the tune” and “play the notes.”
Instructor: Matt Gall
Fee: $250
Dates: Saturday, January 12, 2019, 10AM–1PM
Sunday, January 13, 2019, 10AM–1PM
Saturday, January 19, 2019, 10AM–1PM
Sunday, January 20, 2019, 10AM–1PM
Location: The Goodman Theatre
170 N Dearborn St, Chicago, IL 60601
Workshop Limit: 15

Register Now! Space is Limited. Please call 312-587-7390

Monday, December 3, 2018

Industry Ticket Offers

Christmas Mubarak - Silk Road Rising at the historic Chicago Temple Building, 77 W. Washington, is offering $15 industry tickets on December 3, 4, 10, 11 at 7:30p.m. and December 7 at 8 p.m. Industry ticket offers are $15 each and can be purchased online.

A Shayna Maidel - TimeLine Theatre Company, 615 W. Wellington Ave. is offering 50% OFF tickets with Industry Nights for every performance this week through December 9 and on Wednesdays at 7:30pm and Saturday at 8pm with code INDUSTRY50. For tickets or more information visit

Redtwist Mainstage Slot Available

• mainstage slot in late spring, 2019…contact Michael Colucci:
• opening Sat, May 18
 • closing Sun, June 16
 • 18 performances total (Thu, Fri, Sat 7:30pm; Sun 3pm)
• You keep 100% of your box office proceeds
• Your own ticketing system is needed: website for online reservations & a Square for walk-ins

• Rental rates:
o $200 per week for rehearsal weeks (if rehearsal space is needed)
 o $300 for tech week (includes 2 days of tech, 2 dress rehearsals, 3 preview, & 2 opening weekend performances)
o $500 per week for 4 full performance weeks