Columbia College Chicago Theatre Dept. Faculty Member Featured in Midwest Premiere of ‘The Total Bent’ Feb. 7-March 10

Jermaine Hill

Jermaine Hill, a faculty member in the Musical Theatre Program at the Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department, is the musical director of The Total Bent, a musical by Stew and Heidi Rodewald — creators of the 2008 Broadway musical Passing Strange. Presented in its midwest premiere by Haven Theatre in association with About Face Theatre, the show runs February 7 through March 10 at the Den Theatre, located at 1331 N. Milwaukee in Chicago’s Wicker Park neighborhood. In addition to being the show’s musical director, Hill is also a cast member in this story of a young black songwriter from Alabama in conflict with his father, a gospel star and self-proclaimed healer.

Tickets for the production’s preview week, February through 10, are “Pay What You Can.”

The show’s production team includes former Columbia College Theatre Department faculty member Adam Goldstein (dialect coach) and former Theatre Department student Abhi Shrestha (dramaturg). Haven Theatre’s founder and executive director is former Theatre Department Theatre Design program student Carol Cohen, and the artistic director is Columbia College Theatre Department faculty member Josh Sobel.

For tickets, click here.

A.C. Smith