Musical Theatre Archive

Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alums are in the cast and creative team of Lifeline Theatre‘s new production of Native Son, playwright Nambi E. Kelley’s adaptation of the landmark novel by Richard Wright. The show is directed by Columbia...
Manifest: Breakthrough, the 2024 edition of Columbia College Chicago‘s annual student-powered Manifest Arts Festival, takes place Friday, May 10, to celebrate student achievements at the end of the 2023-24 school year, and the Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department is proudly...
Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alum Tyler Anthony Smith ’17, a graduate of the Theatre Department’s BA Program in Acting, is the author and co-star of Hell in a Handbag Productions‘ world premiere Poor People! The Parody Musical, running May 2 through June...
The Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department‘s 2023-24 Mainstage Season continues with Pippin, the Tony Award-winning musical by Stephen Schwartz and Roger O. Hirson. The production runs April 25 through May 4 in the Courtyard Theatre of the Getz Theatre Center of Columbia...
Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alums are in the cast and production team of the musical Baby, running April 17 through May 19 at Citadel Theatre, located at 300 S. Waukegan Road in the Chicago suburb of Lake Forest....
Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alums and faculty are in the cast and production team of the classic musical The Music Man, running April 10 through June 2 at Marriott Theatre in the Chicago suburb of Lincolnshire. For tickets, click here. The...
Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alum Alex Newkirk ’11, a graduate of the Theatre Department’s BFA Program in Musical Theatre Performance, leads the monthly Broadway Open Mic Night at Theo Ubique Theatre on Wednesday, April 10. Newkirk will accompany...
Congratulations to the Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alumni who won Joseph Jefferson Awards, Chicago’s top theatre award, at the 50th anniversary Non-Equity “Jeff Awards” ceremony on March 25, 2024. The awards honor excellence in Chicago’s non-Equity theatre during...
Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alum Koray Tarhan’13, a graduate of the Theatre Department’s BA Program in Musical Theatre, will make his Broadway principal debut in the lead role of Charley Kringas in the acclaimed Broadway revival of Stephen Sondheim’s musical Merrily...
Former Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department student and faculty member and Columbia College Honorary Degree recipient David Cromer HDR ’17, who won the 2018 Tony Award for Best Direction of a Musical for The Band’s Visit, has re-teamed with...