Theatre Archive

Michael Ryczek
Columbia College Theatre Department academic manager and directing teacher Michael Ryczek is directing a fully staged workshop of Chicago playwright Susan Lieberman’s Netta at Ninety, running Monday-Wednesday, February 23-25, at Raven Theatre, 6157 N. Clark, Chicago. The workshop is part of...
Columbia College Theatre Department alumnus Jon Martinez, assisted by fellow alumnus Joseph Kuchey, choreographed the dances for Bailiwick Chicago’s “Chicago Casting Audition Production” of the classic musical comedy Wonderful Town, running February 23-28 at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont,...
Chicago’s Theater Wit has extended its hit production of Mr. Burns, a post-electric play, Anne Washburn’s comedy/drama/musical about a post-apocalyptic world comforted by memories of The Simpsons. The show’s production team includes Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department faculty member Andra Velis...
Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department faculty member/alumnus Jason Epperson is in New York today for the Off-Broadway debut of Churchill, a new one-man play adapted and performed by Chicago actor Ronald Keaton. The show is co-produced by Chicago’s Greenhouse Theater...
Open Door Theater’s The Marvelous Wonderettes, whose cast and creative/production team include several Columbia College faculty, students, and alumni, got a glowing review from Oakpark.com blogger Doug Deuchler. “If you’re looking for a night out that is pure escapism,...
Columbia College Chicago Theatre alumnus Behzad Dabu (pictured, center) won glowing reviews for his performance in Samsara, now receiving its world premiere at Chicago’s acclaimed Victory Gardens Theater. The comedy by Lauren Yee concerns a white American couple who are...
Jackalope Theatre, one of Chicago’s “must-watch” young ensembles, begins performances of its next production, Four, on Thursday, February 19, at Broadway Armory Park, at 5917 N. Broadway in Chicago’s Edgewater neighborhood. The cast includes Columbia College student Michael Kurowski and...
Sheldon Patinkin (August 27, 1935-September 21, 2014)
Actors Scott Adsit and Jeff Perry were among the more than 800 people who turned out to celebrate the life and legacy of the late Sheldon Patinkin, longtime Chair of the Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department, on Monday, January 26, 2015....
Ann Boyd in "Grief: A Work in Progress"
Columbia College faculty members Ann Boyd, Colleen Halloran, and Chelsea M. Warren present a program of solo performance this weekend at Links Hall at Constellation, 3111 N. Western, Chicago. Titled Finding Peace – And Wanting Popcorn, it’s a collection...
Columbia College Theatre Department alumni and faculty members have won rave reviews for their work on The Addams Family–The Musical, now running through April 5 at the Mercury Theater in Chicago. The show costars Musical Theatre Performance BFA alumnus...