Andra Velis Simon Archive

Alumni, students, and faculty members of the Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department are in the cast and creative team of 9 to 5 the Musical, presented April 7-May 20 by Firebrand Theatre at the Den Theatre, 1331 N. Milwaukee,...
Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department student, alumni, and faculty talent is featured in Porchlight Music Theatre’s staged concert of the musical They’re Playing Our Song, running March 6-8 at the Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn,...
  The Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department‘s 2017-2018 Mainstage Season resumes Wednesday, February 7, with Dog Act, by Liz Duffy Adams. Directed by Columbia College alumna and Theatre Department faculty member Stephanie Shaw ’92, MFA ’09, the play runs...
Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department faculty member Andra Velis Simon — musical director for The Hypocrites theatre company’s acclaimed interactive production of Gilbert and Sullivan’s operetta Pirates of Penzance — was praised by Los Angeles Times critic Charles McNulty...
Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department faculty members Andra Velis Simon and Heather Gilbert — musical director and lighting designer respectively for The Hypocrites theatre company’s Off-Off-Broadway production of Gilbert and Sullivan’s operetta Pirates of Penzance — were praised by...
Alumni and faculty members of the Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department are helping bring the Chicago premiere of the musical drama Lizzie to the stage of the Den Theatre November 11-December 17. The show is the inaugural production of...
The Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department continues its 2016-2017 mainstage season with the hit musical Little Shop of Horrors, running March 8-18 in the Sheldon Patinkin Theatre of the Columbia College Chicago Theatre Center, located at 72 E. 11th...
Firebrand Theatre, a new Chicago-based musical theatre company “committed to employing and empowering women,” will launch on Monday, February 27, with a benefit concert, Nothin’ Like a Dame: A Celebration of Women in Musical Theatre, at the Mercury Theatre,...
Heather Gilbert
Heather Gilbert, one of Chicago’s top theatrical lighting designers and head of the Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department‘s lighting design program, is profiled in the May 2016 issue of Live Design, a magazine serving the live entertainment industry with...
The Hypocrites' "H.M.S. Pinafore"
The Hypocrites, one of Chicago’s most respected and most creative theatre companies, won rave reviews for its production of Gilbert and Sullivan’s operetta H.M.S. Pinafore at the prestigious Actors Theater of Louisville in Kentucky. The production featured the talents...