1. Looking ahead: Northwestern's SummerStage season starts June 24 with The Johnny Mercer Songwriters Project: Applause! Applause! A Celebration of Charles Strouse, with performances by Strouse himself and Christine Ebersole.
1. The MCA has released their full line-up for 2011-12, the 15th anniversary of the Museum of Contemporary Art Stage. One highlight: musician Andrew Bird joins Ian Schneller/Specimen Products for Sonic Arboretum from Decemeber 6th to 31st.
After 40 years, Grease is back where it all began, in more ways than one. First, the production’s at a small space off Lincoln Ave. in Chicago. That harkens back to the plays early '70s debut in Chicago’s off-Loop theatre scene.