WBEZ | One Step at a Time Like This http://www.wbez.org/tags/one-step-time Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Morning Rehearsal: Chicago theater 5/25 http://www.wbez.org/blog/onstagebackstage/2011-05-25/morning-rehearsal-chicago-theater-525-87013 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/photo/2011-May/2011-05-25/photo Lois Greenfield.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>1. <a href="http://leisureblogs.chicagotribune.com/the_theater_loop/2011/05/chi-shakes-to-host-australias-one-step-at-a-time-like-this.html">Chris Jones reports</a> on Chicago Shakespeare Theater's&nbsp;<em>en route</em> by One Step at a Time Like This, a group from Melbourne who specializes in city-specific performances. The most interesting detail is actually from the press release: "<em>en route&nbsp;</em>incorporates audio tracks, cell phone communication, text messaging, downtown thoroughfares, hotel lobbies, passers-by, cafés&nbsp;and the occasional brush with the artists." It all starts with a text message sent to participants instructing them where to go, all on borrowed Motorola smartphones. It's definitely a creative&nbsp;<a href="http://chitheatreaddict.com/2011/05/24/en-route-a-pedestrian-based-live-art-experience-comes-to-chicago-in-july/#more-9284">way to market</a>, presented by the Chicago Office of Tourism.&nbsp;</p><p style="text-align: center; "><img alt="" class="caption" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/insert-image/2011-May/2011-05-25/MOTHER BEAR by Jayme McGhan from Mortar Theatre Company.jpg" style="width: 400px; height: 217px; " title=""></p><p>2. Mortar Theatre has the world premiere of <a href="http://mortartheatrecompany.org/season-2/mother-bear/"><em>Mother Bear</em></a> by&nbsp;Jayme McGhan at the&nbsp;Athenaeum Theatre. It's about truckers and thugs and opens in previews tomorrow.</p><p>3. So many anniversaries!&nbsp;<a href="http://propthtr.blogspot.com/2011/04/arizona-no-roosters-in-desert.html"><em>Arizona: Roosters in the Desert</em></a> is at <a href="http://www.propthtr.org/">Prop Thtr</a> for its 30th, and they're calling it the highlight of the year. You'll see "four women trek the desert toward the American dream," but it closes on Sunday.</p><p style="text-align: center; "><img alt="" class="caption" height="275" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/insert-image/2011-May/2011-05-25/photo Lois Greenfield.jpg" title="(Photo by Lois Greenfield)" width="450"></p><p>4.&nbsp;The&nbsp;<a href="http://www.aspensantafeballet.com/performance_calendar/joyce_season.php" style="color: rgb(2, 122, 198); text-decoration: none; ">Aspen Santa Fe Ballet</a>&nbsp;was in Chicago last night as part of its 15th anniversary celebrations. The production premiered three pieces at the Harris Theater:&nbsp;Jirí Kylián's&nbsp;<em>Stamping Ground</em>, Jorma Elo's&nbsp;<em>Red Sweet</em>&nbsp;and Nicolo Fonte's&nbsp;<em>Where We Left Off.</em></p><p>5. And slightly outside of the Chicago jurisdiction; <a href="http://www.paramountaurora.com/">Paramount Theatre</a> in Aurora has just announced their 2011-12 season, and since it's their 80th anniversary, it looks more than impressive. The house has never self-produced, so this season will be an entirely new venture, presenting &nbsp;four Broadway musicals. It all starts on&nbsp;August 26 at 5 pm at the annual Season Kick-Off Party.</p><p>Questions? Tips? Email kdries@wbez.org.</p></p> Wed, 25 May 2011 14:42:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/blog/onstagebackstage/2011-05-25/morning-rehearsal-chicago-theater-525-87013