WBEZ | end of month http://www.wbez.org/tags/end-month Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Daily Rehearsal: Highlights from the Black Theater Alliance awards http://www.wbez.org/blog/onstagebackstage/2011-10-26/daily-rehearsal-highlights-black-theater-alliance-awards-93517 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/photo/2011-October/2011-10-26/brothersofthedust-2-300x200.jpg" alt="" /><p><p><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: georgia,serif;"><strong>1. It's the Chicago Theatre's birthday</strong></span></span>. To commemorate such a <a href="http://www.wbez.org/blog/onstagebackstage/2011-10-25/jonathans-round-latest-broadway-and-beyond-93440">storied 90th anniversary</a>, Chicagoist picked the brains of their staff for <a href="http://chicagoist.com/2011/10/26/our_memories_of_the_chicago_theatre.php">some favorite memories</a>. One includes a performance of <em>Cats</em>. Snicker amongst yourselves.</p><p><img alt="" class="caption" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/insert-image/2011-October/2011-10-26/brothersofthedust-2-300x200.jpg" style="margin-right: 10px; margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px; float: left; width: 300px; height: 200px;" title="'Brothers of the Dust' wins big at the Black Theater Alliance awards"><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: georgia,serif;"><strong>2. The Black Theater Alliance awards</strong></span></span> (which honor&nbsp;great Chicago performance concerned with African-American culture) <a href="http://www.suntimes.com/entertainment/stage/8392100-421/brothers-of-the-dust-tops-black-theater-alliance-awards.html">doled out high honors to&nbsp;</a><em><a href="http://www.suntimes.com/entertainment/stage/8392100-421/brothers-of-the-dust-tops-black-theater-alliance-awards.html">Brothers of the Dust</a>&nbsp;</em>from&nbsp;Congo Square Theatre Company.</p><p><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: georgia,serif;"><strong>3. <em>Salonathon </em>got a little sexier this week</strong></span></span>. The Beauty Bar-based show brought back the queer variety show <em>Sh*ts and Giggles</em>. If you're at home and you don't live with your mother, or if you are at work and have a really cool boss, <a href="http://timeoutchicago.com/arts-culture/unscripted-blog/14998131/shits-giggles-nsfw-at-salonathon-photo-gallery">click over to <em>Time Out Chicago</em></a> for another one of their patented NSFW slideshows.</p><p><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: georgia,serif;"><strong>4. It's the end of the month, and shows are closing.</strong></span></span> A bunch to take note of that we haven't mentioned before (or haven't mentioned in awhile); <em>Bonhoeffer's Cost</em> at Provision Theater, <em>Brand </em>from<em>&nbsp;</em>Red Tape Theatre, <em>Drupelets</em> at Stage 773,<em> Improvised Jane Austen</em> at Stage 773, <em>The Shebang Show</em> at Gorilla Tango,<em> Splatter Theater</em> from Annoyance&nbsp;and&nbsp;<em>Women Only Train</em>&nbsp;from&nbsp;Dream Theatre.</p><p><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: georgia,serif;"><strong>5. <em>The A.V. Club</em> <a href="http://www.avclub.com/chicago/articles/inside-the-uptown-theatre,63857/">explores the history of the Uptown Theatre</a></strong></span></span>, which is due for a big renovation as part of the revitalization of the Uptown Square Historic District.</p><p>Questions? Tips? Email <a href="mailto:kdries@wbez.org">kdries@wbez.org</a>.</p></p> Wed, 26 Oct 2011 20:30:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/blog/onstagebackstage/2011-10-26/daily-rehearsal-highlights-black-theater-alliance-awards-93517