WBEZ | Lookinglass Theatre Company http://www.wbez.org/tags/lookinglass-theatre-company Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Daily Rehearsal: 'Metamorphoses' returns to Lookingglass http://www.wbez.org/blog/onstagebackstage/2012-02-15/daily-rehearsal-metamorphoses-returns-lookingglass-after-decades-96 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/photo/2012-February/2012-02-15/AP02060204391.jpg" alt="" /><p><p><img alt="" class="caption" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/insert-image/2012-February/2012-02-15/AP02060204391.jpg" style="margin-left: 10px; margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px; float: right; width: 213px; height: 300px; " title="Mary Zimmerman accepts her Tony (AP/Suzanne Plunkett)"><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:georgia,serif;"><strong>1. <a href="http://www.chicagomag.com/Chicago-Magazine/March-2012/100-Most-Powerful-Chicagoans-Robert-Falls/">Bob Falls</a></strong></span></span>, <a href="http://www.chicagomag.com/Chicago-Magazine/March-2012/100-Most-Powerful-Chicagoans-Martha-Lavey/">Martha Lavey</a>, <a href="http://www.chicagomag.com/Chicago-Magazine/March-2012/100-Most-Powerful-Chicagoans-Deborah-Rutter/">Deborah Rutter</a>, <a href="http://www.chicagomag.com/Chicago-Magazine/March-2012/100-Most-Powerful-Chicagoans-Michelle-Boone/">Michelle Boone</a>&nbsp;and <a href="http://www.chicagomag.com/Chicago-Magazine/March-2012/100-Most-Powerful-Chicagoans-Andrew-Alexander/">Andrew Alexander</a> have all been named in <em>Chicago Magazine</em>'s list of 100 Most Powerful Chicagoans. Not an incredibly shocking selection for the arts and performance-minded among us, but who do you think they missed?</p><p><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:georgia,serif;"><strong>2. Here is a photo of Tony Kushner</strong></span></span>'s special <a href="http://www.courttheatre.org/blog/comments/angels_in_america_first_rehearsal/">Tony Kushner-labeled mug</a>. It's like the coffee version of a director's chair.</p><p><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:georgia,serif;"><strong>3. Lookingglass Theatre Company has announced</strong></span></span> it's opening its 25th Season this fall by circling back to <em>Metamorphoses</em>, which they produced in 1998. Most exciting is the news that Mary Zimmerman, who won a Tony when the show went to Broadway in 2002, will return to direct again, first reported <a href="http://timeoutchicago.com/arts-culture/theater/15120755/mary-zimmermans-metamorphoses-to-return-to-lookingglass">Kris Vire yesterday</a>. <em>Metamorphoses </em>is based on many of Ovid's stories; Artistic Director Andy White calls it "one of those rare productions that truly has it all: beauty, mystery, humor, pathos." He also notes that it was Lookingglass' "longest-running hit." &nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:georgia,serif;"><strong>4. Oracle has added</strong></span></span>&nbsp;new staff members: Franki Jo Levinson as Managing Director and Danielle Stack as Sponsor Manager.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:georgia,serif;"><strong>5. Street Tempo, the new theater </strong></span></span>that <a href="http://www.wbez.org/blog/onstagebackstage/2011-11-15/daily-rehearsal-offensive-comments-about-not-vulgar-enough-musical-">got mixed reviews</a> after their first production, will open <em>Little Shop of Horrors</em> in early April. Artistic Director and founder Brian Posen says that it'll be "a refreshing take on a musical theatre classic."&nbsp;</p><p>Questions? Tips? Email <a href="mailto:kdries@wbez.org">kdries@wbez.org</a>.</p></p> Wed, 15 Feb 2012 17:32:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/blog/onstagebackstage/2012-02-15/daily-rehearsal-metamorphoses-returns-lookingglass-after-decades-96