WBEZ | Chester and the Unbearable Burden http://www.wbez.org/tags/chester-and-unbearable-burden Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Daily Rehearsal: Who will be Second City's next SNL star? http://www.wbez.org/blog/onstagebackstage/2012-02-20/daily-rehearsal-who-will-be-second-citys-next-snl-star-96542 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/photo/2012-February/2012-02-20/red eye up.JPG" alt="" /><p><p><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:georgia,serif;"><strong>1. "Everything about them was a statement. </strong></span></span>Their clothes, a rejection of materialism. Their drugs, a quest to get closer to God. Their long hair, a flag of freedom. They were hippies, the social watch dogs of the 1960s, and they played a pivotal role in American pop culture." That's right, <em>Hair</em> is back and remember, it's rated R for adult language and content (more specifically, "<span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; ">a dimly lit 20-second scene with nudity that is non-sexual in nature."&nbsp;</span>At the Paramount starting March 14.</p><p><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:georgia,serif;"><strong>2. Cutest press release ever</strong></span></span>: "the World's #1 Harry Potter Site,&nbsp;<a href="http://www.sixhoursshort.com" target="_blank">Six Hours Short</a>&nbsp;is thrilled to announce a new Wizard discount for its fantastical comedy&nbsp;<em>Chester and the Unbearable Burden, Parts I and II</em>....Wizards, or those who dress like them, will receive 2 for 1 tickets to any performance of&nbsp;<em>Chester</em>. Tickets must be bought at the door, and all participants must show two wizardly items. Muggles, or those who dress like them, can't cash in on the wizard discount." It's at the Anthenaeum through March 4.</p><p><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:georgia,serif;"><strong>3. <a href="http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/226746"><em>Andromac</em></a>,</strong></span></span> scheduled to open at Think Tank, "will not see the daylight" due to "unforseen circumstances" says a press release from Belgian Company about town&nbsp;Salomme Speelt, who we <a href="http://www.wbez.org/blog/onstagebackstage/2011-11-21/daily-rehearsal-whats-second-city-94230">last saw do&nbsp;<em>Date Me!</em> at Stage 773</a>.</p><p><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:georgia,serif;"><strong>4. Good <a href="http://chitheatreaddict.com/2012/02/20/a-truly-superior-superior-donuts-at-mary-arrchie-theatre-co/">headline</a>:&nbsp;</strong></span></span></p><h2 style="padding-top: 18px; padding-right: 20px; padding-bottom: 17px; padding-left: 20px; font-size: 18px; border-top-width: 2px; border-top-style: solid; border-top-color: rgb(204, 0, 0); font-family: 'Times New Roman', Arial; text-align: left; vertical-align: top; line-height: 24px; color: rgb(255, 255, 255); background-image: url(http://s1.wp.com/wp-content/themes/pub/neo-sapien-05/images/bg_post_title.gif); background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-repeat: repeat no-repeat; "><a href="http://chitheatreaddict.com/2012/02/20/a-truly-superior-superior-donuts-at-mary-arrchie-theatre-co/" rel="bookmark" style="color: rgb(255, 255, 255); " title="A truly superior ‘Superior Donuts’ at Mary-Arrchie Theatre&nbsp;Co.">A truly superior ‘Superior Donuts’ at Mary-Arrchie Theatre&nbsp;Co.</a></h2><p><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:georgia,serif;"><strong>5. Someone <a href="http://timeoutchicago.com/arts-culture/comedy/15125669/who-will-be-second-citys-next-legends-a-toc-addendum ">taking issue with the <em>Redeye</em></a>?</strong></span></span> Say it ain't so! <em>TimeOut </em>responds to what they felt was false advertising by the publication with their&nbsp;<a href="http://www.redeyechicago.com/entertainment/ct-red-second-city-20120216,0,5490154.story">preview of Second City's UP</a>. The cover, seen here, says they'll guess who from the famed comedy company will make it to SNL, but the article inside has no such follow through. You're covered though:&nbsp;"I don't want to criticize our esteemed colleagues at the&nbsp;<em>RedEye</em>, but since their paper offers no hints or insights as to who might break out at Second City next, allow me to fill in a few blanks with some thoughts of my own," says Jason Heidemann, before naming familiar faces like Katie Rich and Holly Laurent as his picks.</p><p style="text-align: center; "><img alt="" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/insert-image/2012-February/2012-02-20/red eye up.JPG" style="width: 500px; height: 373px; " title=""></p><p>Questions? Tips? Email <a href="mailto:kdries@wbez.org">kdries@wbez.org</a>.</p></p> Mon, 20 Feb 2012 15:05:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/blog/onstagebackstage/2012-02-20/daily-rehearsal-who-will-be-second-citys-next-snl-star-96542