WBEZ | Grinch http://www.wbez.org/tags/grinch Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Daily Rehearsal: New season line-ups from Remy Bumppo and Timeline http://www.wbez.org/blog/onstagebackstage/2012-03-01/daily-rehearsal-new-season-line-ups-remy-bumppo-and-timeline-96877 <p><p><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:georgia,serif;"><strong>1. News from the Lyric Opera</strong></span></span>: they're&nbsp;<a href="http://www.wbez.org/story/chicagos-lyric-turns-best-seller-opera-96819">commissioning a new opera based on a best-selling book</a>.</p><p><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:georgia,serif;"><strong>2. Remy Bumppo has announced</strong></span></span> the first full season under the helm of artistic director Nick Sandys. All eyes will be watching as, &nbsp;in their words, the "2012/2013 season is replete with the type of plays that the group has become renowned for producing, modern classics full of thought-provoking ideas, passionate debates, and sophisticated wit." The season theme is&nbsp;<em>The Marriage Game: Truth and Consequence?</em>, and the plays going up include<em>&nbsp;</em><em>Seascape</em>&nbsp;by Edward Albee, George Bernard Shaw's <em>You Never Can Tell </em>and&nbsp;<em>Creditors</em>&nbsp;by August Strindberg. Subscriptions on sale at the end of March. &nbsp;</p><p><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:georgia,serif;"><strong>3. Another 2012-13 season announcement</strong></span></span>, this one from <a href="http://timelinetheatre.wordpress.com/2012/03/01/our-2012-13-season/">TimeLine</a>: they're doing&nbsp;<em>33 Variations</em>&nbsp;by Mois├ęs Kaufman, the world premiere of <em>Wasteland </em>by Susan Felder, <em>Concerning Strange Devices from the Distant West</em> by Naomi Iizuka, and J.T. Rogers' <em>Blood and Gifts.</em></p><p><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:georgia,serif;"><strong>4. It pays to be&nbsp;an American Express Cardmember</strong></span></span>, apparently; <em>Book of Mormon</em> tickets<a href="http://www.theatreinchicago.com/newswire.php?newsID=677"> will go on sale</a> for them only tomorrow at 10 am. Everyone else will have to wait until March 19.</p><p><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:georgia,serif;"><strong>5. And Broadway in Chicago</strong></span></span> brings more of the usual huge stuff, <a href="http://www.theatreinchicago.com/newswire.php?newsID=681">like </a>the <em>Grinch</em>, <em>Les Mis</em> and <em>Sister Act</em>.</p><p>Questions? Tips? Email <a href="mailto:kdries@wbez.org">kdries@wbez.org</a>.</p></p> Thu, 01 Mar 2012 19:03:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/blog/onstagebackstage/2012-03-01/daily-rehearsal-new-season-line-ups-remy-bumppo-and-timeline-96877