WBEZ | The Standup Mix Tape http://www.wbez.org/tags/standup-mix-tape Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Daily Rehearsal: For those who hate NATO http://www.wbez.org/blogs/onstagebackstage/2012-05/daily-rehearsal-those-who-hate-nato-99293 <p><p><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/Side%2BMullet%2BSend%2BOff%2BPoster_0.jpg" style="float: left; width: 300px; height: 239px; " title="" />- <span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:georgia,serif;"><strong>More details have been <a href="http://www.wbez.org/blogs/onstagebackstage/2012-05/daily-rehearsal-21-years-old-audition-hair-98934">revealed about</a> <a href="https://www.facebook.com/standupmixtape">Standup Mixtape</a></strong></span></span>, this time from another exit interview with Cameron Esposito <a href="http://timeoutchicago.com/arts-culture/comedy/15359441/cameron-esposito">with&nbsp;Jason A. Heidemann</a>: &quot;We&rsquo;re having these shows [this summer] at a recording studio that&rsquo;s here in Logan Square. They are these 25-people-only invite shows. We&rsquo;re taking the audio from there and we&rsquo;re going to be doing limited cassette pressings that will be available at Reckless Records. The idea is to make it the opposite of a podcast. It&rsquo;s something tangible and it&rsquo;s something that happened in front of people.&quot; The opposite of a podcast.</p><p><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:georgia,serif;"><strong>- Activities you could take part in this weekend</strong></span></span> that are not NATO-related <a href="http://www.wbez.org/blogs/alison-cuddy/2012-05/weekender-comics-comedians-and-cover-bands-99269">also include Esposito&#39;s Side Mullet Send Off</a>. You could also take advantage of the <a href="http://www.hottix.org/">many half-price tickets that are usually available</a>; just remember, allow time for travel.</p><p>-&nbsp;<span style="font-size: 14px; "><span style="font-family: georgia, serif; "><strong><em>Delocated&nbsp;</em>star John Glaser&nbsp;</strong></span></span><a href="http://www.wbez.org/blogs/mark-bazer/2012-05/delocated-star-jon-glaser-gets-dumb-99280">spoke with Mark Bazer</a>&nbsp;on&nbsp;<em>The Interview Show</em>.</p><p><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:georgia,serif;"><strong>- Million Dollar Quartet </strong></span></span>came and played and talked for <em>Eight Forty-Eight</em> Friday morning and it was rousing. <a href="http://www.wbez.org/blogs/bez/2012-05/rock-n-roll-morning-million-dollar-quartet-99287">There are videos</a>.</p><p>Questions? Tips? Email <a href="mailto:kdries@wbez.org">kdries@wbez.org</a>.</p></p> Fri, 18 May 2012 12:13:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/blogs/onstagebackstage/2012-05/daily-rehearsal-those-who-hate-nato-99293 Daily Rehearsal: 21 years old? Audition for 'Hair' http://www.wbez.org/blogs/onstagebackstage/2012-05/daily-rehearsal-21-years-old-audition-hair-98934 <p><p><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/tumblr_m3ewldXIzi1rtx0g7o1_r1_1280.jpg" style="float: left; width: 300px; height: 439px; " title=""><span style="font-size: 14px; "><span style="font-family: georgia, serif; "><strong>1. Illinois Governor Pat Quinn</strong></span></span>&nbsp;will read some children's books at&nbsp;<a href="http://victorygardens.org/onstage/brownbear.php"><em>Treasured Stories by Eric Carle</em></a>&nbsp;at Victory Gardens this Saturday at noon. The weekends after will be covered by WGN-TV's Ana Belaval and Ralph Covert of&nbsp;<em>Ralph's World</em>, respectively. You can bring your own books too and they'll be donated to Chicago area kids &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="font-size: 14px; "><span style="font-family: georgia, serif; "><strong>2.&nbsp;<em>HAIR&nbsp;</em>at the Hideout</strong></span></span>&nbsp;is happening and has&nbsp;<a href="http://hairatthehideout.tumblr.com/">opened casting</a>, and anything goes! Just be 21 or older please (we most certainly did not have that rule at my high school). The non-equity theater troupe has &nbsp;a&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/#!/HAIRatHIDEOUT">Twitter</a>&nbsp;for "all the hairy details." LOL guys. LOL.</p><p><span style="font-size: 14px; "><span style="font-family: georgia, serif; "><strong>3.&nbsp;<a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=0013dic59Nux6HghaE611O3RHaolavmGOnVY92dLc8C96YYfipYk2y3F5KLiOiSnAsmtpZ_ruktUI3-9kDS57FWP8BG98_2aEtoJJ5gdfv7Rsoje3lyFJ9DNlVfg4G9AxMw" shape="rect" target="_blank">Chicago Slam Works</a>' opens the second</strong></span></span>&nbsp;of their three-performance season May 25,&nbsp;<a href="http://www.wbez.org/blog/onstagebackstage/2012-03-26/daily-rehearsal-camino-real-inspires-extreme-reactions-97619">remember</a>?&nbsp;"CSW artistic director J.W. Basilo transports the traditional slam competition to an other-worldly experience where past poets are resurrected to compete against living writers. Actors will portray writers such as Lucille Clifton, Frank O'Hara and the recently deceased Adrienne Rich. These writers will go head-to-head against living poets including Robert Brown, Mary K. Fons and Marty McConnell. A group of judges selected from the audience will determine the ultimate winner."</p><p><span style="font-size: 14px; "><span style="font-family: georgia, serif; "><strong>4.<a href="http://www.steppenwolf.org/Plays-Events/Programming/Steppenwolf-for-Young-Adults.aspx"> Steppenwolf for Young Adults</a> has announced their 2012-13&nbsp;</strong></span></span>season, which will include&nbsp;<em>The Book Thief&nbsp;</em>(opening October), based on the novel by Markus Zusak, adapted by Heidi Stillman, directed by SYA Artistic and Educational Director Hallie Gordon;&nbsp;<em>Oral Histories&nbsp;</em>(opening in March), which are stories gathered by DePaul University students, curated and written by Miles Harvey. The theme is Now Is The Time, they've partnered with CPL and Facing History and Ourselves, and the goal is to help stop youth violence.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="font-size: 14px; "><span style="font-family: georgia, serif; "><strong>5.&nbsp;<a href="https://www.facebook.com/standupmixtape">The&nbsp;Standup Mix Tape</a></strong></span></span>&nbsp;is a new show from Cameron Esposito and friends.&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/#!/StandupMixtape">It's&nbsp;</a>"Chicago standups + 25 person audience &amp; a recording studio. Produced by Underground Communique Records &amp; Cameron Esposito." And that's all I know about it from this pereferal glance!</p><p>Questions? Tips? Email&nbsp;<a href="mailto:kdries@wbez.org">kdries@wbez.org</a>.</p></p> Tue, 08 May 2012 14:33:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/blogs/onstagebackstage/2012-05/daily-rehearsal-21-years-old-audition-hair-98934