WBEZ | Aidy Bryant http://www.wbez.org/tags/aidy-bryant Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Daily Rehearsal: 'SNL' taps three Chicagoans for new season http://www.wbez.org/blogs/onstagebackstage/2012-09/daily-rehearsal-snl-taps-three-chicagoans-new-season-102317 <p><p><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/cecily strong.jpg" style="float: left; " title="Cecily Strong" /><span style="font-size: 14px; "><span style="font-family: georgia, serif; "><strong>- Proving once again that Chicago</strong></span></span> is your city on the hill for comedy, Cecily Strong, Tim Robinson and Aidy Brant have joined the cast of <em>Saturday Night Live</em>. <a href="http://www.buzzfeed.com/lyapalater/meet-snls-newest-cast-members">Buzzfeed catches you up</a> on the talented trio, if you haven&#39;t seen them performing in the usual spread of&nbsp;Second City, Annoyance Theater and iO. The new season starts this Satruday night.</p><p><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family: georgia, serif; "><strong>- &quot;For the first 35 hours they&rsquo;re on sale,</strong></span></span> tickets to Hubbard Street Dance Chicago&rsquo;s 2012&ndash;2013 season performances at the Harris Theater are $35.&quot; This offer starts on Thursday at 9 am; use the <a href="http://hubbardstreetdance.com">code &quot;35&quot; online</a>.</p><p><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family: georgia, serif; "><strong>- Did <a href="http://openstreetschicago.org/"><em>Open Streets</em></a></strong></span></span> get in your way when traveling downtown this weekend?&nbsp;<em>Open Streets</em> event shuts down traffic in the Loop on Sept. 8</p><p><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/tim robinson.jpg" style="float: right; " title="Tim Robinson" /><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family: georgia, serif; ">-&nbsp;<strong>Some theater companies</strong></span></span> are offering entertainment options for those affected by <a href="http://www.wbez.org/news/emanuel-union-dont-take-it-out-kids-102310">this week&#39;s teachers strike</a>. <a href="http://lookingglasstheatre.org">Lookingglass </a>is offering drama workshops for 5 to 13 year olds from 9 am to 3 pm, though the classes are $65 a day.&nbsp;&ldquo;Lookingglass has long been a resource that provides quality arts-based alternatives for students &ndash; we have a history of partnering with schools and other non-profit organizations to provide residencies and after-school programs, in addition to our well-known classes and camp programs,&quot; said&nbsp;Artistic Director Andrew White in a statement.</p><p><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/aidy bryant.jpg" style="float: left; " title="Aidy Bryant" />If you&#39;re interested in free things, Court Theatre lets CPS students (and one parent or guardian) into their production of <em>Jitney </em>this Thursday at 10:30 am. Just bring your CPS ID to the theater -- though its recommended that this activity be fore those above 13.&nbsp;&ldquo;Every year Court Theatre invites thousands of CPS students to attend our productions as part of its educational outreach programs,&quot; said Executive Director&nbsp;Stephen Albert. &quot;Despite the strike, we want Court to remain a place where students, teachers and parents can benefit from and enjoy classic theatre.&quot; (This last one is only happening if the strike is still happening Thursday.)</p><p>Questions? Tips? Email <a href="mailto:kdries@wbez.org">kdries@wbez.org</a>.</p></p> Mon, 10 Sep 2012 15:48:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/blogs/onstagebackstage/2012-09/daily-rehearsal-snl-taps-three-chicagoans-new-season-102317