WBEZ | Al Pacino http://www.wbez.org/tags/al-pacino Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Daily Rehearsal: It's getting to be spooky season http://www.wbez.org/blogs/onstagebackstage/2012-10/daily-rehearsal-its-getting-be-spooky-season-103077 <p><p><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/KV_Wit.jpg" style="float: left; " title="" /><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family: georgia, serif; "><strong>-&nbsp;<em>Metamorphoses</em></strong></span></span> has been&nbsp;extended at Lookingglass through December 16; the show has gotten a bevy of rave reviews.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family: georgia, serif; "><strong>- Halloween shows to look for:</strong></span></span> New Millennium Theatre&#39;s<a href="https://www.theaterwit.org/tickets/productions/105/performances">&nbsp;<em>Kill Viktor: Vol. 1&amp;2</em></a> at Theater Wit,&nbsp;<em>Death Toll: A Drinking Game Performance </em>and&nbsp;<em>Nightmares on Lincoln Ave IV: Welcome to the Undead City</em>&nbsp;at <a href="http://cornservatory.org/">Cornservatory</a>,&nbsp;<em>Birth of Evil</em>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<em>Troll the Sequel, Troll Again!</em>&nbsp;from&nbsp;<a href="http://www.cicomedy.com/">Chemically Imbalanced Comedy</a>, <em>Zombie Genius </em>at the <a href="http://www.annoyanceproductions.com/">Annoyance </a>and <a href="https://www.facebook.com/events/182643111860755/"><em>500 Clown Frankenstein </em></a>at the Viaduct, just to name a few.</p><p><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family: georgia, serif; "><strong>- Speaking of the Annoyance</strong></span></span>, they&#39;re doing a staged reading of&nbsp;<a href="http://http://lysistrata2012.tumblr.com/"><em>Lysistrata </em></a>on November 5 to raise money for women&#39;s health. This production will be directed by Anne Libera, who is Director of Comedy Studies at The Second City Training Center.</p><p><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family: georgia, serif; "><strong>- <a href="http://www.suntimes.com/entertainment/15693044-421/al-pacino-on-a-chicago-visit-hopes-well-pull-him-back-in.html">Al Pacino told the <em>Sun-Times</em></a> </strong></span></span>that he would love to perform in Chicago at the Goodman, Steppenwolf or for &quot;&ldquo;anyone who would have me.&rdquo; He was here Thursday promoting his movie <em>Stand-Up Guys</em>, which opened at the Harris Theater. Alan Arkin was also there; he too sang the praises of our fair city.</p><p>Questions? Tips? Email <a href="mailto:kdries@wbez.org">kdries@wbez.org</a>.</p></p> Fri, 12 Oct 2012 11:00:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/blogs/onstagebackstage/2012-10/daily-rehearsal-its-getting-be-spooky-season-103077 Any Given Sunday: Chicago Bears pep talk from Carl Kasell? http://www.wbez.org/blog/justin-kaufmann/any-given-sunday-chicago-bears-pep-talk-carl-kasell <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//Carl-Kasell.jpg" alt="" /><p><p style="text-align: center;"><img src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/insert-image/2011-January/2011-01-21/Carl-Kasell.jpg" style="width: 490px; height: 363px;" alt="" title="" /></p><p>As the media hype surrounding Sunday's NFC&nbsp;Championship between the Chicago Bears and Green Bay Packers hits fever pitch, we here at WBEZ&nbsp;have been having a hard time figuring out how to get in the mix. Sure we can talk to fans, preview the game, give historical context, but what could we do to stand out in the chorus? Well, worry no more.</p><p>This download isn't for you. It's for the Bears players. It's a motivational piece of audio for them to load up on their iPods pre-game. Each player has their pump-up music or motivational speech to get them in the right football mindset. But maybe they need something more. Something bigger for the biggest game of their lives.</p><p>Enter Carl&nbsp;Kasell. The Hall of Fame NPR&nbsp;broadcaster and scorekeeper for <audio class="mediaelement-formatter-identified-1328072932-1" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/sites/default/files/ChicagoBears_CarlKasell.mp3">&nbsp;</audio><br />&nbsp;</p><p><em>(Photo of Coach Kasell by <span class="rg_ctlv">Chion Wolf) </span></em><span class="rg_ctlv"><br /></span></p></p> Fri, 21 Jan 2011 17:22:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/blog/justin-kaufmann/any-given-sunday-chicago-bears-pep-talk-carl-kasell