WBEZ | South Side of Heaven http://www.wbez.org/tags/south-side-heaven Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en The Weekly Guide: How The Second City comedians enjoy the weekend http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-04-22/weekly-guide-how-second-city-comedians-enjoy-weekend-85546 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/photo/2011-April/2011-04-22/SC_SOUTHSIDE_PR_Photo_002.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>The Blagojevich retrial kicked off on Wednesday. That has some Chicagoans anticipating a few politically-inspired chuckles.<a href="http://www.secondcity.com/about/people/castbio/1216/" target="_blank"><br> <br> Tim Robinson</a> and <a href="http://www.secondcity.com/about/people/castbio/1361/" target="_blank">Edgar Blackmon</a> star in The Second City’s latest production <a href="http://www.secondcity.com/performances/detail/541/" target="_blank"><em>South Side of Heaven</em></a>. It plays every nigth except Mondays on Main Stage. Robinson plays Mayor Daley and Blackmon is Mayor-elect Emanuel. The production is a hit. But what do Tim and Edgar do to keep the laughs going off stage?<br> <br> They spoke to host Alison Cuddy for the latest installment of&nbsp;<a href="http://www.wbez.org/series/weeklyguide" target="_blank"><em>The Weekly Guide</em></a>.<br> <br> <strong>Tim and Edgar's List:</strong><br> <br> <strong>FRIDAY:</strong><br> At 6 p.m. <a href="http://www.siskelfilmcenter.org/maskofsanity" target="_blank">Mask of Sanity: Psychological Horror Films</a> at Gene Siskel Film Center: <em>Deliverance</em><br> At 7:30 p.m. Bel Biv Devoe at <a href="http://www.ariecrown.com/" target="_blank">Arie Crown Theater</a><br> At 8 p.m. Greensky Bluegrass at <a href="http://www.thekineticplayground.com/" target="_blank">The Kinetic Playground</a><br> <br> <strong>SATURDAY:</strong><br> <a href="http://www.kidsworkchildrensmuseum.org/" target="_blank">KidsWork Museum</a> in Frankfurt, IL<br> At Midnight <a href="http://thelateliveshow.com/" target="_blank">The Late Live Show</a> at The Second City’s de Maat Studio Theater</p><p><em>Music Button: Orchestre Poly-Rythmo de Cotonou, "Ako Ba Ho", from the CD The Vodoun Effect, (Analog Africa)</em></p></p> Fri, 22 Apr 2011 13:57:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-04-22/weekly-guide-how-second-city-comedians-enjoy-weekend-85546 Morning Rehearsal: Chicago theater news 4/13 http://www.wbez.org/blog/onstagebackstage/2011-04-13/morning-rehearsal-chicago-theater-news-413-85129 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/photo/2011-April/2011-04-13/img_sippin.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>1. WBEZ's very own&nbsp;Peter Sagal, the host of <em><a href="http://www.npr.org/programs/wait-wait-dont-tell-me/">Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me</a>,&nbsp;</em>will step behind the mic for a very different kind of radio show: "<a href="http://www.maximumfun.org/content/sound-young-america-live-2">The Sound of Young America</a>" is back at Second City. The show, hosted by Jesse Thorn, is this Wednesday, April 13th at 8 pm, and this is only the second time it's come to Chicago, so who knows when it will blow through town again. If you can't make it, that's the joy of radio these days: it's all on the internet.</p><p>2. ALSO at Second City is their new show "<a href="http://www.secondcity.com/performances/detail/541/">South Side of Heaven</a>", which is getting <a href="http://timeoutchicago.com/arts-culture/unscripted-blog/136512/unscripted-blog">rave </a>reviews, and I mean rave. Except from, interestingly enough, the <em>Chicago Sun-Times</em>' Hedy Weiss, who <a href="http://www.suntimes.com/entertainment/stage/4737246-421/second-citys-heaven-misses-the-mark.html">seemed to find</a> its outlook a little bleak, listing "Strange, strained, unhealthy, doomed" as words that came to her after watching the production.</p><p>3. Reviewers seem to be emotional this week: Chris Jones got close to crying while watching "42nd Street", <a href="http://leisureblogs.chicagotribune.com/the_theater_loop/2011/04/42nd-street-review-rachel-rockwell-marriott-theatre-chicago-tribune.html">saying it</a> "brought a lump to my throat on at least three occasions (which is three more than the last time I saw this show)."</p><p>4. This week Chicago is abuzz with all things Neil Gaiman! Monday, the full cast from Lifetime Theater <a href="http://www.chipublib.org/events/details/id/62556/">performed</a> a reading of the show. Tuesday, <a href="http://www.chipublib.org/events/details/id/62643/">he spoke</a> with Audrey Niffenegger about imagination. And tonight,&nbsp;he'll be <a href="http://www.chipublib.org/events/details/id/61838/">at</a> Rockefeller Memorial Chapel. All events are presented by Chicago Public Library, in honor of&nbsp;his fantasy novel&nbsp;<i style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border-width: 0px; outline-width: 0px; font-size: 12px; background-color: transparent;">Neverwhere,</i>&nbsp;which has been chosen as&nbsp;<a href="http://www.chipublib.org/eventsprog/programs/oboc/11s_neverwhere/oboc_11s_greeting.php" style="color: rgb(2, 122, 198); text-decoration: none;">One Book, One Chicago</a>'s 20th selection. Presigned books from Hyde Park bookstore the Seminary Co-op Bookstore will be for sale for you to tenderly caress at a later date; the event starts at 6 pm.</p><p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/insert-image/2011-April/2011-04-13/img_sippin.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 398px;" title=""></p><p>5. "<a href="http://dixiestupperwareparty.com/">Dixie's Tupperware Party</a>" has finally made it to Chicago, and will be at the Royal George Theater for another month. More importantly,&nbsp;<a href="http://dixielongate.wordpress.com/">check out Dixie's blog</a>; it may be sparse, but it never, ever strays from character.</p><p>&nbsp;</p></p> Wed, 13 Apr 2011 14:54:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/blog/onstagebackstage/2011-04-13/morning-rehearsal-chicago-theater-news-413-85129