Daily Rehearsal: Rhys Darby of 'Flight of the Conchords' lands in Chicago
1. Pornography opens this weekend from Steep, and before you get all hot and bothered, it's not really all about that. It's more about a terrorist attack in the U.K. in 2005. The cast features both the 2010 and 2011 winners of the Jeff Award for Best Actress, Kendra Thulin and Caroline Neff.
3. Things look better for Act One Studios than they have recently; their website, in a flurry of fireworks and with the phrase "An Angel Arrived", has annoucned that they've gotten some new funds and free rent, which should alleviate some of their debt issues. The acting studio told the Reader that “It's really embarrassing" but that they're making it work.
4. When I say "casino" you probably don't say "high-class entertainment." But Chris Jones looks at casinos around the country and what kind of shows they brought with them, from Celine Dion to Cirque du Solei. "Regardless, don't expect somebody to build the biggest theater in Chicago just for Dion, and hope only for warm bodies headed for the casino," says Jones.
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