1. Assisted Living by Profiles Theatre has been extended through January 15, with the cast remaining intact, including the guest artists.
2. Redtwist Theatre wants you to know that they’ve just gotten their 10th Jeff recommendation in a row; this one’s for their production of Opus that you can see right now. In fact, every Jeff-eligible show that went up in their regular season starting two years ago has been nominated. The best part? An adorable message from Artistic Director Michael Colucci, who says, “We’re not sure if this is a record but we’re proud to be consistently recognized for all our hard work.”3. In January, you’ll need a reason to leave the house. The Joffrey knows this, and in honor of Martin Luther King Jr., they’ll have an African Dance Master Class on January 16. Any one of any experience level can go — which means you and your family — and will be taught by Andrea Vinson, who has been dancing for 25 years. You’re in good hands.
4. Also in January: Invisible Man opening at Court. Their first rehearsal was this week; check out Court’s blog “Open Rehearsal” (we’re fraternal twins, it seems) for a photo and more details. The production seems well suited to premiere at this particular theater, as Ralph Ellison once taught at UChicago. And fittingly, they’ve scheduled their first post-show discussion with scholar David Bevington and dramaturg Drew Dir for February 1.
5. Query: has anyone attended a production at Noble Horse Theatre? It is like a real, live horse performance show with dinner, and they’re currently doing The Nutcracker. Also, if you take the CTA brown line north, you can see them loading hay into the back of the theater. Perks. (They gently remind you that if you have allergies, this is not the place for you.)
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