Showing posts with label concert. Show all posts
Showing posts with label concert. Show all posts

Wednesday, October 23, 2019


ChiIL Live Shows on our radar
to play Marriott Theatre

Aislinn Rain Photography

Performances set for Tuesday, December 17 at 3pm and 7:30pm

Artists Lounge Live presents SWINGING ON A STAR, A SALUTE TO BING CROSBY AND THE ANDREWS SISTERS starring Broadway’s Jared Bradshaw on Tuesday, December 17, at Marriott Theatre, 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire, IL 60069.

Tis the season to be jolly as Broadway baritone Jared Bradshaw celebrates Bing Crosby, the crooner who immortalized the most famous secular Christmas song of all time – “White Christmas.” Bradshaw is a veteran of the Great White Way, appearing in JERSEY BOYS and CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY. Lauded as “immensely talented” by Associated Press, Bradshaw is an entertainer possessing the easy charm of a bygone era. Also featuring a trio of talented dolls singing the infectious harmonies of the Andrews Sisters, this is one humdinger of a good time! Traditional favorites include “Jingle Bells,” "Chattanooga Choo-Choo," "Mele Kalikimaka," and of course, “White Christmas.”  Presented by Artists Lounge Live.

Tickets are priced at $50. Marriott Theatre subscribers receive a 20% discount. Tickets can be purchased by calling the box office at 847-634-0200, in person at the Marriott Theatre Box Office, or online at (subscriber discount only available at Marriott Theatre Box Office).

Next up in the series is SILLY LOVE SONGS: MICHAEL MAHLER SINGS PAUL MCCARTNEY, March 9 and 10, 2020.

Date:             December 17, 2019, 3:00pm and 7:30pm
Location:        MARRIOTT THEATRE, 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire, IL 60069
Tickets:          $50.00 (not including taxes and fees)
Box Office:     847-634-0200

ABOUT THE ARTIST: The Associated Press calls him “immensely talented,” and Sound and Town cheers “Bradshaw delivers an electrifying performance.” Jared Bradshaw is a Broadway veteran who recently appeared in CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY. Previously, Bradshaw was a long time cast member of the Tony Award-winning smash hit JERSEY BOYS, swinging multiple roles in the Broadway, First National Tour, and Chicago companies.

Off-Broadway, he delighted audiences in numerous incarnations of the wickedly funny FORBIDDEN BROADWAY, deftly taking on celebrities such as Hugh Jackman, Harry Connick Jr, and John Travolta. Pre-Broadway: DAVE. Regional theatre highlights include: THE MUSIC MAN (Harold Hill), SINGING IN THE RAIN (Don Lockwood), GUYS AND DOLLS (Nathan Detroit), JEKYLL AND HYDE (Jekyll/Hyde), WEST SIDE STORY (Riff), CABARET (Cliff), THE LAST FIVE YEARS (Jamie), MY WAY: A MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO FRANK SINATRA, and numerous productions of SMOKEY JOE’S CAFE. Additionally, he travelled as a featured performer aboard Disney Cruise Ships. Jared and wife Lindsay Northen (Broadway’s WICKED) are the proud parents of little Georgia.

ABOUT THE PROJECT: Artists Lounge Live is a dynamic concert series featuring popular music of yesterday performed live by tremendous talent of today. Rising stars of stage and screen pay homage to the icons that influenced them in emotional evenings of storytelling and song. In addition to showcasing superb musicianship, powerful storytelling sets Artists Lounge Live apart. Shows explore the lives of icons with empathy and delve into the landscape of America when the music was being made. Headliners are not impersonators; rather, they are artistic descendants to the icon they cover. By sharing their gratitude, the artists offer audiences a piece of their heart. Artists Lounge Live hopes that as you fall in love with the music all over again, you’ll also fall in love with the featured artist dedicated to keeping your music alive for the next generation. Producer/performer Michael Ingersoll states, "Popular music is our shared heritage and we honor it the best way we know how: by gathering together to enjoy live entertainment. We believe in the restorative power of live entertainment, for both the individual and the community."

Artists Lounge Live shows are created by husband and wife team Michael and Angela Ingersoll. Michael is known for starring as Nick Massi of the Four Seasons in JERSEY BOYS, launching the original San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Chicago runs. He went on to start the retro-rock vocal group Under the Streetlamp; recording, touring, and co-starring in the quartet's multiple PBS concert specials. Angela is an Emmy-nominated actress who headlines concert stages nationwide in GET HAPPY: ANGELA INGERSOLL SINGS JUDY GARLAND, as seen on PBS. She won acclaim portraying Garland in the play END OF THE RAINBOW, including Chicago’s Jeff Award and LA Times Woman of the Year in Theatre. The couple live in Chicago.

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Two Nights Only: AN EVENING WITH PIGPEN THEATRE CO. Concert Series at Writers Theatre

ChiIL Live Shows On Our Radar:

Writers Theatre presents limited engagement of
a two-night only concert series featuring the stars of PigPen

December 16 and 17, 2018

Here at ChiIL Live Shows and ChiIL Mama, we've been catching Pigpen Theatre Co. in concert and theatre productions for years. In 2013 we shot live show shots and gave away tickets to our readers when the band was playing a series of concerts that became one of the most popular residencies of the past decade at the legendary Schuba’s Tavern in Chicago. We did the same for their residency at Old Town School of Folk Music when they were in Chicago working on The Hunter and the Bear with Writers Theatre. In fact, every time they come through Chicago, we're there, and we're elated to announce they're making a concert stop in town once again. 

Pigpen's brand of folky Americana originals and covers is a much needed tonic for tough times. Their concerts are full of feel good folk songs that unite and remind us what Americans can be, in a country known for caring for others, welcoming immigrants, and working together. Join in on an uplifting evening and prepare to sing along. 

Writers Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma, presents the limited engagement of An Evening with PigPen Theatre Co., a two-night only concert series featuring the stars of PigPen (The Hunter and the Bear, The Old Man and the Old Moon), with a few surprises for the holiday season. An Evening with PigPen Theatre Co. will be presented for two performances only, December 16 and 17, 2018 in the Alexandra C. and John D. Nichols Theatre at 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe.

“We’re so happy to be welcoming back Pigpen Theatre Co. just in time for the holidays,” says WT Artistic Director Michael Halberstam. “We’ve had such wonderful collaborations with the company on The Old Man and The Old Moon and The Hunter and The Bear, both of which turned out to be huge hits with our audiences. When the opportunity arose, we thought this would be the perfect holiday gift for Writers Theatre patrons. Come celebrate! Indulge in a little comfort and joy and chase away the cold.”

PigPen Theatre Co. adds, "We are so thrilled to be returning to Chicago for a holiday visit with our extended theatrical family. We generally refer to any time we get to spend in Glencoe as ‘the best time of our lives’ and we feel lucky to be invited back. We'll provide the songs and merriment as long as you all provide backup vocals."

PigPen Theatre Company began creating their unique brand of theatre, music, and film as freshmen at the Carnegie Mellon School of Drama in 2007. They have since produced their original plays in New York City and toured the country – earning them critic’s picks from The New York Times, Time Out New York, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, Boston Globe and many more, ranking them in the top ten theatrical events of 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2016. They were the first group to win the NYC Fringe Festival’s top honor for a play two years in a row (2010/11) and have gone on to win IRNE (2012, 2015) and Jeff Awards (2014) for their theatrical productions. 

In 2016, Sir Trevor Nunn invited PigPen to be a part of his first American acting company for a production of Shakespeare's Pericles. PigPen's debut album, “Bremen”, was named #10 album of the year in The Huffington Post’s 2012 Grammy preview sending PigPen on tour playing to sold-out crowds across the country. American Songwriter premiered their follow-up EP, “The Way I’m Running”, in 2013. 

In 2015, PigPen released their sophomore album, "Whole Sun", performed at Mumford & Sons' return to the Gentlemen of the Road Festival, and made their feature film debut in Jonathan Demme's Ricki and the Flash starring Meryl Streep. In 2018, PigPen announced that they are currently creating two stage musicals based on beloved novels: The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo (in partnership with Universal Theatrical Group) and Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen (in collaboration with Rick Elice).

An Evening with PigPen Theatre Co. will be presented December 16 and 17, 2018 at 7:30pm (Doors at 7:00pm, VIP meet & greet at 6:30pm). Regular Tickets are priced $25-$40, and VIP Tickets, which include an exclusive meet & greet and photo opportunity with PigPen, are priced at $75. Tickets may be purchased online at, by phone at 847-242-6000 or in person at theBox Office at 325 Tudor Court in Glencoe.

Sunday, December 16, 2018 and Monday, December 17, 2018

VIP Meet & Greet: 6:30pm
Doors: 7:00pm
Performance: 7:30pm

The Alexandra C. and John D. Nichols Theatre
325 Tudor Court, Glencoe
Full Price Ticket (Standard): $25-40
VIP Ticket (Price includes Meet & Greet): $75

Box Office:                       
The Box Office is located at 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe; 

For more than 25 years, Writers Theatre has captivated Chicagoland audiences with inventive interpretations of classic work, a bold approach to contemporary theatre and a dedication to creating the most intimate theatrical experience possible.

Under the artistic leadership of Michael Halberstam and the executive leadership of Kathryn M. Lipuma, Writers Theatre has grown to become a major Chicagoland cultural destination with a national reputation for excellence, being called the top regional theatre in the nation by The Wall Street Journal. The company, which plays to a sold-out and discerning audience of more than 60,000 patrons each season, has garnered critical praise for the consistent high quality and intimacy of its artistry—providing the finest interpretations of both classic and contemporary theatre in its two intensely intimate venues. 

In February 2016, Writers Theatre opened a new, state-of-the-art facility. This established the company's first permanent home—a new theatre center in downtown Glencoe, designed by the award-winning, internationally renowned Studio Gang Architects, led by Founder and Design Principal Jeanne Gang, FAIA, in collaboration with Theatre Consultant Auerbach Pollock Friedlander. The new facility has allowed the Theatre to continue to grow to accommodate its audience, while maintaining its trademark intimacy. The new facility resonates with and complements the Theatre’s neighboring Glencoe community, adding tremendous value to Chicagoland and helping to establish the North Shore as a premier cultural destination.

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