The Glenwood Avenue Arts District once again established itself as Chicago’s preeminent live theater destination. Theaters in the district collectively took home seven Jeff Awards during last week’s annual celebration of non-Equity Theater in Chicago—held this year at the Athenaeum Theatre.
Lifeline Theatre, 6912 N. Glenwood, took home two prestigious awards, one for best new musical (Northanger Abbey, written by Robert Kauzlaric with songs and lyrics by George Howe) and the other in best lighting design (Kevin D. Gawley in A Wrinkle in Time).
Though both award-winning plays are no longer showing, tickets for Lifeline Theatre’s anticipated new show, Her Majesty’s Will, are selling fast. Lifeline Theatre also performs shows just for kids. View the schedule for next season.
Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre proudly accepted awards for best actor/actress in a revue (Colette Todd in Honky Tonk Angels) and best music direction (Jeremy Ramey in The Most Happy Fella). Theo Ubique operates out of the No Exit Café at 6970 N. Glenwood.
Though Theo Ubique no longer is performing Honky Tonk Angels and The Most Happy Fella, Jacques Brel’s Lonesome Losers of the Night is sure to enjoy ample success as well. I encourage you to buy your tickets now.
Finally, Bohemian Theatre Ensemble (a/k/a Boho Theater), 7016 N. Glenwood won best actress in a principal role in a musical (Colette Todd in Next to Normal), best actor in a supporting role in a musical (Scott Danielson in Urinetown), and best choreography (Aubrey Adams in Urinetown). Headquartered in Rogers Park but with a branch on Belmont Avenue, BoHo Theatre is a stronghold in the Chicago arts community.
BoHo Theatre currently has several ongoing shows that are sure to please.
As these awards demonstrate, the Glenwood Avenue Arts District is now a center of arts in Chicago. Congratulations to all the Glenwood theaters that received these prestigious awards.