Arts Corner

ALL THAT JAZZ: New Theatre Restaurant brings top talent for Kander & Ebb classic

By Paul Horsley
Great works of theater can succeed in a multitude of formats. As long as the material is strong and you bring great performers and direction, a small show can be staged on a grand scale, or a traditionally lavish production can work on a small- or medium-sized stage. When the New Theatre Restaurant brings Chicago to its stage beginning July 7th, it will bring world-class talent to bear for an impact as powerful as anything you’ll see on a big stage.

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FROM FRIENDSHIP FORGED: KC’s top contemporary dance company celebrates 25 years of American choreography

By Paul Horsley
It all started over lunch, during a festival in Vancouver, B.C., where Mary Pat Henry and Leni Wylliams were discussing their favorite dancers and choreographers. She was a dance teacher from South Carolina and he a rising star in the New York dance scene, but the two discovered they had remarkably complementary visions of dance and its history.

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