Sunday, July 31, 2005

The Midwest Independent Film Festival takes place Tuesday, August 2nd at 6 p.m. at the Landmark Century Centre Cinema, 2828 North Clark Street [Yahoo Map].

Saturday, July 30, 2005

Keegan-Michael Key interview canceled:
Due to scheduling conflicts, the August 1st Spotlight Series event with Keegan-Michael Key has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience. Keep your eye out for upcoming Spotlight Series events.

Wednesday, July 27, 2005

I believe Prison Break, a new series possibly produced by the producers of 24 and executive produced by Brett Ratner, started shooting the first of 12 episodes in Chicago around July 1st. I think local casting is being done by Claire Simon Casting.

Keegan-Michael Key interview:
UPDATE: This event has been canceled.
The next installment of The Second City Spotlight Series will be presented on Monday, August 1 at 5:30pm in The Second City etc (1608 N Wells in Piper's Alley) featuring a one-on-one interview with current MADtv star and Second City Chicago and Detroit alum, Keegan-Michael Key.
Keegan-Michael Key began his career with The Second City – Detroit and then The Second City etc, writing and performing in such revues as “Holy War, Batman!” and “Curious George Goes to War.” He is currently featured on MADtv.
The Second City Spotlight Series presents a unique opportunity for students to learn about the history and current culture of The Second City through one-on-one interviews with both current and alum actors, writers, directors, and producers.
Maribeth Monroe, current cast member of The Second City, will conduct the interview. The audience will have an opportunity to ask questions after the interview. For reservations, please call The Second City box office at 312-337-3992. Tickets are FREE for this event.

Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Related Job Opprotunity:
Silk Road Theatre Project seeks box office manager for our fall production. Job entails 12 hours of work per week - Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings and Sunday afternoons - beginning the week of October 3 and ending on December 30. There is pay. Please contact Jamil Khoury at
This is all I know about this job; caveat actor.

Friday, July 15, 2005

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Wednesday, July 13, 2005

Following up on my previous post, Tenner Paskal & Rudnicke Casting is doing some of the local casting for The Break Up.

Get free cheesecake today at any Chicago Public Library location today in honor of Eli's Cheesecake's 25th anniversary. How can theatres promote themselves this well?

Monday, July 11, 2005

Go to London, See a Show - that's how you can help:
For the first time since the Blitz during the Second World War, every West End theatre cancelled its performances that day. Several shows that were due to perform matinee performances cancelled those first; then, as the police urged everyone to stay away from central London, evening performances were cancelled, too. All public subway and bus transport in central London was suspended in the immediate wake of the attacks, making it impossible for performers or audiences alike to get to the theatres in any case. Some theatres, like the Royal Court, automatically refunded all patrons who had booked. Others are seeking to exchange tickets for future performances
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Sunday, July 10, 2005

The Midwest Independent Film Festival takes place Tuesday, July 12th at 6 p.m. at the Landmark Century Centre Cinema, 2828 North Clark Street [Yahoo Map].

Friday, July 08, 2005

The feature film The Break Up, starring Jennifer Aniston and Vince Vaughn, is shooting in Chicago. This afternoon they are shooting on North Michigan Avenue near Ohio.