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Near West Theatre News

Near West Theatre | April 13, 2016

In March, we received a $3,000 grant from The GPD Employees' Foundation for Capacity Building for Disability Services to purchase assistive equipment and training to enhance our audience members' experience of live theater.

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Near West Theatre | April 8, 2016

Check out these pics of Jenny working on the gigantic backdrop for Show Boat, designed by Laura Carlson Tarantowski.

Jenny has been with Near West Theatre since 2002, when she dropped her resume off in Bob Navis Jr's mailbox and wound up doing scenic design for the set of Evita. He......

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Near West Theatre | March 20, 2016

Show Boat has been cast and began rehearsals on Sunday, March 13th. With a diverse cast of 62 performers, ages 7 to 69, Show Boat promises to be a production of epic proportions! More info coming soon.


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Near West Theatre | May 1, 2015

The term “family musical” has an added meaning at Near West Theatre this spring. The cast of Shrek the Musical, running now through May 17, includes the entire Pantalone family: parents Sam and Christene (CC) and sons Jacob, 14, and Phil, 11. This is Jacob’s first time on the Near West stage with the other three, who ap......

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