From intimate storefront spaces to major productions, Chicago as a strong theater tradition. Many great actors develop their craft on Chicago’s stages before heading to Broadway or Hollywood.
One of those fortunate people that gets to see many of these fine productions first hand is Kris Vire, Theater Editor for TimeOut Chicago. Kris stopped by Holly Jolly Trolley to share some great holiday and non-holiday productions you should check out.
Colin the Cougar gets to the heart of a Christmas tradition that only the Midwest could have spawned. A Christmas Story (1983), is one of the most beloved holiday motion pictures of all time, and the city of Hammond, Indiana brings it to life every year with an exhibit called “A Christmas Story Comes Home.” Erika Scheeringa, Director of Public Relations for Lake County, Indiana, joins “Wake up Call” and talks about about the event and all its ugly lamp, lug nut dropping, holiday goodness.