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{Culture} Disney's Aladdin on Broadway In Chicago At The Cadillac Palace Theater

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Hey Delights!

My fellow Chicago blogger boo, Dāsha of Windy City Wardrobe was gracious enough to agree to attend and review a performance of Disney's Aladdin on Broadway in Chicago in my stead because I had to go to San Francisco for the live unboxing Stitch Fix event.

Thanks Dāsha and I can not wait to see this production myself!
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Last week I was lucky enough to hang out with some blogger boos in the lounge at The Cadillac Palace Theater prior to viewing Disney’s Aladdin on Broadway in Chicago. Among the group was the production's company manager, Michael Height, who shared his excitement for the show and asked if it was our first time attending it. Little did I know, it was a very valid question as it was so good and I definitely plan on seeing it again.
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Aladdin makes every other musical I've seen look like an exercise in EXTREME minimalism.
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{Culture} The Wiz at Theater Wit Chicago

As I mentioned in my Things I am Looking Forward to in March post, I went to see a production of The WIZ at Theater Wit here in Chicago a few weeks back and I realize that what I am about to say may seem extreme but...the production was AMAZING and dare I say, almost better than the movie.
I know, I know...that seems crazy right? I mean the movies starred Michael Jackson and Diana Ross, classic amazing performers that we all love but you have to understand what these performers pulled off.
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{Culture} The Court Theatre: Blues for an Alabama Sky

As I mentioned in my Fab Five Things I Am Looking Forward to In February post, seeing The Court Theatre's production of Pearl Cleage's Blues for an Alabama Sky was high on my list and it did not disappoint.

The actors draw you in from the very first scene and never let you go, not even when it's over.  Pearl Cleage has a very unique & special way with her characters. Her work tends to remind me of August Wilson in a way, but it is more relatable for me. Perhaps it's because she's a woman or maybe it has more to do with the fact that her work feels more expansive.
Blues for an Alabama Sky is set during the time that the Harlem Renaissance was ending and the Great Depression was beginning and deals with some of the challenges that black people faced during that time.
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{Culture} The Theatre School at DePaul University Production: Night Runner

Soooo...I somehow managed to delete the original version of this post, so I am reposting it.

Hey Delights! 

So I ended up not going to the presentation at the DuSable Museum that I mentioned in my last Five Fab For the Weekend post because it was one of those all I want to do is get home, rip off my bra & get under the covers kind of a night. And while I am bummed about not seeing the presentation, my girls who know, know that the need to release yourself from the shackles of a bra trumps most things.

But as I mentioned in my review of The Cuckoo Theater Project's production of Women, getting theater in regularly is a must for 2017, so I did go and see The Theatre School at DePaul University's Night Runner and I really enjoyed it. The musical production centers around a 12 year old slave girl named Cora and the mystery Night Runner who helps slaves get to the freedom tree. They asked that you not take pictures during the performance, so I snapped this at the end.
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{Culture} Play | The Cuckoo's Theater Project Production: Women

Hey Delights! One of my personal goals for 2017 is something that I actually talked about a lot during The 12 Days of January and that is getting back to the things that we love.  One of those things for me is to definitely get back to adding more theater and entertainment to my monthly calendar.

Some of the best theater that I've ever seen has been in really small independent play houses and the play "Women", The Cuckoo's Theater Project production now playing at The Pentagon Theater at Collaboraction Studios is no exception.
As a young girl who read everything she could get her hands on, Louise May Alcott's Little Women was one of many favorite classic books that I read. And although I did not see a representation of myself in it being a little black girl from the west side of Chicago, I did feel a connection the coming of age stories that it featured.
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{Entertainment} #Scandal Season 5 Episode 1: Run Recap

I started this post Friday so I am posting it later than I had planned but rereading through all of this has only served to get me hyped for this weeks episode!

I have been crazily awaiting the return of Scandal and Thursday's episode did not disappoint me, so I wanted to recap it via tweets.

First off, if you recall how last season ended, Liv was dancing around with her big wine goblet and waiting for Jake to return to the room so that they could do it on the piano, when she was snatched from her apartment and it turns out taken...


Where her snatchers were holding her poor neighbor (who I never even knew existed) hostage.



Meanwhile of course Jake immediately jumps to action (in his drawls, ya'll) when he sees that Liv is gone and a big wine splatter is on the couch

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