CHICAGO – When faced with adversity, the best way around it is to somehow break into song. That is the feeling behind the Brown Paper Box Co.’s “Positively Present: An Uplifting Cabaret,” running April 7th and 8th at Mary’s Attic in Chicago’s Andersonville neighborhood. The event features company member Kristi Szczepanek as host, and presents song stylings by other company members, including Anna Schutz, plus some special guests. For details and ticket information, click here.
Slideshow: ‘Glee’ Star Chris Colfer Tours Chicagoland for New Book
CHICAGO – The irrepressible character of Kurt Hummel from the popular TV series “Glee” came to Naperville, Ill. in the guise of Chris Colfer: the actor who portrays him. Colfer is also an author and was at Anderson’s Bookshop to greet fans and promote his book “The Land of Stories: A Grimm Warning”.
Colfer was born in Clovis, Calif. and showed an interest in singing and musical theater from an early age. After making a notable short film at the age of 18, he was cast one year later as Kurt Hummel on “Glee”. He won a Golden Globe in 2011 for Best Supporting Actor in a Television Series. Colfer is also a prolific author and has produced the third book for his young adult “Land of Stories” series. After “The Wishing Spell” and “The Enchantress Returns,” the latest is subtitled “A Grimm Warning”.
Photographer Joe Arce took these exclusive portraits of Chris Colfer as he greeted fans and signed autographs at his book promotion on July 11, 2014. Click “Next” and “Previous” to scan through the slideshow or jump directly to individual photos with the captioned links below. All images © Joe Arce of Starstruck Foto for HollywoodChicago.com.
- COLFER1: Chris Colfer at Anderson’s Bookshop for “The Land of Stories: A Grimm Warning”.
- COLFER2: Chris Colfer portrays Kurt Hummel on the FOX TV series “Glee”.
- COLFER3: Actor, singer, author and Golden Globe winner Chris Colfer.