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Podtalk: Executive Director Frank Carr for the YippieFest Happening on August 4-6, 2023

YippieFest 2023

CHICAGOYIPPIE! It’s back, in the neighborhood of its roots. YippieFest 2023 will be August 4th-6th in the Lakeview/Buena Park venue of PRIDE ARTS, 4139 North Broadway in Chicago. The space is less than a half mile from the former Mary-Arrchie Theatre, whose “Abbie Hoffman Festival” was the template for the three-day performance celebration. Tickets prices are for one day or all three days, so click YiPPIE FEST 2023.

Podtalk: Alice Da Cunha of Physical Theater Festival Chicago

CHICAGO – One of the more unique theater festivals in Chicago invites us to “get physical.” The 10th Physical Theater Festival Chicago will take place from July 8th-16th, 2023. For the complete show line-up, including ticket links, click PHYSICAL FEST.

Theater Review: Chicago Feels the Passionate Power of ‘Tommy’


CHICAGO – The Opening Night ovation certainly acknowledged that the audience “Saw, Felt, was Touched and Healed” by the passionate and celebratory performance of “The Who’s Tommy.” Adapted from the iconic rock opera created by The Who in 1969, the Goodman Theater revival … with 1990s origins … was written by Pete Townsend and Des McAnuff (also director).

Interview: whitewolfsonicprincess at Evanston’s SPACE, June 14, 2023

CHICAGO – In a familiar environment, taking part in the evolution of their legacy, the band WHITE WOLF SONIC PRINCESS (wwsp) will appear again at Chicagoland’s SPACE venue in Evanston, Illinois … led by percussionist/singer Carla Hayden and guitar/singer James Moeller. For details and ticket information, click wwsp.

Podtalk: Exec Director Frank Carr of 2023 YippieFest, Calling for Acts to Perform from Aug. 4-6

YippieFest 2023

CHICAGOYIPPIE! It’s back, in the neighborhood of its roots. YippieFest 2023 will be August 4th-6th in the Lakeview/Buena Park venue of PRIDE ARTS, 4139 North Broadway in Chicago. The space is less than a half mile from the former Mary-Arrchie Theatre, whose “Abbie Hoffman Festival” was the template for the three-day performance celebration. YippieFest currently has slots for theater acts, including one-act plays, monologue, sketch, improv, vaudeville and other stage performance arts. Artists get free admission to the rest of the festival, so click YiPPIE FEST 2023 to sign up.

Podtalk: Frank Carr on YippieFest, August 19-21, 2022, at the Den Theatre in Chicago

YippieFest 2022

CHICAGO – YippieFest, one of the great performance festivals in Chicago, is returning this upcoming weekend, August 19th, 20th and 21st at the Den Theatre in the Wicker Park neighborhood. Friday the 19th is music night, with a night of bands and groups, and Saturday/Sunday will be performance, with theatre, comedy, stand-up, dance and more.

Interview: whitewolfsonicprincess at Evanston’s Space

CHICAGO – The venue called Space is one of the finer rooms in Chicagoland, specifically in Evanston, Illinois, and one of the finest local bands – whitewolfsonicprincess (wwsp) – will be making an appearance on Wednesday, July 20th. For details and ticket information, click wwsp.

Podtalk: Exec Director Frank Carr of 2022 YIPPIE FEST, Calling for Acts to Perform, Aug. 19-21

YippieFest 2022

CHICAGOYIPPIE! It’s back. Coming off two years of cancellations, the performance event YIPPIE FEST 2022 will take place from Friday, August 19th through Sunday, August 21at at the Den Theatre, 1331 North Milwaukee, Chicago. Currently, the Fest is calling for acts, with music and stand up comedy slots already filled, but any other type of performance, sketch, improv or theatre. This is your opportunity to perform, so sign up by clicking YiPPIE FEST 2022.

Podtalk: Charles Coleman on FACETS Chicago 47th Anniversary

CHICAGO – Last week FACETS Multimedia Chicago began their 47th anniversary celebration, and throughout the month of May will have special programming associated with that milestone. Film Program Director Charles Coleman talks about these programs and more about FACETS with HollywoodChicago.com.

Via Zoom: The World According to Performer Natalja Aicardi

CHICAGO – To discover a truly unique interpreter of cabaret is rare and exciting. Natalja Aicardi is a Chicago singer and performance artist, by way of her native Italy. Her multi disciplinary practice of music, movement, singing and energy practice is adds to a mesmerizing performance base, intimate and inviting.

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