Wednesday, July 10, 2013
GENE SISKEL FILM CENTER TO HOST NEIGHBORHOOD NIGHT TUESDAY, JULY 16 AN EVENING OF COMMUNITY AND QUALITY CINEMA (Chicago)
GENE SISKEL FILM CENTER TO HOST
NEIGHBORHOOD NIGHT TUESDAY, JULY 16
AN EVENING OF COMMUNITY AND QUALITY CINEMA
Member price offered to all screenings
The Gene Siskel Film Center, the only movie theater in the Chicago’s Loop Theatre District, will be hosting its first-ever Neighborhood Night as a welcome to workers, visitors, and most notably area residents to experience the unique cinema, on Tuesday, July 16. Attendees will enjoy being a member for the night paying only $6 per screening and a reception courtesy of Whole Foods Market. Screenings will be at 6:00 and 8:00 pm with the reception from 7:30 to 9:00 pm.
“The goal of Neighborhood Night is to bring awareness about our venue’s movies which vary greatly on any given night and are presented as they should be—on the big screen—and that we’re a convenient location for the growing Loop residential population. While we are one of downtown Chicago’s many cultural offerings, we are uniquely positioned as the only art cinema in the Loop. We feature ground-breaking independent cinema, provocative documentaries, retrospectives highlighting noted directors and actors, and classic films celebrating the legends of bygone eras in cinema, and at select screenings, filmmaker appearances which are opportunities to discuss movies in-depth to further enhance the film-going experience.”
A variety of movies is contained within one evening from Stanley Kubrick classic Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bombstarring Peter Sellers, to 60s and 70s excess in Paul Raymond biopic The Look of Love directed by Michael Winterbottom and starring Steve Coogan, to animation Grave of the Fireflies by Japan’s noted Studio Ghibli, concerning the plight of two young children who lose their mother in a World War II air raid.
The showtimes on July 16 are:
• 6:00 pm: Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
• 6:00 and 8:00 pm: The Look of Love• 8:00 pm: The Grave of the Fireflies
• 7:30-9:00 pm: reception for all ticketholders
All screenings are at the Gene Siskel Film Center of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, located at 164 N. State St.
Tickets to each Neighborhood Night screening are $6, the Gene Siskel Film Center member price, a $5 reduction off the standard $11 general admission price. All tickets may be purchased at the Film Center Box Office. Both general admission and Film Center member tickets are available through Ticketmaster, 800-982-2787, www.ticketmaster.com, and all Ticketmaster outlets. The Film Center and its box office are open 5:00 to 8:30 pm, Monday through Friday; 2:00 to 8:30 pm Saturday; or 2:00 to 5:30 pm Sunday.
A Film Center membership is a year-round ticket to great movies for only $6 per screening! Memberships are $50 (Individual) and $80 (Dual). For more information, call 312-846-2600 or visit www.siskelfilmcenter.org. Discounted parking is available for $14 for nine hours at the InterPark SELF-PARK at 20 E. Randolph St. A rebate ticket can be obtained from the Film Center Box Office.
The Film Center is located near CTA trains and buses. Nearest CTA L stations are Lake (Red line); State/Lake (Brown, Green, Orange, Pink, Purple lines); and Washington (Blue line). CTA bus lines serving State St.: 2, 6, 10, 29, 36, 62, 144, and 146.For more information about the Film Center, call 312-846-2800 (24-hour movie hotline) or 312-846-2600 (general information, 9:00 am-5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday), or visit www.siskelfilmcenter.org
. About the Gene Siskel Film Center of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago The Gene Siskel Film Center of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago celebrates 40 years of presenting cutting edge programs, independent and international cinema, premieres, retrospectives, and classic films. Internationally recognized for its original film programming, the Film Center is a vibrant cultural destination in Chicago that attracts a diverse and creative annual audience of over 80,000. www.siskelfilmcenter.org
About the School of the Art Institute of Chicago
A leader in educating artists, designers, and scholars since 1866, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) offers nationally accredited undergraduate and graduate degrees and post-baccalaureate programs to more than 3,200 students from around the globe. SAIC also provides adults, high school students, and children with the opportunity to flourish in a variety of courses, workshops, certificate programs, and camps through its Continuing Studies program. Located in the heart of Chicago, SAIC has an educational philosophy built upon an interdisciplinary approach to art and design, giving students unparalleled opportunities to develop their creative and critical abilities, while working with renowned faculty who include many of the leading practitioners in their fields. SAIC's resources include the Art Institute of Chicago and its new Modern Wing; numerous special collections and programming venues provide students with exceptional exhibitions, screenings, lectures, and performances. For more information, please visit saic.edu
Saturday, July 13, 2-5 pm
Guest Speaker: SHERRY ANSHARA: 4NDEs, Author, Medical Intuitive, Healer, Developer of QuantumPathic Energy Methods
Medical intuitive Sherry Anshara is founder of QuantumPathic® Center of Consciousness, developer of the QuantumPathic Energy MethodSM, and developer / educator of the Intuitive Powers / Practical ApplicationsTM courses. In her private practice located in Scottsdale, Arizona, individuals, business owners, couples and families locally, nationally and internationally learn how to connect to their cellular memory by using their intuition to consciously take charge of their lives and no longer be influenced by limited Belief Systems and fears. They become the observers and the conscious creators of their lives.
Anshara authored “The Age of Inheritance: The Activation of the Thirteen Chakras” and “And the Point Is…? Beyond Duality.” She’s a contributor to many local and national publications, and hosted the weekly “Conscious Healing” online radio show for 5 years until 2010.
Anshara is also a founder and president of the Blended Healthcare Consortium, a group of doctors, healthcare practitioners and business professionals who are dedicated to the mission of providing personalized solutions for individual wellness at every age and stage of their lives.
QuantumPathic’s focus is to teach people how to heal themselves physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually using the QuantumPathic Energy MethodSM. This Energy Method incorporates traditional and unique Energy Medicine techniques to help people go into their cellular memory, understand the root cause of their issues, and release the blocked energies that are preventing change. A result of this process is expansion of one’s consciousness and helps individuals to connect with their intuition to gain clear awareness of how and why they are creating every detail of their lives.
For the first time, this progressive process is the practical connection of consciousness within the human body from the cellular level that blends together all aspects of life: business, medicine, alternative healthcare, Quantum Physics, science, and relationships in the unity of oneness and wholeness for self.
Sherry has had four near-death experiences. She will be doing private one-on-one healing sessions for us on July 14 and 15 (all slots already taken), and speaking at the Church of the Spirit on July 14. More info to follow.
For more info about Sherry and her work, please go to:
Our meditations at the beginning of each meeting are short, but important spiritual energy times for us.....Please observe silence and wait to enter the auditorium until after the meditation is over.....thank you.
(Also, please turn off all cell phones during the meeting.)
Coming Next Month: Kathleen FORTI, Ph.D.: Clinical Psychologist, NDEr, Author, who was given information about vibrational healing during her experience.
FOOD TABLE --- PLEASE READ!
We have a new volunteer Food Coordinator to do the food at our meetings....Lisa Westerfield. Many thanks, Lisa, for stepping up. We need an Assistant for her and we still need helpers to help set up at 1 pm and to clean up after the intermission. We need a group of people, so that we can be sure that we have at least 2 people who are willing to come early (by 1 pm) and help set up the food table and at least 2 people who will clean up the mess after the intermission and take the dirty dishes home and wash them. (It's not a lot of dishes.)
My guides informed me when I started this organization that the food table was important at the intermission. We need to feed mind, soul, and BODY. Food is a social lubricant and it helps to "ground" people. It is not something we can skip. I do not have the energy to worry about this. Please people----step up and help so we can continue Chicago IANDS......
Thank you for volunteering and making it happen!
DIRECT FROM LAS VEGAS, “THE RAT PACK IS BACK!” TO PLAY THE ROSEMONT THEATRE FOR ONE-PERFORMANCE-ONLY, SATURDAY, OCT. 19 AT 8 P.M
DIRECT FROM LAS VEGAS, “THE RAT PACK IS BACK!” TO PLAY THE ROSEMONT THEATRE FOR ONE-PERFORMANCE-ONLY, SATURDAY, OCT. 19 AT 8 P.M.
“This is as close as anyone has come to capturing the feeling of the real thing!”
-- The Las Vegas Sun
“This is as close as anyone has come to capturing the feeling of the real thing!”
-- The Las Vegas Sun
(Rosemont, IL ) – “THE RAT PACK IS BACK!,” a tribute to the legendary 1960s stars known as “The Rat Pack,” will play the Rosemont Theatre, 5400 N. River Road, for one-performance-only, Saturday, Oct. 19 at 8 p.m. Tickets go on sale Friday, July 12 at 10 a.m. Photos from the production are downloadable here.
All proceeds generated by this performance of “THE RAT PACK IS BACK!” will benefit Salute Inc., a non-profit organization that provides financial support for military men and women and their families, organized by Rosemont Mayor Brad Stephens. This is the third consecutive year that Mayor Stephens has organized a theater performance to benefit Salute Inc. To date, the performances have raised more than $80,000.
“THE RAT PACK IS BACK!” takes the audience back in time and space to classic Las Vegas on a balmy night circa 1960 when four show business legends -- Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., Joey Bishop and Dean Martin -- converged at the Sands Hotel for the first time. These stars delivered style with substance, swing with swagger and a non-stop party to which everyone wanted access.
“THE RAT PACK IS BACK!” unites four of the country’s most accomplished singer/actors. Mickey Joseph (appearing as Joey Bishop); Drew Anthony (appearing as Dean Martin); Kenny Jones (appearing as Sammy Davis, Jr.) and Brian Duprey (appearing as Frank Sinatra).
In “THE RAT PACK IS BACK!,” Frank, Sammy, Joey and Dean are back and do it “just one more time.” What ensues is an uncanny recreation of one of the Rat Pack’s raucous, antic-filled performances, featuring Bishop’s hilarious comedy and performances of such standards as Sinatra’s “You Make Me Feel So Young,” and “A Foggy Day,” Martin’s “That’s Amoré” and Davis’ “Mr. Bojangles.” Backing the singers is swinging 12-piece live orchestra performing period perfect orchestrations.
“THE RAT PACK IS BACK!” is produced by Dick Feeney (“Viva Las Vegas,” “Showgirls,” “The Great Gleason”).
“THE RAT PACK IS BACK!” will play the Rosemont Theatre, 5400 N. River Road on Saturday, Oct. 19 at 8 p.m. Tickets are priced from $29.50 - $69. Tickets go on sale Friday, July 12 at 10 a.m. and are available at www.rosemonttheatre.com
SALUTE, INC. was founded in 2003 by Will and Mary Beth Beiersdorf of Arlington Heights, Illinois. Shortly after 9/11, Will, a Naval Reservist, was called to active duty and deployed to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba for thirteen months. The severe financial impact his deployment had on his family came as a startling revelation. While Will was serving in Cuba, Mary Beth was overwhelmed with the magnitude of what she and their three sons were facing. In addition to the lack of finances, Mary Beth and her children coped with the fear of the unknown and the emotional strain caused by their separation from Will.
With the help, support and outpouring of love from family, friends, their church and their community, they were able to survive. Upon Will's return, both he and Mary Beth felt the need to "give back" by helping others who were experiencing similar hardships. In 2003, they decided to start an organization whose fundraising efforts would be based around a yearly Memorial Day Family Run/Walk. After sharing their vision with family, friends and pooling their resources, Salute was born!
SALUTE, INC. is now a recognized 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides financial support for our military men and women through a variety of fundraising activities.
About The Village of Rosemont, Illinois
Rosemont, Illinois, Chicagoland’s business and entertainment suburb, is conveniently located five minutes from O’Hare Airport and twenty minutes from Chicago’s downtown. Rosemont is home to the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, a wide variety of hotel and dining options, the Allstate Arena, the Rosemont Theatre and a host of entertainment and retail venues including MB Financial Park at Rosemont. Rosemont continues to grow and evolve based on the new vision of Mayor Bradley A. Stephens. The newest addition to the Rosemont community, set to open in August 2013, will be the Fashion Outlets of Chicago For more information visit www.rosemont.com.
EXTENDED DUE TO EARLY INTEREST & POPULAR DEMAND!
ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER’S
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA
IN A SPECTACULAR NEW PRODUCTION BY
WILL NOW PLAY CHICAGO JANUARY 9 – MARCH 2, 2014
Broadway In Chicago is thrilled to announce that Cameron Mackintosh’s spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA has added two weeks to its premiere in Chicago due to popular demand. THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA will play the Cadillac Palace Theatre (151 West Randolph) for a limited 8-week engagement from January 9 – March 2, 2014.
Andrew Lloyd Webber said, “It’s wonderful to have a new production of PHANTOM touring America in the same year that the show celebrates 25 years on Broadway. Director Laurence Connor has done an amazing job and this production has received huge critical acclaim in the UK.”
Cameron Mackintosh said, ''After a glorious celebration last month of 25 phenomenal years on Broadway with no end in sight, I'm delighted to be able to bring this dazzling new production of PHANTOM -- which has been phenomenally well-received by both audiences and critics in the U.K this past year -- to America. With an exciting new design and staging, retaining Maria Björnson’s amazing costumes, I am confident American audiences will fall in love with the PHANTOM in his new guise -- for the first time or all over again.”
The new production of PHANTOM has been an enormous hit on its inaugural UK tour with audiences and critics alike…
“An intense and spectacular new production with a stunning new design, fresh drama and added momentum.”
“Cameron Mackintosh’s flawless new PHANTOM is the best production of this musical ever.”
“Take a deep breath and prepare to be dazzled; this kind of gorgeous escapism is exactly what audiences need.”
“Andrew Lloyd Webber’s luscious music - a great theatrical experience PHANTASTIC.”
This new production of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA is directed by Laurence Connor (the 25th Anniversary Les Misérables now on tour and headed for Broadway, Jesus Christ Superstar) with choreography by Scott Ambler, set design by Paul Brown, Tony Award-winning original costume design by Maria Björnson, lighting design by Paule Constable, sound design by Mick Potter and musical supervision by John Rigby. The production is overseen by Matthew Bourne and Cameron Mackintosh. THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA has music by Andrew Lloyd Webber; lyrics are by Charles Hart (with additional lyrics by Richard Stilgoe) and the book is by Richard Stilgoe and Andrew Lloyd Webber. Orchestrations are by David Cullen and Andrew Lloyd Webber.
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA continues its record-breaking runs in London and on Broadway. There are currently five productions around the world: the flagship London production (26 Years and counting), New York (25 years and counting - PHANTOM celebrated its 25th Anniversary on Broadway on January 26 of this year), Budapest (Hungary), Kyoto (Japan) and Seoul (Korea).
Since its debut, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA has grossed over $890 million on Broadway. Even now, it is consistently among Broadway’s highest-grossing shows and remains a box office champ. Earlier this year, the production shattered the house record at The Majestic by having its best weekly gross in its entire 25-year history. Total attendance is now over 15 million and it continues to play with no end in sight.
The musical’s international success – equally staggering – is represented by total worldwide grosses estimated at over $5.6 billion. This colossal figure makes PHANTOM the most successful entertainment venture of all time, with revenues higher than any film or stage play in history, including Titanic, Star Wars and far surpassing the world’s highest-grossing film Avatar (at $2.8 billion). Worldwide, over 65,000 performances have been seen by 130 million people in 28 countries and 148 cities in 13 languages.
The flagship London production of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, which opened in 1986 at Her Majesty’s Theatre, celebrated 25 years in October 2011. That milestone was celebrated with a special production at London’s Royal Albert Hall directed by Laurence Connor.
The show has won more than 70 major theater awards, including seven 1988 Tony Awards (including Best Musical) and three Olivier Awards in the West End. The original cast recording, with over 40 million copies sold worldwide, is the best-selling cast recording of all time. In September 2010, student productions of PHANTOM started being licensed through R&H Theatricals, and so far have been performed at hundreds of high schools and colleges across the U.S. and in Canada.
The new touring production of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA will be the first to tour the U.S. in three years. There have been three previous U.S. National Tours that grossed over $1.5 billion in combined box office sales and played 216 engagements in 77 cities for an unprecedented total of 36 years and over 14,500 performances to 31 million people.
Based on the classic novel Le Fantôme de L’Opéra by Gaston Leroux, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA tells the story of a masked figure who lurks beneath the catacombs of the Paris Opera House, exercising a reign of terror over all who inhabit it. He falls madly in love with an innocent young soprano, Christine, and devotes himself to creating a new star by nurturing her extraordinary talents and by employing all of the devious methods at his command.
The performance schedule for THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA is as follows:
Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m.
Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. (no matinee performance on January 22)
Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. (additional 2 p.m. performance on January 23)
Fridays at 7:30 p.m.
Saturdays at 2 & 8 p.m.
Sundays at 2 p.m. (additional 7:30 p.m. performance on January 26)
Please note: Ticket prices and performance schedule are subject to change.
Tickets for THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA at the Cadillac Palace Theatre range from $25-$95. A select number of premium seats are also available for many performances. Tickets are available now for groups of 15 or more by calling Broadway In Chicago Group Sales at (312) 977-1710. Tickets are available at all Broadway In Chicago Box Offices (24 W. Randolph St., 151 W. Randolph St., 18 W. Monroe St. and 175 E. Chestnut), the Broadway In Chicago Ticket Kiosk at Water Tower Place (845 N. Michigan Ave.), the Broadway In Chicago Ticket Line at (800) 775-2000, all Ticketmaster retail locations and online at www.BroadwayInChicago.com. Schedule and prices subject to change.
For more information, visit www.BroadwayInChicago.comor www.ThePhantomOfTheOpera.com.