Our friends at Broadway Chicago have reached out again with an exclusive offer for Members of the Chicago Cultural Alliance: $45 tickets for Fiddler on the Roof at the Cadillac Palace Theater, in town for one week only, May 17-22. Buy tickets here and use code ROOF45 at checkout.
*Offer valid on May 17, 18(mat/eve), & 19 performances. Offer ends Thursday, May 19 at 7:30PM. Valid on middle balcony seating locations only. Subject to availability. Not valid with any other offers or previously purchased tickets. No exchanges or refunds. Normal ticketing fees apply. Other restrictions may apply.
Tony®-winning director Bartlett Sher and the team behind South Pacific, The King and I and 2017 Tony-winning Best Play Oslo, bring a fresh and authentic vision to this beloved theatrical masterpiece from Tony winner Joseph Stein and Pulitzer Prize winners Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick.
The original production won ten Tony Awards, including a special Tony for becoming the longest-running Broadway musical of all time. You’ll be there when the sun rises on this new production, with stunning movement and dance from acclaimed Israeli choreographer Hofesh Shechter, based on the original staging by Jerome Robbins. A wonderful cast and a lavish orchestra tell this heartwarming story of fathers and daughters, husbands and wives, and the timeless traditions that define faith and family.
Featuring the Broadway classics “Tradition,” “If I Were a Rich Man,” “Sunrise, Sunset,” “Matchmaker, Matchmaker” and “To Life,” FIDDLER ON THE ROOF will introduce a new generation to this uplifting celebration that raises its cup to joy! To love! To life!
ONE WEEK ONLY!
May 17 – 22
The Illinois State Historical Records Advisory Board (ISHRAB) is hosting Practical Digital Preservation on a Shoestring: Triage for the Underfunded for 25 Illinois archivists and archival volunteers. This four hour online course, taught over two 2-hour sessions, will be held on May 16 and 18, 2022 from 1-3:00 pm. The course is presented by LYRASIS.
This course will help participants develop a pragmatic approach to digital preservation, including how to implement a practical workflow for triaging digital materials in your care. The focus will be on low-cost and free tools and services and the instructor will demonstrate these tools in action through a full life-cycle workflow.ISHRAB and its representatives will award scholarships on a first-come, first-served basis until all 25 seats have been filled. The completed application form may be submitted by U.S. mail, FAX, or email. All decisions made by the ISHRAB and its representatives will be final. Applications are available at https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.ilsos.gov/publications/pdf_publications/ard175.pdf__;!!Dq0X2DkFhyF93HkjWTBQKhk!CY9UChiHPIcBH6jk_AsUCQVRcyfndtAimEo2zUB05PDZrp4NWuFR57BFQcjny511SzTVwmRpIuINYY0vqbGw5laE$ . Funds for this opportunity are provided by a State Board Programming Grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission. If you have any questions or to submit an application, please contact: David Joens, Director Illinois State Archives Margaret Cross Norton Bldg. Capitol Complex Springfield, IL 62756 217-782-3492 217-524-3930 (fax) firstname.lastname@example.org<mailto:email@example.com
Just a few spots left for our April Archives Crawl! Join us at the Swedish American Museum on Thursday, April 28 at 1pm to learn about their archives and share your own challenges, opportunities, and triumphs with your fellow curators and archivists!
This event will take place at the Swedish American Museum, 5211 N. Clark St. Chicago, IL 60640. There is a parking lot available at the corner of Foster and Ashland, a block from the museum.
Because space in the archive is very limited, this event will be capped at 10 participants.
Participants are required to bring and wear a mask to this event.
Chicago Opera Theater has shared a special deal for our Members, check it out:
We’re preparing for our world premiere of Quamino’s Map and would love to invite members of the Chicago Cultural Alliance to join us with a special offer.
Tickets start at $20
Here is a 20% off code for ticket levels A-E: MAP20
Buy tickets here
The show will be at the Studebaker Theater from April 23-May 1.
Why this production is special:
The entire creative team of Quamino’s Map is made up of women who are trailblazers in their field. Composer Errollyn Wallen is the first Black female composer to have a piece performed at the BBC Proms – and the first to be commissioned by the Royal Opera House Covent Garden. Librettist Deborah Brevoort is co-founder of Theater Without Borders. The conductor, Jeri Lynne Johnson, breaks barriers by being the first African-American female conductor in many opera houses worldwide. Finally, director Kimille Howard is co-founder of the Black Classical Music Archive and artistic director of the Lucille Lortel Theatre’s NYC Public High School Playwriting Fellowship.
The year is 1780, the place is London, England. The British lost the War of Independence in the American colonies. Juba Freeman fled a Carolina plantation where he was enslaved to fight alongside the British against his American oppressors. Later Juba arrives in London and tries to build a new life for himself. He meets Amelia Alumond, an idealistic, young, upper-class Black woman involved in a charity to help the ex-slaves who have arrived on England’s shores. Based on historical events, the opera takes us into the worlds of these two little-known Black communities in England during the late 18th century. Quamino’s Map is an opera about the enduring pull of freedom and the ends to which people will go to achieve it.