The Woodstock Mozart Festival presents its 29th season through August 9, 2015 at the Woodstock Opera House and the Sanfilippo Foundation’s Place de la Musique concert hall in Barrington Hills. For the festival’s concluding concerts, conductor Igor Gruppman and pianist Mykola Suk take the stage for Mozart’s Divertimento in D Major for Strings, K. 136 (125a) and Symphony No. 40 in G Minor, K. 550, as well as Beethoven’s “Emperor” Concerto No. 5 in E-flat Major, Op. 73 for Piano and Orchestra.
These two performances take place Saturday, August 8 at 8:00 pm and Sunday, August 9 at 3:00 pm at the Woodstock Opera House, 121 Van Buren Street in Woodstock. Pre-concert introductions take place one hour before each performance. Full-price tickets are $33-58; WTTW members may purchase Conductor’s Circle seating for a reduced price of $48 and A Seating for a reduced price of $35, subject to limited availability.
Strawdog Theatre begins its 28th season with a production of After Miss Julie, which the London Telegraph called “an unforgettable night of white-hot theatrical intensity.” The sexual politics of master and servant come to a boil in Patrick Marber’s intimate and powerful re-envisioning of Strindberg’s Miss Julie. Elly Green (Jeff Award-nominee for Rabbit at Stage Left) makes her Strawdog debut directing this darkly satiric play.
2-for-1 tickets are available to WTTW members for Thursday through Sunday August performances beginning August 20 at Strawdog Theatre, 3829 N Broadway in Chicago.
WTTW Members have the exclusive opportunity to receive $10 off tickets to the popular production Stupid F##king Bird at Victory Gardens Zacek McVay Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue in Chicago. Aaron Posner’s comic spin on Chekhov’s The Seagull is directed by artistic director Jonathan L. Green and runs from July 23 through August 30.
On the grounds of a country estate, two generations worth of Russians mope and love and hate and make a lot of bird-based metaphors. Critics and audiences fell hard for the production when it enjoyed a smash hit run at Victory Gardens in the fall of 2014. Chris Jones (Chicago Tribune) said, “Sweet and oft hilarious! Fun and grungy!”