Hamilton Education Program
On May 2, 2018, 1,900 students and teachers from 25 Chicagoland area schools attended the matinee performance of HAMILTON at Broadway in Chicago’s CIBC Theatre. The innovative Hamilton Education Program will provide 20,000 Chicagoland high school students the opportunity to experience HAMILTON after studying American history through a special curriculum about Alexander Hamilton and the nation’s Founding Fathers. The students also participated in a Q&A with cast members, and several students performed original songs, raps, poetry, scenes and monologues …
Heartbreak Hotel (Broadway in Chicago)
“Heartbreak Hotel” – the live musical which will make its debut at Broadway in Chicago’s Broadway Playhouse beginning June 30, 2018. Lisa had the opportunity to interview Elvis (Eddie Clendening) Guitarist Scotty Moore (Matt Codina) Writer/Director (Floyd Mutrux) and Producer (Scott Prisand). “Heartbreak Hotel” is the prequel to Million Dollar Quartet, the longest-running Chicago musical, and features hit songs from the King himself as well as the legends who influenced his iconic music.
Louie Anderson (North Shore Center)
WGN Radio Theatre’s Lisa Wolf interviews iconic comedian Louie Anderson prior to his upcoming show at North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie on March 11. Louie talks about how he first started in comedy as a dare, his debut on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, and how his Emmy Award-winning role of Christine Baskets is inspired by his own mom. He explains that he has a new respect for women and says “I wish I …
Hamilton Education Program
On November 29, 2017 1,900 students and teachers from 25 Chicago Public Schools attended the matinee performance of HAMILTON at Broadway in Chicago’s CIBC Theatre. The innovative Hamilton Education Program will provide 20,000 CPS high school students the opportunity to experience HAMILTON after studying American history through a special curriculum about Alexander Hamilton and the nation’s Founding Fathers. The students also participated in a Q&A with cast members, and several students performed original songs, raps, poetry, scenes and monologues …
Gateway to Cancer Research Gala
Lisa Wolf attended the Gateway for Cancer Research 26th annual Cures Gala, “Gateway to OZ” and was able to speak with various guests and performers of the night on the red carpet including members of Earth, Wind & Fire; President of Gateway for Cancer Research, Teresa Hall Bartels; American Idol Finalist, Pia Toscano; and more! Co-chaired by Richard J. Stephenson and Dr. Stacie J. Stephenson, and supported by many, the gala raised $3.5 million this year.
UNCLE PHILIP’S COAT IN THE SPOTLIGHT
Do not miss the Chicago premiere of UNCLE PHILIP’S COAT, starring the incomparable Gene Weygandt, November 27 – December 31, 2016, at The Greenhouse Theater Center (2257 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago). For information, go to greenhousetheater.org Gene and I talked about his character’s journey of self-discovery, the challenges involved in this one-man show, and the importance of family sentiment.
WGN AM 720 Will Get a Weekend Boost
Robert Feder Chicago media served fresh daily since 1980 Weekends on WGN AM 720 will get a boost in the new year with the debut of “The Saturday Night Special” anchored by Amy Guth and the addition of a second night of “WGN Radio Theater” with Carl Amari and Lisa Wolf. Doubling their presence on WGN will be Amari and Wolf, whose showcase for classic radio dramas and other gems from the Golden Age of Radio now …
Lisa is Host of Local Restaurant Show DISH’N OUT MOUNT PROSPECT
Lisa is the host of a local restaurant show called DISH’N OUT MOUNT PROSPECT. This show familiarizes viewers with over 80 locally owned restaurants and eateries. Click Here to see episodes.