Tuesdays with Corti: Break a Leg Lamp

Ladies and gentlemen, it’s all about Paramount’s A Christmas Story Orchestra! Headed home last night after yesterday’s rehearsal, I’m blown away, totally exhilarated at the sound coming out of that pit. I dropped in late in ... Read More

Tuesdays with Corti: You Can’t Stop The Beat

Good morning, everyone! A damp chill drizzles down on us here in Aurora, I hope this finds you well and warm. As our progress rallies on the job, it’s hard to recover from the ... Read More

Tuesdays with Corti: Leading Player Award

Sunday morning, Tim Rater texted me:  “Happy 5 year anniversary at Paramount TODAY! You started full time exactly 5 years ago today. Nice work, my dear friend.” Tonight, the Sarah Siddons Society will present ... Read More

Tuesdays with Corti: Self-Discovery

Well, folks, a setback or two has delayed progress on today’s blog but as its nothing we haven’t dealt with before, it’s full steam ahead here with you! This afternoon’s first ... Read More

Tuesdays with Corti: Your New Favorite Musical

It’s Fall! The banks of The Fox are a blazing color riot! Eyes popping (or poking, heh heh), I’m excited for today, the start of A Christmas Story ​rehearsals! This is a special week afforded us to give this cast ... Read More

Tuesdays with Corti: Farewell OKLAHOMA!

That mystical violet light on the horizon before sunrise. Restless. So much going on. So much has been achieved. Oklahoma! ​was performed for its final audience Sunday evening. It felt like a world that ... Read More

Tuesdays with Corti: 29,000

“TEAMWORK!” The “word” from Audra Odzana, Paramount’s Audience Services Director, announcing that our box office staff has officially taken in over 29,000 subscribers as of yesterday! Audra goes on to report that we are ... Read More

Tuesdays with Corti: Jeff Awards

What a night! We won 5 Jeff Awards! LES MISERABLES Best Scenic Design – Large: Kevin Depinet & Jeffrey D. Kmiec THE WHO’S TOMMY Best Lighting Design – Large: Greg Hofmann THE WHO’S ... Read More

Jeff Awards Success

Congratulations! A big congrats goes to all the amazing artists in the Chicago Theatre scene for much deserved recognition at the 47th Annual Jeff Awards last night. In the first year ... Read More