Tuesdays with Corti: Making the Cut

Up at dawn and hit the road to be at The Equity Office in downtown Chicago for this morning’s dance audition for Paramount’s OKLAHOMA. I’m writing you, dear reader, sitting ... Read More

Tuesdays with Corti: Auditions

Let’s talk about auditions. There are so many approaches taught and discussed. Everyone’s opinion is valid, as it is offered from a place of truth from personal experience. Let me ... Read More

Tuesdays with Corti: OOOOOHHHHKLAHOMA!

I woke up singing “OOOOOHHHHKLAHOMA!” after yesterday’s meeting with Katie Spelman and in anticipation of my first ever meeting this morning with Scott Davis. Ms. Spelman is Choreographer for next ... Read More

Tuesdays with Corti: The Impossible Made Possible

Paramount Theatre’s LES MISERABLES opened Saturday night to unprecedented raves from our audience and critics alike! Dear reader, it feels like the impossible has been made possible. Right here in ... Read More


Check out what critics are saying about Paramount’s production of LES MISERABLES. “Amazing, amazing production… easily one of the best productions that I’ve ever seen of Les Mis from top to ... Read More

Tuesdays with Corti: One Day More

It can’t be March 17th already! Aside from wishing you a safe and Happy St. Patrick’s Day, dear reader, our Les Miserables has its first public performance tomorrow! This morning ... Read More

Tuesdays with Corti: A Whole New Ballgame

Out my window, beautiful Downtown Aurora has vanished across The Fox under a very heavy shroud of fog this morning! But we have very clearly a big day before us ... Read More

Tuesdays with Corti: New and Now

It’s Tuesday night! My predawn blog was abruptly erased into the ether during a brief power outage during the frozen rainstorm over the snow-covered banks of The Fox. So I ... Read More

Tuesdays with Corti: LES MIS Director’s Notes

Apologies! It’s not quite Tuesday but Wednesday! Immersed in daily production notes and rehearsals for LES MISERABLES and planning next season as well, I’ve been “in the weeds,” “swamped” and ... Read More