Tuesdays with Corti: Sweeney Todd Updates

Sitting in LaGuardia, boarding our flight home-sweet-home soon. Paramount’s Sweeney Todd auditions at the NYC AEA office have fascinated and intrigued with how difficult the leading roles of Todd and ... Read More


The City of Aurora’s reputation as a Midwest destination for the arts was solidified today with the announcement of a tax credit award worth over $15 million from the Illinois ... Read More

Tuesdays with Corti: Mamma Mia! Opening Night

Recovering from Opening Night of Paramount’s Mamma Mia! Saturday night, and “what a night” it was! There is this perception that every press opening outdoes itself every time, and ya gotta think ... Read More

Tuesdays with Corti: Happy Sounds

Labor Day heralds the end of summer, but the heat is on in Aurora literally and figuratively at Paramount. Mamma Mia! begins preview performances at tomorrow’s 1:30 Wednesday Matinee! Five previews and eight ... Read More

14 Jeff Award Nominations

PARAMOUNT’S 2015-16 BROADWAY SERIES EARNS 14 JEFF AWARD NOMINATIONS OH, WHAT A BEAUTIFUL DAY at the Paramount Theatre today! Chicago’s Joseph Jefferson Committee announced the 2015-16 Jeff Award nominees. All four of our 2015-16 ... Read More

Tuesdays with Corti: Designer Run-Through

Today’s dawn made quite the dramatic entrance flashing and rumbling a lightning and thunder storm, half waking me as the bedroom window framed bursts of lightning alternating with the growing morning light. The strobe ... Read More

Tuesdays with Corti: Act 2

It’s Wednesday! (Maybe the name of this blog should be changed!) Again, so much good is going on, it’s hard to find a moment to sit down and write about it! ... Read More

Tuesdays with Corti: Happy Camper

I’m on my lunch break Wednesday from rehearsal for Paramount’s Mamma Mia!. Haven’t had a spare second! On Sunday, speaking with WGN’s Dean Richards on his Morning Radio Show (listen to ... Read More

Tuesdays with Corti: Sophie & Sky

Kiersten Frumkin is “Sophie” and Ryan McBride is “Sky” in Paramount’s Mamma Mia!, and I’m sitting here in The Copley as maestro Tom Vendafreddo music directs their scene “Lay All Your ... Read More