Tuesdays with Corti: Jeff Wins

A day late and a dollar short again! I am still recovering from the Jeffs Monday night and my day yesterday! If I weren’t so exhilarated, I’d be exhausted! Finally crashed ... Read More

Paramount Wins 3 Jeff Awards!

PARAMOUNT WINS 3 JEFF AWARDS FOR THE 2015-16 BROADWAY SERIES WE FEEL PRETTY, OH SO PRETTY! Chicago’s Joseph Jefferson Awards announced the 2015-16 Jeff Award winners. All four of our 2015-16 Broadway Series productions ... Read More

Tuesdays with Corti: The Fam

Dawn breaks a dramatic vista over The Fox, a fitting suspenseful backdrop of clouds, color and light, as I’m about to tell you here of the upcoming Jeff Awards this coming Monday night, October 17…oh, ... Read More

Tuesdays with Corti: Super Troupers

Here’s a slice of life for you this Tuesday, October 4, 2016 (well, maybe it’s the whole loaf of bread): Last week a nasty pinball of a cold ricocheted its ... Read More

Tuesdays with Corti: Story>Songs

Last Thursday night, I returned to Paramount’s Mamma Mia! for the first time since we opened two weeks ago, and the experience rewarded so much with renewed appreciation for the stunning performance the cast delivers ... Read More

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