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The behind the scenes story of the biggest theatrical productions in the US. Season Two: The Nutcracker at The Joffrey Ballet in Chicago begins 12/6/21

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The behind the scenes story of the biggest theatrical productions in the US. Season Two: The Nutcracker at The Joffrey Ballet in Chicago begins 12/6/21

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    Opening The Nutcracker

    Opening The Nutcracker

    Joffrey Ballet Artistic Director Ashley Wheater discusses the process involved in putting together a production, including the yearly production of The Nutcracker. Plus, Dancer Amanda Assucena shares the process she goes through to prepare for The Nutcracker each Christmas.
    Bringing Up The Lights tells the behind the scenes story of the biggest theatrical productions in the US. Season Two: The Nutcracker at The Joffrey Ballet in Chicago


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    • 29 min
    Costumes and Music for The Nutcracker

    Costumes and Music for The Nutcracker

    Ellie Cotey discusses the path she took to become the Costume Manager for the Joffrey Ballet and what goes into putting together costumes for The Nutcracker every Christmas. Plus, Music Director Scott Speck talks about juggling multiple projects and the role music plays in bringing the production to life.
    Bringing Up The Lights tells the behind the scenes story of the biggest theatrical productions in the US. Season Two: The Nutcracker at The Joffrey Ballet in Chicago


    This is a public episode. If you would like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit bringingupthelights.substack.com

    • 33 min
    The Nutcracker Returns

    The Nutcracker Returns

    Greg Cameron, the President and CEO at The Joffrey Ballet reflects on how much it means to be peforming The Nutcracker again after a year off thanks to COVID. Meanwhile, for Director of Production Cody Chen, the move to a new venue has presented new challenges and opportunities.
    Bringing Up The Lights tells the behind the scenes story of the biggest theatrical productions in the US. Season Two: The Nutcracker at The Joffrey Ballet in Chicago


    This is a public episode. If you would like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit bringingupthelights.substack.com

    • 39 min
    Opening Night with Sondra Radvanovsky

    Opening Night with Sondra Radvanovsky

    Sondra Radvanovsky talks about how she prepared for the role of Lady Macbeth and the long road back to the stage after the world shut down, including her own COVID diagnosis.
    Bringing Up The Lights is the story of the Lyric Opera of Chicago's 2021 production of Macbeth and their return to the stage after eighteen months due to the COVID pandemic.


    This is a public episode. If you would like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit bringingupthelights.substack.com

    • 20 min
    Taking The Stage With The Chorus

    Taking The Stage With The Chorus

    Suzanne Kszastowski has been a soprano in the Chorus of the Lyric Opera of Chicago since 2009. As opening night approaches, Suzanne shares her experience as a member of the chorus.
    Bringing Up The Lights is the story of the Lyric Opera of Chicago's 2021 production of Macbeth and their return to the stage after eighteen months due to the COVID pandemic.


    This is a public episode. If you would like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit bringingupthelights.substack.com

    • 18 min
    Creating the Costumes For Macbeth

    Creating the Costumes For Macbeth

    Lyric Opera of Chicago has finally reached the point where actors will actually take the stage and start working. That’s where Ben Bell Bern and the Rehearsal Department come into the picture and make sure everyone is where they need to be.
    Bringing Up The Lights is the story of the Lyric Opera of Chicago's 2021 production of Macbeth and their return to the stage after eighteen months due to the COVID pandemic.


    This is a public episode. If you would like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit bringingupthelights.substack.com

    • 14 min

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