Chicago Theater Shows You Can't Miss This Summer

Time Out Chicago

Neil Gaiman's semi-macabre children's book, about a lonely girl who finds a hidden doorway to a creepily perfect parallel world, made its debut as a stage musical in 2009, with a book by playwright David Greenspan and music by Stephin Merritt of the Magnetic Fields. Edward Rutherford directs the Chicago premiere under the auspices of the appropriately-named, ad hoc Black Button Eyes Productions, with musical direction by Nick Sula.

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Kate Merena

Kate is owner and curator of Sacred Art Gallery in Lincoln Square, where she represents over 100 independent artists. She is a freelance writer, marketer, business consultant, event planner and meditation teacher.

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"Another Chicago premiere (it's the Midwest premiere, actually) will take place August 8-September 6, when the off-Broadway musical "Coraline" takes its local bow, at City Lit Theater in Edgewater. Black Button Eyes Productions presents Stephin Merritt and David Greenspan's version of Neil Gaiman's novel, directed byEdward Rutherford and music directed by Nick Sula. The cast will include Sheridan SingletonRyan Lanning,Kevin WebbKevin BishopCaitlin JacksonJustin KimreyJeffrey Bouthiette and Jennifer T. Grubb. And the score is written for three different types of pianos!"

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Kate Merena

Kate is owner and curator of Sacred Art Gallery in Lincoln Square, where she represents over 100 independent artists. She is a freelance writer, marketer, business consultant, event planner and meditation teacher.