UPDATE: The Harris Theater reopened on Friday after an electrical and mechanical fire caused the busy performing arts venue to shut down for more than two weeks. The theater’s director, Michael Tiknis, said that all necessary repairs and inspections have been completed, and the theater is once more fully operational.
Chicago's Harris Theater will remain closed through Thursday, March 6 after an electrical fire on Wednesday afternoon damaged operational and mechanical equipment in the busy performing arts venue. The theater is working to reschedule a number of events.
It wasn't enough for Duke Ellington to contribute some 3,000 songs to the Great American Fakebook. No, towards the end of his life, he began composing a jazz opera: Queenie Pie.
Chicago Opera Theater will stage the Chicago premiere of Duke Ellington's only opera, 'Queenie Pie,' on February 15 - March 5. The company will also present a double-bill of Carl Orff's 'The Clever One' and Viktor Ullmann's 'The Emperor of Atlantis,' on May 31-June 8.