Friday, June 26, 2009

Hold that show

Posted By on 06.26.09 at 05:45 PM

The plug got pulled on two major openings today. The Shedd Aquarium announced that the premiere of its much anticipated "multi-media, multi-species aquatic show," Fantasea, has been postponed "until later this summer." Apparently the aquatic performers aren't quite ready for their close-ups. No new date has been set. And the Goodman Theatre announced that its production of Joan D'Arc, directed by Aida Karic and scheduled to open next September, has been dumped. A Goodman artistic team that traveled to the Linz 2009 European Capital of Culture, where the show just had its world premiere (after rehearsals at the Goodman), didn't like what they saw. According to a statement issued by the Goodman, the show "needed additional time for artistic development." There are "no plans" to reschedule. It will be replaced by Dael Orlandersmith's solo piece, Stoop Stories.

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