WCL: Nina Knows 04-02-13

Nina Chantele is in the know when it comes to the Arts & Entertainment scene in Chicago. Here's this week's edition of Nina Knows.

Pitbull & Ke$ha Concert
Jun 9, 2013 Sunday @ 7:00PM CDT
First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre Tinley Park, IL
Visit www.facebook.com/windycitylive to enter for your chance to win 1 pair of tickets (5 pairs up for grabs total) to see Pitbull and Kesha in concert

April 2 - 14, 2013
Cadillac Palace Theatre (151 West Randolph)
Based on the hit DreamWorks film and the incredible true story that inspired it, CATCH ME IF YOU CAN is the high-flying, splashy new Broadway musical that tells the story of Frank W. Abagnale, Jr., a teenager who runs away from home in search of the glamorous life. With nothing more than his boyish charm, a big imagination and millions of dollars in forged checks, Frank successfully poses as a pilot, a doctor and a lawyer - living the high life and winning the girl of his dreams. But when Frank's lies catch the attention of FBI agent Carl Hanratty, Carl chases Frank to the end...and finds something he never expected. This delightfully entertaining musical has been created by a Tony Award-winning "dream team," with a book by Terrence McNally (The Full Monty, Ragtime), a swinging score by Marc Shaiman & Scott Wittman (Hairspray), choreography by Jerry Mitchell (Hairspray, Legally Blonde) and direction by Jack O'Brien (Hairspray, The Full Monty, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels).

April 2 - May 5, 2013
Oriental Theatre (24 West Randolph)
BIG FISH, a new musical based on the novel by Daniel Wallace and the 2003 Columbia Pictures film written by John August and starring Norbert Leo Butz as Edward Bloom, will have its pre-Broadway world premiere at Chicago's Oriental Theatre in a limited 5-week engagement in the spring of 2013. BIG FISH is directed and choreographed by Susan Stroman, with music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa, a book by John August and is produced by Academy Award winners Dan Jinks and Bruce Cohen. A rollicking fantasy set in the American South, BIG FISH centers on the charismatic Edward Bloom, whose impossible stories of his epic adventures frustrate his son Will. As Edward's final chapter approaches, Will embarks on his own journey to find out who his father really is, unraveling the man from the myth, the truth from the tall tales.

WGCI Morning Riot Anniversary
Thursday, April 4th 2013
V-Live, 2047 North Milwaukee Avenue. Doors 9:00pm. 21+ event.
4th Annual WGCI Moring Riot Anniversary Party, featuring Tony Sculfield and the Morning Riot with performances by B.O.B, T-Pain, DJ Drama, Kirko Bangz, RaVaughn, Twista, and LEP.

103.5 KISS FM Fantabuloso Tour
Concert includes:

  • Olly Murs and Carly Rae Jepson, 4/27/13 @ the Aragon
  • The Club KISS mixers and Calvin Harris. 5/3/13 @ the Aragon (ages 17+)
  • The Wanted, 6/3/13 @ The Aragon