Sunday, April 13
Various locations throughout the Logan Center
The Chicago Grand Slam will be a city-wide individual poetry festival hosted by Catcher in the Rhyme and the Logan Center, open to performers of all ages—the goal being to bring together high school, college, and adult poets for a day-long poetry competition where we can write, teach, learn, and explore together. There will be prizes for the top finalists, and workshops and other performances throughout the day for all attendees.
The Chicago Grand Slam seeks to bring together the city's segregated poetry communities for the first ever Chicago-wide poetry festival open to all ages. Slam Poetry was invented in Chicago, and we want the University of Chicago to be a part of that legacy. Prize money comes from registration money; assuming we hit our cap of 60 entrants, the prizes will be $1,000 for first place, $500 for second place, and $300 for third place.
$30 Registration for Participants
$10 Adult General Admission
$5 High School or College Students
You ticket will grant you admission to all events happening throughout the day in the Logan Center.
Gilbert and Sullivan's canonic comic operetta drops anchor at Mandel Hall with the 40-member University Chamber Orchestra and new stage director Charlie Marie McGrath. The satirical Victorian tale sets adrift aristocratic airs in honor of true love. The score includes: "I'm Called Little Buttercup," "When I Was a Lad," "I Am the Captain of the Pinafore" and many others that will have you singing from the masts.
Appropriate for all ages.
Tickets: $50 Patron Donors, $20 General, $5 Students and Children
PLEASE NOTE-PATRON TICKETS PURCHASED AFTER MARCH 5TH WILL NOT BE INCLUDED IN THE PROGRAM BOOKLET.
James MacMillan has redefined sacred choral music in our time. His massive St. John Passion for large orchestra, double choral forces, and baritone soloist is performed in partnership with the Northwestern Bienen School of Music under the direction of choral visionary Donald Nally.
Running Time: Appx. 2 hours with one intermission. Doors open at 2pm.
Tickets: $20 General Admission