‘Intimate Apparel’ at Northlight; School of Rock benefit show
Two years after the COVID-19 pandemic forced Northlight Theater to cancel its revival of Lynn Nottage’s “Intimate Apparel” on its first day of airing, director Tasia A. Jones’ production resumes with most of its original cast intact. This includes Mildred Marie Langford, who plays Esther, a black seamstress in Manhattan in 1905 who creates beautiful underwear for her clientele until she is distracted by a marriage proposal from a Caribbean man to whom she wrote. Felicia P. Fields is new to the cast.
Previews at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 14 and 21; 8:15-16 April; 7 p.m. April 17; 7:30 p.m. April 20 at the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. The show opens April 22. $30 – $89. COVID-19 precautions: Proof of vaccination and wearing of mask required. (847) 673-6300 or northlight.org.
Check out some of the opportunities for rising rock stars when educators from the Glenbrook School of Rock perform at Arlington Ale House on Sunday to raise money for the school. The School of Rock Staff Show will also feature students from Northbrook School (3139 Dundee Road, Northbrook) on stage with their musical mentors.
5 p.m., Sunday, April 10, at Arlington Ale House, 111 W. Campbell St., Unit 3, Arlington Heights. $20, with proceeds going to the School of Rock scholarship fund. Get course and program information from the school at (224) 904-ROCK or experience.schoolofrock.com.