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Scott C. Morgan

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Scott C. Morgan has been with the Daily Herald since 2004. His main focus has been covering Chicago-area performing arts via features, reviews and listings.

Scott has been a member of the American Theatre Critics Association since 1998 and was a fellow at the National Critics Institute at the Eugene O'Neill Memorial Theater Center in Waterford, Conn. He has previously written freelance pieces to the Salt Lake City Weekly and Salt Lake Magazine, and currently contributes freelance work to the Windy City Times.

Scott holds a master's degree from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. Scott also has a bachelor of science in mass communication from the University of Utah, where he was the performing arts editor for the Daily Utah Chronicle during his junior year. From 1997 to 2002, Scott was employed by The Salt Lake Tribune as an arts reporter and newsroom assistant.

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Weekend picks: Catch Gilbert Gottfried at Zanies Rosemont

Nov 20 2014 | 11:36 pm - The often controversial comedian Gilbert Gottfried returns to the Chicago area for a weekend of shows, tonight playing at Zanies in Rosemont. See thousands of toys and games from around the globe at the Chicago Toy & Game Fair, at Navy Pier in...

Heavy metal spoofed in family-friendly ‘Dee Snider’s Rock & Roll Christmas Tale’

Nov 21 2014 | 2:39 pm - “Dee Snider’s Rock & Roll Christmas Tale” features a satanic blood pact, an exorcism and lots of headbanging heavy metal music. Yet, this world premiere musical at Chicago’s Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place is...

Emotion, spontaneity lacking in 'Annie'

Nov 20 2014 | 2:35 pm - There are plusses and minuses to the non-Equity national tour of "Annie." Original director and lyricist Martin Charnin returns to stage the beloved 1977 Broadway classic with strong supporting ensemble performances but disappointingly mechanical...

Weekend picks: Country star Hunter Hayes plays Hoffman Estates

Nov 21 2014 | 11:46 am - Country star Hunter Hayes brings Dan + Shay and The Railers to the Sears Centre Arena in Hoffman Estates for a Friday night show. See a screening of the 2013 Thanksgiving-themed family film “Free Birds” at the Ackerman Sports & Fitness...

Weekend picks: 'Grinch' comes to steal Christmas

Nov 20 2014 | 2:41 pm - Everyone's favorite Christmas curmudgeon is back in the Windy City to sing again in “Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical,” which begins a limited touring run at the Chicago Theatre. Get your fill of baklava at...

A first timer's experience at Bayreuth, Glyndebourne opera festivals

Nov 15 2014 | 11:05 am - A first-timer compares two of the most exclusive opera festivals in Europe: the Bayreuth Festival in Germany dedicated exclusively to the works of Wagner and the more diverse Glyndebourne Festival in the United Kingdom, which almost always features...

Sunday picks: Craig Ferguson aims to crack up Chicago

Nov 14 2014 | 4:43 pm - Scottish-American comedian Craig Ferguson returns to his standup roots for a big show at the Chicago Theatre. Fans of model trains can check out the Lake County Model Railroad Club's open house in Wauconda. The Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestra Chamber...

Weekend picks: Join the musical Ingersolls for 'My Baby'

Nov 15 2014 | 10:40 am - Husband-and-wife musical theater performers Michael and Angela Ingersoll team up again to perform their duo show “My Baby Just Cares for Me” at the Metropolis Performing Arts Centre in Arlington Heights. Singer-songwriter Judy Collins...

'Annie' still 'closest to my heart' for original Sandy trainer William Berloni

Nov 14 2014 | 6:19 am - William Berloni launched his animal training career with the original dog Sandy in the 1977 Broadway premiere of the hit musical "Annie." Berloni is still closely associated with musical, training the dogs to star as Sandy in both the new modernized...

Weekend picks: Taryn Manning shows off vocal, DJ skills

Nov 14 2014 | 10:59 am - Taryn Manning may have made a name for herself on the hit Netflix series "Orange is the New Black," but you can check out her live vocal and DJ skills at the H.O.M.E. Bar in Arlington Heights Friday. Ballet Folklorico Quetzalcoatl showcases the...

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