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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: Hurricane Harbor opens for splashing in Gurnee

May 24 2018 | 11:54 am - It’s pool season, and Great America’s Hurricane Harbor opens for action this weekend. More on this, the “Amazing Arachnids” exhibit at Brookfield Zoo, The Cold Mourning plays with The Hoodie Life at Beat Kitchen, and...

5 things to do for $5 (or less) this week in the suburbs

May 24 2018 | 2:13 pm - Attend art festivals in Barrington, Schaumburg or St. Charles, watch the 1985 adventure film “The Goonies” on the big screen or hear the Illinois Brass Band. Here are five budget-friendly ideas for the week ahead.

St. Charles’ Steel Beam goes the distance for touching drama ‘4000 Miles’

May 24 2018 | 2:26 pm - Steel Beam Theatre’s strong cast takes audiences on an emotional journey in “4000 Miles.” Amy Herzog’s 2011 Pulitzer-finalist play brings a grandmother and her 21-year-old grandson together in a touching drama of support and...

Weekend picks: Get caught in Vance Joy’s ‘Riptide’ in Rosemont

May 24 2018 | 11:42 am - Fans of the Australian singer and songwriter Vance Joy won’t want to miss his “Nation of Two World Tour” at the Rosemont Theatre. More on this, Elgin’s Going Dutch Festival near Side Street Studio, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony at...

10 hot tickets: Watch ‘Khan’ with William Shatner

May 23 2018 | 12:02 pm - Tickets on sale this week: You can attend a screening of “Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan” with the original Capt. James T. Kirk, William Shatner. Also Wayne Brady at the Genesee, WGCI Summer Jam 2018 at the United Center, Sting &...

Weekly picks: Lee DeWyze performs, signs albums at Joyride Records

May 22 2018 | 5:34 pm - Mount Prospect's own “American Idol” Lee DeWyze returns to Chicago for an in-store performance celebrating the vinyl release of his recent album, “Paranoia.” More on this, U2 at the United Center, Piff the Magic Dragon at...

Weekend picks: Rick Springfield’s ‘Stripped Down Tour’ hits Genesee

May 17 2018 | 5:14 pm - Australian rocker Rick Springfield goes intimate for his “Stripped Down Tour” tonight at the Genesee Theatre. More on this, Salt Creek Ballet’s “Carnival of the Animals,” Red Jumpsuit Apparatus with Zombie...

Weekend picks: 10,000 Maniacs play North Central College

May 17 2018 | 4:34 pm - Alternative rock band 10,000 Maniacs head to the Pfeiffer Hall stage at Naperville’s North Central College. More on this, the Long Grove Chocolate Fest, Anime Central in Rosemont and other fun events.

Weekend picks: Dulce Sloane takes the mic at Zanies

May 17 2018 | 4:25 pm - “Daily Show” comedian Dulce Sloane hits the stage at two Zanies locations this weekend. More on this, the Long Grove Chocolate Fest, Anime Central in Rosemont and other fun events.

Goodman’s powerful ‘Having Our Say’ looks back at massive changes

May 17 2018 | 8:20 pm - Emily Mann’s 1995 Broadway stage adaptation of “Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters’ First 100 Years” receives a powerful revival at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago in a production directed by Chuck Smith.

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