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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: Local comedians share standup bill

Jan 22 2015 | 5:14 pm - Chicago-area comedians Denise Ramsden and Nate Weatherup share a standup bill at Zanies at Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles. See the classic 1939 Frank Capra film “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington,” starring James Stewart and Jean Arthur,...

Weekend picks: Country's Dan + Shay come to Genesee

Jan 22 2015 | 4:22 pm - Dan + Shay, semifinalists for ACM New Artist Of The Year, perform their hit song “19 You + Me” and others tonight at the Genesee Theatre in Waukegan. The Mustangs take listeners back in time with Woodstock-era hits at Dock's Bar & Grill...

Weekend picks: Husky Heroes show off at Morton Arboretum

Jan 22 2015 | 4:44 pm - See Siberian husky sled-pulling and speed demonstrations and find out about dog adoptions when the Husky Heroes return this weekend to the Morton Arboretum in Lisle. Comedian Jimmy Shubert performs a special fund-raiser for a fellow comedian's sick...

'The Who's Tommy' at Paramount is a rocking visual spectacle

Jan 20 2015 | 9:34 pm - “The Who's Tommy” doesn't get staged that often because its technical and talent demands can be so huge. So musical theater fans should be very grateful that the Paramount Theatre in Aurora has tackled “The Who's Tommy”...

Sunday picks: Garage rockers Twin Peaks play Metro

Jan 15 2015 | 5:36 pm - There's no better cure for the post-holiday winter blues than the Tomorrow Never Knows rock festival, which ends at multiple venues in the city today. “Sons of Anarchy“ stars Kim Coates (“Tig”) and Theo Rossi...

Weekend picks: Arboretum rolls out Enchanted Railroad

Jan 17 2015 | 1:50 am - The Enchanted Railroad is back and newly renovated with multiple miniature trains traveling through landscapes experiencing the four seasons starting Saturday at the Morton Arboretum in Lisle. The Greater Chicago and Geneva All-American Soap Box...

Weekend picks: Dinosaurs take over Stephens Convention Center

Jan 15 2015 | 4:57 pm - If your kids have a fondness for prehistoric reptiles, take them to see the oversize animatronic ones in the Discover the Dinosaurs exhibit at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont. Opera Music Theater performs Henry Purcell's 1688...

Lisle native directs premiere of 'Book of Merman' — yes, 'Merman'

Jan 15 2015 | 11:11 am - Lisle native David Zak directs the world premiere of "The Book of Merman" — yes, "Merman" — a takeoff on the blockbuster "Book of Mormon" for Chicago's Pride Films and Plays. The musical comedy focuses on two proselytizing missionaries...

Paramount's 'Tommy' showcases Palatine native's versatility

Jan 12 2015 | 2:00 pm - Palatine native Tom Vendafreddo is responsible for making "The Who's Tommy" rock at the Paramount Theatre in Aurora as the production's music director and conductor. “People who are coming to see this show first and foremost are coming because...

Weekend picks: ‘50 Shades!’ parodies ‘Grey’ best-seller

Jan 12 2015 | 9:07 pm - Before the film version of E.L. James’ erotic novel “50 Shades of Grey” steams up the silver screen next month, get some laughs with “50 Shades! The Musical Parody,” at the Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place. Opera...

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