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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: Michael Palascak starts weekend of standup at Zanies

Sep 30 2014 | 4:44 pm - Rising Midwestern comedian Michael Palascak, whose recent TV credits include appearances on Comedy Central and “The Late Late Show,” performs his standup for local crowds starting Wednesday at Zanies in Rosemont. Fans of remote control...

Sunday picks: The Black Keys bring Cage to the United Center

Sep 26 2014 | 4:01 pm - Hear song hits like “Tighten Up,” “Lonely Boy” and more when The Black Keys brings its Turn Blue World Tour with Cage the Elephant at the United Center. Celebrate autumn with apple treats at the annual Long Grove Apple Fest.

A dark and dangerous ‘Don Giovanni’

Sep 29 2014 | 6:09 am - Goodman Theatre artistic director Robert Falls plays up the dark side of the serial seducer "Don Giovanni" in a sleek and stylish 1920s-transported production that launches the 60th diamond anniversary season at the Lyric Opera of Chicago.

Weekend picks: Scotty McCreery helps you get your country on

Sep 26 2014 | 3:34 pm - Scotty McCreery, the season 10 winner of “American Idol,” performs country hits at North Central College's Pfeiffer Hall. Celebrate autumn with apple treats at the annual Long Grove Apple Fest. Comedian Nick DiPaolo takes a break from...

Weekend picks: White Mystery plays Lombard's Brauerhouse

Sep 26 2014 | 11:38 am - Chicago garage-rock band White Mystery opens for British punk band, The Vibrators, at Brauerhouse in Lombard. If you're a fan of the “Dork Forest Podcast,” then check out contributing comedian Jackie Kashian performing this week at two...

'Commons' at Northlight doesn't live up to scandal that inspired it

Sep 23 2014 | 11:53 am - Despite a solid Northlight Theatre cast and a serious dramatic situation exploring family members tied to a major financial scandal, "The Commons Pensacola" is undone by a shoddily constructed script that doesn't dig deep enough. Amanda Peet's 2013...

Arlington Heights actress embraces role in campy 'Evil Dead' musical

Sep 20 2014 | 9:45 pm - Arlington Heights resident Julie Baird makes her national touring debut in "Evil Dead — The Musical," a blood-soaked musical comedy inspired by the horror film franchise that plays the Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place from Tuesday,...

Sunday picks: Soprano Karen Slack takes on 'Tosca'

Sep 21 2014 | 2:52 am - Soprano Karen Slack, soon to star in the Lyric Opera of Chicago's upcoming production of “Porgy and Bess,” takes on the title role of Puccini's melodramatic tragedy “Tosca” in a concert performance with the New Philharmonic...

Weekend picks: Prepare to swoon as Marc Anthony croons

Sep 19 2014 | 5:51 pm - Grammy Award-winning singer and actor Marc Anthony brings his “Cambio de Piel” tour Saturday to the Allstate Arena in Rosemont. Chicago native and comedian Ralphie Roberts continues his run of standup performances this weekend at Zanies...

Paramount's 'Cats' practically purr-fect

Sep 17 2014 | 3:21 pm - There's plenty of theatrical spectacle and acrobatic stunts to spare in the Paramount Theatre's new take on composer Andrew Lloyd Webber's "Cats." The international hit dance revue musical directed by Shawn Stengel and choreographed by Harrison...

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