Seventeen performing arts groups will showcase their work in the second annual BackStage Evanston event from 3:30 to 7 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 18, at theEthelM. Barber Theater on the Northwestern University campus.

Seventeen performing arts groups will showcase their work in the second annual BackStage Evanston event from 3:30 to 7 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 18, at theEthelM. Barber Theater on the Northwestern University campus.

Presented by the Arts & Business Committee of the Evanston Arts Council and theCity of Evanston, BackStage Evanston is a one-stop-shop for anyone interested inmusic, theatre and dance.

Each participating organization will present a five-minuteperformance and offer discounted tickets to their new season’s performances. Thesediscounts will be offered only that day at BackStage Evanston.

The Chicago Philharmonic Orchestra, Renovo String Orchestra and The Savoyaires are new participants this year, joiningThe Actors Gymnasium, EvanstonDance Ensemble, Evanston Symphony Orchestra, Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre, TheLakeside Singers, Light Opera Works, The Musical Offering, Music Institute of Chicago,Next Theatre Company, North Shore Choral Society, Northwestern University TheatreDepartment, Piccolo Theatre, Piven Theatre Workshop and Theatre Zarko in the showcase.

“I see this event as a ‘taste’ of Evanston’s cultural offerings,” explained PennyRotheiser, chair of BackStage Evanston. “Our community is so fortunate to have all ofthese wonderful groups and BackStage Evanston is the only place you can see them allat once — and get discounts. It’s a great deal,” said Rotheiser.

The $20 entrance voucher is redeemable for a special offer of equal value from anyparticipating organization. Advance ticketscan be purchased at www.BackStageEvanston.com or by phone at 847-448-8260.

The Ethel M. Barber Theater is located at 30 Arts Circle Drive on the NorthwesternUniversity campus. Free parking is available in the parking deck on Arts Circle Drive.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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