Business, Free News Articles, Real Estate

Swift Homes Gives Homeowners More Value for their Home

CHICAGO, Ill. -- Headquartered in Chicago, Swift Homes has quickly emerged as one of the country's most sought after and successful cash home buyers. Their skilled and knowledgeable personnel help property owners from all walks of life sell houses efficiently for unmatched value. Swift Homes allows customers to sell their homes in as-is condition, and utilizes superior procedures to give them peace of mind and a wonderful experience from start to finish.

With often unreasonable fees, many moving parts, and no guarantees of success, traditional real estate transactions are far from ideal. Swift Homes does things differently, buying single-family houses that are then rented out by families in the area.

Homeowners across Florida, Texas, Kentucky, Illinois, Indiana, South Carolina, Iowa, and elsewhere have discovered the numerous benefits of working with the cash home buyers at Swift Homes. First and foremost, Swift Homes' competitive cash offers are fundamentally sound as they're supported by a robust private equity fund. When transacting with Swift Homes, property owners also avoid needing to put in time and effort for repair work. The company consistently lives up to its name, closing deals in a seamless and expeditious manner.

Having bought 5,000+ homes from customers throughout the United States, Swift Homes has extensive experience working with individuals in a variety of situations. While some seek to sell their homes quickly due to unforeseen circumstances and emergencies, others aim to sell because of job relocation. No matter the reasons involved, Swift Homes' personnel are committed to assisting as best they can. The company greatly enjoys hearing customers tell them that cash received from the deals helped get them back on track financially.

Swift Homes has a signature process that is simple yet highly effective. Once homeowners send over information on their properties, the Swift Homes team supplies clear, personalized proposals with the competitive cash offers included. If the offer is agreeable to the owner, the next step is a convenient home inspection to fully assess the property firsthand. Afterwards, customers can decide on particular closing dates that work best for them. When the process has wrapped up, the happy customers get their cash payments as promised.

Swift Homes is considered an industry leader because they provide exceptional cash offers, superb customer service, and a refined process that moves things along smoothly. The private equity fund means that all cash offers are backed and legitimate. Those that select Swift Homes get peace of mind knowing that they do not need to worry about securing financing. The company also wants to impress upon prospective customers that control of the deal is squarely in their hands. No Swift Homes personnel will ever pressure homeowners to accept offers or move forward if they're not completely comfortable.

Sellers from Texas, Florida, Kentucky, Iowa, Illinois, South Carolina, Indiana, and other states across the nation can speak with a friendly Swift Homes representative by calling (877) 861-2466. Those desiring additional information on the cash home buyers and their process can email hello@SellToSwift.com or visit http://www.selltoswift.com/.

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Music Theater Works Presents BILLY ELLIOT: THE MUSICAL

SKOKIE, Ill. -- Music Theater Works shall present "Billy Elliot: The Musical" at the North Shore Center For The Performing Arts In Skokie (9501 Skokie Blvd, Skokie, IL 60076) from December 23, 2021 through January 2, 2022 as the final production of the 2021 Season.

About The Show

Boasting a Tony Award and an Olivier Award for Best Musical, "Billy Elliot" is based on the 2000 international smash-hit film and features a score by music legend Sir Elton John. "Billy Elliot" is an inspirational story about the power of being true to yourself, the unity of family, and the coming together of a community backgrounded by the UK miners' strike in 1984.

From the bleak, muggy streets of northern England to the bright stage lights of a London stage and a brighter tomorrow, "Billy Elliot" tells the story of a boy's desire to express himself through dance and is the inspirational story about the power of being true to yourself, the unity of family and the coming together of a community during the UK miners' strike in 1984.

Production Details

Who:
* Music Theater Works

What:
* Billy Elliot: The Musical
* Music by Sir Elton John
* Directed by Kyle A. Dougan
* Book and Lyrics by Lee Hall
* Choreography by Clayton Cross
* Music Directed and Conducted by Michael McBride

Cast Members:
* Matt Miles (as Dad)
* Rick Rapp (as George)
* Caron Buinis (as Grandma)
* Lydia Burke (as Dead Mum)
* Brandon Machuad (as Tony)
* Jake Siswick (as Billy Elliot)
* Kai Edgar (as Michael Caffrey)
* Casiena Raether (as Mrs. Wilkinson)
* Jon Parker Jackson (as Mr. Braithwaite)
* Everleigh Murphy (as Debbie Wilkinson)

Creative Team:
* Dramaturg (Nathan Lamp)
* Tech Director (Will Hughes)
* Set Designer (Lauren Nigri)
* Dialect Coach (Kathy Logelin)
* Sound Designer (Eric Backus)
* Choreographer (Clayton Cross)
* Props Designer (Frank Roberts)
* Production Manager (Bob Silton)
* Lighting Designer (Andrew Myers)
* Director Of Marketing (Aaron Ozee)
* Fight Choreographer (Nick Sandys)
* Stage Manager (Sean Michael Mohler)
* Company Manager (Christopher Riley)
* Costume Designer (Darcy Elora Hoefer)
* Assistant Stage Manager (Kelly Jonske)
* Hair And Make-Up Designer (Alice Salazar)
* Producing Artistic Director (Kyle A. Dougan)
* Assistant Choreographer (Ariel Etana Triunfo)
* Music Director And Conductor (Michael McBride)

When:
* Press Performance: Thursday, December 23, 2021 @ 7:30 PM
* Sunday, December 26, 2021 @ 2:00 PM & 6:00 PM
* Wednesday, December 29, 2021 @ 1:00 PM
* Thursday, December 30, 2021 @ 7:30 PM
* Friday, December 31, 2021 @ 8:00 PM
* Saturday, January 1, 2022 @ 2:00 PM & 8:00 PM
* Sunday, January 2, 2022 @ 2:00 PM

Where:
North Shore Center For The Performing Arts In Skokie
9501 Skokie Blvd.
Skokie, IL 60077

Tickets:
Ticket prices range from $41 to $108 and tickets for guests 25 and under are half-price.

Box Office: (847) 673-6300

Website: https://www.musictheaterworks.com/Billy-Elliot/

Run Time:
The approximate run time is 2 hours and 45 minutes, including one 15 minute intermission.

Health Safety:

ALL GUESTS will be required to wear a face mask regardless of vaccination status and to present their photo ID with proof of full vaccination from COVID-19 with an approved vaccine.

Please visit https://www.musictheaterworks.com/health-safety-procedures/ for more information.

Upcoming Shows

Music Theater Works has announced the 2022 Season, opening with Jerry Herman's "LA CAGE AUX FOLLES" (March 10, 2022 - April 3, 2022) starring Ginger Minj from RuPaul's Drag Race, followed by "DISNEY'S THE LITTLE MERMAID" (June 2, 2022 - June 22, 2022), "ZORRO: THE MUSICAL" (August 11, 2022 - August 21, 2022), "CAMELOT" (October 30, 2022 - November 13, 2022), and "IRVING BERLIN'S WHITE CHRISTMAS" (December 15, 2022 - January 1, 2023).

Please visit https://www.musictheaterworks.com/2022-Season/ for more information.

About Music Theater Works

Music Theater Works is a professional non-profit theater company based in Wilmette, Illinois featuring a colorful repertoire including operetta, the Golden Age of Broadway, the Great American Songbook, and modern classics since 1980.

As of 2021, Music Theater Works has become a resident theater company at the North Shore Center For The Performing Arts In Skokie (9501 Skokie Blvd, Skokie, IL 60076).

Related link: https://www.musictheaterworks.com/

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Music Theater Works Announces 2022 Season

SKOKIE, Ill. -- Music Theater Works has announced the 2022 Season, opening with Jerry Herman's "LA CAGE AUX FOLLES" (March 10, 2022 - April 3, 2022) starring Joshua Eads Brown (AKA Ginger Minj) from "RuPaul's Drag Race," followed by "DISNEY'S THE LITTLE MERMAID" (June 2, 2022 - June 22, 2022), "ZORRO: THE MUSICAL" (August 11, 2022 - August 21, 2022), "CAMELOT" (October 30, 2022 - November 13, 2022), and "IRVING BERLIN'S WHITE CHRISTMAS" (December 15, 2022 - January 1, 2023).

A word from Producing Artistic Director, Kyle A. Dougan: "Our 2022 season will get us back on track to expanded programming and more challenging artistic endeavors to bring 'Great Music' and 'Great Theater' to our audiences. I look forward to sharing our exciting season with our community."

Music Theater Works Presents "LA CAGE AUX FOLLES"

Music Theater Works will present "La Cage Aux Folles" at the North Shore Center For The Performing Arts In Skokie (9501 Skokie Blvd, Skokie, IL 60076) in the North Theatre from March 10, 2022 through April 3, 2022.

About The Show:

The winner of six Tony Awards including Best Musical, Best Score, Best Book, and recently Best Revival of a Musical, "La Cage Aux Folles" is a night full of belly-laughs! Based on the hit French farce that also inspired Hollywood's The Birdcage, this Broadway smash has a hilarious book by Harvey Fierstein and a score by the king of show tunes, Jerry Herman (Hello, Dolly! and Mame).

We will transform the theater into La Cage's elegant St. Tropez nightclub complete with an onstage bar and surprises lurking at every turn. And when a non-traditional family's future in-laws come for a visit, the truth comes out in the wildest of ways!

Starring RuPaul's Drag Race headliner, Joshua Eads Brown (AKA Ginger Minj), and with costumes by Project Runway designer Justin LeBlanc, this is an event you cannot miss!

Music Theater Works Presents "DISNEY'S THE LITTLE MERMAID"

Music Theater Works will present "Disney's The Little Mermaid" at the North Shore Center For The Performing Arts In Skokie (9501 Skokie Blvd, Skokie, IL 60076) in The North Theatre from June 2, 2022 through June 26, 2022.

About The Show:

Based on one of Hans Christian Andersen's most beloved stories and the classic Disney animated film, "Disney's The Little Mermaid" is a classic and beautiful love story for the entire family. With music by eight-time Academy Award winner Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater, and a compelling book by Doug Wright, this Broadway gem will capture your heart with its irresistible song favorites, including "Under the Sea," "Kiss the Girl" and "Part of Your World."

From the moment you step into the theater, this immersive production will make you feel part of Ariel's world. When she disobeys her father, King Triton, and makes a deal with the evil witch, Ursula, Ariel thinks her dreams have come true. But when the bargain is not what it seems, Ariel needs the help of her colorful friends, Flounder the fish, Scuttle the seagull, and Sebastian the crab to save her true love and restore order under the sea.

Music Theater Works Presents "ZORRO: THE MUSICAL"

Music Theater Works will present "Zorro: The Musical" at the North Shore Center For The Performing Arts In Skokie (9501 Skokie Blvd, Skokie, IL 60076) in The Center Theatre from August 11, 2022 through August 21, 2022.

About The Show:

Brace yourself for extraordinary aerial acrobatics, spectacular sword-fighting and incredible magic in the theater as Music Theater Works tells the tale of the legendary swordsman and defender of justice in "Zorro: The Musical".

Zorro has captured the imagination of millions for over a century, in books, movies and television-now he takes the stage in a thrilling original musical. Don Diego de la Vega, a wealthy caballero, lives a double life as a masked hero entangled in adventure and romance, fighting to protect his people from tyranny, and to win the love of the beautiful Luisa.

In association with Ensemble Español, this regional premiere is an unforgettable and action-packed experience, with dazzling choreography and a captivating Flamenco-based score by the international pop sensations, Gipsy Kings!

Music Theater Works Presents "CAMELOT"

Music Theater Works will present "Camelot" at the North Shore Center For The Performing Arts In Skokie (9501 Skokie Blvd, Skokie, IL 60076) in The North Theatre from October 20, 2022 through November 13, 2022.

About The Show:

Join us as we recount the enduring legend of King Arthur, Guenevere, Lancelot, and the Knights of the Round Table in Lerner and Loewe's "Camelot". Based on T.H. White's novel "The Once and Future King", this Broadway classic is a four-time Tony Award winner packed with chivalry, passion, pageantry and betrayal.

Music Theater Works brings this medieval love triangle to the theater stage with a remarkable cast and beloved score that includes timeless songs such as "If Ever I Would Leave You," "Camelot," "C'est Moi" and "How to Handle a Woman".

Follow along as King Arthur's most trusted knight, Sir Lancelot, falls for the beautiful Queen Guenevere, and together they give in to their passion. Will this betrayal destroy Camelot and all for which it stands? This intimate new production promises to bring "Camelot" to new and thrilling life!

Music Theater Works Presents "IRVING BERLIN'S WHITE CHRISTMAS"

Music Theater Works will present "Irving Berlin's White Christmas" at the North Shore Center For The Performing Arts In Skokie (9501 Skokie Blvd, Skokie, IL 60076) in The Center Theatre from December 15, 2022 through January 1, 2023.

About The Show:

Based on the heartwarming classic film, "Irving Berlin's White Christmas" is a holiday favorite for the whole family. With a sparkling new book by David Ives and Paul Blake, the musical delight features such classic Berlin songs as "Blue Skies," "I Love a Piano," "How Deep is the Ocean," and of course the perennial holiday favorite, "White Christmas."

"Irving Berlin's White Christmas" follows World War II veterans Bob Wallace and Phil Davis, who have a successful song-and-dance act. They follow a duo of beautiful singing sisters en route to a Christmas stage show, and end up at the Vermont inn owned by their former army commander, General Waverly.

When Bob and Phil discover the General's inn has fallen on hard times, they decide to put on a big show to draw in business. But will romance and misunderstandings stop the performance? Join us this holiday season when this classic Christmas story unfolds with unforgettable songs and joyous dance!

TICKET INFORMATION

Ticket prices range from $39 to $106 and tickets for guests 25 and under are half-price.

Box Office: (847) 673-6300

Website: https://www.musictheaterworks.com/2022-Season/

HEALTH AND SAFETY PROCEDURES

ALL GUESTS will be required to wear a face mask regardless of vaccination status and to present their photo ID with proof of full vaccination from COVID-19 with an approved vaccine.

Please visit https://www.musictheaterworks.com/health-safety-procedures/ for more information.

ABOUT MUSIC THEATER WORKS

Music Theater Works is a professional non-profit theater company based in Wilmette, Illinois featuring a colorful repertoire including operetta, the Golden Age of Broadway, the Great American Songbook, and modern classics since 1980.

As of 2021, Music Theater Works has become a resident theater company at the North Shore Center For The Performing Arts In Skokie (9501 Skokie Blvd, Skokie, IL 60076).

VIDEO (YouTube): https://youtu.be/FK8bo4y14C8

Related link: https://www.musictheaterworks.com/

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Real Estate Technology Firm Swift Homes Partners with Radio One on Marketing Campaign

CHICAGO, Ill. -- Today, Swift Homes announced a partnership with Radio One on a multiplatform marketing campaign across multiple markets in the United States to help build awareness of Swift Homes' benefits and seller-friendly offerings that are available to consumers who are looking for real estate advice and services.

"Our partnership with Radio One is important because of the scope and scale they provide," a Swift Homes senior executive said. "As the largest radio network serving the urban community, their relationship with their audience allows Swift Homes to effectively communicate to prospective home sellers - educating audiences across the country about simplifying their home selling process."

Swift Homes is a technology company specializing in fast and easy home sales without the seller needing to list their property with a realtor. Their innovative platform provides home sellers with a fast cash offer and closing as quickly as thirty days. Additionally, with Swift Homes, sellers pay no traditional broker fees and make no repairs.

Swift Homes stands out among its competitors because it operates across the United States, so sellers aren't limited to specific geographies. In addition, Swift Homes provides special seller-friendly offerings such as allowing sellers to remain in their homes with a rent back program. Even more, Swift Homes will make a purchase even if the home being sold is an investment home with tenants.

The marketing campaign began earlier this year and currently airs in the following Radio One markets: Atlanta, Cincinnati, Columbus, Indianapolis, Raleigh

About Swift Homes

Swift Homes is the pre-eminent buyer of homes within the real estate tech space. Their technology has revolutionized and simplified the way a home is sold by streamlining the process and removing unnecessary fees and time that come from listing a home with a broker. With over 20,000 offers made, Swift Homes is one of the largest technology-based home buyers in the country, and their team has over 20 years of experience purchasing homes. In short, if sellers need to sell fast or for any reason, they can sell to Swift Homes in a few easy steps. Learn more: https://www.selltoswift.com/

About Radio One

Urban One, Inc. d/b/a Radio One. [Nasdaq: UONEK] is an urban oriented, multi-media company that primarily targets African Americans and urban communities. Radio One is the largest distributor of urban content in the country and has been the leading voice speaking to Black America for over Forty (40) years. Visit https://urban1.com/ for more company information.

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Eat Your Words 2021: A Fundraising Event for Chicago Youth

CHICAGO, Ill. -- We are proud to announce 826CHI's biggest fundraising event of the year! Socially conscious Chicagoans, literary enthusiasts, education supporters, and members of the business community will gather at the in Bridgeport for "Eat Your Words 2021."

The goal of the event is to raise enough money to ensure 750 students have equitable access to tuition-free, high-quality arts and literacy education. We believe that leaps in learning can be made through the power of writing and individualized attention to creativity. Every $458 raised allows one student to write their future for the 2021-2022 school year.

Eat Your Words will feature a storytelling mission to help 826CHI students, Chicago's finest cuisine from Chef Kelley Davidson of Betty Lou's, signature cocktails from Ahmed Williams of Swift and Sons, Artwork from Amanda K. Rivera, our 826CHI interactive game designed by sisters Ashlyn & Alicia Sparrow, and a performance Jay Illa, the official DJ of the Chicago Bears!

Enter Eat Your Words as a storyteller and you'll have no trouble blending in with the crowd. This is your mission, please come out to support a great cause and have a blast. More details below!

WHEN: Thursday, October 14, 2021 - 6-7:30 p.m. or 8:30 to 9:30 p.m.

WHERE: Zhou B Art Center - 1029 W 35th ST

QUOTE: "We are excited to be at the forefront of helping student writers capture their voice by helping them with their creative writing skills. The Eat Your Words event bring so much of what we do together into one experience. I am excited about how we "gamified" the event and how falls in line with the 826CHI Mission. This will be the non-profit event of the year! Don't miss it," said Jennifer Steele, Executive Director 826CHI.

NOTE: All agents will be required to wear a mask regardless of vaccination status, all the better to help you remain disguised! This event includes two 90-minute timed entries to ensure all of our agents can complete their missions with the venue at 50% capacity or less. 826CHI will have a Covid Compliance Officer on site to help ensure all safety protocols across the event are met and followed.

ABOUT 826CHI:

826CHI is a nonprofit writing tutoring and publishing center that supports students ages 6-18 in their creative and expository writing, and supports teachers in inspiring their students to write. All students enter 826CHI a storyteller and leave a published author. We prioritize our services for students, families, and communities most impacted by systemic disinvestment in high quality arts and literacy education. Our programs also prioritize students who identify as BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, neurodiverse, and English Language Learners.

Learn more at: https://www.826chi.org/

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Swift Homes Makes It Easy to Sell Your House Fast for Top Value

CHICAGO, Ill. -- Swift Homes, headquartered in Chicago, is a leading home cash buyer throughout the southern United States. Helping homeowners sell their residential properties quickly for top value. Swift Homes purchases homes in as-is condition, making the process straightforward and efficient while giving our customers peace of mind.

Traditional real estate sales include fees, lacking a proper client experience that is typically inconvenient with no guarantees. This is not the case with Swift Homes. The company primarily buys single-family homes that are then rented out to local families. However, they do consider other property types.

Swift Homes provide top-dollar cash offers, a highly experienced home purchasing company bolstered by a robust private equity fund. It can have the entire transaction completed in as few as ten days. When Alabama, Georgia, and North Carolina residents sell to Swift Homes, they don't need to invest time and money into extensive repairs and modifications. As their name suggests, Swift Homes is dedicated to providing each homeowner with a closing that is both quick and uncomplicated.

Having bought more than 5,000 houses nationwide, Swift Homes personnel have had the opportunity to work with those seeking to expeditiously sell their properties for various reasons, including occupation changes, family emergencies, and other pressing situations. Many customers working with Swift Homes found that the ability to get high value for their houses in a relatively short period was a critical factor in their overall financial well-being.

The standard, time-tested process that Alabama, Georgia, and North Carolina sellers go through with Swift Homes begins with submitting a brief informational form regarding the property itself. Upon receiving and evaluating the form, the team will furnish a personalized proposal with their reliable cash offer. If the seller indicates that the offer is acceptable, Swift Homes will schedule a convenient home inspection to assess its current condition thoroughly. At that point, the deal is finalized, with the seller selecting a closing date that best meets their particular needs. To conclude the process, Swift Homes will dispense the agreed-upon cash payment.

Swift Homes is confident that they are the ideal cash home buyers with their unmatched process and dependable offers. With the backing of the private equity fund, all-cash offers made are trustworthy and transparent. Their customers don't need to worry about conditional financing woes or having the transaction drag on. Swift Homes personnel would also like prospective customers to know that sellers maintain control from beginning to end. While the company only makes offers they genuinely feel are competitive and fair, sellers have every right to decline and will never be pressured to go along with a deal that makes them uncomfortable.

Homeowners in Alabama, Georgia, and North Carolina can speak with a Swift Homes representative by calling (877) 861-2466. To learn more about Swift Homes and their process, please visit http://www.selltoswift.com/ or send an email to hello@SellToSwift.com.

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Facebook-Recognized Entity Girls Who Travel Rebrands, Changes Name To Her Adventures

CHICAGO, Ill. -- Girls Who Travel, a popular women's travel group with over 81,000 members from over 100 countries, has undergone a rebranding. The popular group will now operate under the name Her Adventures. This change comes after Facebook recently selected the platform for the 2021 Facebook Community Accelerator Program.

Her Adventures developed a prominent reputation long before being recognized by Facebook. The platform is the first travel community for women dedicated to leveraging online resources to make travel accessible to all women regardless of access, ability, or privilege. During the pandemic, Her Adventures was the only digital travel group to launch a massive campaign that provided their global members with a safe way to travel via online experiences. Fueled by Facebook's funding and support, Her Adventures will expand its online services to provide additional travel-based resources and programming throughout the following year.

Being selected by Facebook for this particular program is a testament to this travel group's innovative and far-reaching effect. Arden Austin, the founder of Her Adventures, was selected as one of 131 Facebook Community Accelerator program recipients globally. This cohort was chosen from over 13,000 applicants based on demonstrated impact in the community and ability to scale to other markets.

"This rebrand marks a milestone in our organization to make travel and our community more inclusive. We believe that the future of travel begins here, with our mission of ensuring that everyone can explore the world and, in doing so, can become more empowered, empathetic, and open-minded," shared Arden Austin.

Her Adventures will provide the platform, tools, ideas, and resources to allow women from across the globe to experience travel as more than just an elite activity for those who can afford "passports and plane tickets." This continues the work of Girls Who Travel, which has mounted campaigns including gifts, postcards, language exchange programs, virtual tours to places like Chernobyl and Tokyo, online and in-person meetups, webinars with travel industry experts, a marketplace of travel products made by community members, and other fun avenues to explore, learn, grow and support others.

About Her Adventures

Her Adventures LLC is an international media company seeking to radically redefine travel to be an inclusive, sustainable, and empowering experience. The company strives to achieve this by providing curated content that gives all women the resources they need to explore the world regardless of access, ability, or privilege.

Learn more at: https://heradventures.com/

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Music Theater Works Presents RAGTIME

SKOKIE, Ill. -- Music Theater Works will present "Ragtime" at the North Shore Center For The Performing Arts In Skokie (9501 Skokie Blvd, Skokie, IL 60076) from October 29, 2021 through November 7, 2021 being the third production of the 2021 Season.

About The Show

Music Theater Works brings this 13-time Tony Award-nominated musical with its rich, award-winning score by Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens - the lyricist and composer duo behind Once on This Island and Seussical to its stage. "Ragtime," based on the E. L. Doctorow, tells the unforgettable story of an upper-class wife, a determined Jewish immigrant and a young, daring Harlem musician living during the early years of the 20th century.

Showcasing the great struggle that accompanies the American Dream and featuring some of the most well-known figures of the time, Ragtime tells the tale of three different individuals who desire a brighter future but must unite to achieve their goals.

Production Details

WHO:

* Music Theater Works

WHAT:
* "Ragtime"
* Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
* Book by Terrence McNally
* Music by Stephen Flaherty
* Directed by Stacey Flaster
* Choreography by Ariel Etana Triunfo
* Music Directed and Conducted by Roger Bingaman

CAST MEMBERS:
* Dan Gold (as Tateh)
* Kelly Britt (as Mother)
* Lydia Burke (as Sarah)
* Brian Hupp (as Father)
* Bob Sanders (as Grandfather & Judge)
* Korey White (as Booker T. Washington)
* Curtis Bannister (as Coalhouse Walker Jr.)
* Ryan Dooley (as Mother's Younger Brother)

CREATIVE TEAM:
* Dramaturg (Nathan Lamp)
* Tech Director (Will Hughes)
* Dialect Coach (Kathy Logelin)
* Props Designer (Ellen Markus)
* Sound Designer (Aaron Quick)
* Set Designer (Sotirios Livaditis)
* Production Manager (Bob Silton)
* Lighting Designer (Andrew Myers)
* Fight Choreographer (Nick Sandys)
* Stage Manager (Sean Michael Mohler)
* Costume Designer (Rachel Sypniewski)
* Assistant Stage Manager (Parker Bailey)
* Producing Artistic Director (Kyle A. Dougan)
* Hair And Make-Up Co-Designer (Alice Salazar)
* Hair And Make-Up Co-Designer (Charlene Sellers)

WHEN:
* Group Performance: Thursday, October 28, 2021 @ 1:00 PM
* Press Performance: Friday, October 29, 2021 @ 8:00 PM
* Saturday, October 30, 2021 @ 8:00 PM
* Sunday, October 31, 2021 @ 2:00 PM
* Wednesday, November 3, 2021 @ 1:00 PM
* Friday, November 5, 2021 @ 8:00 PM
* Saturday, November 6, 2021 @ 2:00 PM & 8:00 PM
* Sunday, November 7, 2021 @ 2:00 PM

WHERE:
North Shore Center For The Performing Arts In Skokie

9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie, IL 60077

TICKETS:

Ticket prices range from $41 to $108 and tickets for guests 25 and under are half-price.

Box Office: (847) 673-6300

Website: https://www.musictheaterworks.com/Ragtime/

RUN TIME:

The approximate run time is 2 hours and 45 minutes, including one 15 minute intermission.

HEALTH SAFETY:

ALL GUESTS will be required to wear a face mask regardless of vaccination status and to present their photo ID with proof of full vaccination from COVID-19 with an approved vaccine.

Please visit https://www.musictheaterworks.com/health-safety-procedures/ for more information.

UPCOMING SHOWS

BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL (Dec 23, 2021 - Jan 2, 2022).

The 2021 season has been proudly sponsored by Joyce Saxon.

ABOUT MUSIC THEATER WORKS

Music Theater Works is a professional non-profit theater company based in Wilmette, Illinois featuring a colorful repertoire including operetta, the Golden Age of Broadway, the Great American Songbook, and modern classics since 1980.

As of 2021, Music Theater Works has become a resident theater company at the North Shore Center For The Performing Arts In Skokie (9501 Skokie Blvd, Skokie, IL 60076).

The mission of Music Theater Works is to produce and present musical theater from a variety of world traditions and to engage the local community through educational and outreach programs.

MEDIA CONTACT
Aaron Ozee
Director of Marketing
Music Theater Works
Phone: (847) 920-5360 ext. 7
Email: aozee@musictheaterworks.org

Related link: https://www.musictheaterworks.com/

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Logistical Labs Launches Updated User Interface for LoadDex Product

CHICAGO, Ill. -- Logistical Labs, creator of innovative technology that takes the complexity out of shipping, announced today the release of their updated user interface for their LoadDex product. The new version will showcase a simpler design and a more user-friendly approach, with the same features as the previous version but now with more functionality including quick access to search history, batch rating, and a much smoother quoting workflow.

"Logistical Labs is so excited to release this new version of LoadDex," said Jonathan Evans, Managing Director of Products and Sales at Logistical Labs. "The new design will allow users to reduce clicks, save time, and utilize better negotiating power, leading to better customer opportunities."

KEY FEATURES INCLUDE:

* Single Search. With a simpler design and a more user-friendly approach, users can enjoy all of the features of the previous version along with even more functionality including quick access to search history, batch rating, and a much smoother quoting workflow.

* Search History. Our users have spoken, and we've listened! You now have access to all of your previous searches so you can see the rate provided at the time of the search. Tired of re-entering the same lane information multiple times? Now you can just find the lane in your search history, click edit, and re-run your search without having to type it all over again.

* Batch Search. Users can now easily batch rate a selection of lanes directly in the page! You'll no longer have to navigate to our import/export page in order to run multiple lanes at once. And don't worry, if it's a large file, it can run in the background while you perform other functions in LoadDex. Once it's completed, you'll get a notification, and you can access the .csv files from the all-new search history panel.

* Send Quote. It now takes only two clicks to send a quote! Just click the send button and press send again in the pop-up box to confirm you're ready to send the quote out.

* Save Quote. It only takes a single click to save a quote with the new quote page. Instead of dealing with a pop-up box with several fields that you may not need, you just click the button and you're done.

* Edit Quote. You are still able to access the fields that were available on the old platform by clicking the edit button. This will take you to a new page with a newly designed form that is much simpler to navigate to the fields you need to fill out or update. Along with the form, you'll have easy access to the originally suggested LoadDex rate that remains fixed on the screen no matter how far you've scrolled down the form.

You can learn more about Logistical Labs' suite of products here - https://www.logisticallabs.com/products/

About Logistical Labs

Logistical Labs creates innovative technology that takes the complexity out of shipping and opens up new possibilities across the supply chain. Logistical Labs' pricing platform, LoadDex, drastically simplifies pricing and carrier selection across all modes. With a single search, users can compare thousands of rates from all types of transportation providers at once. Using LoadDex, users can make better-informed pricing and quoting decisions through data-driven insights and social collaboration. Open API access allows users to easily integrate LoadDex into their existing business applications for improved process efficiency.

For more information, visit https://www.logisticallabs.com/

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Balodana to compete as a finalist in the 2021 Go Global Awards

CHICAGO, Ill. -- The International Trade Council announced this week that fashion startup Balodana has been chosen as a finalist for its prestigious 2021 Go Global Awards. This global competition celebrates the companies that are driving the economy forward through their innovations, technologies and strategies. Out of over 4,300 applicant companies from around the world, Balodana has ranked within the top 20 percent and will pitch in front of judges in the Women in Business category.

The Awards bring together hundreds of senior executives from some of the world's most innovative manufacturers, re-manufacturers and exporters, along with representatives from government bodies, trade associations, venture capital firms and financial institutions. The program aims to build a community of manufacturers, exporters and related service providers to support one another, share ideas, create partnerships and build on their existing knowledge and connections.

"As a global marketplace ourselves, Balodana is proud and humbled at the chance to compete against such a diverse array of innovative companies from all over the world," said Dana Todd, CEO of Balodana. "The International Trade Council continues to impress with its focus on global collaboration and growth, and particularly in its support for startups like us who are working at the supply chain level to meet the world's changing needs."

Winners of the Go Global Awards gain access to unique international platforms through the extensive International Trade Council's network of more than 176 countries and over 418 professional organizations worldwide. Finalist pitches will be publicly available during the Go Global Awards Judging Day on Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021. Interested parties are encouraged to register at https://www.airmeet.com/e/03dd3e60-f8cc-11eb-838b-e568775d064b.

About Balodana LLC

Balodana is the only multi-brand custom clothing marketplace that inspires and perfectly fits women who want to master the art of the first impression. In an era in which consumers expect personalized experiences, tailor-made clothing is not only personal but the most sustainable way to buy new garments today. We curate designers and on-demand custom manufacturers worldwide who specialize in women's made to measure clothing. Customers use their secure measurement profile to shop hundreds of custom style patterns in all price ranges and categories. The company was launched in 2019 serving US markets, with expansion plans to Canada and Europe in 2022.

Learn more at https://www.balodana.com/.

Press Contact:
Nisha Katti, nisha.katti@balodana.com
Ph. +1 312-701-3262

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