No Bright Lights!
No Big Stars!
What comes to mind when you think of Broadway in New York? Well for me I think of:
A lot of well put together productions to choose from
A lot of Bright Lights which adds to the whole drama of being on Broadway
A lot of Big Stars. The ability to view some of your favorite celebs taking it back to their grass roots is always refreshing.
A lot more of some damn theatre's to hold productions
Unfortunately, Chicago seems to lack the above quailites in a big way. After viewing our theatre district, I could not help but say "that's it?" I am unsure of the reason I felt the lack of fulfillment when I strolled through or why I felt that something was missing but all I know is: Art Brings Life. Without art people feel empty! That could be the reason why Chicago is dying or losing its zest for life.
Daley needs to really think about ways to resurrect Chicago starting with the Theatre District. He needs to bring the arts back to Chicago without tagging a HUGE price (greed) on to it.
We have been trying to propose this notation to him since he lost the bid but good ideas sometimes fall on deaf ears. Maybe we should direct a play about it......