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UPDATE: Harris Theater Reopens After Fire, Chicago Opera's 'Queenie Pie' and Music of the Baroque's 'Italian Style' Rescheduled

by Louise Burton   Mar 14, 2014 11:10 AM EDT

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UPDATE: The Harris Theater reopened on Friday after an electrical and mechanical fire caused the busy performing arts venue to shut down for more than two weeks.

The theater's director, Michael Tiknis, said that all necessary repairs and inspections have been completed, and the theater is once more fully operational.

The shutdown on February 19 forced a number of events to be rescheduled, including performances by Chicago Opera Theater and Music of the Baroque. Alonzo King LINES Ballet performances have been postponed until new Harris Theater performance dates and times can be found.

COT's remaining performances of Duke Ellington's opera Queenie Pie have been rescheduled to March 19 and 20 at 7:30 p.m., and March 23 at 3 p.m.

The Music of the Baroque program "Handel and Bach-Italian Style" has been rescheduled to April 21.

More information about these performances and other upcoming events at the Harris Theater is available at harristheaterchicago.org.

Chicago's Harris Theater will remain closed through Thursday, March 6 after an electrical fire on Wednesday afternoon damaged operational and mechanical equipment in the busy performing arts venue.

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