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Real Theater: See Why Winterset Won Best Play in 1935

05 December 2016 in Theatre Reviews

Serious theatergoers may well want to see Maxwell Anderson’s Winterset, which in 1935 won the first New York Drama Critic’s…

First Folio to Present Captain Blood

03 December 2016 in Theatre Reviews

OAK BROOK, IL — Experience the novel come alive, as First Folio Theatre (Mayslake Peabody Estate, 31st St. & Rt.…

Underscore Theatre's Fun New Musical - Tonya and Nancy: The Rock Opera

03 December 2016 in Theatre Reviews

Underscore Theatre and Harborside Films hearkens back to a simpler time, when the biggest national tragedy was a young Olympic…

The Rip Nelson Holiday Spectacular Will Get You through the Holidays with Laughs and Compassion

29 November 2016 in Theatre Reviews

Do you remember the holiday spectacular TV specials in the early 1980's? I do. They were a wacko mix of…

The Fundamentals Takes Aim at What Ails America’s Service Workers and Their Bosses

27 November 2016 in Theatre Reviews

Erika Sheffer’s The Fundamentals is a powerful tale of the struggles of a service industry worker. It is also a…

A Truth Soon To Be Universally Known: Miss Bennet Is Very Funny

23 November 2016 in Theatre Reviews

Northlight Theatre’s Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley is deftly crafted, a thoroughly engaging comedic riff on Pride & Predjudice, Jane…

Lyric Opera's "Don Quichotte": An Eccentric and Endearing Opera

22 November 2016 in Theatre Reviews

Opening in the town square of a small town in Spain, Don Quichotte by Jules Massenet tells the story of…

Brian Brooks on Hubbard Street's Fall Series

19 November 2016 in Theatre Reviews

Harris Theater's first ever Choreographer in Residence, Brian Brooks, is ready to make his mark in Chicago. “It’s not just…

Review: About Face's "I Am My Own Wife" at Theater Wit

13 November 2016 in Theatre Reviews

In 2002, About Face Theater company debuted Doug Wright's play "I Am My Own Wife." It opened on Broadway in…

Lovers and the Dearly Departed

12 November 2016 in Theatre Reviews

With all the earmarks of a romantic comedy, First Floor Theater’s “Deer and the Lovers,” now playing at The Den…

Review: Porchlight's "End of the Rainbow"

10 November 2016 in Theatre Reviews

To say Judy Garland led a tumultuous life is an understatement. In a way, she was the mid-century equivalent of…

Singin' in the Rain is all wet – and that’s a good thing

10 November 2016 in Theatre Reviews

Marriott Theatre has staged an audacious, vibrant production with its adaptation of the 1952 Gene Kelley musical, ‘Singin’ in the…

 

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