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Gorilla Tango Originals Produces Wacky, Gender-bending, Family-friendly Spin on “Jack and the Beanstalk”

17 February 2017 in Buzz Extra

Gorilla Tango Originals proudly presents a new take on an old story: “Jack and the Beanstalk: A Panto Adventure” by…

Casting is Complete for "Spamilton", The Smash Off-Broadway Hit Beginning at the Royal George Theatre March 3rd

17 February 2017 in Buzz Extra

“Spamilton,” the critically acclaimed off-Broadway parody of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s sensation, “Hamilton,” has set casting for its regional premiere in Chicago…

Scientology Exposed Like Never Before in Schenkelberg's "Squeeze My Cans"

17 February 2017 in Theatre Reviews

It goes something like this: “Sit down, relax and squeeze the two cans in front of you” The cans are…

Tony Award-Winner Davd Rabe Joins Gift Theatre Ensemble

15 February 2017 in Buzz Extra

The Gift Theatre’s artistic director Michael Patrick Thornton, co-founder William Nedved and associate artistic director Paul D'Addario are proud to…

Four World Premiers Featured in the Joffrey Academy's Winning Works Free Weekend of Performances March 11-12

15 February 2017 in Buzz Extra

The Joffrey Academy of Dance, Official School of The Joffrey Ballet in collaboration with Chicago Public Library present four world…

Carmen: Love in the Time of Rebellion

13 February 2017 in Theatre Reviews

The heart wants what the heart wants and the fiery, rebellious Carmen, in the self-titled opera now playing at Lyric…

Theater at the Center’s “My Way” A Delicious Homage to the Great Frank Sinatra

13 February 2017 in Theatre Reviews

Tribute shows are generally as good as the performers that star. I probably just stated the most obvious fact on…

Porchlight's "The Scottsboro Boys" Serves As A Powerful Reminder

12 February 2017 in Theatre Reviews

In 1931nine African American teenagers were wrongly accused of raping two white women while aboard a freight train in Alabama.…

Y'all Should Catch "Deep in the Heart of Tuna" Right Quick

12 February 2017 in Theatre Reviews

Wow! Get ready to be entertained and blown away by two men, with eighteen, yes eighteen, costume changes in a…

New Changes Make Blue Man Group Even More Enticing

11 February 2017 in Theatre Reviews

There’s something new going on at Briar Street Theater! The Blue Man Group has made some new and exciting additions…

ALL-FEMALE CAST AND PRODUCTION TEAM EXPLORE GENDER INEQUITY IN THEATER AND BEYOND IN COLLABORACTION'S GENDER BREAKDOWN FEBRUARY 16-MARCH 19, 2017

09 February 2017 in Buzz Extra

According to a recent study, only 25% of the plays produced in Chicago's 2015-16 theater season had female authors. Only…

Full Throttle Chills Lurk in Wolf at End of the Block  

08 February 2017 in Theatre Reviews

The lights come up as a dark-haired young, Latino - bloodied, bruised, battered - launches into an adrenaline-fueled monolog. Facing…

 

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