Theatre

"Believe" is the Harley Davidson of magic shows. There are motorcycles and then there are Harley Davidsons. Not that there is anything wrong with many of these motorcycles, but it’s the innovative style, performance, detail and quality that sets Harley Davidsons apart from the rest. Well, in comparison, there are…
AIDY BRYANT, TIM ROBINSON AND CECILY STRONG OF "SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE" BRING ORIGINAL SKETCH COMEDY TO CHICAGO WITH "KNUCKLEHEADS" Second City Alumni Return to Chicago for Performances Thursday, June 13 Through Saturday June 15, 2013 at UP Comedy Club  CHICAGO — Aidy Bryant, Tim Robinson, and Cecily Strong, (best known for “The Girl You Wish…
Monday, 22 April 2013 19:00

Steppenwolf’s Haunting “Head of Passes”

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Steppenwolf Theatre is currently presenting the world-premiere production of “Head of Passes”. A story that takes place in the marshlands of Louisiana, “Head of Passes” is a story about tested convictions and soul searching. What begins as a family gathering for a birthday party, turns into a tragic tale that…
“Still Alice” tells the story of a highly intelligent, respected Northwestern professor of linguistics and cognitive psychology who begins having the symptoms of early onset Alzheimer’s at the age of 49. At first, she has small problems of forgetfulness, and attributes them to menopause but after getting lost on a…
There is just something about the ballet; the people watching (it’s a very entertaining crowd), the glass of bubbly before the show starts, the curtain rising, the live orchestra playing, and of course the ballet dancers that make the most difficult of feats seem effortless. Unfortunately, like previous performances I’ve…
Wednesday, 24 April 2013 13:03

Big Fish Is Family Fun

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The pre-Broadway world premiere release of Big Fish hit the BIG stage, Friday, April 19th at Chicago’s one and only Oriental theater; and it was a BIG HIT!  Just 10 years after its Hollywood release, this full length feature film has been reincarnated into a new fantastic and imaginative LIVE musical!  Based on…
Sunday, 21 April 2013 16:00

"Barnum" Brings Out the Kid In All Of Us

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Mercury Theater has your springtime fun all ready and waiting for you. “Barnum” is not just an enjoyable musical, but it is also an amazing spectacle complete with aerial artistry, gymnastics, unicycles, clowns and juggling. Donned in colorful costumes, each performer/actor helps in succeeding to creating the illusion that we,…
Marriott Theater South Pacific is still a great musical full of wonderful romance and social commentary about racism that is important for young and old to experience today and I was thoroughly impressed with this warm, happy, romantic interpretation of the classic show. I reviewed a larger production of this…
I’ve never been to Havana, Cuba. I never even saw Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights. But after seeing the world premiere of River North Dance Chicago and the Chicago Jazz Philharmonic’s performance of “Havana Blue,” Havana is definitely a place that I would hop on a plane and visit in a…

 

 

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