Theatre

Tuesday, 05 June 2007 06:00

An Oedipus Worth Seeing

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Sophocles, the great Greek tragedian and philosopher/scientist Sigmund Freud lived worlds apart. Seemingly dissimilar, in a cultural sense, and obviously millenniums apart, there are unique common threads to be found; both men chased intellectual understanding through war and societal ruin. And each had a fascination with a certain archetypal legend…
Thursday, 10 May 2007 06:00

The Fleshtones Burlesque

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I was both intrigued and a little bit hesitant to check out The Fleshtones Burlesque featuring a classic burlesque dancer “Satan’s Angel” the Devil’s own mistress! I am against any form of stripping or performance that women have to do that demeans them just to make money. I was very…
Wednesday, 09 May 2007 06:00

Between Barack and a Hard Place

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Second city’s 94th revue, Between Barack and a Hard Place, has led them to reclaim their throne as King of Chicago’s comedy circuit once again. Kiss the sky they haven’t lost their politically incorrect sense of humor just yet. Derisively witty and chalk full of satire, the six-person main stage…
Tuesday, 17 April 2007 06:00

Marijuana-logues: Don't Bogart That Ticket!

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Purple Haze, Sticky-Icky-icky, Santa Maria, Sweet Malaysian Skunk Weed, Maui Waui, Muffman Delight, 7 Seconds, Purple Power, no matter what you call it this show makes marvelous sense out of the wonderful and wacky world of pot smoking. If you were unsure if an entire show about pot smoking could…
Wednesday, 11 April 2007 06:00

Theatre on the Hill's Escanaba In Da Moonlight

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Lights...curtain...get ready to laugh! What’s better than a family on a hunting trip in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan? The Soady family on a hunting trip in Northern Michigan...well maybe not better, but definitely funnier. In Theatre on the Hill’s latest production “Escanaba In Da Moonlight”, directed by Craig J.…
Monday, 09 April 2007 06:00

Rabbit Hole

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Continuing its 2006/2007 season with Rabbit Hole, the Tony Award-nominated play by the brilliant David Lindsay-Abaire, Goodman Theatre has proved first in command of the Chicago stage again and again. Goodman Associate Producer and Director Steve Scott has assembled an all-Chicago cast for the Midwest premiere of Abaire’s compassionate, heartfelt...
If you’ve ever watched Norm Jewison’s 1973 screen adaptation of Tim Rice Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Jesus Christ Superstar you were no doubt taken by Ted Neeley’s unique, but masterful, portrayal of Jesus Christ. Neely, who received Golden Globe Award nominations for Best Actor and Best Newcomer for his role, shined…
Thursday, 08 March 2007 06:00

The Great and Terrible Wizard of Oz

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Because they went brilliantly over the rainbow with this one, The House Theatre of Chicago’s The Great and Terrible Wizard of Oz, is being remounted at the Northlight Theatre in Skokie Illinois march 1-11 2007. Playwright and House Theatre Executive Director Phillip C. Kapperich has adapted the famous novel by…
Thursday, 22 February 2007 06:00

Fun at the Ashbury Coffee House

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When I’m bored on a Thursday night, I fret not. Why? Because I always seem to find myself headed to the Ashbury Coffee House in Willow Springs. But not for the coffee, I go to see Sunni Williams host the weekly improv. Along with the event’s co-founder, Chad Feipal, Sunni…

 

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