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Have you heard the “White Noise”? White Noise is a brand-new rock musical that opened yesterday at the Royal George Theater in Chicago. The show is about a major record label where a top-selling producer stirs up an explosive cocktail with two diametrically opposed groups-”White Noise,” an irresistible pop band…
Annie Baker’s acclaimed play "Circle Mirror Transformation" won the 2010 Obie Award for Best New American play and for good reason – the production is funny, moving, well-crafted, includes characters that are easy to identify with and is refreshingly simple. Effectively directed by Dexter Bullard, "Circle Mirror" projects a warmth…
The Merchant of Venice is not one of Shakespeare's most well known plays, in fact few of the people sitting around me in the theater had even read it let alone seen it. But the play is a gem, portraying cultural and religious stereotypes that are still prominent in today's…
Monday, 21 March 2011 17:21

God of Carnage at Goodman Theatre

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It was Hamlet who said “the play’s the thing”, and Yasmina Reza’s play has won so many awards, it feels almost impossible to say anything critical about it. It’s a light, frothy modern-day farce, which lifts the audience up, before pushing them out into the spring Chicago air. When Alan…
Tuesday, 15 March 2011 00:33

Johnny Boy's Graduation Has Just Begun!

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What can I say about “Johnny Boy's Graduation” other than it's INCREDIBLE! This show had to have been the BEST time I've ever had! The show, an interactive comedy by Mark Nassar, co-creator of “Tony 'n' Tina's Wedding,” and by Kevin Alexander, Denise Fennell and Justine Rossi, takes place at…
Wednesday, 09 March 2011 18:00

HAIR: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical

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If any musical is a precursor to the rock opera, it's 1967's very own Hair. I saw elements of Rent, Godspell, and Jesus Christ Superstar, among others, embedded within the music, choreography, and even the costumes. This show is great fun but with serious things to say. Written and set in the late sixties, Hair…
Saturday, 05 March 2011 14:47

Tonya Kay on top of the world.

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Meet one of the stars of the Video Game Reunion here. The show is going on at this link, right now! http://vgr.atom.com/#!s1/episodes/episode_1 Tonya Kay is an entertainer. Tonya Kay is a good steward of animals and earth. Tonya Kay is the voice of Green Girl, a lead comedic actor in…
If you’ve ever worked a day in your life, ever waited a table or slaved the day away in a cubicle, then you’ll love the Broadway musical Working. This upbeat, funny, hauntingly true-to-life musical capturing the stories of everyday working people has something for everyone. Working is a musical based…
Wednesday, 02 March 2011 17:38

Baby Wants Candy - Musicals You'll Never See Again

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If you are on the prowl for some very funny improv, follow the path that leads to Chicago’s Apollo Theatre at 2540 N. Lincoln Ave. It is there that every Friday at 10:30 pm the hilarious comedy troupe "Baby Wants Candy" takes the stage to perform a comedy musical that,…

 

 

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