Monday, 10 March 2008 01:00

RENT at The Cadillac Palace

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Rent is the blockbuster musical hit of the nineties, a modern version of the opera La Boheme, depicting a community of young artists struggling to celebrate life while battling the first wave of the AIDS epidemic during the late eighties. I can never watch this production without thinking fondly of…
When Taylor Negron took the microphone after violinist Lili Haydn completed her first song, I wasn’t sure what to expect. Having never seen the actor/writer/comedian perform before, I was curious about the concept of his latest show, which I heard was dramatic/humorous storytelling coupled with the accompaniment of a soft…
Monday, 10 December 2007 00:00

A Christmas Carol to Sing About

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Disneyland might be able to pull off the the same schtick night after night but come on; what does a heartless old fool like Ebenezer Scrooge have on Mickey Mouse and some kick ass Fireworks? Celebrating it's 30th year at the Goodman Theatre you would think enough is enough already.…
Monday, 12 November 2007 00:00

The Rocky Horror Picture Show

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My God, has it really been twenty years since the first time my friends and I dressed up in our best Goth and stumbled out at midnight to see what was surely the raciest, and most exciting, interactive movie of the time? Seeing director Steve Hildebrandt’s exciting and highly gifted,…
Monday, 15 October 2007 01:00

The Magnificents

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Ta-Da! What better to open The House Theatre of Chicago’s fifth season with than a few sweet ass magic tricks? Nothin’ if you ask me. Once again this ensemble, many of whom graduated together from Southern Methodist University, have produced another exquisite piece of art that’s sure to surprise and…
Saturday, 15 September 2007 01:00

Drury Lane's “The Odd couple” A Must See

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Most of us know playwright Neil Simon’s The Odd Couple from either the big screen with Walter Matthau and Jack Lemon as the quirky pair of opposite roommates or more recently (30 years ago) from the TV adaptation that starred Tony Randall as the germaphobic neat freak Felix Ungar and…
Sunday, 07 October 2007 01:00

Flaming Dames in “Bump and Grindhouse”

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With the re-emergence of burlesque, The Flaming Dames have put their own stamp on the exotic, vaudevillian art made famous in the early 20th century. Led by choreographer Leslie Kerrigan, the burlesque troupe known as The Flaming Dames bring their unique B-Horror homage to life in their new production, “Bump…
Sunday, 09 September 2007 01:00

Summer Extravalanche Spectacular

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The Extravalanche comedy flight offers a preview of some of the best shows in the Windy. Hosted Nick Lullo (Blu Mic), performers include Steve Mulcahy, Tony Sam, Kumail (Chicago Comedy Series), Jared Logan (Chicago Comedy Series), Rachel Lewis, Headcheese Fatboss, Flambango, Team Submarinne, and the improvised rock opera Baby Wants…
Saturday, 11 August 2007 01:00

Muntu Dance Theatre Extravaganza

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On July 14, 2007, Muntu Dance Theatre of Chicago celebrated their 35th Anniversary with a concert and Gala at the famous Harris Theater in Millennium Park. This Milestone featured the world premieres of Brazilian choreographer Rosangela Silvestre’s piece, which was titled “Guide” and “In Search Of Africa by Amaniyea Payne,…



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