Theatre in Review

If you are a passionate fan of the original "Phantom of the Opera" musical, its sequel "Love Never Dies" will surely peak your curiosity and is a 'must see'. The continuation to one of the greatest love stories of our time takes place in 1907, ten years later after the…
The Burn, a lively tale of a high school drama class putting on Arthur Miller’s The Crucible, is spectacularly good. The script by Philip Dawkins was commissioned for the Steppenwolf’s Theatre’s Young Adult Theater Program. But this in no way diminishes it as a creative work – it is far,…
Sunday, 04 February 2018 19:31

Marriott's "Ragtime" Well Worth the Wait

Written by
Marriott Theatre’s Ragtime might just be one of the best adaptations to make its way through the Greater Chicago Area - ever. E.L. Dotorow wrote the novel in 1975, which has stormed theatre stages since 1996, snagging thirteen Tony Awards in 1996. With lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, music by Stephen…
Millennial angst is in the air, and never better captured than in Clare Barron’s autobiographical “You Got Older.” You will laugh at its depictions of a young woman less-than-dexterously navigating her way through the trials of reaching a grown-up state in this first-rate production at Steppenwolf Theatre. Mae, a 27-year-old…
Monday, 05 February 2018 12:09

Review: I Puritani at Lyric Opera of Chicago

Written by
There are fewer things in theatre more exciting the curtain going up on the first act of an opera. Often there’s no ceremony or pre-recorded note from management. The lights dim and the overture begins. How enchanting to take your first look at the sumptuous sets and costumes Lyric Opera…
In Skeleton Crew, playwright Dominique Morisseau hits close to home, presenting an event that still profoundly impacts America: the 2008 economic meltdown. It is captured here in the form of an imminent Detroit car plant closure. Our memories are still fresh from that time, and wounds to our social fabric…
Monday, 05 February 2018 23:42

Review: "Time Stands Still" at McIninch Art Center

Written by
Buffalo Theatre Ensemble presented a two act play at the McIninch Art Center in Glen Ellyn titled Time Stands Still this past weekend and I was fortunate enough to see the opening night performance. The entire play is set in a Brooklyn loft apartment that really serves well in creating…
Saturday, 03 February 2018 00:05

Review: "Nice Girl" at Raven Theatre

Written by
Having been wanting to check it out for quite a while, I was excited to go see Nice Girl at the Raven Theatre, the theatre’s latest offering, this one by Melissa Ross and directed by Lauren Shouse. Upon entering the Edgewater located venue, I walked into the warmth and was…
Tuesday, 30 January 2018 21:29

Hatfield and McCoy is not for the faint of hearts

Written by
Loosely based on a true story of the two infamous feuding families- Hatfield and McCoy – and inspired by Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, the namesake musical takes place circa 1865 in West Virginia. McCoy family loves to stage home plays and write poetry, while Hatfields spend most of their time…
Page 1 of 15

 

 

10 Years! Fave Issue Covers

Register

Latest Articles