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Swimming To Stay Afloat: Rivendell Theatre's Dry Land

03 May 2016 in Theatre Reviews

"Punch me," is the first line of dialog in Dry Land, and those two words sum up the effect of…

The King and I Continues the American Musical Tradition at Lyric Opera

01 May 2016 in Theatre Reviews

In 2013, The Lyric Opera of Chicago made a commitment to produce five Rogers and Hammerstein musicals and on Saturday…

Connected: A Most Unusual Night Around the Campfire

30 April 2016 in Theatre Reviews

The image of sitting around a campfire under the stars brings to mind nights connecting with friends and family, sharing…

Review: Shattered Globe's "In the Heat of the Night

25 April 2016 in Theatre Reviews

Police brutality is nothing new. Having it broadcast on national news sources, however, is. The deep South in the 1960's…

Tain’t No Question About It: Bullets Over Broadway is a Crowd Pleaser!

22 April 2016 in Theatre Reviews

Bullets Over Broadway, written by Woody Allen, tells the story of a struggling playwright who finally gets his big break…

Mariott Theatre's "Evita" A Passionate Work of Art

22 April 2016 in Theatre Reviews

Possibly one of the best productions of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Evita” that has graced the Chicago area…

Porchlight Theatre's "Dreamgirls" A True Delight

19 April 2016 in Theatre Reviews

While not explicitly a biography about The Supremes, "Dreamgirls" is awfully close. It's a Quincy Jones-flavored musical about the road…

No Dusting Off Needed for "Hazel: A Musical Maid in America"

11 April 2016 in Theatre Reviews

Who remembers the 1960s TV show “Hazel”? It may not be as easily recollected as such classics as “The Dick…

Mary Page Marlowe: a Life Pieced Together with Stagecraft Magic

11 April 2016 in Theatre Reviews

How much do we reveal about ourselves to others? In a masterful new Steppenwolf production, title character Mary Page Marlowe…

"Fooling Buddha" is a Fantastically Entertaining and Thoughtfully Funny Show - No Fooling!

02 April 2016 in Theatre Reviews

I've never been much of a magic fan. I'm always nervous for the magician just in case his trick doesn't…


01 April 2016 in In Concert

Ravinia has announced that the most honored female country performer of all time, Dolly Parton, will bring her first major…

Lost: “Arcadia” at the Writer’s Theatre

01 April 2016 in Theatre Reviews

There is an expectation when one sees a play that they will be taken on a journey. Audiences want to…


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