Review: The Nutcracker (Joffrey Ballet, 2014)

Joffrey Ballet Chicago presents Peter Tchaikovsky's "The Nutcracker," conceived and directed by Robert Joffrey, conducted by Scott Speck. (photo credit: Cheryl Mann)        
    
      
The Nutcracker

Music by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky 
Conceived and Choreographed by Robert Joffrey
at Auditorium Theatre, 50 E. Congress (map)
thru Dec 28  |  tickets: $32-$134   |  more info
       
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Review: Twist Your Dickens or Scrooge You! (Second City at Goodman Theatre)

Francis Guinan (Scrooge) and Tim Stoltenberg (Bob Cratchit) in The Second City’s Twist Your Dickens, Or Scrooge You! by Peter Gwinn and Bobby Mort at Goodman Theatre        
      
Twist Your Dickens
        or Scrooge You!

Written by Peter Gwinn and Bobby Mort
Directed by Matt Hovde
at Goodman Theatre, 170 N. Dearborn (map)
thru Jan 3  |  tickets: $20-$61   |  more info
       
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Review: Holmes and Watson (City Lit Theater)

Adam Bitterman and James Sparling star in City Lit Theater's "Holmes and Watson," adapted and directed by Terry McCabe. (photo credit: Tom McGrath)        
  
        
Holmes and Watson

Adapted and Directed by Terry McCabe  
at City Lit Theater, 1020 W. Bryn Mawr (map)
thru Dec 14  |  tickets: $25-$29   |  more info
       
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Review: The Christmas Schooner (Mercury Theater, 2014)

Stef Tovar, Brianna Borger and James Wilson Sherman star in Mercury Theater's 2014 production of "The Christmas Schooner" by John Reeger and Julie Shannon, directed by L. Walter Stearns.        
      
   
The Christmas Schooner

Book by John Reeger  
Music and Lyrics by Julie Shannon
Directed by L. Walter Stearns  
at Mercury Theater, 3745 N. Southport (map)
thru Dec 28  |  tickets: $25-$65   |  more info
       
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Review: Titanic (Griffin Theatre)

Matt Edmonds and Laura McClain star in Griffin Theatre's "Titanic" by Maury Yeston and Peter Stone, directed by Scott Weinstein. (photo credit: Michael Brosilow)        

        
Titanic

Book by Peter Stone
Music and Lyrics by Maury Yeston
Directed by Scott Weinstein  
at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont  (map)
thru Dec 7  |  tickets: $34-$39   |  more info
       
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Review: The Testament of Mary (Victory Gardens Theater)

Linda Reiter stars as Mary in Victory Gardens Theater's "The Testament of Mary" by Colm Tóibín, directed by Dennix Začek. (photo credit: Michael Courier)       
      
The Testament of Mary 

Written by Colm Tóibín 
Directed by Dennis Začek
at VG Biograph Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln (map)
thru Dec 14   |  tickets: $20-$60   |  more info
       
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Review: Mud, River, Stone (Eclipse Theatre)

Anthony Conway stars as Joaquim in Eclipse Theatre's "Mud, River, Stone" by Lynn Nottage, directed by Andrea J. Dymond. (photo credit: Tim Knight)        
      
Mud, River, Stone

Written by Lynn Nottage  
Directed by Andrea J. Dymond
at Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport (map)
thru Dec 14  |  tickets: $18-$28   |  more info
       
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Review: Porgy and Bess (Lyric Opera of Chicago, 2014)

Norman Garrett and Hlengiwe Mkhwanazi star in Lyric Opera's "Porgy and Bess" by George and Ira Gershwin, directed by Francesca Zambello. (photo credit: Todd Rosenberg)        
   
      
Porgy and Bess

Written by George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin,
   and DuBose and Dorothy Heyward
Directed by Francesca Zambello
Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker Dr. (map)
thru Dec 20  |  tickets: $69-$244   |  more info
       
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Review: Annie (Broadway in Chicago)

Issie Swickle and Sunny star as Annie and Sandy in Broadway in Chicago's "Annie the Musical" by Charles Strouse, Martin Charnin and Thomas Meehan. (photo credit: Joan Marcus)     
        
      
Annie

By Charles Strouse (music), Martin Charnin (lyrics)
   and Thomas Meehan (book)
Directed by Martin Charnin
Cadillac Palace Theatre, 151 W. Randolph (map)
thru Nov 30  |  tickets: $25-$105   |  more info
       
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Review: Lotto Fever in the Sucker State (Saint Sebastian Players)

Saint Sebastian Players presents the world premiere of "Lotto Fever in the Sucker State" by Leigh Johnson, directed by Jonathan "Rocky" Hagloch. (photo credit: John C. Oster)   
        
      
Lotto Fever in the Sucker State

Written by Leigh Johnson
Directed by Jonathan “Rocky” Hagloch
at St. Bonaventure, 1625 W. Diversey (map)
thru Nov 23  |  tickets: $20   |  more info
       
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Review: Frederick (Chicago Children’s Theatre)

Richard Juarez and Shawn Pfautsch star in Chicago Children's Theatre's world premiere of Leo Lionni's  "Frederick," adapted by Suzanne Miller, directed by Stuart Carden. (photo credit: Charles Osgood)        
      
Frederick

Adapted by Suzanne Miller
from the book by Leo Lionni
Directed by Stuart Carden  
at Ruth Page Center, 1016 N. Dearborn (map)
thru Nov 23  |  tickets: $23-$28   |  more info
       
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Review: A Bright Room Called Day (Spartan Theatre)

Spartan Theatre presents "A Bright Room Called Day" by Tony Kushner, directed by Laura Elleseg.        
      
A Bright Room Called Day

Written by Tony Kushner  
Directed by Laura Elleseg
Chemically Imbalanced Theater, 1422 W. Irving (map)
thru Nov 23  |  tickets: $10-$20   |  more info
       
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