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Review: King of the Yees (Goodman Theatre)

Rammel Chan and Stephenie Soohyun Park star in King of the Yees, Goodman Theatre           
      
  

King of the Yees

Written by Lauren Yee
Goodman Theatre, 170 N. Dearborn (map)
thru April 30  |  tix: $10-$40  |  more info
       
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April 17, 2017 | 0 Comments More

Review: Prelude to a Kiss (The Comrades)

Bethany Hart and Ed McGuire star as Rita and Old Man in Prelude to a Kiss, The Comrades           
      
  

Prelude to a Kiss

Written by Craig Lucas
Greenhouse Theater, 2257 N. Lincoln (map)
thru Feb 4  |  tix: $20  |  more info
       
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January 30, 2017 | 0 Comments More

Review: What of the Night? (Cor Theatre & Stage Left Theatre)

Allyce Torres, Dionne Addai and Tosha Fowler star in What of the Night, Cor Theater, Stage Left Theatre           
      
    

What of the Night? 

Written by María Irene Fornés
at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont (map)
thru Feb 12  |  tix: $18-$30  |  more info
       
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January 15, 2017 | 0 Comments More

Chicago’s Best Theater of 2016

  

Miguel Cervantes stars as Alexander Hamilton in Hamilton by Lin-Manuel Miranda, Broadway ChicagoDana Omar and Gay Glenn star in Cinderella at the Theater Potatotes, Hypocrites TheatreKaren Rodriguez stars in The Way She Spoke, Solo Celebration, Greenhouse Theater 3ETHL_ShowPageFINAL_450x665James Vincent Meredith and Bethany Jillard in Othello, Chicago Shakespeare TheatreBryce Gangel, Jessica Ervin and Charlotte Thomas in Dry Land, RivendellJulissa Contreras, Sarah Cartwright and Ada Grey in The Haven Place, Red Orchid TheatreEvan Linder and Liz Sharpe in Byhalia Mississippi, New Colony Definition TheatreBrian Parry and Aaron Kirby in The Drawer Boy, Redtwist TheatreChristian Castro and D’Wayne Taylor in Jesus Hopped A Train, Eclipse TheatreThomas Cox, Bolden. (Back) Ruiz, Sullivan, Brown. Photo by Michael Brosilow (2)Mary Beth Fisher and Harris Yulin in Long Day's Journey Into Night, Court TheatreEliza Stoughton and Sam Hubbard in A Loss of Roses, Raven TheatreBlair Brown and Alan Wilder in Mary Page Marlowe, Steppenwolf TheatreChristina Saliba with mirror from Learning Curve, Albany Park Theater ProjectThe Joffrey Ballet presents Christopher Wheeldon’s The Nutcracker, Auditorium TheatreJustin Keyes, Chris Sams, Tyrone L. Robinson, Will Skrip and Sean Blake in Smokey Joe's CafeDash Barber and Christopher Borek in Posh by Laura Wade, Steep Theatre LMSarah Goeden, Justine C. Turner and Nicole Bloomsmith in Once in a Lifetime, StrawdogSydney Charles and Julian Parker in Prowess, Jackalope TheatreIt’s the classic tale of the Sharks versus the Jets in West Side Story, one of the greatest musicals ever, playing March 16-April 24, 2016 at the Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Blvd. in downtown Aurora. For tickets and information, go to ParamountAurora.com or call (630) 896-6666. Photo credit: Liz Lauren.Brian Quijada in Where Do We Sit On the Bus, Teatro Vista Chicago 2Amy Stricker, Britain Gebhardt, Max DeTogne, Lizzie Schwarzrock, Kelly Baskin, Caitlin JacksonMonica Raymund stars in Thaddeus and Slocum, Lookingglass TheatreBrenda Barrie, James Doherty. Michael E Martin, Johnny Arena and Rudy Galvan in United Flight 232

     

See our picks below the fold

     
January 3, 2017 | 0 Comments More

Review: The Winter’s Tale (Cheek by Jowl, Chicago Shakespeare)

Abubakar Salim and Orlando James star in The Winter's Tale, Cheek by Jowl, Chicago Shakespeare           
      
   

The Winter’s Tale

Written by William Shakespeare 
Chicago Shakespeare, Navy Pier (map)
thru Dec 21  |  tix: $35-$80  |  more info
       
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December 17, 2016 | 0 Comments More

A stockingful of holiday shows in Chicago for 2016!

 

Ariana Burks stars as Clara in The Nutcracker, House Theatre Chicago 2Jason Groff stars as Charlie Brown in A Charlie Brown Christmas, Broadway ChicagoLisa Gaye Dixon as Ghost of Christmas Present in A Christmas Carol at Goodman TheatreFrancis Guinan and Travis Turner in Twist Your Dickens or Scrooge You, Second City Goodman TheatreErica Stephan stars as Irene Roth in Crazy for You, Drury Lane TheatreJoe Foust and Larry Yando in A Christmas Carol, Goodman Theatre

The Chicago theater community will again produce a wide array of Christmas and holiday plays, musicals, ballets and comedies in 2016, all designed to put you in a festive mood.  Find the entire list of holiday offerings below

November 30, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Review: Annie (Broadway in Chicago, 2016)

Tori Bates stars as Annie, with Sandy, Broadway in Chicago tour           
      
  

Annie

Written by Charles Strouse (music),
Thomas Meehan (book), Martin Charnin (lyrics)
Cadillac Palace Theatre, 151 W. Randolph (map)
thru Apr 13  |  tix: $25-$110  |  more info      

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November 13, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Review: Saturn Returns (The Neo-Futurists)

Tif Harrison and Andrew Tham in Saturn Returns, Neo Futurists (photo by Joe Mazza Brave Lux)           
      
  

Saturn Returns

Created by Tif Harrison
Neo-Futurarium, 5153 N. Ashland (map)
thru Nov 19  |  tix: $10-$25  |  more info
       
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November 2, 2016 | 0 Comments More