Category: Rodgers & Hammerstein

Chicago’s Best Theater of 2015

 

Carmen Molina, Claudia DiBiccari, Mykele Callicutt, Paula Ramirez, Preston Tate Jr., Deanna Reed-Foster and James McGuire in Cold Basement Dramatics' "Heat Wave".Scott Danielson, Garrett Lutz and George Toles star in Kokandy Productions' "The Full Monty".Laura Osnes as and Steven Pasquale star in Lyric Opera's "Carousel" by Rodgers and Hammerstein.John Mahoney and Audrey Francis in Steppenwolf Theatre's "The Herd".Sarah Lynn Robinson, Anthony Whitaker and Greg Zawada in Porchlight's "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Form" by Steven Sondheim. Monica West, Kasey Foster and Emma Cadd in Lookingglass Theatre's "Moby Dick".Mariann Mayberry and Brittany Uomoleale star in Steppenwolf Theatre's "Grand Concourse".Steve Haggard and Karen Janes Woditsch star in Writers Theatre's "Doubt: A Parable".Charli Williams , Anna Dauzvardis, Katrina D.  Richard, Brandon Greenhouse, and Kevin Patterson star in Raven Theatre's "Direct from Death Row: The Scottsboro Boys".Bernard White and Nisi Sturgis in Goodman Theatre's "Disgraced".Rafael Davila and Bradley Smoak star in Lyric Opera of Chicago's "Bel Canto".Drury Lane Oakbrook presents "Billy Elliot: The Musical," music by Elton John.  Becca Savoy, Michael McKeough and Sandy Elias star in Griffin Theatre's "Pocatello".Larry Yando and Eva Louise Balistreiri star in Chicago Shakespeare's "The Tempest" by William Shakespeare.Matthew Sherbach and Armand Fields star in Northlight Theatre's "Charm".Brendan Connelly, Chris Schroeder and Brenda Scott Wlazlo star in Red Theater and Oracle Productions' "R + J: The Vineyard".Melanie Brezill and Patrick Budde star in Chicago Children’s Theatre’s "The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane." Colte Julian as Curly and Allison Sill as Laurey in Paramount Theatre's "Oklahoma!". Mike Nussbaum stars in TimeLine Theatre's "The Price" by Arthur Miller. Eunice Woods stars in American Theater Company's "The Project(s)" by PJ Paparelli and Joshua Jaeger.Luce Metrius and Ashley Neil star in A Red Orchid Theatre's "Red Handed Otter." Kelsey Brennan and Greg Matthew Anderson star in Remy Bumppo's "Travesties" by Tom Stoppard.Johanna McKenzie Miller and Alex Goodrich star in Northlight Theatre's "Shining Lives," directed by Jessica Thebus.Brian Parry and Jacqueline Grandt star in Redtwist Theatre's "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" by Edward Albee.Eileen Niccolai and Daniela Colucci star in The Shattered Globe's "The Rose Tattoo" by Tennessee Williams. , Shattered Globe Theatre, Brosilow

In a theater community as diverse and talented as Chicago’s, every aspect and genre of stage productions can be found throughout the city on a given week.  2015 was no exception to this fact, as one can see from our reviewers’ picks of the year’s greatest and most memorable works.

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December 31, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Review: South Pacific (Light Opera Works)

Larry Adams and Sarah Larson star in Light Opera Works' "South Pacific" by Rodgers and Hammerstein, directed by Rudy Hogenmiller. (photo credit: Mona Luan)             
      
South Pacific 

By Richard Rodgers (music), Oscar
  Hammerstein II
(lyrics, book)
  and Joshua Logan (book) 
Cahn Auditorium, 600 Emerson (map)
thru Aug 30 |  tix: $34-$94  | more info
       
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August 19, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Review: The Sound of Music (Lyric Opera of Chicago)

Elizabeth Futral, Billy Zane and Jenn Gambatese star in Lyric Opera of Chicago's "The Sound of Music" by Rodgers and Hammerstein, directed by Marc Bruni. (photo credit: Todd Rosenberg)        
      
The Sound of Music 

By Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II
      Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse
Directed by Marc Bruni  
at Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker (map)
thru May 25  |  tickets: $29-$199   |  more info
       
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May 3, 2014 | 1 Comment More

Review: Oklahoma! (Lyric Opera of Chicago)

Ashley Brown and John Cudia star as Laurey and Curly in Lyric Opera's "Oklahoma!" by Rodgers and Hammerstein, directed by Gary Griffin. (photo credit: Dan Rest)        
       
Oklahoma! 

Music by Richard Rodgers 
Book and Lyrics by Roger Hammerstein II
Directed by Gary Griffin
Conducted by James Lowe
at Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker (map)
thru May 19  |  tickets: $42-$153   |  more info  
       
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May 6, 2013 | 1 Comment More

Review: South Pacific (Marriott Theatre)

Emily Morales and Ben Jacoby star in Marriott Theatre's "South Pacific" by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein, directed by David H. Bell. (photo credit: Peter Coombs)        
       
South Pacific 

Music/Lyrics by Rodgers and Hammerstein
Book by Joshua Logan 
Directed by David H. Bell
at Marriott Theatre, Lincolnshire (map)
thru June 2  |  tickets: $40-$48   |  more info
       
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April 11, 2013 | 0 Comments More

Review: A Grand Night for Singing (Mercury Theater)

Mercury Theater's "A Grand Night for Singing", a musical review homage to the music of Rodgers and Hammerstein, directed and choreographed by Kevin Bellie. (photo credit: Michael Brosilow)         
       
A Grand Night for Singing 

      

Music by Richard Rodgers
Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II 
Directed and Choreographed by Kevin Bellie  
at Mercury Theater, 3745 N. Southport (map)
thru March 20  |  tickets: $25-$59   |  more info
       
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January 23, 2013 | 0 Comments More

Review: The Sound of Music (Skylight Music Theatre)

Elizabeth Telford (Maria), Erin Stapleton (Liesl), John Olsen (Friedrich), Alison Pogorlec (Louisa), Brady Tutton (Kurt), Madeline McNichols (Brigitta), Isabella Lozier (Marta) and Asha Metcalfe (Gretl) star in Skylight Music Theatre's "The Sound of Music", directed and choreographed by Molly Rhode.  (photo credit: Mark Frohna)        
      
The Sound of Music

By Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II  
Book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse
Directed and Choreographed by Molly Rhode 
Cabot Theatre, 158 N. Broadway, Milwaukee (map)
thru Dec 31  |  tickets: $22-$65   |  more info
       
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December 28, 2012 | 1 Comment More

Review: Cinderella (Marriott Theatre)

Dara Cameron and Brian Bohr star in Marriott Theatre's "Cinderella" by Rodgers and Hammerstein, directed by Matt Raftery. (photo credit: Peter Coombs)        
      
Cinderella 

Written by Richard Rodgers (music)
     and Oscar Hammerstein II (lyrics) 
Directed by Matt Raftery
at Marriott Theatre, Lincolnshire  (map)
thru Dec 31  |  tickets: $15   |  more info
       
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November 29, 2012 | 1 Comment More