Category: Extensions-Remounts

Review: Rose and the Rime (House Theatre, 2014)

Paige Collins stars as Rose in The House Theatre's remount of "Rose and Rime,"  written by Nathan Allen, Chris Matthews and Jake Minton.  (photo credit: Michael Brosilow)        
      
Rose and the Rime

Written by Nathan Allen, Chris Matthews
   and Jake Minton
Directed by Nathan Allen
at Chopin Theatre, 1543 W. Division (map)
thru Mar 9 Mar 23  |  tickets: $20-$40  |  more info
       
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February 1, 2014 | 1 Comment More

Review: Our Country’s Good (Shattered Globe Theatre)

Steve Peebles, Kevin Viol and Ben Werling star in Shattered Globe Theatre's "Our Country's Good" by Timberlake Wertenbaker, directed by Roger Smart. (photo credit: Michael Brosilow)        
      
Our Country’s Good

Written by Timberlake Wertenbaker
Directed by Roger Smart 
at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont (map)
thru Feb 22  |  tickets: $30   |  more info
       
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January 18, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Review: Pontypool (Strawdog Theatre)

Jamie Vann stars as Grant Mazzy in Strawdog Theatre's "Pontypool" by Tony Burgess, directed by Anderson Lawfer. (photo credit: Tom McGrath)       
      
Pontypool 

Adapted by Tony Burgess 
Directed by Anderson Lawfer
at Strawdog Theatre, 3829 N. Broadway (map)
thru Feb 1  |  tickets: $15   |  more info
       
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January 12, 2014 | 1 Comment More

Top 10 Chicago Plays of 2013

Karl Hamilton and Mark David Kaplan in Chicago Children's Theater's "A Year with Frog and Toad" by Robert and William Reale, directed by Henry Godinez. (photo credit: Charles Osgood) Greta Oglesby and Toni Martin in TimeLine Theatre's "A Raisin in the Sun" by Lorraine Hansberry, directed by Ron OJ Parson. (photo credit: Lara Goetsch) Hans Fleischmann stars as Tom in Mary-Arrchie Theatre's "The Glass Menagerie" by Tennessee Williams, directed by Hans Fleischmann. (photo credit: Emily Schwartz) Jackson Doran, GQ, JQ and Postell Pringle in Chicago Shakespeare's "Othello: The Remix," created and directed by the Q Brothers. (photo credit: Michael Brosilow) Kenesha Reed, Genesis Salamanca, Angelina Llongueras, Lindsey Scalise, Hisako Sugeta and Danielle Nicholas star in Her Story Theater's "Shadow Town," written and directed by Mary Bonnett. (photo credit: Katie Herst)
Redtwist Theatre's "Clybourne Park" starred Kelly Owens Rodman, Michael Sherwin and Frank Pete star in Redtwist Theatre's "Clybourne Park" by Bruce Norris, directed by Steve Scott. (phtoo credit: Kimberly Loughlin) Manny Buckley, Tyshaun Lang, Keith Neagle, McKenzie Chinn, Lucy Sandy, Marjie Southerland and Morgan McNaugh in Pavement Group's "Harry and the Thief" by Sigrid Gilmer, directed by Krissy Vanderwarker. (photo credit: Brittany Barnes) Shavac Prakash and Scott Baity, Jr star in Collaboraction's "Crime Scene: A Chicago Anthology," conceived and directed by Anthony Moseley. (photo credit: Cesario Moza) Daniel Strauss and Lauren Lopez star as El-Fayoumy and Mother Theresa in Judas Redux and Starkid's "Last Days of Judas Iscariot" by Stephen Adly Guirgis, directed by Julia Albain. Callie Johnson, Rod Thomas, Susan McMongale and Josh Tolle in Drury Lane Theatre's "Next to Normal," directed by William Osetek. (photo credit: Brett Beiner)

 

Another year, another 12 months of great theater! 2013 blessed the Windy City with inspired new works and riveting revivals from a wide range of companies – the largest equity houses to the smallest of Chicago’s storefronts. Taking into account the 600+ productions that we reviewed in 2013, here are our picks for the best of the best. Bravo!!   (note: for the 3rd year in a row, we’re honored to have the national website Huffington Post use our choices for their Top 10 Chicago productions!)

See our picks below the fold

     
December 29, 2013 | 0 Comments More

Review: An Iliad (Court Theatre, 2013)

Timothy Edward Kane stars as The Poet in Court Theatre's "An Iliad" by Lisa Peterson and Denis O'Hare, directed by Charles Newell. (photo credit: Michael Brosilow)        
      
An Iliad

Written by Lisa Peterson and Denis O’Hare
Directed by Charles Newell
at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis (map)
thru Dec 15  |  tickets: $40-$60   |  more info
       
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November 27, 2013 | 0 Comments More

Review: The Nutcracker (The House Theatre, 2013)

Paige Collins stars as Clara in The House Theatre's "The Nutracker" by Jake Minton and Phillip Klapperich, directed by Tommy Rapley. (photo credit: Michael Brosilow)        
      
The Nutcracker

Book by Jake Minton and Phillip Klapperich  
Music by Kevin O’Donnell, Lyrics by Jake Minton
Directed and Choreographed by Tommy Rapley
at Chopin Theatre, 1543 W. Division (map)
thru Dec 29  |  tickets: $30  |  more info
       
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November 24, 2013 | 1 Comment More

Review: The Mikado (The Hypocrites)

Shawn Pfautsch and Emily Casey in "The Mikado" by Gilbert and Sullivan, directed by Sean Graney. (photo credit: Matthew Gregory Hollis)        
      
The Mikado

Written by W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan  
Adapted and Directed by Sean Graney 
at Steppenwolf Garage, 1624 N. Halsted (map)
thru Dec 29  |  tickets: $36   |  more info
       
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November 23, 2013 | 0 Comments More

Review: Hellcab (Profiles Theatre, 2013)

Megan Hickey and Paul Dillon star in Profiles Theatre's "Hellcab" by Will Kern, directed by Darrell W. Cox. (photo credit: Michael Brosilow)        
      
Hellcab

Written by Will Kern 
Directed by Darrell W. Cox
Profiles Theatre, 4139 N. Broadway (map)
thru Jan 12  |  tickets: $35-$40   |  more info
       
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November 16, 2013 | 8 Comments More

Review: Death and Harry Houdini (The House Theatre of Chicago)

Dennis Watkins as Houdini in The House Theatre's "Death and Harry Houdini," written and directed by Nathan Allen. (photo credit: Michael Brosilow)        
       
Death and Harry Houdini 

Written and Directed by Nathan Allen
Magic by Dennis Watkins   
at Chopin Theatre, 1543 W. Division (map)
thru Aug 18  |  tickets: $40   |  more info
       
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July 11, 2013 | 0 Comments More

Review: The Glass Menagerie (Mary-Arrchie Theatre Chicago)

Joanne Dubach as Laura in Mary-Arrchie Theatre's "The Glass Menagerie" by Tennessee Williams, directed by Hans Fleischmann. (photo credit: Emily Schwartz)        
       
The Glass Menagerie 

Written by Tennessee Williams 
Directed by Hans Fleischmann
at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont (map)
thru Aug 25  |  tickets: $32-$37   |  more info
       
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June 15, 2013 | 0 Comments More

Review: Speech and Debate (American Theater Company)

Sadieh Rifai and William Patrick Riley star in American Theater Company's "Speech & Debate" by Stephen Karam, directed by PJ Paparelli. (photo credit: Michael Brosilow)        
       
Speech & Debate 

Written by Stephen Karam
Directed by PJ Paparelli
American Theater Company, 1909 W. Byron (map)
thru June 23  |  tickets: $38-$43   |  more info
       
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May 19, 2013 | 0 Comments More

Review: Smokey Joe’s Cafe (The Royal George Theatre)

Britt-Marie Siversten stars in Theo Ubique's Cabaret Theatre's "Smokey Joe's Cafe", directed by Brenda Didier. (photo credit: Anthony Robert La Penna)        
       
Smokey Joe’s Café: 
  The Songs of Lieber & Stoller
 

Words/Music by Jerry Lieber and Mike Stoller
Reconceived and Directed by Brenda Didier
The Royal George Theatre, 1641 N. Halsted (map)
thru May 26  |  tickets: $24-$46   |  more info
       
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March 21, 2013 | 0 Comments More