Category: Lawrence Bommer

Review: Songs from an Unmade Bed (Pride Films and Plays)

Kevin Webb and Jordan Phelps star in Pride Films and Plays' "Songs from an Unmade Bed", lyrics by Mark Campbell, directed by Derek Van Barham.        
      
Songs from an Unmade Bed

Lyrics by Mark Campbell  
Directed by Derek Van Barham
at Apollo Studio Theater, 2540 N. Lincoln (map)
thru April 27  |  tickets: $25   |  more info
       
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March 30, 2014 | 1 Comment More

Review: Darlin’ (Step Up Productions)

Elizabeth Birnkrant stars as Clem in Step Up Productions' world premiere of "Darlin'" by Joshua Rollins, directed by Ilesa Duncan. (photo credit: Liz Lauren)        
      
Darlin’

Written by Joshua Rollins 
Directed by Ilesa Duncan
at Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport (map)
thru April 13  |  tickets: $25-$30   |  more info
       
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March 20, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Review: Songs for a New World (NightBlue Performing Arts)

Curtis Bannister stars as Man 1 in NightBlue Performing Arts' "Songs for a New World" by Jason Robert Brown, directed by David Walters. (photo credit: Drew Peterson)        
      
Songs for a New World

Written by Jason Robert Brown  
Directed by David Walters
at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont (map)
thru March 30  |  tickets: $25-$35   |  more info
       
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March 15, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Review: Assistance (LiveWire Chicago)

Lauren Fisher and Hilary Williams star in LiveWire Chicago's "Assistance" by Leslye Headland, directed by Joshua Aaron Weinstein. (photo credit: Austin Oie)        
      
Assistance

Written by Leslye Headland
Directed by Joshua Aaron Weinstein 
DCASE Storefront Theater, 66 E. Randolph (map)
thru March 16  |  tickets: $12-$15   |  more info
       
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February 17, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Review: The Playboy of the Western World (Raven Theatre)

Sam Hubbard and Jen Short star in Raven Theatre's "The Playboy of the Western World" by John Millington Synge, directed by Michael Menendian. (photo credit: Keith Claunch)        
      
The Playboy
   of the Western World

Written by John Millington Synge
Directed by Michael Menendian
at Raven Theatre, 6157 N. Clark (map)
thru April 5  |  tickets: $36   |  more info
       
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February 13, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Review: Luck of the Irish (Next Theatre)

Austin Tally and Lily Mojekwu star in Next Theatre's "Luck of the Irish" by Kirsten Greenidge, directed by Damon Kiely. (photo credit: Michael Brosilow)        
      
Luck of the Irish

Written by Kirsten Greenidge  
Directed by Damon Kiely 
Noyes Cultural Arts Center, Evanston (map)
thru Feb 23  |  tickets: $30-$45   |  more info
       
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January 24, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Review: The Phantom of the Opera (Broadway in Chicago)

Cooper Grodin and Julia Udine star in Broadway in Chicago's "Phantom of the Opera," directed by Laurence Connor. (phtoo credit: Matthew Murphy)        
      
The Phantom of the Opera

Written by Andrew Lloyd Webber (music),
  Charles Hart (lyrics), Richard Stilgoe (book)
Directed by Laurence Connor
Cadillac Palace Theatre, 151 W. Randolph (map)
thru March 2  |  tickets: $25-$115   |  more info
       
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January 20, 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: Annie Get Your Gun (Light Opera Works)

Colette Todd stars as Annie Oakley in Light Opera Works' "Annie Get Your Gun" by Irving Berlin, directed by Rudy Hogenmiller.        
      
Annie Get Your Gun

Music and Lyrics by Irving Berlin
Book by Herbert and Dorothy Fields
Directed by Rudy Hogenmiller
at Cahn Auditorium, Evanston (map)
thru Dec 31  |  tickets: $32-$94   |  more info
       
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December 22, 2013 | 0 Comments More

Review: Sherlock Holmes and the Case of of the Christmas Goose (Raven Theatre)

Tyler Rich stars as Sherlock Holmes in Raven Theatre's "Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Golden Goose," adapted by Michael Menendian and John Weagly. (photo credit: Dean La Prairie)        
      
Sherlock Holmes and the
   Case of the Golden Goose

Adapted by Michael Menendian and John Weagly 
From story by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle  
Directed by Michael Menendian
at Raven Theatre, 6157 N. Clark (map)
thru Dec 29  |  tickets: $15-$20   |  more info
       
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December 15, 2013 | 0 Comments More

Review: Die Fledermaus (Lyric Opera of Chicago)

Bo Skovhus and Daniela Fally star in Lyric Opera's "Die Fledermaus" by Johann Strauss, directed by E. Loren Meeker. (photo credit: Dan Rest)        
      
Die Fledermaus

Music by Johann Strauss Jr.
Libretto by Carl Haffner and Richard Genee 
Directed by E. Loren Meeker 
at Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker (map)
thru Jan 18  |  tickets: $34-$274   |  more info
       
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December 14, 2013 | 0 Comments More

Review: The Christmas Schooner (Mercury Theater, 2013)

Jim Sherman and Karl Hamilton star in Mercury Theater's "The Christmas Schooner" by Julie Shannon and John Reeger, directed by L. Walter Stearns. (photo credit: Brett Beiner)        
      
The Christmas Schooner

Written by Julie Shannon and John Reeger
Directed by L. Walter Stearns
at Mercury Theater, 3745 N. Southport (map)
thru Dec 29  |  tickets: $20-$55   |  more info
       
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December 5, 2013 | 0 Comments More