Category: 2011 Reviews

Review: Elizabeth Rex (Chicago Shakespeare Theatre)

Diane D'Aquila as Queen Elizabeth - Elizabeth Rex 2       
      
Elizabeth Rex 

Written by Timothy Findley  
Directed by Barbara Gaines   
Chicago Shakespeare, Navy Pier (map)
thru Jan 22  |  tickets: $44-$75   |  more info
       
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December 9, 2011 | 1 Comment More

Review: The Magic Flute (Lyric Opera of Chicago)

08. Act 1, THE MAGIC FLUTE, RST_0647 c. Dan Rest       
      
The Magic Flute  

By Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conducted by Sir Andrew Davis 
Directed by Matthew Lata
at Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker (map)
thru Jan 22  |  tickets: $49-$254   |  more info
       
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December 9, 2011 | 1 Comment More

Review: Hannukatz the Musical (National Pastime Theater)

Joshua Razavi as Hannukatz - National Pastime Theater       
      
Hannukatz the Musical 

Book by Terry Abrahamson  
Music by Michael Carlson
Directed by Brian LeTraunik 
National Pastime Thtr, 4139 N. Broadway (map)
thru Dec 31  |  tickets: $15-$25   |  more info
       
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December 8, 2011 | 1 Comment More

Review: Donny and Marie: Christmas in Chicago (Broadway in Chicago)

Donnie and Marie Osmond - Christmas Chicago       
      
Donny and Marie:
       Christmas in Chicago
 

Written/Directed by Donny and Marie Osmond
Oriental Theatre, 24 W. Randolph (map)
thru Dec 24  |  tickets: $37-$100   |  more info
       
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December 7, 2011 | 3 Comments More

Review: The Annoyance Christmas Pageant (Annoyance Theatre)

Annoyance Christmas Pageant poster       
      
The Annoyance
       Christmas Pageant
 

Directed by Sam Locke
Annoyance Theatre, 4830 N. Broadway (map)
thru Dec 18  |  tickets: $14-$18   |  more info
       
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December 6, 2011 | 0 Comments More

Review: The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey (Provision Theatre)

A scene from Provision Theater's "The Christman Miracle of Jonathan Toomey," adapted by Timothy Gregory and Michael Mahler. (photo credit: John Hockberger)       
      
The Christmas Miracle
      of Jonathan Toomey
 

Direction and Book by Timothy Gregory
Music/Lyrics by Michael Mahler
Based on book by Susan Wojciechowski   
Provision Theater, 1001 W. Roosevelt (map)
thru Dec 23  |  tickets: $10-$30   |  more info
       
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December 6, 2011 | 0 Comments More

Review: Spring Awakening (Griffin Theatre)

A scene from the song "Totally F*cked" in Griffin Theatre's "Spring Awakening," directed by Jonathan Berry.      
     
Spring Awakening 

Book/Lyrics by Steven Sater
Music by Duncan Sheik 
Directed by Jonathan Berry  
at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont (map)
thru Jan 8  |  tickets: $38   |  more info
       
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December 5, 2011 | 1 Comment More

Review: St. Nicholas (Seanachai Theatre)

The acerbic theatre critic (Steve Pickering) in sep’s production of ST. NICHOLAS by Conor McPherson, directed by Matt Miller, at The Irish American Heritage Center. Photograph courtesy of Michael Grant.       
      
St. Nicholas 

Written by Conor McPherson
Directed by Matthew Miller   
Irish American Heritage Ctr, 4626 N. Knox (map)
thru Dec 18  |  tickets: $17-$20   |  more info
       
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December 4, 2011 | 1 Comment More