Category: 2013 Reviews

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 | 1 Comment More

Review: We Three Lizas (About Face Theatre, 2013)

Mark David Kaplan, Bethany Thomas and Danielle Plisz star in About Face Theatre's "We Three Lizas" by Scott Bradley and Alan Schmuckler, directed by Scott Ferguson. (photo credit: Michael Brosilow)       
      
We Three Lizas

Book and Lyrics by Scott Bradley
Music, additional lyrics by Alan Schmuckler
Directed by Scott Ferguson
at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont (map)
thru Jan 5  |  tickets: $45   |  more info
       
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December 13, 2013 | 0 Comments More

Review: It’s a Wonderful Life-The Radio Play (American Theater Company, 2013)

Mike Nussbaum stars in American Theater Company's "It's A Wonderful Life: The Radio Play," adapted by Frank Gabrielson, directed by PJ Paparelli. (photo credit: Katie Sikora)        
      
It’s a Wonderful Life: 
                The Radio Play
     
Adapted by Frank Gabrielson
Based on the Frank Capra film
Directed by PJ Paparelli
American Theater Company, 1909 W. Byron (map)
thru Dec 29  |  tickets: $35-$40   |  more info
       
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December 12, 2013 | 1 Comment More

Review: The Nutcracker (Joffrey Ballet of Chicago, 2013)

Joffrey Ballet of Chicago presents "The Nutcracker," conceived and directed by Robert Joffrey, conducted by Scott Speck. (photo credit: Cheryl Mann)        
      
The Nutcracker

Conceived and Directed by Robert Joffrey
Additional choreography by Gerald Arpino
Music by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
at Auditorium Theatre,  50 E. Congress (map)
thru Dec 28  |  tickets: $31-$140   |  more info
       
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December 12, 2013 | 0 Comments More

Review: A Christmas Carol: a black and white silent play (Silent Theatre)

Marcus Fittanto and Alzan Pelesic star in Silent Theatre's "A Christmas Carol: a black and white silent play" adapted by the ensemble, directed by Matthew Massaro.        
      
A Christmas Carol:
a black and white silent play

  
Adapted by Silent Theatre Company
Directed by Matthew Massaro
at Prop Thtr, 3502 N. Elston (map)
thru Dec 29  |  tickets: $15-$20   |  more info
       
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December 11, 2013 | 0 Comments More

Review: Great Expectations (Strawdog Theatre)

Kyle A. Gibson and Michael Tepeli star in Strawdog Theatre's "Great Expectations", adapted by Gale Childs Daly, directed by Jason Gerace. (photo credit: Chris Ocken)        
      
Great Expectations

Adapted by Gale Childs Daly  
Directed by Jason Gerace
at Strawdog Theatre, 3829 N. Broadway (map)
thru Dec 22  |  tickets: $28   |  more info
       
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December 9, 2013 | 0 Comments More

Review: Elemeno Pea (Redtwist Theatre)

Carley Moseley and Jacqueline Grandt star in Redtwist Theatre's "Elemeno Pea" by Molly Smith Metzler, directed by Steve Scott. (photo credit: Jan Ellen Graves)        
      
Elemeno Pea

Written by Molly Smith Metzler
Directed by Steve Scott
at Redtwist Theatre, 1044 W. Bryn Mawr (map)
thru Jan 12  |  tickets: $25-$30   |  more info
       
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December 9, 2013 | 1 Comment More