Category: 2013 Reviews

Review: Polaroid Stories (First Floor Theater)

Andrew Cutler and Johnard Washington star in First Floor Theater's "Polaroid Stories" by Naomi Iizuka, directed by Hutch Pimentel. (photo credit: Molly FitzMarice)        
      
Polaroid Stories

Written by Naomi Iizuka
Directed by Hutch Pimentel
at Red Tape Theatre, 621 W. Belmont (map)
thru Dec 21  |  tickets: $12-$25   |  more info
       
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November 28, 2013 | 0 Comments More

Review: Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol (NightBlue Performing Arts, 2013)

Adrian Garcia and Elissa Newcorn star as Scrooge and Bogle in NightBlue Theater's "Jacob Marley's Christmas Carol" by Tom Mula, directed by Molly Burns.        
      
Jacob Marley’s
    Christmas Carol

Written by Tom Mula 
Directed by Molly Burns
at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont (map)
thru Dec 15  |  tickets: $22-$25   |  more info
       
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November 28, 2013 | 1 Comment More

Review: Dylan (Red Theater Chicago)

Gage Wallace and Brittany Ellis in Dylan, Red Theater Chicago        
      
Dylan

Written by Sydney Michaels
From memoirs by Caitlin Thomas & John Brinnin
Directed by Aaron Sawyer
at The Den Theatre, 1333 N. Milwaukee (map)
thru Dec 22  |  tickets: $16-$32   |  more info
       
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Review: The Dead Prince (Strange Tree Group)

Kate Nawrocki as Tasha, Scott Cupper as The Dead Prince, Elizabeth Bagby as The Captain, Sara Scanlon as Sallie, Jenifer Starewhich as Pea, Stuart Ritter as Wilkes, Dan Behrendt as Leopold, Cory Aiello as Diggs, Thomas Zeitner as Dennis and Michael Thomas Downey as Maldorf the Mirror in The Strange Tree Group’s world premiere musical THE DEAD PRINCE by Emily Schwartz, directed by Paul Holmquist.  Photo by Emily Schwartz.        
      
The Dead Prince

Book, Music and Lyrics by Emily Schwartz  
Directed by Paul S. Holmquist
DCASE Storefront Theater, 66 E. Randolph (map)
thru Dec 22  |  tickets: $15   |  more info
       
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November 27, 2013 | 1 Comment 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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Review: La Traviata (Lyric Opera of Chicago)

Joseph Calleja and Marina Rebeka star as Alfredo and Violetta in Lyric Opera's "La Traviata" by Giuseppe Verdi, conducted by Massimo Zanetti. (photo credit: Todd Rosenberg)        
      
La Traviata

Music by Giuseppe Verdi 
Libretto by Francesco Maria Piave  
Conducted by Massimo Zanetti
Directed by Arin Arbus  
at Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker (map)
thru Dec 20  |  tickets: $54-$284   |  more info
       
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November 26, 2013 | 1 Comment More

Review: If Scrooge Was a Brother (eta Creative Arts)

Tierra Whetstone as the Ghost of Christmas Past in eta Creative Arts' "If Scrooge Was a Brother," adapted by Ekundayo Bandele, directed by Kemati J. Porter.        
      
If Scrooge Was a Brother

Written by Ekundayo Bandele
Directed by Kemati J. Porter
eta Arts Center, 7558 S. South Chicago (map)
thru Dec 29  |  tickets: $30   |  more info
       
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November 24, 2013 | 1 Comment 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