Category: 2013 Reviews

Review: Mary Poppins (Marriott Theatre)

Summer Naomi Smart as Mary Poppins in Marriott Theatre's "Mary Poppins," directed by Gary Griffin. (photo credit: Peter Coombs)

       
      
Mary Poppins 

Music/Lyrics by Richard and Robert Sherman,
    George Stiles and Anthony Drewe
Book by Julian Fellowes
Directed by Gary Griffin
at Marriott Theatre, Lincolnshire (map)
thru Jan 5  |  tickets: $40-$48   |  more info
       
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November 10, 2013 | 0 Comments More

Review: Chicago’s Weird, Grandma (Barrel of Monkeys)

Linsey Falls, Eunice Woods, Emjoy Gavino, Erick Deshaun Dorris, Laura McKenzie and Lindsey Dorcus star in Barrel of Monkeys' "Chicago's Weird, Grandma," adapted by Jessica Hudson, directed by Molly Brennan. (photo credit: Beth Bullock)        
      
Chicago’s Weird, Grandma

Short stories written by CPS students
Adapted by Jessica Hudson
Directed by Molly Brennan 
at The Neo-Futurarium, 5153 N. Ashland (map)
thru Dec 2  |  tickets: $6-$12   |  more info
       
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November 9, 2013 | 0 Comments More

Review: Gambit (Artemisia Theatre)

Miriam Reuter and Suzanne Petri star as Clementine and Jill in Artemisia Theatre's "Gambit" by Ross Tedford Kendall, directed by Julie Proudfoot.        
       
Gambit 

Written by Ross Tedford Kendall
Directed by Julie Proudfoot
at Signal Theatre 1802 W. Berenice (map)
thru Nov 24  |  tickets: $25   |  more info
       
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November 9, 2013 | 1 Comment More

Review: They Died Where They Lied (Akvavit Theatre)

Mallory Nees stars as Anna in Akvavit Theatre's "They Died Where They Lied" by Sofia Fredé, directed by Matthew Isler and Mark Litwicki.        
      
They Died Where They Lied

Written by Sofia Fredé
Directed by Matthew Isler and Mark Litwicki
at The Den Theatre, 1333 N. Milwaukee (map)
thru Dec 1  |  tickets: $15-$20   |  more info
       
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November 9, 2013 | 0 Comments More

Review: Miss Saigon (Paramount Theatre)

Shawna Haeji Shin and Zachary Uzarraga star as Kim and Tam in Paramount Theatre's "Miss Saigon," directed by Jim Corti, music-directed by Shawn Stengel. (photo credit: Liz Lauren)        
      
Miss Saigon

By Claude-Michel Schönberg (music),
  Alain Boubil and Richard Maltby, Jr. (lyrics)
Directed by Jim Corti
at Paramount Theatre, Aurora, IL (map)
thru Nov 24  |  tickets: $37-$50   |  more info
       
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November 8, 2013 | 1 Comment More

Review: The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Griffin Theatre)

Griffin Theatre's "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee" by William Finn and Rachel Sheinkin, directed by Scott Weinstein. (photo credit: Michael Brosilow)        
       
The 25th Annual Putnam
   County Spelling Bee
  

Music and Lyrics by William Finn
Book by Rachel Sheinkin
Directed by Scott Weinstein
at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont (map)
thru Dec 15  |  tickets: $31-$36   |  more info
       
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November 7, 2013 | 0 Comments More

Review: Click, Clack, BOO! (Lifeline Theatre)

Nathaniel Niemi, Heather Currie, Amanda Link and Liz Bollar in Click, Clack, BOO at Lifeline Theatre        
       
Click, Clack, BOO!
          A Tricky Treat
 

Adapted by James E. Grote  
Music by George Howe
Directed by Shole Milos
at Lifeline Theatre, 6912 N. Glenwood (map)
thru Nov 24  |  tickets: $15   |  more info
       
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November 7, 2013 | 1 Comment More

Review: Haunting Julia (Eclipse Theatre)

Ted Hoerl stars in Eclipse Theatre's "Haunting Julia" by Sir Alan Ayckbourn, directed by Kevin Hagan. (photo credit: Sue O’Malley)        
       
Haunting Julia 

Written by Sir Alan Ayckbourn 
Directed by Kevin Hagan  
at Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport (map)
thru Dec 8  |  tickets: $18-$28   |  more info
       
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November 6, 2013 | 1 Comment More