Category: Garage Rep

Chicago’s Best Theater of 2015

 

Carmen Molina, Claudia DiBiccari, Mykele Callicutt, Paula Ramirez, Preston Tate Jr., Deanna Reed-Foster and James McGuire in Cold Basement Dramatics' "Heat Wave".Scott Danielson, Garrett Lutz and George Toles star in Kokandy Productions' "The Full Monty".Laura Osnes as and Steven Pasquale star in Lyric Opera's "Carousel" by Rodgers and Hammerstein.John Mahoney and Audrey Francis in Steppenwolf Theatre's "The Herd".Sarah Lynn Robinson, Anthony Whitaker and Greg Zawada in Porchlight's "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Form" by Steven Sondheim. Monica West, Kasey Foster and Emma Cadd in Lookingglass Theatre's "Moby Dick".Mariann Mayberry and Brittany Uomoleale star in Steppenwolf Theatre's "Grand Concourse".Steve Haggard and Karen Janes Woditsch star in Writers Theatre's "Doubt: A Parable".Charli Williams , Anna Dauzvardis, Katrina D.  Richard, Brandon Greenhouse, and Kevin Patterson star in Raven Theatre's "Direct from Death Row: The Scottsboro Boys".Bernard White and Nisi Sturgis in Goodman Theatre's "Disgraced".Rafael Davila and Bradley Smoak star in Lyric Opera of Chicago's "Bel Canto".Drury Lane Oakbrook presents "Billy Elliot: The Musical," music by Elton John.  Becca Savoy, Michael McKeough and Sandy Elias star in Griffin Theatre's "Pocatello".Larry Yando and Eva Louise Balistreiri star in Chicago Shakespeare's "The Tempest" by William Shakespeare.Matthew Sherbach and Armand Fields star in Northlight Theatre's "Charm".Brendan Connelly, Chris Schroeder and Brenda Scott Wlazlo star in Red Theater and Oracle Productions' "R + J: The Vineyard".Melanie Brezill and Patrick Budde star in Chicago Children’s Theatre’s "The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane." Colte Julian as Curly and Allison Sill as Laurey in Paramount Theatre's "Oklahoma!". Mike Nussbaum stars in TimeLine Theatre's "The Price" by Arthur Miller. Eunice Woods stars in American Theater Company's "The Project(s)" by PJ Paparelli and Joshua Jaeger.Luce Metrius and Ashley Neil star in A Red Orchid Theatre's "Red Handed Otter." Kelsey Brennan and Greg Matthew Anderson star in Remy Bumppo's "Travesties" by Tom Stoppard.Johanna McKenzie Miller and Alex Goodrich star in Northlight Theatre's "Shining Lives," directed by Jessica Thebus.Brian Parry and Jacqueline Grandt star in Redtwist Theatre's "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" by Edward Albee.Eileen Niccolai and Daniela Colucci star in The Shattered Globe's "The Rose Tattoo" by Tennessee Williams. , Shattered Globe Theatre, Brosilow

In a theater community as diverse and talented as Chicago’s, every aspect and genre of stage productions can be found throughout the city on a given week.  2015 was no exception to this fact, as one can see from our reviewers’ picks of the year’s greatest and most memorable works.

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December 31, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Review: Saturday Night / Sunday Morning (Prologue Theatre)

Kyra Morris and Krenée A. Tolson star in Prologue Theatre's "Saturday Night/Sunday Morning" by Katori Hall, directed by TaRon Patton. (photo credit: Joel Moorman)

       
      
Saturday Night /
   Sunday Morning

Written by Katori Hall 
Directed by TaRon Patton
at Steppenwolf Garage, 1624 N. Halsted (map)
thru April 19  |  tickets: $20   |  more info
       
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March 31, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Review: The Wild (Walkabout Theater)

McCambridge Dowd-Whipple, Nigel Brown, Paul Scudder, Kendra Miller, Cooper Forsman and Al Evangelista star in Walkabout Theater's world premiere of "The Wild", created by the ensemble and directed by Thom Pasculli. (photo credit: Joel Moorman)       
      
The Wild

Written by The Wild ensemble 
Directed by Thom Pasculli
at Steppenwolf Garage, 1624 N. Halsted (map)
thru April 20  |  tickets: $20   |  more info
       
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March 31, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Review: reWILDing Genius (The New Colony)

Stephanie Shum and Will Cavedo star in The New Colony's "reWILDing Genius" by Andrew Hobgood and Megan Johns, directed by Andrew Hobgood. (photo credit: Joel Moorman)        
      
reWILDing Genius

By Andrew Hobgood and Megan Johns  
Directed by Andrew Hobgood
at Steppenwolf Garage, 1624 N. Halsted (map)
thru April 20  |  tickets: $20   |  more info
       
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March 30, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Review: Blacktop Sky (Theatre Seven)

Kristin E. Ellis and Julian Parker star in Theatre Seven's "Blacktop Sky" by Christina Anderson, directed by Cassie Sanders, part of Steppenwolf's Garage Rep 2013. (photo credit: Michael Brosilow)        
       
Blacktop Sky 

Written by Christina Anderson   
Directed by Cassie Sanders
at Steppenwolf Garage, 1650 N. Halsted (map)
thru April 20  |  tickets: $20   |  more info
       
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March 16, 2013 | 0 Comments More

Review: Hit the Wall (The Inconvenience)

Rania Salem Manganaro in The Inconvenience's "Hit the Wall" by Ike Holter, part of the 2012 Steppenwolf Garage Rep.  (photo credit: Ryan Borque)

      
      
Hit the Wall 

Written by Ike Holter 
Directed by Eric Hoff
at Steppenwolf Garage, 1624 N. Halsted (map)
thru April 8 April 22  |  tickets: $20   |  more info
       
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February 19, 2012 | 0 Comments More