Category: Red Theater

Review: Taste (Red Theater Chicago)

Gage Wallace and Kevin V. Smith in Taste by Benjamin Brand at Red Theater          
       

   
Taste

Written by Benjamin Brand
at Redtwist Theatre
1044 W. Bryn Mawr (map)
thru May 22  |  tix: FREE  | more info
    

May 10, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Review: Year of the Rooster (Red Theater Chicago)

Gage Wallace and Barbara Button star in Red Theater's "Year of the Rooster" by Eric Dufault, directed by Carrie Lee Patterson. (photo credit: Austin D. Oie)          
      
   

Year of the Rooster

Written by Eric Dufault
at The Frontier, 1106 W. Thorndale (map)
thru Feb 6  |  tix: free  | more info 
      

 

January 12, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Top 10 Chicago Plays of 2015

 

Matthew Sherbach and Armand Fields star in Northlight Theatre's "Charm". John Mahoney and Audrey Francis star in Steppenwolf's "The Herd". Charli Williams, Anna Dauzvardis and Katrina D. Richards star in Raven Theatre's "Direct from Death Row: The Scottsboro Boys". Bernard White, Nisi Sturgis, Zakiya Young and J. Anthony Crane star in Goodman Theatre's "Disgraced." 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. Eunice Woods stars in American Theater Company's "The Project(s)" by PJ Paparelli and Joshua Jaeger. Mike Nussbaum stars in TimeLine Theatre's "The Price" by Arthur Miller.  Brian Parry and Jacqueline Grandt star in Redtwist Theatre's "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" by Edward Albee. Brendan Connelly and McKenna Liesman star in Red Theater and Oracle Productions' "R + J: The Vineyard.

Another year, another 12 months of great Chicago theater! 2015 blessed Chicagoland with inspired new works and riveting revivals from a wide range of companies – the largest equity houses to the smallest of the city’s storefronts. Taking into account the 700+ productions that were produced in the Windy City over the last year, here are our reviewer’s picks for the best of the best. Bravo!!

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January 1, 2016 | 0 Comments More

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 – R + J: The Vineyard (Red Theater Chicago and Oracle Productions)

McKenna Liesman and Brendan Connelly star as Juliet and Romeo in Oracle and Red Theater's "R + J: The Vineyard," adapted by Aaron Sawyer and Janette Bauer, directed by Aaron Sawyer. (photo credit: Joe Mazza)          
      
R + J: The Vineyard 

Adapted by Janette Bauer
     and Aaron Sawyer
at Oracle Theatre, 3809 N. Broadway (map)
thru Dec 12  |  tickets: FREE   |  more info 
       

November 1, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Review: Three Soldiers for Sisters (Red Theater Chicago)

Victoria Alvarez-Chacon stars as Cookie in Red Theater's "Three Soldiers (for Sisters)," written and directed by Aaron Sawyer. (photo credit: Austin D. Oie)        
      
Three Soldiers
         (for Sisters)

Written and Directed by Aaron Sawyer  
at Den Theatre, 1333 N. Milwaukee (map)
thru March 23  |  tickets: $10-$20   |  more info
       
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March 6, 2014 | 0 Comments 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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November 28, 2013 | 0 Comments More

Review: Red Hamlet (Red Theater Chicago)

Erin O’Connor and Jared McDaris star in Red Theater Chicago's "Red Hamlet", adapted and directed by Aaron Sawyer. (photo credit: Julie E. Ballard)        
       
Red Hamlet 

Adapted by Aaron Sawyer 
    and the Red Theater Collective 
Directed by Aaron Sawyer
at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont (map)
thru April 21  |  tickets: $14-$28   |  more info
       
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March 30, 2013 | 0 Comments More