Category: Writers’ Theatre

Review: Parade (Writers Theatre)

Patrick Andrews and Brianna Borger star as Leo and Lucille Frank in Parade at Writers Theatre           
         

Parade
 
By Jason Robert Brown (music, lyrics)
     and Alfred Uhry (book)
Writers Theatre, Glencoe (map)
thru July 9  |  tix: $35-$80  |  more info
       
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June 12, 2017 | 2 Comments More

Review: The Mystery of Love and Sex (Writers Theatre)

Travis Turner and Hayley Burgess star as Jonny and Charlotte in The Mystery of Love and Sex           
      
  

The Mystery
  of Love and Sex

Written by Bathsheba Doran
Writers Theatre, Glencoe (map)
thru July 2  |  tix: $35-$80  |  more info
       
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April 18, 2017 | 0 Comments More

Review: The Hunter and the Bear (Writers Theatre)

Dan Weschler stars in The Hunter and the Bear by PigPen Theatre at Writers Theatre           
      
    

The Hunter and the Bear 

Written by PigPen Theatre Co.  
Writers Theatre, Glencoe (map)
thru Jan 29  |  tix: $35-$80  |  more info
       
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January 23, 2017 | 0 Comments More

Review: East Texas Hot Links (Writers Theatre)

Antoine Pierre Whitfield and A.C. Smith in East Texas Hot Links, Writers           
      
  

East Texas Hot Links

Written by Eugene Lee
Writers Theatre, Glencoe (map)
thru Jan 29  |  tix: $75-$80  |  more info
       
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November 6, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Review: Julius Caesar (Writers Theatre)

Thomas Vincent Kelly and Sydney Germaine star in Writers Theatre's "Julius Caesar" by William Shakespeare, adapted and directed by Michael Halberstam and Scott Parkinson. (photo credit: Michael Brosilow)           
  

Julius Caesar

Written by William Shakespeare
Adapted by Michael Halberstam, Scott Parkinson
Writers Theatre, Glencoe (map)
thru Oct 16  |  tix: $35-$80  |  more info
       
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September 20, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Review: Company (Writers Theatre)

Lia Mortensen as Joanne in Company, Writers Theatre           
      
   
Company  

By Stephen Sondheim (music, lyrics)
  and George Furth (book)
Writers Theatre, Glencoe (map)
thru Aug 7  |  tix: $35-$80  |  more info
       
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July 18, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Review: Arcadia (Writers Theatre)

Elizabeth Stenholt and Greg Matthew Anderson in Arcadia, Writers Theatre Glencoe         

           
Arcadia

Written by Tom Stoppard
Writers Theatre, Glencoe (map)
thru May 1  |  tix: $35-$80  |  more info
       
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April 7, 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.

See our picks below the fold

December 31, 2015 | 0 Comments More