Category: DCA Theatre

Chicago’s Best Theater of 2016

  

Miguel Cervantes stars as Alexander Hamilton in Hamilton by Lin-Manuel Miranda, Broadway ChicagoDana Omar and Gay Glenn star in Cinderella at the Theater Potatotes, Hypocrites TheatreKaren Rodriguez stars in The Way She Spoke, Solo Celebration, Greenhouse Theater 3ETHL_ShowPageFINAL_450x665James Vincent Meredith and Bethany Jillard in Othello, Chicago Shakespeare TheatreBryce Gangel, Jessica Ervin and Charlotte Thomas in Dry Land, RivendellJulissa Contreras, Sarah Cartwright and Ada Grey in The Haven Place, Red Orchid TheatreEvan Linder and Liz Sharpe in Byhalia Mississippi, New Colony Definition TheatreBrian Parry and Aaron Kirby in The Drawer Boy, Redtwist TheatreChristian Castro and D’Wayne Taylor in Jesus Hopped A Train, Eclipse TheatreThomas Cox, Bolden. (Back) Ruiz, Sullivan, Brown. Photo by Michael Brosilow (2)Mary Beth Fisher and Harris Yulin in Long Day's Journey Into Night, Court TheatreEliza Stoughton and Sam Hubbard in A Loss of Roses, Raven TheatreBlair Brown and Alan Wilder in Mary Page Marlowe, Steppenwolf TheatreChristina Saliba with mirror from Learning Curve, Albany Park Theater ProjectThe Joffrey Ballet presents Christopher Wheeldon’s The Nutcracker, Auditorium TheatreJustin Keyes, Chris Sams, Tyrone L. Robinson, Will Skrip and Sean Blake in Smokey Joe's CafeDash Barber and Christopher Borek in Posh by Laura Wade, Steep Theatre LMSarah Goeden, Justine C. Turner and Nicole Bloomsmith in Once in a Lifetime, StrawdogSydney Charles and Julian Parker in Prowess, Jackalope TheatreIt’s the classic tale of the Sharks versus the Jets in West Side Story, one of the greatest musicals ever, playing March 16-April 24, 2016 at the Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Blvd. in downtown Aurora. For tickets and information, go to ParamountAurora.com or call (630) 896-6666. Photo credit: Liz Lauren.Brian Quijada in Where Do We Sit On the Bus, Teatro Vista Chicago 2Amy Stricker, Britain Gebhardt, Max DeTogne, Lizzie Schwarzrock, Kelly Baskin, Caitlin JacksonMonica Raymund stars in Thaddeus and Slocum, Lookingglass TheatreBrenda Barrie, James Doherty. Michael E Martin, Johnny Arena and Rudy Galvan in United Flight 232

     

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January 3, 2017 | 0 Comments More

Review: Where Did We Sit on the Bus? (Teatro Vista)

Brian Quijada in Where Do We Sit On the Bus, Teatro Vista Chicago 3          
      
   

Where Did We Sit on the Bus?

Created/Performed by Brian Quijada  
DCASE Storefront, 66 E. Randolph (map)
thru Apr 10  |  tix: $12-$15  |  more info
       
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March 25, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Review: No Beast So Fierce (Oracle Theatre)

John Arthur Lewis, Erica Bittner and Katherine Keberlein star in Oracle Theatre's "No Beast So Fierce," adapted and directed by Max Truax. (photo credit: Joe Mazza, Brave Lux)         
      
No Beast So Fierce  

Adapted by Max Truax 
From Shakespeare’s Richard III
DCASE Storefront, 66 E. Randolph (map)
thru Nov 8  |  tix: FREE   |  more info 
        
    

October 14, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Review: Mnemonic (Red Tape Theatre)

Pavi Proczko, David Cady Jr., Gage Wallace, Jake Szczepaniak, Robert Oakes and Chris Carr star in Red Tape Theatre's "Mnemonic" by Complicite, directed by Brandon Ray. (photo credit: Austin D. Oie)        
      
Mnemonic

Written by Complicite
Directed by Brandon Ray
DCASE Storefront Theater, 66 E. Randolph (map)
thru Oct 5  |  tickets: $15   |  more info
       
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September 24, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Review: The Half-Life of Memory (Cold Basement Dramatics)

Mark Maxwell stars as Salek in Cold Basement Dramatics' Chicago premiere of "The Half-Life of Memory" by Jason Lindner, directed by Sophie Blumberg. (photo credit: Liz Siedt)        
      
The Half-Life of Memory

Written by Jason Lindner
Directed by Sophie Blumberg
DCASE Storefront Theatre, 66 E. Randolph (map)
thru June 29  |  tickets: $15   |  more info
       
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June 8, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Review: The Jewels (TUTA Theatre Chicago)

Lauren Demerath stars in the world premiere of TUTA Theatre Chicago's "The Jewels," adapted and directed by Kirk Anderson. (photo credit: Anthony La Penna)        
      
The Jewels

Adapted and Directed by Kirk Anderson
Based on the short story by Guy de Maupassant
DCASE Storefront Theatre, 66 E. Randolph (map)
thru April 27  |  tickets: $15   |  more info
       
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April 5, 2014 | 1 Comment More

Review: Assistance (LiveWire Chicago)

Lauren Fisher and Hilary Williams star in LiveWire Chicago's "Assistance" by Leslye Headland, directed by Joshua Aaron Weinstein. (photo credit: Austin Oie)        
      
Assistance

Written by Leslye Headland
Directed by Joshua Aaron Weinstein 
DCASE Storefront Theater, 66 E. Randolph (map)
thru March 16  |  tickets: $12-$15   |  more info
       
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February 17, 2014 | 0 Comments More

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