Category: Storefront 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: 9 Circles (Sideshow Theatre)

Andrew Goetten stars in Sideshow Theatre Company’s production of "9 Circles" by Bill Cain, directed by Marti Lyons. (Photo credit: Jonathan L. Green.)        
       
9 Circles 

Written by Bill Cain
Directed by Marti Lyons
DCASE Storefront Theatre, 66 E. Randolph (map)
thru Oct 6  |  tickets: $15   |  more info
       
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September 8, 2013 | 0 Comments More

Review: The Casuals (Jackalope Theatre)

Ellie Reed and Morgan Maher star in the world premiere of Jackalope Theatre's "The Casuals" by Chance Bone and Andrew Burden Swanson, directed by Jonathan Berry. (photo credit: Alex Hand)        
       
The Casuals 

Written by Chance Bone and Andrew B. Swanson
Directed by Jonathan Berry 
DCASE Storefront Theater, 66 E. Randolph (map)
thru July 28  |  tickets: $15   |  more info
       
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July 12, 2013 | 0 Comments More

Review: A Permanent Image (LiveWire Chicago Theatre)

Jack McCabe and Ed Dzialo star in LiveWire Chicago's "A Permanent Image" by Samuel D. Hunter, directed by Joshua Aaron Weinstein. (photo credit: Austin Oie)        
       
A Permanent Image 

Written by Samuel D. Hunter
Directed by Joshua Aaron Weinstein
DCASE Storefront Theater, 66 E. Randolph (map)
thru May 5  |  tickets: $12-$15   |  more info
       
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April 7, 2013 | 1 Comment More

Review: Gjenganger (Akvavit Theatre)

Corey Nobel and Bergen Anderson star in Akvavit Theatre's "Gjenganger" by Joe Fosse, directed by Wm. Bullion, Breahan Eve Pautsch and Paul S. Holmquist. (photo credit: Sooz Main)        
       
Gjenganger 

Written by Jon Fosse
Directed by Wm. Bullion, Breahan Eve Pautsch
    and Paul S. Holmquist
DCASE Storefront Theater, 66 E. Randolph (map)
thru March 24  |  tickets: $10-$22   |  more info
       
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March 7, 2013 | 0 Comments More