Review: Partners (LiveWire Chicago)

Blake Russell and Will Von Vogt star in LiveWire Chicago's "Partners" by Dorothy Fortenberry, directed by Kendra Miller. (photo credit: Emily Schwartz)        
      
Partners

Written by Dorothy Fortenberry
Directed by Kendra Miller
at The Den Theatre, 1333 N. Milwaukee (map)
thru July 20  |  tickets: $20-$25   |  more info
       
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July 6, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Review: Death and the Maiden (Victory Gardens Theater)

Sandra Oh and Raul Castillo star as Paulina and Gerardo in Victory Garden's "Death and the Maiden" by Ariel Dorfman, directed by Chay Yew. (photo credit: Michael Courier)        
      
Death and the Maiden

Written by Ariel Dorfman  
Directed by Chay Yew
VG Biograph Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln (map)
thru July 20  |  tickets: $30-$80   |  more info
       
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Review: Days Like Today (Writers Theatre)

Jonathan Weir and Emily Berman star in Writers Theatre's "Days Like Today" by Alan Schmuckler and Laura Eason, directed by Michael Halberstam. (photo credit: Michael Brosilow)        
      
Days Like Today

Music and Lyrics by Alan Schmuckler 
Book by Laura Eason 
Directed by Michael Halberstam
Writers Theatre, 325 Tudor, Glencoe (map)
thru July 27  |  tickets: $35-$70   |  more info
       
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Review: Annapurna (Profiles Theatre)

Lia D. Mortensen stars as Emma in Profiles Theatre's "Annapurna" by Sharr White, directed by Eric Burgher. (photo credit: Michael Brosilow)        
      
Annapurna

Written by Sharr White  
Directed by Eric Burgher
at Profiles’ Alley Stage, 4147 N. Broadway (map)
thru July 20  |  tickets: $30-$40   |  more info
       
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Review: Myths and Hymns (BoHo Theatre)

Neil Stratman stars in BoHo Theatre's "Myths and Hymns" by Adam Guettel, directed by Peter Robel. (photo credit: Peter Coombs)        
      
Myths and Hymns

Music and Lyrics by Adam Guettel 
Directed by Peter Robel
at Heartland Studio, 7016 N. Glenwood (map)
thru July 13  |  tickets: $20   |  more info
       
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Sanity Break: Awkward Family Photos from 4th of July

4th of July can be a fun time for the entire family, but that doesn’t mean that everything will go smoothly, especially when taking family photos.  Here’s some examples:

family-smoke-bomb

Ignore the smoke bombs and smile, dammit!!!

tie-dye family from hell The family that ties together, dyes together!

 

snuggie-family American flag Snuggies? 

server-hat-head

Now that’s one classy patriotic hat!

 

red-white-blue-family

I think Dad is taking the red-white-and-blue thing a bit too far.  By the way, is there someone hiding behind the boy on the left???

 

fyi: all pictures courtesy of AwkardFamilyPhotos.com.

July 2, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Review: Hello Failure (The Side Project)

Meg Elliott stars as Rebecca in The Side Project's "Hello Failure" by Kristen Kosmas, directed by Adam Webster. (photo credit: Scott Dray)        
      
Hello Failure

Written by  Kristen Kosmas
Directed by Adam Webster  
at Side Project Theatre, 1439 W. Jarvis (map)
thru July 13 |  tickets: $15-$20   |  more info
       
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Cirque du Soleil presents “Michael Jackson: The Immortal Tour”

Bboy Hourth Sok stars in Cirque du Soleil's "Michael Jackson: The Immortal Tour," written and directed by Jamie King, music directed by Greg Phillinganes. (photo credit: OSA Images)        
      
Michael Jackson:
   The Immortal Tour

Written and Directed by Jamie King
Music Directed by Greg Phillinganes
at Sears Centre Arena, Hoffman Estates (map)
tickets: $50-$175   |  more info
       
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July 1, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Review: Unleash the Beats (Chicago Tap Theatre)

Rich Ashworth stars in Chicago Tap Theatre's "Unleash the Beats," directed by Mark Yonally.  (photo credit: Josh Hawkins)        
      
Unleash the Beats
       
Directed by Mark Yonally
at Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport (map)
thru June 28  |  tickets: $22-$35   |  more info
       
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Review: The Last Ship (Broadway in Chicago)

Rachel Tucker and Michale Esper star in Broadway in Chicago's "The Last Ship" by Sting, John Loagan and Brian Yorkey, directed by Joe Mantello. (photo credit: Joan Marcus)        
      
The Last Ship

Music and Lyrics by Sting 
Book by John Logan and Brian Yorkey
Directed by Joe Mantello
Bank of America Theatre, 18 W. Monroe (map)
thru July 13  |  tickets: $33-$100   |  more info
       
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Review: Red Bull Flying Bach (Flying Steps at Civic Opera House)

Anna Holmström, Nordine-Dany Grimah, Pierre Bleriot, Michael Rosemann, Gengis Ademoski, Khaled Chaabi, Alan da Silva and Yamine Manaa star in the international tour of "Red Bull Flying Bach" at Chicago's Civic Opera House. (photo credit: Carlo Cruz)        
      
Red Bull Flying Bach

Choreographed by Vartan Bassil  
Music Directed by Christoph Hagel  
at Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker (map)
thru June 29  |  tickets: $24-$88   |  more info
       
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Review: The Road Less Traveled (Theatre Momentum)

Theatre Momentum presents "The Road Less Traveled," created by the ensemble, directed by artistic director Tony Rielage.        
      
  
  
The Road Less Traveled

Created by the ensemble 
Directed by Tony Rielage
at Theatre Momentum, 1800 W. Cornelia (map)
thru July 26  |  tickets: $10   |  more info
       
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