Review: Hank Williams, Lost Highway (American Blues Theater, 2014)

Matthew Brumlow stars as Hank Williams in American Blues Theater's "Hank Williams: Lost Highway" by Randal Myler and Mark Harelik, directed by Damon Kiely. (photo credit: Johnny Knight)        
      
Hank Williams:
     Lost Highway

Written by Randal Myler and Mark Harelik
Music by Hank Williams  
Directed by Damon Kiely  
at Greenhouse Theater, 2257 N. Lincoln (map)
thru Sept 28  |  tickets: $29-$49   |  more info
       
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August 18, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Review: One Day When We Are All Robots (Chicago Slam Works)

Lila Morse and Frankiem Mitchell star in Chicago Slam Works' "One Day When We Are All Robots", written by the ensemble, directed by J.W. Bailio.        
        
    
One Day When We
    Are All Robots

Written by the CSW House Ensemble
Directed by J.W. Basilo
at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont (map)
thru Sept 5  |  tickets: $20   |  more info
       
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Review: Home of the Gentry (On the Spot Theatre)

Daniel Ochoa and Emma Brayndick star in On the Spot Theatre's adaptation of Ivan Turgenev's "Home of the Gentry, adapted and directed by Mike Brayndick. (photo credit: Kaily Heitz)        
      
Home of the Gentry

Adapted and Directed by Mike Brayndick
From the novel by Ivan Turgenev
at Greenhouse Theater, 2257 N. Lincoln (map)
thru Aug 31  |  tickets: $20   |  more info
       
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Review: Coraline (Black Button Eyes Productions)

Kevin Bishop, Caitlin Jackson, Kevin Webb and Sheridan Singleton star in Black Button Eyes Productions' "Coraline" by Stephen Merritt and David Greenspan, directed by Ed Rutherford. (photo credit: Cole Simon)        
      
Coraline

By Stephen Merritt and David Greenspan  
Directed by Ed Rutherford
at City Lit Theater, 1020 W. Bryn Mawr (map)
thru Sept 6  |  tickets: $25   |  more info
       
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Review: Medea (Dream Theatre Company)

Rachel Martindale stars as Medea in Dream Theatre Company's "Medea" by Euripides, adapted and directed by Jeremy Menekseoglu.        
      
Medea

Written by Euripides
Adapted and Directed by Jeremy Menekseoglu
at Dream Laboratory, 5026 N. Lincoln (map)
thru Sept 14  |  tickets: $20   |  more info
       
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Review: First Look 2014 – “Hushabye” “Ironbound” “Okay, Bye” (Steppenwolf Theatre)

Billy Fenderson and Lusia Strus star in "Ironbound" by Martyna Majok, directed by Daniella Topol, part of Steppenwolf Theatre's "First Look Repertory 2014". (photo credit: Emily Schwartz)        
      
First Look 2014

Written by Tanya Saracho, Martyna Majok,
    and Joshua Conkel
Directed by Yasen Peyankov, Daniella Topol,
     and Margot Bordelon
at Steppenwolf Garage, 1624 N. Halsted (map)
thru Aug 24  |  tickets: $20   |  more info
       
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Review – 10-4: The Truck Stop Plays (Chemically Imbalanced Comedy)

Cat Abood and Damian Anaya star in "Standin' Water", part of CIC Theater's "10-4: The Truck Stop Plays," written by Anthony Ellison, directed by Karisa Bruin. (photo credit: Ryan Patrick Dolan)        
      
10-4: The Truck Stop Plays

Written by Anthony Ellison, Tyler JC Whidden,
   Neal Adelman and Ryan Patrick Dolan
Directed by Karisa Bruin, Mary Rose O’Connor,
   Jeri Frederickson and Ashley Neal
at CIC Theater, 1422 W. Irving Park (map)
thru Aug 30  |  tickets: $10   |  more info
       
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Review: The Second City’s Summer Blockbuster: Now in 4-D! (UP Comedy Club)

Blair Beeken, Kelsey Kinney, John Sabine, Jasbir Singh, Jamison Webb, Casey Whitaker and Chucho Pérez star in UP Comedy Club's "The Second City Summer Blockbuster: Now in 4-D!", directed by Anneliese Toft. (photo credit: Kristen Miccoli)        
      
The Second City’s Summer
    Blockbuster: Now in 4-D!
 

Directed by Anneliese Toft
at Piper’s Alley, 230 W. North (map)
thru Aug 31  |  tickets: $24-$29   |  more info
       
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Review: Fiddler on the Roof (Light Opera Works)

Ryan Naimy as the Fiddler in Light Opera Works' "Fiddler on the Roof" by Jerry Bock, Sheldon Harnick and Joseph Stein, directed and choreographed by Rudy Hogenmiller. (photo credit: Mona Luan)        
      
Fiddler on the Roof

By Jerry Bock (music), Sheldon Harnick (music)
   and Joseph Stein (book)
Directed by Rudy Hogenmiller 
at Cahn Auditorium, Evanston (map)
thru Aug 24  |  tickets: $34-$94   |  more info
       
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Review: Romeo and Juliet (Muse of Fire Theatre)

Heather Chrisler and Benjamin Ponce star as Juliet and Romeo in Muse of Fire Theatre's "Romeo and Juliet" by William Shakeseare, directed by Jemma Alix Levy. (photo credit: Teresa Foote)     
       
      
Romeo and Juliet

Written by William Shakespeare 
Directed by Jemma Alix Levy
at Ingraham Park, Evanston (map)
thru Sept 7  |  tickets: FREE   |  more info 

     
         
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Review: Urinetown (Awkward Pause Theatre)

Michael Hamilton and Tanner Munson star in Awkward Pause Theatre's "Urinetown" by Greg Kotis and Mark Hollmann, directed by Elana Boulos. (photo credit: Brian Jarreau)        
      
Urinetown

Book and Lyrics by Greg Kotis
Music and Lyrics by Mark Hollmann  
Directed by Elana Boulos
Flat Iron Arts Building, 1579 N. Milwaukee (map)
thru Aug 17  |  tickets: $20   |  more info
       
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Review: Apes of Wrath (Second City e.t.c.)

Carisa Barreca and Tim Ryder in Second City e.t.c.'s "Apes of Wrath," directed by Jen Ellison. (photo credit: Todd Rosenberg)        
      
Apes of Wrath

Written by the Ensemble 
Directed by Jen Ellison
Second City e.t.c Theatre, 230 W. North Ave. (map) 
open run  |  tickets: $23-$48   |  more info
       
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August 9, 2014 | 0 Comments More