Review: Annie Get Your Gun (Light Opera Works)

Colette Todd stars as Annie Oakley in Light Opera Works' "Annie Get Your Gun" by Irving Berlin, directed by Rudy Hogenmiller.        
      
Annie Get Your Gun

Music and Lyrics by Irving Berlin
Book by Herbert and Dorothy Fields
Directed by Rudy Hogenmiller
at Cahn Auditorium, Evanston (map)
thru Dec 31  |  tickets: $32-$94   |  more info
       
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December 22, 2013 | 0 Comments More

Review: Shipwreck! An Entertainment (Redtwist Theatre)

Michael C. Countryman, Daniela Colucci and Matt Browning star in Redtwist Theatre's "Shipwreck! An Entertainment" by Donald Margulies, directed by Ian Frank. (photo credit: Jan Ellen Graves)        
      
   
Shipwreck! An Entertaiment

Written by Donald Margulies  
Directed by Ian Frank
at Redtwist Theatre, 1044 W. Bryn Mawr (map)
thru Jan 13  |  tickets: $15-$20   |  more info
       
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Christmas sanity break: 5 year-old Claire signs her Christmas concert for her deaf parents!

 

The only thing cuter than kindergartners singing in a holiday concert is this video of five-year-old Claire Koch going into full ASL-mode so that her hearing-impaired parents can fully enjoy her class’s holiday show.  (I especially love the “Santa is his Name-O”)  With that expressive face, she’s made for the stage – what a ham!

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Review: Winter Pageant (Redmoon Theatre, 2013)

Yana Atim stars in Redmoon Theatre's "Winter Pageant," directed by John Musical with Will Bishop, choreographed by Pranita Jain. (photo credit: Al Zayed)        
      

Winter Pageant

Directed by John Musial with Will Bishop
Choreographed by Pranita Jain
at Redmoon, 2120 S. Jefferson (map)
thru Dec 22  |  tickets: $10-$25   |  more info
       
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Review: The Little Prince (Lookingglass Theatre and The Actors Gymnasium)

Amelia Hefferon and Ian Barford star as the Prince and the Aviator in Lookingglass Theatre's "The Little Prince" by Rick Cummins and John Scoullar, directed by David Catlin.        
      
The Little Prince

Adapted by Rick Cummins and John Scoullar
From book by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Directed by David Catlin
Lookingglass Theatre, 821 N. Michigan (map)
thru Feb23 Mar 16  |  tickets: $45-$75   |  more info
       
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Review: The Merry Wives of Windsor (Chicago Shakespeare)

Heidi Kettenring, Scott Jaeck and Kelli Fox in Merry Wives of Windsor, Chicago Shakespeare        
      
The Merry Wives of Windsor

Written by William Shakespeare 
Directed by Barbara Gaines 
Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Navy Pier (map)
thru Jan 19  |  tickets: $48-$78   |  more info
       
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Review: Tribes (Steppenwolf Theatre)

Francis Guinan and Molly Regan in Tribes, Steppenwolf Theatre        
      
Tribes

Written by Nina Raine  
Directed by Austin Pendleton
Steppenwolf Theatre, 1650 N. Halsted (map)
thru Feb 15  |  tickets: $20-$82   |  more info
       
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Review: Sherlock Holmes and the Case of of the Christmas Goose (Raven Theatre)

Tyler Rich stars as Sherlock Holmes in Raven Theatre's "Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Golden Goose," adapted by Michael Menendian and John Weagly. (photo credit: Dean La Prairie)        
      
Sherlock Holmes and the
   Case of the Golden Goose

Adapted by Michael Menendian and John Weagly 
From story by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle  
Directed by Michael Menendian
at Raven Theatre, 6157 N. Clark (map)
thru Dec 29  |  tickets: $15-$20   |  more info
       
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Review: Die Fledermaus (Lyric Opera of Chicago)

Bo Skovhus and Daniela Fally star in Lyric Opera's "Die Fledermaus" by Johann Strauss, directed by E. Loren Meeker. (photo credit: Dan Rest)        
      
Die Fledermaus

Music by Johann Strauss Jr.
Libretto by Carl Haffner and Richard Genee 
Directed by E. Loren Meeker 
at Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker (map)
thru Jan 18  |  tickets: $34-$274   |  more info
       
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Review: We Three Lizas (About Face Theatre, 2013)

Mark David Kaplan, Bethany Thomas and Danielle Plisz star in About Face Theatre's "We Three Lizas" by Scott Bradley and Alan Schmuckler, directed by Scott Ferguson. (photo credit: Michael Brosilow)       
      
We Three Lizas

Book and Lyrics by Scott Bradley
Music, additional lyrics by Alan Schmuckler
Directed by Scott Ferguson
at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont (map)
thru Jan 5  |  tickets: $45   |  more info
       
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Review: It’s a Wonderful Life-The Radio Play (American Theater Company, 2013)

Mike Nussbaum stars in American Theater Company's "It's A Wonderful Life: The Radio Play," adapted by Frank Gabrielson, directed by PJ Paparelli. (photo credit: Katie Sikora)        
      
It’s a Wonderful Life: 
                The Radio Play
     
Adapted by Frank Gabrielson
Based on the Frank Capra film
Directed by PJ Paparelli
American Theater Company, 1909 W. Byron (map)
thru Dec 29  |  tickets: $35-$40   |  more info
       
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Review: The Nutcracker (Joffrey Ballet of Chicago, 2013)

Joffrey Ballet of Chicago presents "The Nutcracker," conceived and directed by Robert Joffrey, conducted by Scott Speck. (photo credit: Cheryl Mann)        
      
The Nutcracker

Conceived and Directed by Robert Joffrey
Additional choreography by Gerald Arpino
Music by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
at Auditorium Theatre,  50 E. Congress (map)
thru Dec 28  |  tickets: $31-$140   |  more info
       
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