Review: Spring Awakening (Griffin Theatre)

A scene from the song "Totally F*cked" in Griffin Theatre's "Spring Awakening," directed by Jonathan Berry.      
     
Spring Awakening 

Book/Lyrics by Steven Sater
Music by Duncan Sheik 
Directed by Jonathan Berry  
at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont (map)
thru Jan 8  |  tickets: $38   |  more info
       
Check for half-price tickets 
    
        
        Read entire review
     

December 5, 2011 | 1 Comment More

Review: St. Nicholas (Seanachai Theatre)

The acerbic theatre critic (Steve Pickering) in sep’s production of ST. NICHOLAS by Conor McPherson, directed by Matt Miller, at The Irish American Heritage Center. Photograph courtesy of Michael Grant.       
      
St. Nicholas 

Written by Conor McPherson
Directed by Matthew Miller   
Irish American Heritage Ctr, 4626 N. Knox (map)
thru Dec 18  |  tickets: $17-$20   |  more info
       
Check for half-price tickets 
    
        
        Read entire review
     

December 4, 2011 | 1 Comment More

Review: A Christmas Carol (Goodman Theatre)

Tiny Tim (Roni Akurati) proclaims, “God bless us everyone!” on the shoulders of Ebenezer Scrooge (Larry Yando), in the 34th annual production of Goodman Theatre’s A Christmas Carol.       
      
A Christmas Carol 

Written by Charles Dickens 
Adapted by Tom Creamer
Directed by Steve Scott 
Goodman Theatre, 170 N. Dearborn (map)
thru Dec 31  |  tickets: $25-$92   |  more info  
       
Check for half-price tickets  
         
        Read entire review
     

December 4, 2011 | 2 Comments More

Review: A Klingon Christmas Carol (CB Theatre)

Klingon Christmas Carol - Commedia Beauregard Chicago       
      
A Klingon Christmas Carol  

By Christopher O. Kidder & Sasha Walloch 
Directed by Christopher O. Kidder
Greenhouse Theater Ctr, 2257 N. Lincoln (map)
thru Dec 31  |  tickets: $32   |  more info
       
Check for half-price tickets  
             
        Read entire review
     

December 3, 2011 | 7 Comments More

Review: Memphis (Broadway in Chicago)

Felicia Boswell as Felicia and 
Bryan Fenkart as Huey in
Memphis 
National Tour
Credit Photo: Paul Kolnik
studio@paulkolnik.com
nyc 212-362-7778
      
      
Memphis 

By Joe DiPietro and David Bryan
Directed by Christopher Ashley
Cadillac Palace Theatre, 151 W. Randolph (map)
thru Dec 4  |  tickets: $37-$95   |  more info
       
Check for half-price tickets 
    
        
        Read entire review
     

December 2, 2011 | 0 Comments More

Review: The Pirates of Penzance (The Hypocrites)

Zeke Sulkes and Robert McLean       
      
The Pirates of Penzance 

Written by Gilbert and Sullivan 
Directed by Sean Graney 
at Chopin Theatre, 1543 W. Division (map)
thru Jan 22  |  tickets: $28   |  more info
       
Check for half-price tickets 
    
        
           Read entire review
     

December 2, 2011 | 0 Comments More

Review: It’s a Wonderful Life (American Blues Theater)

Gwendolyn Whiteside & Kevin R. Kelly       
      
It’s a Wonderful Life:
   
   Live at the Biograph!   

    
Adapted by Joe Landry  
Directed by Marty Higgenbotham
VG Biograph Theater, 2433 Lincoln (map)
thru Dec 31  |  tickets: $25-$40   |  more info
       
Check for half-price tickets 
    
        
        Read entire review
     

December 2, 2011 | 0 Comments More

Review: Changes of Heart (Remy Bumppo Theatre)

Alana Arenas (as Silvia) and Steve Wojtas (as The Prince) are featured in Remy Bumppo Theatre Company's Changes of Heart by Marivaux, translated by Stephen Wadsworth. (photo credit: Johnny Knight)       
      
Changes of Heart 

Written by Marivaux
Translation by Stephen Wadsworth 
Directed by Timothy Douglas 
Greenhouse Theater Ctr, 2257 N. Lincoln (map)
thru Jan 8  |  tickets: $35-$40   |  more info
       
Check for half-price tickets 
    
        
        Read entire review
     

November 30, 2011 | 0 Comments More