Review: Don Giovanni (Lyric Opera of Chicago)

Ana Maria Martinez and Mariusz Kwiecien star in Lyric Opera's "Don Giovani" by Wolfgang Mozart, directed by Robert Falls. (photo credit: Todd Rosenberg)        
      
Don Giovanni

Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 
Libretto by Lorenzo Da Ponte
Directed by Robert Falls 
at Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker (map)
thru Oct 29  |  tickets: $32-$244   |  more info
       
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October 24, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Review: Swan Lake (Joffrey Ballet Chicago)

Dylan Gutierrez & Victoria Jaiani star in Joffrey Ballet's "Swan Lake," music by Peter Tchaikovsky, choreographed by Christopher Wheeldon. (photo credit: Cheryl Mann)        
   
        
Swan Lake

Choreographed by Christopher Wheeldon  
Staged by Jason Fowler  
Music direction by Scott Speck 
Auditorium Theatre, 50 E. Congress Pkwy. (map)
thru Oct 26  |  tickets: $32-$170   |  more info
       
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Review: The Wild Party (Bailiwick Chicago)

Danni Smith and Matthew Keffer star in Bailiwick Chicago's "The Wild Party," directed and choreographed by Brenda Didier. (photo credit: Michael Brosilow)        
      
The Wild Party

By Michael John LaChuisa (music, lyrics, book)
   and George C. Wolfe (book)
Directed and Choreographed by Brenda Didier  
at VG Biograph Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln (map)
thru Nov 1  |  tickets: $40   |  more info
       
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Review: John Doe (Trap Door Theatre)

Trap Door Theatre presents "John Doe" by Stanislaw I. Witkiewic, adapted and directed by Andrzej St. Dziuk. (photo credit: Maciej Mikulski)        
      
   
John Doe

Translated by Daniel Gerould
From play by Stanislaw I. Witkiewic
Adapted and Directed by Andrzej St. Dziuk
Trap Door Theatre, 1655 W. Cortland (map)
thru Oct 25  |  tickets: $20-$25   |  more info
       
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Review: The Clean House (Bluebird Arts)

Laura Sturm and Joe McCauley star in Bluebird Arts' "The Clean House" by Sarah Ruhl, directed by Luda Solomon. (photo credit: Anthony La Penna)        
       
  
The Clean House
 

Written by Sarah Ruhl 
Directed by Luda Solomon  
at Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport (map)
thru Oct 25  |  tickets: $30   |  more info
       
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Review: The Art of Falling (Hubbard Street Dance Chicago + The Second City)

Tim Mason and Rashawn Scott star in Hubbard Street Dance Chicago's and Second City's world premiere of "The Art of Falling," directed by Billy Bungeroth. (photo credit: Todd Rosenberg)        
      
The Art of Falling

Written by Tim Mason, Carisa Barreca,
  T.J. Jagodowski, Kate James, Chris Redd
Directed by Billy Bungeroth  
Music Directed by Julie B. Nichols 
at Harris Theater, 205 E. Randolph (map)
thru Oct 19  |  tickets: $25-$77   |  more info
       
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Review: Jane Eyre (Lifeline Theatre)

John Henry Roberts and Anu Bhatt star in Lifeline Theatre's "Jane Eyre," adapted by Christina Calvit, directed by Dorothy Milne. (photo credit: Suzanne Plunkett)        
      
Jane Eyre

Adapted by Christina Calvit
From the novel by Charlotte Brontë  
Directed by Dorothy Milne
at Lifeline Theatre, 6912 N. Glenwood (map)
thru Oct 26 Nov 16  tickets: $40   |  more info
       
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Review: At Home at the Zoo (City Lit Theater)

Ted Hoerl and Elaine Carlson star as Peter and Ann in City Lit Theater's "At Home at the Zoo" by Edward Albee, directed by Steve Scott. (photo credit: Tom McGrath)        
      
At Home at the Zoo

Written by Edward Albee 
Directed by Steve Scott
at City Lit Theater, 1020 W. Bryn Mawr (map)
thru Oct 26  |  tickets: $25-$29   |  more info
       
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Review: Sweeney Todd (Porchlight Music Theatre)

Rebecca Finnegan and David Girolmo star in Porchlight Music Theatre's "Sweeney Todd" by Stephen Sondheim, directed by Michael Weber. (photo credit: Brandon Dahlquist)        
      
Sweeney Todd

By Stephen Sondheim (music, lyrics)
  and Hugh Wheeler (book) 
Directed by Michael Weber
at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont (map)
thru Nov 9  |  tickets: $39-$45   |  more info
       
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Review: Smokefall (Goodman Theatre, 2014)

Mike Nussbaum and Catherine Combs star in Goodman Theatre's reprise of "Smokefall" by Noah Haidle, directed by Anne Kauffman. (photo credit: Liz Lauren)        
      
Smokefall

Written by Noah Haidle  
Directed by Anne Kauffman 
Goodman Theatre, 170 N. Dearborn (map)
thru Oct 26  |  tickets: $25-$81   |  more info
       
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Review: A Kurt Weill Cabaret (Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre)

Christopher Logan and Michael Reyes star in Theo Ubique's "A Kurt Weill Cabaret," arranged by Jeremy Ramey, directed by Fred Anzevino. (photo credit: Adam Veness)        
      
A Kurt Weill Cabaret

Directed by Fred Anzevino  
Arranged by Jeremy Ramey
at No Exit Café, 6970 N. Glenwood (map)
thru Oct 19  |  tickets: $25-$29   |  more info
       
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Review: The Commons of Pensacola (Northlight Theatre)

Lusia Strus, Leah Karpel, and Lori Myers star in Northlight Theatre's "The Commons of Pensacola" by Amanda Peet, directed by Robin Witt. (photo credit: Michael Brosilow)        
      
The Commons of Pensacola

Written by Amanda Peet  
Directed by Robin Witt 
North Shore Center for the Arts, Skokie (map)
thru Oct 19  |  tickets: $25-$78   |  more info
       
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