Review: Blood Wedding (Pursuit Productions)

Kyle Watson as Moon in Pursuit Productions' "Blood Wedding", directed by Kacie Smith, choreographed by Ahmad Simmons.        
       
Blood Wedding 

Written by Federico Garcia Lorca
Directed by Kacie Smith
Choreographed by Ahmad Simmons
at Studio BE, 3110 N. Sheffield (map)
thru Aug 11  |  tickets: $15-$20   |  more info
       
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July 22, 2013 | 0 Comments More

Review: Shrek the Musical (Chicago Shakespeare Theater)

Michael Aaron Lindner as Shrek and Summer Naomi Smart as Princess Fiona in Chicago Shakespeare Theater's production of "Shrek The Musical", staged and choreographed by Jeff Award-winning director Rachel Rockwell. (photo credit: Liz Lauren)        
       
Shrek the Musical 

Book and Lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire
Music by Jeanine Tesori
Directed by Rachel Rockwell
Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Navy Pier (map)
thru Sept 1  |  tickets: $18-$25   |  more info
       
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Review: ROOMS, a rock romance (Broken Nose Theatre)

Hillary Marren stars as Monica in Broken Nose Theatre's "ROOMS: a rock romance" by Paul Scott Goodman and Miriam Gordon, directed by Benjamin Brownson. (photo credit: Taryn Goodge)        
       
ROOMS: a rock romance  

By Paul Scott Goodman and Miriam Gordon
Directed by Benjamin Brownson
Flat Iron Arts Building, 1579 N. Milwaukee (map)
thru Aug 11  |  tickets: $30   |  more info
       
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Review: New Dances 2013 (Thodos Dance Chicago)

"New Dances 2013", presented by Thodos Dance Chicago, runs through July 21st at the Ruth Page Center for the Arts.        
       
New Dances 2013 

Artistic Director: Melissa Thodos
Executive Director: Gail Ford
at Ruth Page Center, 1016 N. Dearborn (map)
thru July 21  |  tickets: $10-$35   |  more info
       
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Review: Bristol Renaissance Faire (Renaissance Entertainment, Kenosha)

Fun for the entire family can be found at the Bristol Renaissance Faire, presented every Saturday and Sunday, rain or shine, in Kenosha, WI.        
      
Bristol Renaissance Faire

Russell Rd. exit off I-94, Kenosha, WI (map)
thru Sept 2  |  tickets: $9-$19   |  more info 
       
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Review: The Australian Bee Gees Show (Broadway Playhouse)

 Matt Baldoni, Jack Leftley and Paul Lines star in Broadway in Chicago's "The Australian Bee Gees Show", conceived by Scott Christensen and Michael Clift, playing at the Broadway Playhouse thru August 4th.        
      
The Australian
    Bee Gees Show

Creative Directors: Scott Christensen, Michael Clift 
Broadway Playhouse, 175 E. Chestnut (map)
thru Aug 4  |  tickets: $35-$80   |  more info
       
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Review: Twelfth Night (Arc Theatre)

Tyler Meredith and Kate Smith star in Arc Theatre's "Twelfth Night" by William Shakespeare, directed by Mark Boergers, now playing through August 4th at Evanston's Ridgeville Park. (photo credit: Alexa Ray Meyers)        
       
Twelfth Night 

Written by William Shakespeare 
Directed by Mark Boergers
at Ridgeville Park, Evanston (map)
thru Aug 4  |  tickets: FREE   |  more info 
        
     
         
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Review: A Clown Car Named Desire (The Second City e.t.c.)

Christ Witaske and Brooke Breit star in Second City e.t.c.'s "A Clown Car Named Desire", written and performed by Brooke Breit, Punam Patel and Mike Kosinski, directed by Ryan Bernier. (photo credit: Todd Rosenberg)        
       
A Clown Car Named Desire  

By Brooke Breit, Punam Patel, Mike Kosinski,
Michael Lehrer, Carisa Barreca, Chris Witaske
Directed by Ryan Bernier  
at Piper’s Alley, 1608 N. Wells (map) 
Open Run  |  tickets: $23-$28   |  more info
       
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Review: Simpatico (A Red Orchid Theatre)

Michael Shannon and Guy Van Swearingen star in A Red Orchid Theatre's "Simpatico" by Sam Shepard, directed by Dado. (photo credit: Michael Brosilow)        
       
Simpatico 

Written by Sam Shepard 
Directed by Dado 
A Red Orchid Theatre, 1531 N. Wells (map)
thru Aug 25  Sept 15  |  tickets: $45   |  more info
       
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Review: The Casuals (Jackalope Theatre)

Ellie Reed and Morgan Maher star in the world premiere of Jackalope Theatre's "The Casuals" by Chance Bone and Andrew Burden Swanson, directed by Jonathan Berry. (photo credit: Alex Hand)        
       
The Casuals 

Written by Chance Bone and Andrew B. Swanson
Directed by Jonathan Berry 
DCASE Storefront Theater, 66 E. Randolph (map)
thru July 28  |  tickets: $15   |  more info
       
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Review: Fallow (Steep Theatre)

Brendan Meyer stars as Aaron in Steep Theatre's "Fallow" by Kenneth Lin, directed by Keira Fromm. (photo credit: Lee Miller)        
       
Fallow 

Written by Kenneth Lin
Directed by Keira Fromm
at Steep Theatre, 1115 W. Berwyn (map)
thru Aug 17  |  tickets: $20-$22   |  more info
       
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Review: Beaten (The Artistic Home)

Kristin Collins stars as Madelyn in the world premiere of The Artistic Home's "Beaten" by Scott Woldman, directed by Katherine Swan. (photo credit: Anthony Aicardi)        
       
Beaten 

Written by Scott Woldman  
Directed by Katherine Swan
at The Artistic Home, 1376 W. Grand (map)
thru Aug 11  |  tickets: $28-$32   |  more info
       
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