Review: 9 to 5 (Marriott Theatre)

James Moye and Alexandra Palakovic star as Franklin Hart and Doralee Rhodes in Marriott Theatre's "9 to 5" by Dolly Parton and Patricia Resnick, directed by David H. Bell. (photo credit: Peter Coombs)        
       
9 to 5 

Written by Dolly Parton (music & lyrics) 
       and Patricia Resnick (book) 
Directed by David H. Bell  
at Marriott Theatre, Lincolnshire, IL (map)
thru Oct 13  |  tickets: $35-$48   |  more info
       
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August 29, 2013 | 0 Comments More

Review: Next to Normal (Drury Lane Theatre)

Susie McMonagle stars in Drury Lane Theatre's "Next to Normal" by Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey, directed by William Osetek. (photo credit: Brett Beiner)        
       
Next to Normal 

Written by Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey  
Directed by William Osetek
Drury Lane Theatre, Oakbrook Terrace (map)
thru Oct 6  |  tickets: $35-$49   |  more info
       
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August 28, 2013 | 2 Comments More

Review: The Lockout..a Musical (Six Hours Short)

Kyle Garrett Stephens stars in the world premiere of Six Hours Short's "The Lockout: A Musical" by Ben Fort and Jason Gallagher, directed by Joe Giovannetti.        
       
The Lockout: a Musical 

Written by Ben Fort and Jason Gallagher  
Directed by Joe Giovannetti  
American Theater Company, 1909 W. Byron (map)
thru Sept 15  |  tickets: $20-$25   |  more info
       
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Review: The Clean House (Crabapple Productions)

Cruz Gonzalez-Cadel, Julie Mitre and James Munson star in Crabapple Productions' "The Clean House" by Sarah Ruhl, directed by Emmi Hilger.        
       
The Clean House 

Written by Sarah Ruhl  
Directed by Emmi Hilger 
Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport (map)
thru Sept 1  |  tickets: $27   |  more info
       
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August 27, 2013 | 0 Comments More

Review: Mythical Proportions (Theater Wit)

Nora Dunn wrote and stars in her one-woman show "Mythical Proportions" at Theater Wit.  (photo credit: Tina Smothers)        
       
Mythical Proportions 

Written and Performed by Nora Dunn
at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont (map)
thru Sept 22  |  tickets: $24-$32   |  more info
       
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Review: Bo Thomas and the Case of the Sky Pirates (Babes With Blades)

Megan Schemmel and Kelly Yacono in Babes With Blades' "Bo Thomas and the Case of the Sky Pirates" by Eric Simon, directed by Leigh Barrett. (photo credit: Johnny Knight)       
      
Bo Thomas and the
    Case of the Sky Pirates
 

Written by Eric Simon
Directed by Leigh Barrett
Raven Theatre West Stage, 6157 N. Clark (map)
thru Sept 21  |  tickets: $12-$20   |  more info
       
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August 26, 2013 | 0 Comments More

Review: Mr. Marmalade (Dream Sequence Theater)

Dream Sequence Theater presents "Mr. Marmalade" by Noah Haidle, directed by Amber Gensterblum. (photo credit: Trevor Rigsby Photography)        
       
Mr. Marmalade 

Written by Noah Haidle
Directed by Amber Gensterblum
The Den Theatre, 1333 N. Milwaukee (map)
thru Sept 1   |  tickets: $10-$15   |  more info
       
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August 26, 2013 | 1 Comment More

Review: The Birds (Hell in a Handbag Productions)

Catherine McCafferty stars in Hell in a Handbag Productions' "The Birds" by David Cerda and Pauline Pang, directed by Jeffery Shields and David Cerda. (photo credit: Rick Aguilar)        
       
The Birds 

Written by David Cerda and Pauline Pang  
Directed by Jeffery Shields and David Cerda
Berger Pk. Coach House, 6205 N. Sheridan (map)
thru Sept 15  |  tickets: $25-$35   |  more info
       
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August 26, 2013 | 0 Comments More

Review: Pr0ne – A Casting Couch Musical Comedy (Underscore Theatre Company)

Underscore Theatre presents the world-premiere of "Pr0ne: A Casting Couch Musical Comedy" by Alex Higgin-Houser, David Kornfeld, Brendan Siegfried and Laura Stratford, directed by Alex Higgin-Houser.        
       
Pr0ne: A Casting Couch
                 Musical Comedy
 

Written by Alex Higgin-Houser, David Kornfeld,
     Brendan Siegfried and Laura Stratford 
Directed by Alex Higgin-Houser
at Chicago Dramatists, 1105 W. Chicago (map)
thru Sept 7  |  tickets: $25   |  more info
       
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August 25, 2013 | 1 Comment More

First Look 2013 Repertory of New Work (Steppenwolf Theatre)

David Seeber and Jennifer Avery in "Annie Bosh Is Missing" by Janine Nabers, directed by Shade Murray, part of Steppenwolf Theatre's 2013 First Look Repertory of New Work. (photo credit: Emily Schwartz)        
       
First Look 2013 
    
   
Repertory overview by Katy Walsh
Steppenwolf Garage, 1624 N. Halsted (map)
thru Aug 25  |  tickets: $20   |  more info 
     
         
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August 24, 2013 | 0 Comments More

Review: The Last Cyclist (Genesis Theatrical Productions, National Pastime Theatre)

Charlie Rasmann and Daria Harper star in Genesis Theatrical Productions' "The Last Cyclist" by Karel Švenk, directed by Elizabeth Margolius.       
      
The Last Cyclist 

Written by Karel Švenk  
Adapted by Naomi Patz 
Directed by Elizabeth Margolius 
Preston Bradley Center, 941 W. Lawrence (map)
thru Sept 1  |  tickets: $10-$30   |  more info
       
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Review: Enchanted April (Idle Muse Theatre)

Catherine Hermes and Maggie Speer star in Idle Muse Theatre's "Enchanted April" by Matthew Barber, directed by Evan Jackson.        
       
Enchanted April 

Written by Matthew Barber
Directed by Evan Jackson  
at Rivendell Theatre, 5779 N. Ridge (map)
thru Sept 8  |  tickets: $15-$20   |  more info
       
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