Tag: Alexis J. Rogers

Review: Company (Writers Theatre)

Lia Mortensen as Joanne in Company, Writers Theatre           

By Stephen Sondheim (music, lyrics)
  and George Furth (book)
Writers Theatre, Glencoe (map)
thru Aug 7  |  tix: $35-$80  |  more info
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July 18, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Review: Mr. Chickee’s Funny Money (Chicago Children’s Theatre)

Jonathan Butler-Duplessis and Bear Bellinger star in Chicago Children's Theatre's "Mr. Chickee's Funny Money," directed by Derrick Sanders. (photo credit: Charles Osgood)        
Mr. Chickee’s Funny Money

Music/Lyrics by Lamont Dozier and Paris Dozier
Book by David Ingber
Directed by Derrick Sanders
at Ruth Page Center, 1016 N. Dearborn (map)
thru March 2  |  tickets: $25-$38   |  more info
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January 29, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Review: Godspell (Theatre at the Center)

Kathleen Gibson, Jim DeSelm and Liam Quealy star in Theatre at the Center's "Godspell" by Stephen Schwartz, directed by Stacey Flaster. (photo credit: Michael Brosilow)       

Music and Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz 
Directed by Stacey Flaster  
at Theatre at the Center, Munster, IN (map)
thru Oct 20  |  tickets: $38-$42   |  more info
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September 24, 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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July 21, 2013 | 0 Comments More

Review: Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill (Porchlight Music Theatre)

Alexis J Rogers as Billie Holiday in Porchlight Music Theatre's "Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill" by Lanie Robertson, directed by Rob Lindley. (photo credit: Kelsey Jorissen)        
Lady Day at
   Emerson’s Bar & Grill

Featuring the music of Billie Holiday 
Written by Lanie Robertson 
Directed by Rob Lindley 
at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont (map)
thru March 10  |  tickets: $32-$41   |  more info
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February 6, 2013 | 0 Comments More

Review: Dreamgirls (Marriott Theatre)

Raena White as Effie, in Marriott Theatre's "Dreamgirls", directed and choreographed by Marc Robin.  (photo credit: Peter Coombs)        

Written by Tom Eyen (book, lyrics) 
   and Henry Krieger (music) 
Directed and Choreographed by Marc Robin 
at Marriott Theatre, Lincolnshire (map)
thru Oct 28  |  tickets: $41-$49   |  more info
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September 4, 2012 | 0 Comments More

Review: Crowns (Goodman Theatre)

Jasondra Johnson (Velma) demonstrates “hattitude” in Regina Taylor’s 10th anniversary production of Crowns at Goodman Theatre. (photo credit: Liz Lauren)        

Written and Directed by Regina Taylor 
Adapted from book by Michael Cunningham
       and Craig Marberry
at Goodman Theatre, 170 N. Dearborn (map)
thru Aug 12  |  tickets: $31-78   |  more info
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July 10, 2012 | 1 Comment More

The best of Chicago theater in 2011

December’s end brings frantic resolutions, plans for heavy drinking and of course, a barrage of best/worst lists. Being the largest theater review site west of Broadway, Chicago Theater Beat covered over 600 shows in 2011, and the difficulty of choosing the top 25 speaks to the city’s vibrant cultural landscape. In alphabetical order, here are our choices for the year’s best:

Sadieh Rifai - American Theater Company - The Amish Project Mierka Girten, Susan Monts-Bologna - Becky Shaw, Red Orchid Theatre Mortensen, Leahy - The Big Meal, American Theater Company CST_BlackWatch_1 - Copy Jay Torrence, Dean Evans, Leah Urzendowski, Ryan Walters, Molly Plunk
Theatre Mir - Caucasian Chalk Circle - Production 1 Jennifer Lim and James Waterston - Chinglish Goodman Theatre Karen-Aldridge-Cliff-Chamberlain-Ste[3] East of Berlin, Russian Play - Signal Ensemble en-route---Chicago-Shakespeare-One-S[2]
Faust - TheMASSIVE - Chicago Festen_Lev_911 Chicago Shakespeare Theater's "Follies" About Face Theatre's "The Homosexuals" Timothy-Edward-Kane---Court-Theatre-[3]
CCTJackieMe_10 Frank, Fiffer, Bone Harry Groener, Ora Jones, by Peter Bosy Steve-Casillas-Jessie-David-Marvin-Q Andrea Prestinario and Nathan M. Hosner - My Fair Lady Paramount Theatre
Outgoing Tide - Northlight Theatre 011 004_Passing Strange by Bailiwick Chicago Plumpp-and-cast---H1 The Real Thing by Tom Stoppard - Writers Theatre 015 stef-tovar-and-projections-by-john-b[1]


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December 31, 2011 | 0 Comments More