Tag: American Blues Theater

Review: Beauty’s Daughter (American Blues Theater)

Wandachristine stars in Beauty's Daughter by Dael Orlandersmith, American Blues Theater 1          
      

  

Beauty’s Daughter

Written by Dael Orlandersmith 
at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont (map)
thru Aug 5  |  tix: $19-$49  |  more info
       
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July 17, 2017 | 0 Comments More

Review: It’s A Wonderful Life: Live in Chicago! (American Blues Theater, 2016)

Brandon Dahlquist and John Mohrlein star in It's A Wonderful Life, American Blues Thtr           
      

It’s a Wonderful Life:
   Live in Chicago!

Based on film by Frank Capra
Greenhouse Theater, 2257 N. Lincoln (map)
thru Dec 31  |  tix: $19-$49  |  more info
       
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December 19, 2016 | 0 Comments More

A stockingful of holiday shows in Chicago for 2016!

 

Ariana Burks stars as Clara in The Nutcracker, House Theatre Chicago 2Jason Groff stars as Charlie Brown in A Charlie Brown Christmas, Broadway ChicagoLisa Gaye Dixon as Ghost of Christmas Present in A Christmas Carol at Goodman TheatreFrancis Guinan and Travis Turner in Twist Your Dickens or Scrooge You, Second City Goodman TheatreErica Stephan stars as Irene Roth in Crazy for You, Drury Lane TheatreJoe Foust and Larry Yando in A Christmas Carol, Goodman Theatre

The Chicago theater community will again produce a wide array of Christmas and holiday plays, musicals, ballets and comedies in 2016, all designed to put you in a festive mood.  Find the entire list of holiday offerings below

November 30, 2016 | 0 Comments More

2016 Equity Jeff Awards Announced

It’s the classic tale of the Sharks versus the Jets in West Side Story, one of the greatest musicals ever, playing March 16-April 24, 2016 at the Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Blvd. in downtown Aurora. For tickets and information, go to ParamountAurora.com or call (630) 896-6666. Photo credit: Liz Lauren. Larry Yando and Eva Louise Balistreiri in The Tempest, Chicago Shakespeare Theater Donica Lynn, Candace C. Edwards and Katherine Thomas in Dreamgirls

Now in its 48th Equity season, the Jeff Awards has been honoring Chicago’s outstanding theatre artists annually since it’s establishment in 1968.  The Jeff Awards Committee judged the 158 qualifying productions (opening between August 1, 2015 through July 31, 2016) from 58 producing organizations.  Of these, 112 productions were “Jeff Recommended”, which made them eligible for award nominations. 

Below you will find a compilation of the distributed awards at the Jeff Award ceremony Monday, August 17. Congrats to all!!!

October 18, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Review: Little Shop of Horrors (American Blues Theater)

Michael Mahler in Little Shop of Horrors, American Blues Theater, Johnny Knight          
      
   
Little Shop of Horrors 

By Howard Ashman (book, lyrics)
  and Alan Menken (music)
Greenhouse Theater, 2257 N. Lincoln (map)
thru July 31  |  tix: $19-$49   |  more info
       
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May 21, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Review: Looking Over the President’s Shoulder (American Blues Theater)

Manny Buckley in Looking Over President's Shoulder, American Blues Theater 5          
      
   

Looking Over 
   the President’s Shoulder

Written by James Still
Greenhouse Theater, 2257 N. Lincoln (map)
thru March 6  |  tix: $29-$38  | more info
       
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March 3, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Review: The Rainmaker (American Blues Theater)

Steve Key and Linsey Page Morton star in American Blues Theater's "The Rainmaker" by N. Richard Nash, directed by Edward Blatchford. (photo credit: Johnny Knight)      
      
The Rainmaker 

Written by N. Richard Nash
Greenhouse Theater, 2257 N. Lincoln (map)
thru Sept 27 | tix: $29-$39 | more info
       
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September 7, 2015 | 3 Comments More

Review: Hank Williams, Lost Highway (American Blues Theater, 2014)

Matthew Brumlow stars as Hank Williams in American Blues Theater's "Hank Williams: Lost Highway" by Randal Myler and Mark Harelik, directed by Damon Kiely. (photo credit: Johnny Knight)        
      
Hank Williams:
     Lost Highway

Written by Randal Myler and Mark Harelik
Music by Hank Williams  
Directed by Damon Kiely  
at Greenhouse Theater, 2257 N. Lincoln (map)
thru Sept 28  |  tickets: $29-$49   |  more info
       
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August 18, 2014 | 1 Comment More