Tag: Anthony La Penna

Review: Three Hotels (Bluebird Arts)

Jaimelyn Gray as Barbara Hoyle in Three Hotels by Jon Robin Baitz, Bluebird Arts          
Three Hotels 

Written by Jon Robin Baitz
Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport (map)
thru Sept 17  |  tix: $25  | more info
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August 17, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Review: The Edge of Our Bodies (TUTA Theatre Chicago)

Carolyn Molloy in The Edge of Our Bodies, TUTA Theatre 3          

The Edge of
       Our Bodies

Written by Adam Rapp
TUTA Theatre, 4670 N. Manor (map)
thru May 22  |  tix: $25-$30  |  more info 
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April 8, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Chicago’s Best Theater of 2015


Carmen Molina, Claudia DiBiccari, Mykele Callicutt, Paula Ramirez, Preston Tate Jr., Deanna Reed-Foster and James McGuire in Cold Basement Dramatics' "Heat Wave".Scott Danielson, Garrett Lutz and George Toles star in Kokandy Productions' "The Full Monty".Laura Osnes as and Steven Pasquale star in Lyric Opera's "Carousel" by Rodgers and Hammerstein.John Mahoney and Audrey Francis in Steppenwolf Theatre's "The Herd".Sarah Lynn Robinson, Anthony Whitaker and Greg Zawada in Porchlight's "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Form" by Steven Sondheim. Monica West, Kasey Foster and Emma Cadd in Lookingglass Theatre's "Moby Dick".Mariann Mayberry and Brittany Uomoleale star in Steppenwolf Theatre's "Grand Concourse".Steve Haggard and Karen Janes Woditsch star in Writers Theatre's "Doubt: A Parable".Charli Williams , Anna Dauzvardis, Katrina D.  Richard, Brandon Greenhouse, and Kevin Patterson star in Raven Theatre's "Direct from Death Row: The Scottsboro Boys".Bernard White and Nisi Sturgis in Goodman Theatre's "Disgraced".Rafael Davila and Bradley Smoak star in Lyric Opera of Chicago's "Bel Canto".Drury Lane Oakbrook presents "Billy Elliot: The Musical," music by Elton John.  Becca Savoy, Michael McKeough and Sandy Elias star in Griffin Theatre's "Pocatello".Larry Yando and Eva Louise Balistreiri star in Chicago Shakespeare's "The Tempest" by William Shakespeare.Matthew Sherbach and Armand Fields star in Northlight Theatre's "Charm".Brendan Connelly, Chris Schroeder and Brenda Scott Wlazlo star in Red Theater and Oracle Productions' "R + J: The Vineyard".Melanie Brezill and Patrick Budde star in Chicago Children’s Theatre’s "The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane." Colte Julian as Curly and Allison Sill as Laurey in Paramount Theatre's "Oklahoma!". Mike Nussbaum stars in TimeLine Theatre's "The Price" by Arthur Miller. Eunice Woods stars in American Theater Company's "The Project(s)" by PJ Paparelli and Joshua Jaeger.Luce Metrius and Ashley Neil star in A Red Orchid Theatre's "Red Handed Otter." Kelsey Brennan and Greg Matthew Anderson star in Remy Bumppo's "Travesties" by Tom Stoppard.Johanna McKenzie Miller and Alex Goodrich star in Northlight Theatre's "Shining Lives," directed by Jessica Thebus.Brian Parry and Jacqueline Grandt star in Redtwist Theatre's "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" by Edward Albee.Eileen Niccolai and Daniela Colucci star in The Shattered Globe's "The Rose Tattoo" by Tennessee Williams. , Shattered Globe Theatre, Brosilow

In a theater community as diverse and talented as Chicago’s, every aspect and genre of stage productions can be found throughout the city on a given week.  2015 was no exception to this fact, as one can see from our reviewers’ picks of the year’s greatest and most memorable works.

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December 31, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Review: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (Porchlight Music Theatre)

Bill Larkin, Sarah Lynn Robinson and Miles Blim star in Porchlight Music Theatre's "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum" by Stephen Sondheim, directed by Michael Weber. (photo credit: Anthony La Penna)        
A Funny Thing Happened on
          the Way to the Forum

Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim 
Book by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart
Directed by Michael Weber  
at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont (map)
thru May 24  |  tickets: $39-$45   |  more info
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May 7, 2015 | 0 Comments More

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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October 18, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Review: The Jewels (TUTA Theatre Chicago)

Lauren Demerath stars in the world premiere of TUTA Theatre Chicago's "The Jewels," adapted and directed by Kirk Anderson. (photo credit: Anthony La Penna)        
The Jewels

Adapted and Directed by Kirk Anderson
Based on the short story by Guy de Maupassant
DCASE Storefront Theatre, 66 E. Randolph (map)
thru April 27  |  tickets: $15   |  more info
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April 5, 2014 | 1 Comment More