Tag: Audrey Francis

Review: The Fundamentals (Steppenwolf Theatre)

Alana Arenas and Audrey Francis star as Millie and Eliza in The Fundamentals, Steppenwolf Theatre             
  

The Fundamentals

Written by Erika Sheffer  
Steppenwolf Theatre, 1650 N. Halsted (map)
thru Dec 31  |  tix: $20-$89  |  more info
       
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November 21, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Review: Between Riverside and Crazy (Steppenwolf Theatre)

Elena Marisa Flores, Vincent Meredith and Tim Hopper in Beyond Riverside and Crazy          
      

    
Between Riverside and Crazy 

Written by Stephen Adly Guirgis
Steppenwolf Theatre, 1650 N. Halsted (map)
thru Aug 21  |  tix: $20-$89   |  more info
       
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July 13, 2016 | 1 Comment More

Review: Kill Floor (American Theater Company)

Louie Rinaldi and Sol Patches in Kill Floor, American Theater Company 2          
       

   
Kill Floor

Written by Abe Koogler
American Theater Co., 1909 W. Byron (map)
thru May 1  |  tix: $43-$48  |  more info
       
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April 20, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Top 10 Chicago Plays of 2015

 

Matthew Sherbach and Armand Fields star in Northlight Theatre's "Charm". John Mahoney and Audrey Francis star in Steppenwolf's "The Herd". Charli Williams, Anna Dauzvardis and Katrina D. Richards star in Raven Theatre's "Direct from Death Row: The Scottsboro Boys". Bernard White, Nisi Sturgis, Zakiya Young and J. Anthony Crane star in Goodman Theatre's "Disgraced." 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. Eunice Woods stars in American Theater Company's "The Project(s)" by PJ Paparelli and Joshua Jaeger. Mike Nussbaum stars in TimeLine Theatre's "The Price" by Arthur Miller.  Brian Parry and Jacqueline Grandt star in Redtwist Theatre's "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" by Edward Albee. Brendan Connelly and McKenna Liesman star in Red Theater and Oracle Productions' "R + J: The Vineyard.

Another year, another 12 months of great Chicago theater! 2015 blessed Chicagoland with inspired new works and riveting revivals from a wide range of companies – the largest equity houses to the smallest of the city’s storefronts. Taking into account the 700+ productions that were produced in the Windy City over the last year, here are our reviewer’s picks for the best of the best. Bravo!!

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January 1, 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: The Drunken City (Steppenwolf Theatre Next Up)

Brian King, Darci Nalepa, Audrey Francis and Emjoy Gavino star in Steppenwolf Theatre's "The Drunken City" by Adam Bock, directed by John Michael DiResta. (photo credit: Michael Brosilow)        
      
The Drunken City

Written by Adam Bock
Directed by John Michael DiResta
Steppenwolf Garage, 1624 N. Halsted (map)
thru June 15  |  tickets: $20   |  more info
       
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June 7, 2013 | 0 Comments More

Review: Life and Limb (Next Up 2012, Steppenwolf Theatre)

Grace Rex and Jurgen Hooper - Life and Limb, Steppenwolf Theatre Next Up 2012       
      
Life and Limb 

Written by Keith Reddin 
Directed by Emily Ruth Campbell  
Steppenwolf Garage, 1624 N. Halsted (map)
thru June 24  |  tickets: $20   |  more info
       
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June 20, 2012 | 0 Comments More

Review: The Sweetest Swing in Baseball (Step Up Productions)

Elizabeth Antonucci and Cara Olansky in Rebecca Gilman’s “The Sweetest Swing in Baseball.” (photo credit: Rich Hein)       
      
The Sweetest Swing
      in Baseball
 

Written by Rebecca Gilman  
Directed by Audrey Francis
Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport (map)
thru April 22  |  tickets: $25-$32   |  more info
       
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April 2, 2012 | 0 Comments More