Tag: Bill Larkin

Review: The Producers (Mercury Theater Chicago)

Matt Crowle and Bill Larkin in The Producers, Mercury Theater Chicago          
The Producers 

Music/Lyrics by Mel Brooks
Book by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan
Mercury Theater, 3745 N. Southport (map)
thru June 26  |  tix: $30-$65   |  more info
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May 27, 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: A Class Act (Porchlight Music Theatre)

Bill Larkin and Dana Tretta in Porchlight Music Theatre's "A Class Act", directed and choreographed by Stacy Flaster. (photo credit: Jeremy Rill)        
A Class Act  

Music and Lyrics by Edward Kleban 
Book by Linda Kline and Lonny Price 
Directed and Choreographed by Stacy Flaster 
at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont (map)
thru Oct 7  |  tickets: $39   |  more info
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September 5, 2012 | 0 Comments More