Tag: Callie Johnson

Review: Arcadia (Writers Theatre)

Elizabeth Stenholt and Greg Matthew Anderson in Arcadia, Writers Theatre Glencoe         

           
Arcadia

Written by Tom Stoppard
Writers Theatre, Glencoe (map)
thru May 1  |  tix: $35-$80  |  more info
       
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April 7, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Review: Spring Awakening (Marriott Theatre)

Ben Barker stars as Moritz in Marriott Theatre's "Spring Awakening" by Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater, directed by Aaron Thielen. (photo by Liz Lauren)          
      
   

Spring Awakening

By Duncan Sheik (music)
   and Steven Sater (book, lyrics)
Marriott Theatre, Lincolnshire (map)
thru Jan 31  |  tix: $50-$55  | more info
       
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January 19, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Review: Spill (TimeLine Theatre)

Chris Rickett and Justine C. Turner star in TimeLine Theatre's "Spill," written and directed by Leigh Fondakowski. (photo credit: Lara Goetsch)         
      
Spill 

Written and Directed by Leigh Fondakowski
at Stage 773, 1225 N. Belmont (map)
thru Dec 19  | tix: $38-$51  |  more info
       
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October 30, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Review: Evil Dead the Musical (Broadway in Chicago)

David Sajewich stars in Broadway in Chicago's "Evil Dead: The Musical," directed by Christopher Bond. (photo credit: Peter Coombs)       
      
Evil Dead: The Musical

Written by George Reinblatt, Frank Cipolla,
     Christopher Bond and Melissa Morris
Directed by Christopher Bond
at Broadway Playhouse, 175 E. Chestnut (map)
thru Oct 12  |  tickets: $30-$68   |  more info
       
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September 27, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Review: Carrie the Musical (Bailiwick Chicago)

Callie Johnson stars as Carrie in Bailiwick Chicago's "Carrie the Musical" by Michael Gore, Dean Pitchford and Lawrence D. Cohen, directed by Michael Driscoll. (photo credit: Michael Brosilow)        
      
Carrie the Musical

By Michael Gore (music), Dean Pitchford (lyrics),
    and Lawrence D. Cohen (book) 
Directed by Michael Driscoll
at VG Biograph Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln (map)
thru July 12   |  tickets: $40   |  more info
       
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June 2, 2014 | 1 Comment More

Top 10 Chicago Plays of 2013

Karl Hamilton and Mark David Kaplan in Chicago Children's Theater's "A Year with Frog and Toad" by Robert and William Reale, directed by Henry Godinez. (photo credit: Charles Osgood) Greta Oglesby and Toni Martin in TimeLine Theatre's "A Raisin in the Sun" by Lorraine Hansberry, directed by Ron OJ Parson. (photo credit: Lara Goetsch) Hans Fleischmann stars as Tom in Mary-Arrchie Theatre's "The Glass Menagerie" by Tennessee Williams, directed by Hans Fleischmann. (photo credit: Emily Schwartz) Jackson Doran, GQ, JQ and Postell Pringle in Chicago Shakespeare's "Othello: The Remix," created and directed by the Q Brothers. (photo credit: Michael Brosilow) Kenesha Reed, Genesis Salamanca, Angelina Llongueras, Lindsey Scalise, Hisako Sugeta and Danielle Nicholas star in Her Story Theater's "Shadow Town," written and directed by Mary Bonnett. (photo credit: Katie Herst)
Redtwist Theatre's "Clybourne Park" starred Kelly Owens Rodman, Michael Sherwin and Frank Pete star in Redtwist Theatre's "Clybourne Park" by Bruce Norris, directed by Steve Scott. (phtoo credit: Kimberly Loughlin) Manny Buckley, Tyshaun Lang, Keith Neagle, McKenzie Chinn, Lucy Sandy, Marjie Southerland and Morgan McNaugh in Pavement Group's "Harry and the Thief" by Sigrid Gilmer, directed by Krissy Vanderwarker. (photo credit: Brittany Barnes) Shavac Prakash and Scott Baity, Jr star in Collaboraction's "Crime Scene: A Chicago Anthology," conceived and directed by Anthony Moseley. (photo credit: Cesario Moza) Daniel Strauss and Lauren Lopez star as El-Fayoumy and Mother Theresa in Judas Redux and Starkid's "Last Days of Judas Iscariot" by Stephen Adly Guirgis, directed by Julia Albain. Callie Johnson, Rod Thomas, Susan McMongale and Josh Tolle in Drury Lane Theatre's "Next to Normal," directed by William Osetek. (photo credit: Brett Beiner)

 

Another year, another 12 months of great theater! 2013 blessed the Windy City with inspired new works and riveting revivals from a wide range of companies – the largest equity houses to the smallest of Chicago’s storefronts. Taking into account the 600+ productions that we reviewed in 2013, here are our picks for the best of the best. Bravo!!   (note: for the 3rd year in a row, we’re honored to have the national website Huffington Post use our choices for their Top 10 Chicago productions!)

See our picks below the fold

     
December 29, 2013 | 0 Comments More

Review: Next to Normal (Drury Lane Theatre)

Susie McMonagle stars in Drury Lane Theatre's "Next to Normal" by Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey, directed by William Osetek. (photo credit: Brett Beiner)        
       
Next to Normal 

Written by Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey  
Directed by William Osetek
Drury Lane Theatre, Oakbrook Terrace (map)
thru Oct 6  |  tickets: $35-$49   |  more info
       
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August 28, 2013 | 2 Comments More

Review: Pal Joey (Porchlight Music Theatre)

Adrian Aguilar and Rachel Osting star in Porchlight Music Theatre's "Pal Joey" by Rodgers and Hart, directed by Michael Weber. (photo credit: Brandon Dahlquist)        
       
Pal Joey 

By Richard Rodgers (music), Lorenz Hart (lyrics)
    and John O’Hara (book)
Directed by Michael Weber
at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont (map)
thru May 26  |  tickets: $41   |  more info
       
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April 27, 2013 | 0 Comments More