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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: Design for Living (Pride Films and Plays)

Kevin Webb and Matthew Gall in Pride Films and Plays' "Design for Living" by Noel Coward, directed by Derek Bertelsen. (photo credit: Paul Goyette)         
Design for Living 

Written by Noel Coward
at Rivendell Theatre, 5779 N. Ridge (map)
thru Nov 22  |  tix: $22-$27  |  more info
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November 5, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Review: Heat Wave (Cold Basement Dramatics)

Abby Pierce stars as Hopper in Cold Basement Dramatics' "Heat Wave" by Steven Simoncic, directed by Rinska Carrasco-Prestinary, part of Steppenwolf Theatre's Garage Rep.  (photo credit: Michael Courier)        
Heat Wave

Written by Steven Simoncic  
Directed by Rinska Carrasco-Prestinary
at Steppenwolf Garage, 1624 N. Halsted (map)
thru April 25  |  tickets: $20   |  more info
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April 18, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Review: Heist Play (Ruckus Theater)

Karie Miller stars as Deitrich in Ruckus Theater's "Heist Play" by Mitch Vermeersch, directed by Allison Shoemaker. (photo credit: Zachary T. Webb)        
Heist Play 

Written by Mitch Vermeersch
Directed by Allison Shoemaker
at Side Project Theatre, 1439 W. Jarvis (map)
thru Nov 10  |  tickets: $17-$20   |  more info
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October 15, 2013 | 0 Comments More

Review: Kill Your Boyfriends (Pride Films and Plays)

Erik Strebig and James Nedrud star in Pride Films and Plays' "Kill Your Boyfriends", arranged and choreographed by Derek Van Barham for National Pastime Theater's annual Naked July festival.        
Kill Your Boyfriends 

Choreographed/Arranged by Derek Van Barham  
National Pastime Theater, 941 W. Lawrence (map)
thru July 27  |  tickets: $20   |  more info
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July 8, 2013 | 0 Comments More

Review: The Skriker (Red Tape Theatre)

Amanda Drinkall and Carrie Drapac star in Red Tape Theatre's "The Skriker" by Caryl Churchill, directed by Eric Hoff. (photo credit: Austin D. Oie)        
The Skriker 

Written by Caryl Churchill
Directed by Eric Hoff
at Red Tape Theatre, 621 W. Belmont (map)
thru Oct 20  |  tickets: $15-$25   |  more info
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September 25, 2012 | 0 Comments More