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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: Ibsen’s Ghosts (Mary-Arrchie Theatre)

Gage Wallace stars as Oswald in Mary-Arrchie's "Ibsen's Ghosts," adapted and directed by Greg Allen. (photo credit: Joe Mazza)         
Ibsen’s Ghosts 

Adapted, Directed by Greg Allen
at Angel Island, 735 W. Sheridan (map)
thru Dec 20  |  tix: $20-$30   |  more info
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November 16, 2015 | 2 Comments More

Review: Feathers and Teeth (Goodman Theatre)

Olivia Cygan and Jordan Brodess star in Goodman Theatre's "Feathers and Teeth" by Charise Castro Smith, directed by Henry Godinez. (photo credit: Liz Lauren)       
Feathers and Teeth 

Written by Charise Castro Smith
Goodman Theatre, 170 N. Dearborn (map)
thru Oct 18 | tix: $10-$40  | more info
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October 2, 2015 | 3 Comments More

Review: This Is Not a Cure for Cancer (Collaboraction)

Nathaneal Card stars in Collaboraction's "This Is Not a Cure for Cancer" by Anthony Moseley and Sarah Illiatovitch-Goldman. (photo credit: Anna Sodziak)        
This Is Not a Cure for Cancer

By Anthony Moseley and Sarah Illiatovitch-Goldman
Directed by Anthony Moseley and Jeremy Wechsler
at Flat Iron Arts Building 1579 N. Milwaukee (map)
thru March 30  |  tickets: $10-$30   |  more info
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March 16, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Review: Paulus (Silk Road Rising)

Anthony DiNicola stars as Trophimus in Silk Road Rising's "Paulus" by Motti Lerner, directed by Jimmy McDermott. (photo credit: Michael Brosilow)        

Written by Motti Lerner
Translated by Hillel Halkin 
Directed by Jimmy McDermott
at Pierce Hall, 77 W. Washington (map)
thru Dec 15  |  tickets: $35   |  more info
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November 22, 2013 | 0 Comments More

Review: Night Over Erzinga (Silk Road Rising)

Sandra Delgado stars in Silk Road Rising's "Night Over Erzinga" by Adriana Sevahn Nichols, directed by Lisa Portes.        
Night Over Erzinga 

Written by Adriana Sevahn Nichols   
Directed by Lisa Portes
at Pierce Hall, 77 W. Washington (map)
thru Nov 11  |  tickets: $40   |  more info
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October 15, 2012 | 1 Comment More

Review: My Kind of Town (TimeLine Theatre)

Derek Garza and Charles Gardner, My Kind of Town, Timeline Theatre Chicago       
My Kind of Town 

Written by John Conroy  
Directed by Nick Bowling 
at TimeLine Theatre, 615 W. Wellington (map)
thru July 29  |  tickets: $32-$42   |  more info
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May 18, 2012 | 0 Comments More

Review: OVERWEIGHT, unimportant: MISSHAPE – A European Supper (Trap Door Theatre)

David Holcombe, HB Ward, Nicole Wiesner, Kirk Anderson, Geraldine Dulex        
OVERWEIGHT, unimportant:
MISSHAPE-A European Supper

Written by Werner Schwab
Translated by Michael Mitchell 
Directed by Yasen Peyankov   
at Trap Door Theatre, 1655 W. Cortland (map)
thru Nov 12  |  tickets: $20-$25   |  more info

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October 15, 2011 | 1 Comment More