Tag: Charles Osgood

Review: Miss Bennet–Christmas at Pemberley (Northlight Theatre)

Erik Hellman, Emily Berman, Miss Bennet Christmas at Pemberley, Northlight Theatre           
         

Miss Bennet:
  Christmas at Pemberley

By Lauren Gunderson, Margot Melcon
Northlight Theatre, Skokie (map)
thru Dec 24  |  tix: $30-$81  |  more info
       
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November 18, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Review: Jabari Dreams of Freedom (Chicago Children’s Theatre)

13-year-old Cameron A. Goode (left) plays Jabari, whose dreams take him back to 1963 Birmingham, Alabama to meet members of the Birmingham Children’s Brigade (Leslie Ann Sheppard and Patrick Agada) in Chicago Children’s Theatre’s world premiere of Jabari Dreams of Freedom by Nambi E. Kelley. Performances are April 5-May 1 at the Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn St., Chicago. (Note: Cameron A. Goode alternates with another 13-year-old, Philip Cusic, as the title character in Jabari Dreams of Freedom.) Tickets: chicagochildrenstheatre.org or (872) 222-9555. Photo credit: Charles Osgood

 

 
 

 
          

           
Jabari Dreams of Freedom

Written by Nambi E. Kelley
Ruth Page Arts Ctr, 1016 N. Dearborn (map)
thru May 1  |  tix: $10-$39  |  more info
       
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April 20, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Review: The New Sincerity (Theater Wit)

(from left) Drew Shirley plays Benjamin, editor of the literary journal asymptope, Maura Kidwell is asymptope’s top writer Rose, and Alex Stein is Occupy Movement protester Django in Theater Wit’s Midwest premiere of The New Sincerity, a new comedy by rising dramatist Alena Smith about love, sex and protest, and perhaps the first drama to deal with the idealism of the Occupy Movement. Performances run now Feb. 25-April 17, 2016 at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago. Tickets: TheaterWit.org or 773.975.8150.
 
 
          
  

        
The New Sincerity

Written by Alena Smith
Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont (map)
thru Apr 17  |  tix: $30-$36  | more info
       
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March 31, 2016 | 1 Comment 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 Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane (Chicago Children’s Theatre)

Melanie Brezill stars in Chicago Children’s Theatre’s "The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane," adapted by Dwayne Hartford from book by Kate DiCamillo, and directed by Stuart Carden. (Photo credit: Charles Osgood)         
      
The Miraculous Journey
   of Edward Tulane
 

Adapted by Dwayne Hartford
  from book by Kate DiCamillo 
Ruth Page Arts Center, 1016 N. Dearborn (map)
thru Nov 15 |  tix: $10-$39 | more info
       
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November 5, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Review: Frederick (Chicago Children’s Theatre)

Richard Juarez and Shawn Pfautsch star in Chicago Children's Theatre's world premiere of Leo Lionni's  "Frederick," adapted by Suzanne Miller, directed by Stuart Carden. (photo credit: Charles Osgood)        
      
Frederick

Adapted by Suzanne Miller
from the book by Leo Lionni
Directed by Stuart Carden  
at Ruth Page Center, 1016 N. Dearborn (map)
thru Nov 23  |  tickets: $23-$28   |  more info
       
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November 15, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Review: Jack Lemmon Returns (Royal George Theatre)

Chris Lemmon in JACK LEMMON RETURNS, Final Goodbye, written and directed by Hershey Felder. (photo credit: Charles Osgood)        
      
Jack Lemmon Returns

Written and Directed by Hershey Felder 
Royal George Theatre, 1641 N. Halsted (map)
thru July 20  |  tickets: $55   |  more info
       
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June 12, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Review: Seven Homeless Mammoths Wander New England (Theater Wit)

Susaan Jamshidi stars in Theater Wit's "Seven Homeless Mammoths Wander New England" by Madeleine George, directed by Jeremy Wechsler. (photo credit: Charles Osgood)        
      
Seven Homeless Mammoths
   Wander New England

Written by Madeleine George 
Directed by Jeremy Wechsler
at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont (map)
thru May 17  |  tickets: $20-$36   |  more info
       
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April 3, 2014 | 0 Comments More