Tag: Chicago Shakespeare Theater

Review: King Lear (Belarus Free Theatre at Chicago Shakespeare)

Aleh Sidorchyk and Pavel Radak-Haradnitski in King Lear, Belarus Free Theatre          
      
   

King Lear

Written by William Shakespeare 
Chicago Shakespeare at Navy Pier (map)
thru Feb 14  |  tix: $48-$58   |  more info
       
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February 12, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Review: Measure for Measure (Cheek by Jowl & Pushkin Theatre)

Alexander Arsentyev and Anna Khalilulina star in Cheek by Jowl and Pushkin Theatre's "Measure for Measure" by William Shakespeare, directed by Declan Donnellan. (photo credit: Johan Persson)          
      
   

Measure for Measure

Written by William Shakespeare 
Chicago Shakespeare at Navy Pier (map)
thru Jan 31  |  tix: $68-$78  | more info 
       
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January 30, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Top 10 Chicago Plays of 2015

 

Matthew Sherbach and Armand Fields star in Northlight Theatre's "Charm". John Mahoney and Audrey Francis star in Steppenwolf's "The Herd". Charli Williams, Anna Dauzvardis and Katrina D. Richards star in Raven Theatre's "Direct from Death Row: The Scottsboro Boys". Bernard White, Nisi Sturgis, Zakiya Young and J. Anthony Crane star in Goodman Theatre's "Disgraced." 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. Eunice Woods stars in American Theater Company's "The Project(s)" by PJ Paparelli and Joshua Jaeger. Mike Nussbaum stars in TimeLine Theatre's "The Price" by Arthur Miller.  Brian Parry and Jacqueline Grandt star in Redtwist Theatre's "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" by Edward Albee. Brendan Connelly and McKenna Liesman star in Red Theater and Oracle Productions' "R + J: The Vineyard.

Another year, another 12 months of great Chicago theater! 2015 blessed Chicagoland with inspired new works and riveting revivals from a wide range of companies – the largest equity houses to the smallest of the city’s storefronts. Taking into account the 700+ productions that were produced in the Windy City over the last year, here are our reviewer’s picks for the best of the best. Bravo!!

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January 1, 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: The Heir Apparent (Chicago Shakespeare Theater)

Cliff Saunders and Paxton Whitehead star in Chicago Shakespeare Theater's "The Heir Apparent" by David Ives, directed by John Rando. (photo credit: Liz Lauren)         
   

      
The Heir Apparent

Written by David Ives
Chicago Shakespeare, 800 E. Grand (map)
thru Jan 17  |  tix: $48-$88   |  more info
       
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December 16, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Review: A Q Brothers’ Christmas Carol (Chicago Shakespeare, 2015)

GQ as Ben Scrooge in Chicago Shakespeare's "A Q Brothers' Christmas Carol" by GQ, JQ, Jackson Doran and Postell Pringle. (photo credit: Michael Brosilow)         
 

          
A Q Brothers’ 
   Christmas Carol
  

By GQ, JQ, Jackson Doran, Postell Pringle
Chicago Shakes, 800 E. Grand (map)
thru Jan 3  |  tix: $20-$48   |  more info
       
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December 5, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Review: Ride the Cyclone (Chicago Shakespeare Theater)

Emily Rohm and Karl Hamilton star in Chicago Shakespeare's "Ride the Cyclone" by Jacob Richman and Brooke Maxwell, directed by Rachel Rockwell. (photo credit: Liz Lauren)         
      
Ride the Cyclone 

Book/Music/Lyrics by Jacob Richman
     and Brooke Maxwell
Chicago Shakespeare at Navy Pier (map)
thru Nov 15  |  tix: $30-$48  | more info
       
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October 14, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Review: The Tempest (Chicago Shakespeare Theater)

Nate Dendy and Luigi Sottile in Chicago Shakespeare's "The Tempest" by William Shakespeare, adapted and directed by Aaron Posner and Teller. (photo credit: Liz Lauren)      
  

   
The Tempest 

Written by William Shakespeare
Chicago Shakespeare, Navy Pier (map)
thru Nov 8 | tix: $48-$88 | more info
       
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September 21, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Review: Pericles (Chicago Shakespeare)

Lisa Berry and Ross Lehman star in Chicago Shakespeare's "Pericles" by William Shakespeare, directed by David H. Bell. (photo credit: Liz Lauren)     
       
      
Pericles

Written by William Shakespeare  
Directed by David H. Bell 
at Chicago Shakespeare, Navy Pier (map)
thru Jan 18  |  tickets: $48-$78   |  more info
       
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December 22, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Review: The Magic Flute (Isango Ensemble at Chicago Shakespeare Theater)

Mhlekazi Andy Mosiea stars as Tamino in Insango Ensemble's "The Magic Flute" by Wolfgang Mozart, adapted and directed by Mark Dornford-May. (photo credit: Keith Pattison)        
      
The Magic Flute

Written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 
Adapted and Directed by Mark Dornford-May   
at Skyline Stage, Navy Pier (map)
thru Sept 28  |  tickets: $20-$55   |  more info
       
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September 28, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Review: Since I Suppose (one step at a time like this & Chicago Shakespeare)

one step at a time like this & Chicago Shakespeare Theater present "Since I Suppose," now playing through September 21. (photo credit: Michael Litchfield)        
      
Since I Suppose

Created by one step at a time like this 
Based on a play by William Shakespeare 
starting at Chicago Shakespeare, Navy Pier (map)
thru Sept 21  |  tickets: $45-$75   |  more info
       
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September 9, 2014 | 1 Comment More

Review: A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Chicago Shakespeare Theater)

Nathan M. Hosner and Lanise Antoine Shelley star in Chicago Shakespeare Theater's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" by William Shakespeare, directed by David H. Bell. (photo credit: Chuck Osgood)        
      
   
A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Written by William Shakespeare  
Directed by David H. Bell 
at various Chicago parks (map and schedule)
thru Aug 17  |  tickets: FREE   |  more info 
     
         
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August 6, 2014 | 0 Comments More