Tag: Chopin Theatre

Review: Cicada Summer (Rough House Theater)

Jessie Ellingsen stars as May in Cicada Summer, Rough House Theater, puppets designed by Emily Breyer            
      

  

Cicada Summer

Written by Claire Saxe
Chopin Theatre, 1543 W. Division (map)
thru Sept 30  |  tix: $20  |  more info
       
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September 2, 2017 | 0 Comments More

Review: Diamond Dogs (House Theatre of Chicago)

Joey Steakley and Abu Ansari star as Trintignant and Forqueray in Diamond Dogs, House Theatre Chicago           
      
  

Diamond Dogs

Written by Althos Low
   from novel by Alastair Reynolds
Chopin Theatre, 1543 W. Division (map)
thru March 5  |  tix: $30-$35  |  more info
       
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February 1, 2017 | 0 Comments More

Chicago’s Best Theater of 2016

  

Miguel Cervantes stars as Alexander Hamilton in Hamilton by Lin-Manuel Miranda, Broadway ChicagoDana Omar and Gay Glenn star in Cinderella at the Theater Potatotes, Hypocrites TheatreKaren Rodriguez stars in The Way She Spoke, Solo Celebration, Greenhouse Theater 3ETHL_ShowPageFINAL_450x665James Vincent Meredith and Bethany Jillard in Othello, Chicago Shakespeare TheatreBryce Gangel, Jessica Ervin and Charlotte Thomas in Dry Land, RivendellJulissa Contreras, Sarah Cartwright and Ada Grey in The Haven Place, Red Orchid TheatreEvan Linder and Liz Sharpe in Byhalia Mississippi, New Colony Definition TheatreBrian Parry and Aaron Kirby in The Drawer Boy, Redtwist TheatreChristian Castro and D’Wayne Taylor in Jesus Hopped A Train, Eclipse TheatreThomas Cox, Bolden. (Back) Ruiz, Sullivan, Brown. Photo by Michael Brosilow (2)Mary Beth Fisher and Harris Yulin in Long Day's Journey Into Night, Court TheatreEliza Stoughton and Sam Hubbard in A Loss of Roses, Raven TheatreBlair Brown and Alan Wilder in Mary Page Marlowe, Steppenwolf TheatreChristina Saliba with mirror from Learning Curve, Albany Park Theater ProjectThe Joffrey Ballet presents Christopher Wheeldon’s The Nutcracker, Auditorium TheatreJustin Keyes, Chris Sams, Tyrone L. Robinson, Will Skrip and Sean Blake in Smokey Joe's CafeDash Barber and Christopher Borek in Posh by Laura Wade, Steep Theatre LMSarah Goeden, Justine C. Turner and Nicole Bloomsmith in Once in a Lifetime, StrawdogSydney Charles and Julian Parker in Prowess, Jackalope TheatreIt’s the classic tale of the Sharks versus the Jets in West Side Story, one of the greatest musicals ever, playing March 16-April 24, 2016 at the Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Blvd. in downtown Aurora. For tickets and information, go to ParamountAurora.com or call (630) 896-6666. Photo credit: Liz Lauren.Brian Quijada in Where Do We Sit On the Bus, Teatro Vista Chicago 2Amy Stricker, Britain Gebhardt, Max DeTogne, Lizzie Schwarzrock, Kelly Baskin, Caitlin JacksonMonica Raymund stars in Thaddeus and Slocum, Lookingglass TheatreBrenda Barrie, James Doherty. Michael E Martin, Johnny Arena and Rudy Galvan in United Flight 232

     

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January 3, 2017 | 0 Comments More

Top 10 Chicago Productions of 2016

 

Hamilton by Lin-Manuel Miranda at PrivateBank Theatre, Broadway in Chicago 3Brenda Barrie, James Doherty. Michael E Martin, Johnny Arena and Rudy Galvan in United Flight 232The Joffrey Ballet presents Christopher Wheeldon’s The Nutcracker, Auditorium Theatre 27Jessica Ervin and Bryce Gangel in Dry Land, Rivendell TheatreMichael Holding by Laura Wade in Posh, Steep Theatre GGMaria Velazquez in Library from Learning Curve, Albany Park Theater ProjectThomas Cox, Bolden. (Back) Ruiz, Sullivan, Brown. Photo by Michael Brosilow (2)Cecelia Wingate and Liz Sharpe in Byhalia Mississippi, New Colony Definition TheatreSydney Charles and Julian Parker in Prowess, Jackalope Theatre (Joel Maisonet)Amy Stricker, Britain Gebhardt, Max DeTogne, Lizzie Schwarzrock, Kelly Baskin, Caitlin Jackson

Another year, another 12 months of great theater! 2016 blessed the Windy City with inspired new works and riveting revivals from a wide range of companies – from the largest equity houses and dance companies to the smallest of Chicago’s storefronts. Taking into account the hundreds of productions that we reviewed this past year, here are our picks, in alphabetical order, for the best 10 productions of 2016. Bravo to all!!  

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January 2, 2017 | 0 Comments More

Review: The Nutcracker (House Theatre of Chicago, 2016)

Ariana Burks as and Desmond Gray star as Clara and Fritz in The Nutcracker, House Theatre Chicago 1           
      
  

The Nutcracker

Adapted by Jake Minton, Phillip Klapperich,
    Kevin O’Donnell and Tommy Rapley
Chopin Theatre, 1543 W. Division (map)
thru Dec 30  |  tix: $25-$45  |  more info
       
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November 22, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Review: Macbeth (Theatre Y Ensemble)

Brendan Mulhern, Macbeth, Theatre Y           
      
  

Macbeth

Written by William Shakespeare 
at Chopin Theatre, 1543 W. Division (map)
thru Dec 4  |  tix: $  |  more info
       
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November 14, 2016 | 1 Comment More

Review: Death and Harry Houdini (The House Theatre, 2016)

Dennis Watkins as Harry Houdini in Death and Harry Houdini at House Theatre          
      

   
Death and Harry Houdini 

Written and Directed by Nathan Allen
at Chopin Theatre, 1543 W. Division (map)
thru Aug 21  |  tix: $45-$59   |  more info
       
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Review: United Flight 232 (The House Theatre of Chicago)

Echaka Agba, Alice da Cunha and Brenda Barrie in United Flight 232          
       
   
United Flight 232

Adapted/Directed by Vanessa Stalling
Based on book by Laurence Gonzales
Chopin Theatre, 1543 W. Division (map)
thru May 1  |  tix: $30-$35  |  more info
       
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April 14, 2016 | 0 Comments More