Tag: Christopher Wheeldon

Review: An American in Paris (Broadway in Chicago)

Sara Esty and McGee Maddox star as Lise Dassin and Jerry Mulligan in AAIP            
       

   

An American in Paris
 
George and Ira Gershwin (music, lyrics)
  and Craig Lucas (book)    
Oriental Theatre, 24 W. Randolph (map)
thru Aug 13  |  tix: $27-$103  |  more info
       
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July 28, 2017 | 0 Comments More

Review: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater (Auditorium Theatre, 2017)

Elisa Clarke and Vernard J. Gilmore star in Mauro Bigonzetti's Deep, Photo by Paul Kolnik            
       

Alvin Ailey
  
Artistic Director: Robert Battle 
Auditorium Theatre, 50 E. Congress (map)
thru March 26  |  tix: $33 and up  |  more info
       
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March 23, 2017 | 0 Comments More

Review: Game Changers (Joffrey Ballet of Chicago)

Sarah Lamb and Ricardo Cervera in Infra, The Royal Ballet, Joffrey Ballet (Bill Cooper)           
      
 

Game Changers

Choreographed by Justin Peck,
  Christopher Wheeldon, Wayne McGregor
Auditorium Theatre, 50 E. Congress (map)
thru Jan 26  |  tix: $34 and up  |  more info
       
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February 23, 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 (Joffrey Ballet Chicago, 2015)

Hansol Jeong stars in Joffrey Ballet's "The Nutcracker," conceived and directed by Robert Joffrey. (photo credit: Cheryl Mann)         
 

       
The Nutcracker

Conceived & Directed by Robert Joffrey
Auditorium Theatre, 50 E. Congress (map)
thru Dec 27  |  tix: $35-$136  |  more info
       
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December 18, 2015 | 1 Comment More

Review: New Works (Joffrey Ballet of Chicago)

Dylan Gutierrez and April Daly in "Liturgy" by Christopher Wheeldon, part of Joffrey Ballet's "New Works". (photo credit: Cheryl Mann)        
      
New Works  

Choreographed by Christopher Wheeldon,
   Justin Peck, Nicolas Blanc, Val Caniparoli
Artistic Director: Ashley C. Wheater
Cadillac Palace Theatre, 151 W. Randolph (map)
thru May 3  |  tickets: $41-$164   |  more info
       
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May 2, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Review: Swan Lake (Joffrey Ballet Chicago)

Dylan Gutierrez & Victoria Jaiani star in Joffrey Ballet's "Swan Lake," music by Peter Tchaikovsky, choreographed by Christopher Wheeldon. (photo credit: Cheryl Mann)        
   
        
Swan Lake

Choreographed by Christopher Wheeldon  
Staged by Jason Fowler  
Music direction by Scott Speck 
Auditorium Theatre, 50 E. Congress Pkwy. (map)
thru Oct 26  |  tickets: $32-$170   |  more info
       
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October 23, 2014 | 1 Comment More