Tag: Damon Kiely

Review: Barbecue (Strawdog Theatre)

Celeste M. Cooper, Deanna Reed-Foster and Kamille Dawkins star in Barbecue, Strawdog Theatre            


Written by Robert O’Hara 
at 1700 Theatre, 1700 N. Halsted (map)
thru Sept 30  |  tix: $45  |  more info
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August 29, 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

Review: Once in a Lifetime (Strawdog Theatre)

Scott Danielson and Kat McDonnell in Once in a Lifetime          

Once in a Lifetime 

By George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart
Strawdog Theatre, 3829 N. Broadway (map)
thru June 11  |  tix: $28-$30   |  more info
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May 22, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Review: The Revel (The House Theatre of Chicago)

Sarah Charipar stars as Agatha in The House Theatre's "The Revel" by Damon Kiely and Jess McIntosh, directed by Leslie Buxbaum Danzig. (photo credit: Michael Brosilow)      
The Revel 

Written by Damon Kiely
Music by Jess McIntosh 
Chopin Theatre, 1543 W. Division (map)
thru Oct 25 | tix: $30-$35  | more info
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September 14, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Review: Hank Williams, Lost Highway (American Blues Theater, 2014)

Matthew Brumlow stars as Hank Williams in American Blues Theater's "Hank Williams: Lost Highway" by Randal Myler and Mark Harelik, directed by Damon Kiely. (photo credit: Johnny Knight)        
Hank Williams:
     Lost Highway

Written by Randal Myler and Mark Harelik
Music by Hank Williams  
Directed by Damon Kiely  
at Greenhouse Theater, 2257 N. Lincoln (map)
thru Sept 28  |  tickets: $29-$49   |  more info
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August 18, 2014 | 1 Comment More

Review: Luck of the Irish (Next Theatre)

Austin Tally and Lily Mojekwu star in Next Theatre's "Luck of the Irish" by Kirsten Greenidge, directed by Damon Kiely. (photo credit: Michael Brosilow)        
Luck of the Irish

Written by Kirsten Greenidge  
Directed by Damon Kiely 
Noyes Cultural Arts Center, Evanston (map)
thru Feb 23  |  tickets: $30-$45   |  more info
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January 24, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Review – Hank Williams: Lost Highway (American Blues Theater)

Matthew Brumlow stars as Hank Williams in American Blues Theater's "Hank Williams: Lost Highway" by Mark Harelik and Randal Myler, directed by Damon Keily. (photo credit: Johnny Knight)        
Hank Williams:
              Lost Highway

Written by Mark Harelik and Randal Myler
Directed by Damon Keily
at Greenhouse Theater, 2257 N. Lincoln (map)
thru Oct 6  |  tickets: $29-$39   |  more info
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September 6, 2013 | 2 Comments More

The best of Chicago theater in 2011

December’s end brings frantic resolutions, plans for heavy drinking and of course, a barrage of best/worst lists. Being the largest theater review site west of Broadway, Chicago Theater Beat covered over 600 shows in 2011, and the difficulty of choosing the top 25 speaks to the city’s vibrant cultural landscape. In alphabetical order, here are our choices for the year’s best:

Sadieh Rifai - American Theater Company - The Amish Project Mierka Girten, Susan Monts-Bologna - Becky Shaw, Red Orchid Theatre Mortensen, Leahy - The Big Meal, American Theater Company CST_BlackWatch_1 - Copy Jay Torrence, Dean Evans, Leah Urzendowski, Ryan Walters, Molly Plunk
Theatre Mir - Caucasian Chalk Circle - Production 1 Jennifer Lim and James Waterston - Chinglish Goodman Theatre Karen-Aldridge-Cliff-Chamberlain-Ste[3] East of Berlin, Russian Play - Signal Ensemble en-route---Chicago-Shakespeare-One-S[2]
Faust - TheMASSIVE - Chicago Festen_Lev_911 Chicago Shakespeare Theater's "Follies" About Face Theatre's "The Homosexuals" Timothy-Edward-Kane---Court-Theatre-[3]
CCTJackieMe_10 Frank, Fiffer, Bone Harry Groener, Ora Jones, by Peter Bosy Steve-Casillas-Jessie-David-Marvin-Q Andrea Prestinario and Nathan M. Hosner - My Fair Lady Paramount Theatre
Outgoing Tide - Northlight Theatre 011 004_Passing Strange by Bailiwick Chicago Plumpp-and-cast---H1 The Real Thing by Tom Stoppard - Writers Theatre 015 stef-tovar-and-projections-by-john-b[1]


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December 31, 2011 | 0 Comments More