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Review: Rock of Ages (Drury Lane Theatre)

Adam Michaels stars as Stacee Jaxx in Rock of Ages at Drury Lane Theatre            
      

  

Rock of Ages

Book by Chris D’Arienzo 
Arrangements by Ethan Popp    
Drury Lane Theatre, Oakbrook Terrace (map)
thru Oct 15  |  tix: $45-$60  |  more info
       
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September 19, 2017 | 0 Comments More

Review: A Wonder in My Soul (Victory Gardens Theater)

Greta Oglesby, Camille Robinson, Jacqueline Williams, Donica Lynn and Linda Bright Clay in Wonder in Soul           
      
  

A Wonder in My Soul

Written by Marcus Gardley
VG Biograph Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln (map)
thru Mar 19  |  tix: $20-$60  |  more info
       
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February 27, 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

2016 Equity Jeff Awards Announced

It’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. Larry Yando and Eva Louise Balistreiri in The Tempest, Chicago Shakespeare Theater Donica Lynn, Candace C. Edwards and Katherine Thomas in Dreamgirls

Now in its 48th Equity season, the Jeff Awards has been honoring Chicago’s outstanding theatre artists annually since it’s establishment in 1968.  The Jeff Awards Committee judged the 158 qualifying productions (opening between August 1, 2015 through July 31, 2016) from 58 producing organizations.  Of these, 112 productions were “Jeff Recommended”, which made them eligible for award nominations. 

Below you will find a compilation of the distributed awards at the Jeff Award ceremony Monday, August 17. Congrats to all!!!

October 18, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Review: Smokey Joe’s Cafe (Drury Lane Theatre)

Justin Keyes, Chris Sams, Will Skrip and Tyrone L. Robinson in Smokey Joe's Cafe           
      
   

Smokey Joe’s Cafe

Music/Lyrics by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller
Drury Lane Theatre, Oakbrook Terrace (map)
thru Oct 23  |  tix: $45-$60  |  more info
       
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September 15, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Review: Dreamgirls (Porchlight Music Theatre)

Donica Lynn, Candace C. Edwards and Katherine Thomas in Dreamgirls          
   
   
   
Dreamgirls

By Tom Eyen (book and lyrics)
    and Henry Krieger (music)
at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont (map)
thru May 22  |  tix: $35-$51   |  more info
       
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April 26, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Review: The Color Purple (Mercury Theater)

Evan Martin and Ninah Snipes star in Mercury Theater's "The Color Purple" by Brenda Russell, Allee Willis, Steven Bray and Marsha Norman; directed by L. Walter Stearns. (photo credit: Brett Beiner)        
       
The Color Purple 

Music/Lyrics by Brenda Russell, Allee Willis
and Stephen Bray; Book by Marsha Norman 
Directed by L. Walter Stearns
at Mercury Theater, 3745 N. Southport (map)
thru Oct 27 Nov 10  tickets: $25-$59  | more info
       
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September 1, 2013 | 0 Comments More

Review: Barnum (Mercury Theater)

Circus tricks abound in Mercury Theater Chicago's "Barnum" by Cy Coleman, Michael Steward and Mark Bramble; directed by L. Walter Stearns. (photo credit: Michael Brosilow)        
       
Barnum 

By Cy Coleman (music), Michael Stewart (lyrics)
    and Mark Bramble (book)  
Directed by L. Walter Stearns 
at Mercury Theater, 3745 N. Southport (map)
thru June 16  |  tickets: $25-$59   |  more info
       
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April 10, 2013 | 0 Comments More