Tag: Garrett Lutz

Review: Madagascar–A Musical Adventure (Chicago Shakespeare Theater)

Stephen Schellhardt, Gilbert Domally, Jordan Brown and Lisa Estridge star in Madagascar, Chicago Shakespeare            
      

   

Madagascar:
  A Musical Adventure

Written by Kevin Del Aguila (book), 
   George Noriega, Joel Someillan (music/lyrics)
Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Navy Pier (map)
thru Aug 27  |  tix: $22-$34  |  more info
       
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July 24, 2017 | 0 Comments More

Review: Heathers – The Musical (Kokandy Productions)

Courtney Mack in Heathers, Kokandy Productions          
      
   

Heathers

By Kevin Murphy and Laurence O’Keefe
at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont (map)
thru Apr 24  |  tix: $38   |  more info
       
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March 5, 2016 | 2 Comments More

Review: Spring Awakening (Marriott Theatre)

Ben Barker stars as Moritz in Marriott Theatre's "Spring Awakening" by Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater, directed by Aaron Thielen. (photo by Liz Lauren)          
      
   

Spring Awakening

By Duncan Sheik (music)
   and Steven Sater (book, lyrics)
Marriott Theatre, Lincolnshire (map)
thru Jan 31  |  tix: $50-$55  | more info
       
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January 19, 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.

See our picks below the fold

December 31, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Review: A Kokandy Christmas (Kokandy Productions)

Christina Hall and Emily Grayson star in Kokandy Productions' "A Kokandy Christmas," created by Michael Potsic and Allison Hendrix, directed by Michael Potsic. (photo credit: Samuel Rose)         
      
A Kokandy Christmas 

Created by Michael Potsic, Allison Hendrix   
at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont (map)
thru Dec 23  |  tix: $30  | more info
       
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December 7, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Review: Dogfight (BoHo Theatre)

Matt Frye, Nick Graffagna, Garrett Lutz, Matt Provencal, Peter Robel and Travis Austin Wright star in BoHo Theatre's "Dogfight" by Benj Pasek, Justin Paul and Peter Duchan, directed by Peter Marston Sullivan. (photo credit: Amy Boyle)      
      
Dogfight  

Music/Lyrics: Benj Pasek, Justin Paul
Book by Peter Duchan
Theater Wit, 1229 W, Belmont (map)
thru Oct 18  | tix: $27-$30  | more info
       
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September 17, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Review: The Full Monty (Kokandy Productions)

Garrett Lutz stars as Jerry Lukowski in Kokandy Productions' "The Full Monty" by Terrence McNally and David Yazbek, directed by John D. Glover. (photo credit: Joshua Albanese Photography)       
      
The Full Monty 

Book by Terrence McNally 
Music & Lyrics by David Yazbek 
Directed by John D. Glover
at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont (map)
thru April 12  |  tickets: $38   |  more info
       
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March 15, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Review: Seussical (Chicago Shakespeare Theater)

Alex Goodrich and Emily Chang star in Chicago Shakespeare's "Seussical" by Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens, directed by Scott Weinstein. (photo credit: Michael Brosilow)        
      
Seussical

Written by Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens 
Directed by Scott Weinstein 
at Chicago Shakespeare, Navy Pier (map)
thru Aug 17  |  tickets: $18-$25   |  more info
       
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July 21, 2014 | 0 Comments More