Tag: Halena Kays

Review: The Magic Play (Goodman Theatre)

The Magic Play review, Goodman Theatre           
      
  

The Magic Play

Written by Andrew Hinderaker
Goodman Theatre, 170 N. Dearborn (map)
thru Nov 20  |  tix: $10-$40  |  more info
       
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November 8, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Review: Pop Waits (The Neo-Futurists)

Malic White and Molly Brennan, Pop Waits, Neo-Futurists          
      
   

Pop Waits

Created by Malic White, Molly Brennan
at Neo-Futurarium, 5153 N. Ashland (map)
thru March 19  |  tix: $10-$20  | more info
       
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February 19, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Review: Burning Bluebeard (The Hypocrites)

Pam Chermansky as the Fancy Clown in The Hypocrites' "Burning Bluebeard" by Jay Torrence, directed by Halena Kays. (photo credit: Evan Hanover)          
   

       
Burning Bluebeard 

Written by Jay Torrence
The Den Theatre, 1333 N. Milwaukee (map)
thru Jan 10  |  tix: $36 | more info
       
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November 27, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Review: Feast (Albany Park Theater Project, 2015)

Gustavo Duran, Hector Velazquez, Paolo Rico and Jeremy Sebastian in Albany Park Theater Project's "Feast," directed by David Feiner, Mikhail Fiksel, Halena Kays, Stephanie Paul, Maggie Popadiak and Rosanna Rodriguez Sanchez. (photo credit: Liz Lauren)

         
      
Feast

Written by the Albany Park ensemble 
Directed by David Feiner, Mikhail Fiksel,
   Halena Kays, Stephanie Paul, Maggie Popadiak,
   and Rosanna Rodriguez Sanchez
at Goodman Theatre, 170 N. Dearborn (map)
thru Aug 16  |  tickets: $10-$15   |  more info
       
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August 2, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Review: Into the Woods (The Hypocrites at Mercury Theater)

Sarah Bockel and Hillary Marren star in The Hypocrites' "Into the Woods" by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine, directed by Geoff Button. (photo credit: Matthew Gregory Hollis)        
      
Into the Woods

Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by James Lapine 
Directed by Geoff Button
at Mercury Theater, 3745 N. Southport (map)
thru April 5  |  tickets: $20-$59   |  more info
       
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February 13, 2014 | 1 Comment More

Top 10 Chicago Plays of 2013

Karl Hamilton and Mark David Kaplan in Chicago Children's Theater's "A Year with Frog and Toad" by Robert and William Reale, directed by Henry Godinez. (photo credit: Charles Osgood) Greta Oglesby and Toni Martin in TimeLine Theatre's "A Raisin in the Sun" by Lorraine Hansberry, directed by Ron OJ Parson. (photo credit: Lara Goetsch) Hans Fleischmann stars as Tom in Mary-Arrchie Theatre's "The Glass Menagerie" by Tennessee Williams, directed by Hans Fleischmann. (photo credit: Emily Schwartz) Jackson Doran, GQ, JQ and Postell Pringle in Chicago Shakespeare's "Othello: The Remix," created and directed by the Q Brothers. (photo credit: Michael Brosilow) Kenesha Reed, Genesis Salamanca, Angelina Llongueras, Lindsey Scalise, Hisako Sugeta and Danielle Nicholas star in Her Story Theater's "Shadow Town," written and directed by Mary Bonnett. (photo credit: Katie Herst)
Redtwist Theatre's "Clybourne Park" starred Kelly Owens Rodman, Michael Sherwin and Frank Pete star in Redtwist Theatre's "Clybourne Park" by Bruce Norris, directed by Steve Scott. (phtoo credit: Kimberly Loughlin) Manny Buckley, Tyshaun Lang, Keith Neagle, McKenzie Chinn, Lucy Sandy, Marjie Southerland and Morgan McNaugh in Pavement Group's "Harry and the Thief" by Sigrid Gilmer, directed by Krissy Vanderwarker. (photo credit: Brittany Barnes) Shavac Prakash and Scott Baity, Jr star in Collaboraction's "Crime Scene: A Chicago Anthology," conceived and directed by Anthony Moseley. (photo credit: Cesario Moza) Daniel Strauss and Lauren Lopez star as El-Fayoumy and Mother Theresa in Judas Redux and Starkid's "Last Days of Judas Iscariot" by Stephen Adly Guirgis, directed by Julia Albain. Callie Johnson, Rod Thomas, Susan McMongale and Josh Tolle in Drury Lane Theatre's "Next to Normal," directed by William Osetek. (photo credit: Brett Beiner)

 

Another year, another 12 months of great theater! 2013 blessed the Windy City with inspired new works and riveting revivals from a wide range of companies – the largest equity houses to the smallest of Chicago’s storefronts. Taking into account the 600+ productions that we reviewed in 2013, here are our picks for the best of the best. Bravo!!   (note: for the 3rd year in a row, we’re honored to have the national website Huffington Post use our choices for their Top 10 Chicago productions!)

See our picks below the fold

     
December 29, 2013 | 0 Comments More

Review: Burning Bluebeard (The Ruffians)

Dean Evans stars as Fancy Clown in The Ruffians' "Burning Bluebeard" by Jay Torrence, directed by Halena Kays. (photo credit: Evan Hanover)       
      
Burning Bluebeard 

Written by Jay Torrence
Directed by Halena Kays 
at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont (map)
thru Jan 5  |  tickets: $18-$36   |  more info
       
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November 30, 2013 | 2 Comments More

Review: Lord of the Flies (Steppenwolf Theatre)

Ty Olwin stars as Jack in Steppenwolf Theatre's "Lord of the Flies", adapted by Nigel Williams, directed by Halena Kays. (photo credit: Michael Brosilow)         
       
Lord of the Flies 

Adapted by Nigel Williams
From the novel by William Golding
Directed by Halena Kays
Steppenwolf Theatre, 1650 N. Halsted (map)
thru Nov 10  |  tickets: $20   |  more info
       
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October 25, 2013 | 1 Comment More