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Top 10 Chicago Plays of 2015

 

Matthew Sherbach and Armand Fields star in Northlight Theatre's "Charm". John Mahoney and Audrey Francis star in Steppenwolf's "The Herd". Charli Williams, Anna Dauzvardis and Katrina D. Richards star in Raven Theatre's "Direct from Death Row: The Scottsboro Boys". Bernard White, Nisi Sturgis, Zakiya Young and J. Anthony Crane star in Goodman Theatre's "Disgraced." 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. Eunice Woods stars in American Theater Company's "The Project(s)" by PJ Paparelli and Joshua Jaeger. Mike Nussbaum stars in TimeLine Theatre's "The Price" by Arthur Miller.  Brian Parry and Jacqueline Grandt star in Redtwist Theatre's "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" by Edward Albee. Brendan Connelly and McKenna Liesman star in Red Theater and Oracle Productions' "R + J: The Vineyard.

Another year, another 12 months of great Chicago theater! 2015 blessed Chicagoland with inspired new works and riveting revivals from a wide range of companies – the largest equity houses to the smallest of the city’s storefronts. Taking into account the 700+ productions that were produced in the Windy City over the last year, here are our reviewer’s picks for the best of the best. Bravo!!

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January 1, 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.

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December 31, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Review: Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (Redtwist Theatre)

Jacqueline Grandt and Brian Parry star as Martha and George in Redtwist Theatre's "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" by Edward Albee, directed by Jason Gerace.      
      
Who’s Afraid 
  of Virginia Woolf?

Written by Edward Albee
Redtwist Theatre, 1044 W. Bryn Mawr (map)
thru Oct 31 | tix: $30-$35 | more info
       
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September 16, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Review: Good People (Redtwist Theatre)

Jacqueline Grandt and Aaron Kirby star as Margie and Stevie in Redtwist Theatre's "Good People" by David Lindsay-Abaire, directed by Matt Hawkins. (photo credit: Jan Ellen Graves)                  

  

Good People

Written by David Lindsay-Abaire
Directed by Matt Hawkins 
at Redtwist Theatre, 1044 W. Bryn Mawr (map)
thru Aug 23   |  tickets: $30-$35   |  more info
       
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June 30, 2015 | 1 Comment More

Review: Another Bone (Redtwist Theatre)

Jan Ellen Graves and Jacqueline Grandt star as Rhonda and Marie in Redtwist Theatre's "Another Bone" by Cathy Earnest, directed by Ian Frank. (photo credit: Isabella Coelho)        
      
Another Bone

Written by Cathy Earnest
Directed by Ian Frank
at Redtwist Theatre, 1044 W. Bryn Mawr (map)
thru Oct 19  |  tickets: $30-$35   |  more info
       
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October 8, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Review: Geezers (Redtwist Theatre)

Aaron Kirby and Donna Steele star as Jack and Kate in Redtwist Theatre's world-premiere "Geezers" by Tommy Lee Johnston, directed by Jan Ellen Graves. (photo credit: Nicole Johnston)       
      
Geezers

Written by Tommy Lee Johnston 
Directed by Jan Ellen Graves
at Redtwist Theatre, 1044 W. Bryn Mawr (map)
thru Sept 7  |  tickets: $30-$35   |  more info
       
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July 28, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Review: Elemeno Pea (Redtwist Theatre)

Carley Moseley and Jacqueline Grandt star in Redtwist Theatre's "Elemeno Pea" by Molly Smith Metzler, directed by Steve Scott. (photo credit: Jan Ellen Graves)        
      
Elemeno Pea

Written by Molly Smith Metzler
Directed by Steve Scott
at Redtwist Theatre, 1044 W. Bryn Mawr (map)
thru Jan 12  |  tickets: $25-$30   |  more info
       
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December 9, 2013 | 1 Comment More

Review: The Beautiful Dark (Redtwist Theatre)

Jacob Bond and Jacqueline Grandt star as Charlie and Nancy in Redtwist Theatre's world premiere of "The Beautiful Dark" by Erik Gernand, directed by Josh Altman. (photo credit: Jan Ellen Graves)        
      
The Beautiful Dark

Written by Erik Gernand
Directed by Josh Altman
Redtwist Theatre, 1044 W. Bryn Mawr (map)
thru Sept 1  |  tickets: $25-$30   |  more info
       
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August 2, 2013 | 0 Comments More