Tag: Jessica Thebus

Review: The Book of Will (Northlight Theatre)

Gregory Linington stars as Henry Condell in The Book of Will, Northlight Theatre            


The Book of Will

Written by Lauren Gunderson 
Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Blvd. (map)
thru Dec 17  |  tix: $30-$81  |  more info
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November 27, 2017 | 0 Comments More

Review: Miss Bennet–Christmas at Pemberley (Northlight Theatre)

Erik Hellman, Emily Berman, Miss Bennet Christmas at Pemberley, Northlight Theatre           

Miss Bennet:
  Christmas at Pemberley

By Lauren Gunderson, Margot Melcon
Northlight Theatre, Skokie (map)
thru Dec 24  |  tix: $30-$81  |  more info
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November 18, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Review: Richard III (The Gift Theatre)

Olivia Cygan and Michael Patrick Thornton in Richard III by William Shakespeare, The Gift Theatre          

Richard III

Written by William Shakespeare 
Steppenwolf Garage, 1624 N. Halsted (map)
thru May 1  |  tix: $30-$40 | more info
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March 22, 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: Chapter Two (Windy City Playhouse)

Brian McCaskill and Amy Rubenstein star in Windy City Playhouse's "Chapter Two" by Neil Simon, directed by Jessica Thebus. (photo credit: Michael Brosilow)         
Chapter Two 

Written by Neil Simon
Windy City Playhouse, 3014 W. Irving Park (map)
thru Dec 20  |  tix: $25-$45   |  more info
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November 6, 2015 | 1 Comment More

Review: In the Garden – A Darwinian Love Story (Lookingglass Theatre)

Andrew White and Rebecca Spence star in Lookingglass Theatre's "In the Garden: A Darwinian Love Story" by Sara Gmitter, directed by Jessica Thebus. (photo credit: Liz Lauren)       
In the Garden:
   A Darwinian Love Story

Written by Sara Gmitter 
Directed by Jessica Thebus
Lookingglass Theatre, 821 N. Michigan (map)
thru June 29  |  tickets: $45-$70   |  more info
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June 1, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Review: Buzzer (Goodman Theatre)

Eric Lynch stars as Jackson in Goodman Theatre's "Buzzer" by Tracey Scott Wilson, directed by Jessica Thebus. (photo credit: Liz Lauren)        

Written by Tracey Scott Wilson
Directed by Jessica Thebus
at Goodman Theatre, 170 N. Dearborn (map)
thru March 9  |  tickets: $10-$40   |  more info
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February 22, 2014 | 1 Comment More

Review: Collected Stories (American Blues Theater)

Carmen Roman and Gwendolyn Whiteside star as Ruth Steiner and Lisa Morrison in American Blues Theater's "Collected Stories" by Donald Margulies, directed by Jessica and MaryAnn Thebus. (photo credit: Johnny Knight)        
Collected Stories 

Written by Donald Margulies
Co-Directed by Jessica Thebus
       and MaryAnn Thebus
Richard Christiansen Thtr, 2433 N. Lincoln (map)
thru May 19  |  tickets: $29-$49   |  more info
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May 5, 2013 | 0 Comments More