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Review: Othello (Chicago Shakespeare Theater, 2016)

James Vincent Meredith and Bethany Jillard in Othello, Chicago Shakespeare Theatre         
   

      
Othello

Written by William Shakespeare 
Chicago Shakespeare, Navy Pier (map)
thru Apr 10  |  tix: $48-$88  |  more info
       
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March 29, 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: The Heir Apparent (Chicago Shakespeare Theater)

Cliff Saunders and Paxton Whitehead star in Chicago Shakespeare Theater's "The Heir Apparent" by David Ives, directed by John Rando. (photo credit: Liz Lauren)         
   

      
The Heir Apparent

Written by David Ives
Chicago Shakespeare, 800 E. Grand (map)
thru Jan 17  |  tix: $48-$88   |  more info
       
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December 16, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Review: The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane (Chicago Children’s Theatre)

Melanie Brezill stars in Chicago Children’s Theatre’s "The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane," adapted by Dwayne Hartford from book by Kate DiCamillo, and directed by Stuart Carden. (Photo credit: Charles Osgood)         
      
The Miraculous Journey
   of Edward Tulane
 

Adapted by Dwayne Hartford
  from book by Kate DiCamillo 
Ruth Page Arts Center, 1016 N. Dearborn (map)
thru Nov 15 |  tix: $10-$39 | more info
       
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November 5, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Review: The Pride (About Face Theatre)

About Face Theatre presents "The Pride" by Alexi Kaye Campbell, directed by Bonnie Metzgar.

       
       
The Pride 

Written by Alexi Kaye Campbell  
Directed by Bonnie Metzgar
R. Christiansen Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln (map)
thru July 13  |  tickets: $30   |  more info
       
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June 19, 2013 | 0 Comments More

Review: It’s a Wonderful Life: The Radio Play (American Theater Company)

Sadieh Rifai and Cliff Chamberlain star in American Theater Company's "It's A Wonderful Life", directed by Jason W. Gerace. (photo credit: Elissa Shortridge)        
       
It’s a Wonderful Life:
            The Radio Play
  

Adapted by by Frank Gabrielson
Directed by Jason W. Gerace
American Theater Company, 1909 W. Byron (map)
thru Dec 30  |  tickets: $35-$40   |  more info
       
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December 8, 2012 | 0 Comments More

Review: 33 Variations (TimeLine Theatre)

Janet Ulrich Brooks in 33 Variations by Moisés Kaufman, directed by Nick Bowling.  Photo by Lara Goetsch.        
       
33 Variations 

Written by Moisés Kaufman
Directed by Nick Bowling 
at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont (map)
thru Oct 21  |  tickets: $32-$42   |  more info
       
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August 31, 2012 | 0 Comments More

Review: Short Shakespeare! The Taming of the Shrew (Chicago Shakes)

Hortensio (Matthew Sherbach) fails in his attempt to teach music to the wildly spirited Katharina in Chicago Shakespeare Theater's Short Shakespeare! The Taming of the Shrew, adapted and directed by Rachel Rockwell       
      
Short Shakespeare! 
   The Taming of the Shrew
 

Written by William Shakespeare 
Adapted and Staged by Rachel Rockwell
Chicago Shakespeare, Navy Pier (map)
thru April 7  |  tickets: $16-$20   |  more info
       
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February 27, 2012 | 3 Comments More