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Review: The Nether (A Red Orchid Theatre)

Maya Hlava and Guy Van Swearingen star in The Nether at A Red Orchid Theatre           
      
 

The Nether

Written by Jennifer Haley
A Red Orchid Theatre, 1531 N. Wells (map)
thru March 12  |  tix: $30-$35  |  more info
       
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February 19, 2017 | 0 Comments More

Chicago’s Best Theater of 2016

  

Miguel Cervantes stars as Alexander Hamilton in Hamilton by Lin-Manuel Miranda, Broadway ChicagoDana Omar and Gay Glenn star in Cinderella at the Theater Potatotes, Hypocrites TheatreKaren Rodriguez stars in The Way She Spoke, Solo Celebration, Greenhouse Theater 3ETHL_ShowPageFINAL_450x665James Vincent Meredith and Bethany Jillard in Othello, Chicago Shakespeare TheatreBryce Gangel, Jessica Ervin and Charlotte Thomas in Dry Land, RivendellJulissa Contreras, Sarah Cartwright and Ada Grey in The Haven Place, Red Orchid TheatreEvan Linder and Liz Sharpe in Byhalia Mississippi, New Colony Definition TheatreBrian Parry and Aaron Kirby in The Drawer Boy, Redtwist TheatreChristian Castro and D’Wayne Taylor in Jesus Hopped A Train, Eclipse TheatreThomas Cox, Bolden. (Back) Ruiz, Sullivan, Brown. Photo by Michael Brosilow (2)Mary Beth Fisher and Harris Yulin in Long Day's Journey Into Night, Court TheatreEliza Stoughton and Sam Hubbard in A Loss of Roses, Raven TheatreBlair Brown and Alan Wilder in Mary Page Marlowe, Steppenwolf TheatreChristina Saliba with mirror from Learning Curve, Albany Park Theater ProjectThe Joffrey Ballet presents Christopher Wheeldon’s The Nutcracker, Auditorium TheatreJustin Keyes, Chris Sams, Tyrone L. Robinson, Will Skrip and Sean Blake in Smokey Joe's CafeDash Barber and Christopher Borek in Posh by Laura Wade, Steep Theatre LMSarah Goeden, Justine C. Turner and Nicole Bloomsmith in Once in a Lifetime, StrawdogSydney Charles and Julian Parker in Prowess, Jackalope TheatreIt’s the classic tale of the Sharks versus the Jets in West Side Story, one of the greatest musicals ever, playing March 16-April 24, 2016 at the Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Blvd. in downtown Aurora. For tickets and information, go to ParamountAurora.com or call (630) 896-6666. Photo credit: Liz Lauren.Brian Quijada in Where Do We Sit On the Bus, Teatro Vista Chicago 2Amy Stricker, Britain Gebhardt, Max DeTogne, Lizzie Schwarzrock, Kelly Baskin, Caitlin JacksonMonica Raymund stars in Thaddeus and Slocum, Lookingglass TheatreBrenda Barrie, James Doherty. Michael E Martin, Johnny Arena and Rudy Galvan in United Flight 232

     

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January 3, 2017 | 0 Comments More

Top 10 Chicago Productions of 2016

 

Hamilton by Lin-Manuel Miranda at PrivateBank Theatre, Broadway in Chicago 3Brenda Barrie, James Doherty. Michael E Martin, Johnny Arena and Rudy Galvan in United Flight 232The Joffrey Ballet presents Christopher Wheeldon’s The Nutcracker, Auditorium Theatre 27Jessica Ervin and Bryce Gangel in Dry Land, Rivendell TheatreMichael Holding by Laura Wade in Posh, Steep Theatre GGMaria Velazquez in Library from Learning Curve, Albany Park Theater ProjectThomas Cox, Bolden. (Back) Ruiz, Sullivan, Brown. Photo by Michael Brosilow (2)Cecelia Wingate and Liz Sharpe in Byhalia Mississippi, New Colony Definition TheatreSydney Charles and Julian Parker in Prowess, Jackalope Theatre (Joel Maisonet)Amy Stricker, Britain Gebhardt, Max DeTogne, Lizzie Schwarzrock, Kelly Baskin, Caitlin Jackson

Another year, another 12 months of great theater! 2016 blessed the Windy City with inspired new works and riveting revivals from a wide range of companies – from the largest equity houses and dance companies to the smallest of Chicago’s storefronts. Taking into account the hundreds of productions that we reviewed this past year, here are our picks, in alphabetical order, for the best 10 productions of 2016. Bravo to all!!  

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January 2, 2017 | 0 Comments More

Review: The Haven Place (A Red Orchid Theatre)

Julissa Contreras, Sarah Cartwright and Ada Grey in The Haven Place, Red Orchid Theatre           
      
  

The Haven Place 

Written by Levi Holloway
A Red Orchid Theatre, 1531 N. Wells (map)
thru Dec 30  |  tix: $15-$25  |  more info
       
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December 19, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Review: Merge (The New Colony)

Lindsey Pearlman, Wes Needham, Omer Abbas Salem and Kevin Stangler in Merge, The New Colony           
      
  

Merge 

Written by Spenser Davis 
at Den Theatre, 1333 N. Milwaukee (map)
thru Nov 13  |  tix: $20  |  more info
       
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October 15, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Review: Kin Folk (The New Colony)

Annie Prichard and Chris Fowler in Kin Folk, The New Colony           
       
  
Kin Folk 

Written by William Glick
The Den Theatre, 1333 N. Milwaukee (map)
thru Aug 14  |  tix: $20  |  more info
       
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July 20, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Review: Sender (A Red Orchid Theatre)

Steve Haggard as Lynx in Sender, A Red Orchid Theatre          
       

  
Sender

Written by Ike Holter
A Red Orchid Theatre, 1531 N. Wells (map)
thru May 29  |  tix: $30-$35  | more info
       
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April 28, 2016 | 1 Comment More

Review: Byhalia, Mississippi (The New Colony & Definition Theatre)

Liz Sharpe and Evan Linder star in The New Colony and Definition Theatre's world-premiere "Byhalia Mississippi" by Evan Linder, directed by Tyrone Phillips. (photo credit: Joe Mazza)         
      

    
Byhalia, Mississippi

Written by Evan Linder
at The Den Theatre, 1333 N. Milwaukee (map)
thru Feb 21 |  tix: $20-$30  |  more info
       
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January 13, 2016 | 2 Comments More