Tag: Karl Hamilton

Review: Wonderful Town (Goodman Theatre)

Bri Sudia and Lauren Molina and cast in Wonderful Town, Goodman Theatre           
      
  

Wonderful Town

Music by Leonard Bernstein 
Lyrics by Betty Comden, Adolph Green
Book by Joseph Fields, Jerome Chodorov
Goodman Theatre, 170 N. Dearborn (map)
thru Oct 23  |  tix: $25-$103  |  more info
       
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September 23, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Review: Ride the Cyclone (Chicago Shakespeare Theater)

Emily Rohm and Karl Hamilton star in Chicago Shakespeare's "Ride the Cyclone" by Jacob Richman and Brooke Maxwell, directed by Rachel Rockwell. (photo credit: Liz Lauren)         
      
Ride the Cyclone 

Book/Music/Lyrics by Jacob Richman
     and Brooke Maxwell
Chicago Shakespeare at Navy Pier (map)
thru Nov 15  |  tix: $30-$48  | more info
       
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October 14, 2015 | 0 Comments 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: The Christmas Schooner (Mercury Theater, 2013)

Jim Sherman and Karl Hamilton star in Mercury Theater's "The Christmas Schooner" by Julie Shannon and John Reeger, directed by L. Walter Stearns. (photo credit: Brett Beiner)        
      
The Christmas Schooner

Written by Julie Shannon and John Reeger
Directed by L. Walter Stearns
at Mercury Theater, 3745 N. Southport (map)
thru Dec 29  |  tickets: $20-$55   |  more info
       
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December 5, 2013 | 0 Comments More

Review: A Year with Frog and Toad (Chicago Children’s Theatre)

Karl Hamilton and Mark David Kaplan star as Frog and Toad in Chicago Children Theatre's "A Year with Frog and Toad" by Robert and Willie Reale, directed by Henry Godinez. (photo credit: Charles Osgood)        
       
A Year with Frog and Toad  

Music by Robert Reale  
Book and Lyrics by Willie Reale
Directed by Henry Godinez
Ruth Page Center, 1016 N. Dearborn (map)
thru Nov 24  |  tickets: $28-$43   |  more info
       
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October 17, 2013 | 1 Comment More

Review: The Christmas Schooner (Mercury Theater)

Ron Keaton, Karl Hamilton, Jim Sherman and Tom Shea star in Mercury Theater's "The Christmas Schooner" by John Reeger and Julie Shannon, directed by L. Walter Stearns. (photo credit: Jason Epperson)        
      
The Christmas Schooner 

Written by John Reeger and Julie Shannon
Directed by L. Walter Stearns  
Mercury Theater, 3745 N. Southport (map)
thru Dec 30  |  tickets: $29-$59   |  more info
       
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November 30, 2012 | 3 Comments More

Review: I Love Lucy Live on Stage (Broadway Playhouse)

Sirena Irwin as Lucy, in Broadway in Chicago's "I Love Lucy Live On Stage", directed by Rick Sparks, now at the Broadway Playhouse.        
       
I Love Lucy Live on Stage 

Adapted by Kim Flagg and Rick Sparks
Directed by Rick Sparks 
at Broadway Playhouse, 175 E. Chestnut (map)
thru Nov 11  |  tickets: $23-$65   |  more info
       
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September 23, 2012 | 0 Comments More

Review: The Christmas Schooner (Mercury Theater)

A scene from Merury Theatre's "The Christmas Schooner," directed by L. Walter Stearns. (photo credit: Peter Coombs)       
      
The Christmas Schooner 

Written by John Reeger and Julie Shannon
Directed by L. Walter Stearns
at Mercury Theater, 3745 N. Southport (map)
thru Dec 31  |  tickets: $30-$49.50   |  more info

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November 26, 2011 | 1 Comment More