Tag: Larry Yando

Review: Tug of War – Foreign Fire (Chicago Shakespeare Theater)

Once I Was a Soldier by Tim Buckley and Larry Beckett, Tug of War Foreign Fire          
      

    
Tug of War:
   Foreign Fire
 

Written by William Shakespeare 
Adapted/Directed by Barbara Gaines 
Chicago Shakespeare at Navy Pier (map)
thru June 12  |  tix: $85-$100  |  more info
       
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May 25, 2016 | 0 Comments More

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: A Christmas Carol (Goodman Theatre, 2015)

Travis Knight and Larry Yando star in Goodman Theatre's "A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens, adapted by Tom Creamer, directed by Henry Wishcamper. (photo credit: Liz Lauren)         
      
A Christmas Carol 

Adapted by Tom Creamer
From novel by Charles Dickens
Goodman Theatre, 170 N. Dearborn  (map)
thru Dec 27  |  tix: $25-$102  |  more info
       
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November 26, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Review: The Tempest (Chicago Shakespeare Theater)

Nate Dendy and Luigi Sottile in Chicago Shakespeare's "The Tempest" by William Shakespeare, adapted and directed by Aaron Posner and Teller. (photo credit: Liz Lauren)      
  

   
The Tempest 

Written by William Shakespeare
Chicago Shakespeare, Navy Pier (map)
thru Nov 8 | tix: $48-$88 | more info
       
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September 21, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Review: King Lear (Chicago Shakespeare Theater)

Larry Yando stars as Lear in Chicago Shakespeare's "King Lear" by William Shakespeare, directed by Barbara Gaines. (photo credit: Liz Lauren)   
        
      
King Lear

Written by William Shakespeare 
Directed by Barbara Gaines 
at Chicago Shakespeare, Navy Pier (map)
thru Nov 9  |  tickets: $48-$78   |  more info
       
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November 2, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Review: The Dance of Death (Writers Theatre)

Shannon Cochran and Philip Earl Johnson star in Writers Theatre's "The Dance of Death" by August Strindberg, adapted by Conor McPherson, directed by Henry Wishcamper. (photo credit: Michael Brosilow)        
      
The Dance of Death

Written by August Strindberg
Adapted by Conor McPherson  
Directed by Henry Wishcamper  
Writers Theatre, 644 Vernon, Glencoe (map)
thru Aug 3  |  tickets: $35-$70   |  more info
       
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April 16, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Review: A Christmas Carol (Goodman Theatre, 2013)

A.C. Smith stars as Ghost of Christmas Present in Goodman Theatre's holiday classic "A Christmas Carol", adapted by Tom Creamer, directed by Henry Wishcamper. (photo credit: Liz Lauren)        
      
A Christmas Carol

By Charles Dickens, adapted by Tom Creamer
Directed by Henry Wishcamper
at Goodman Theatre, , 170 N. Dearborn (map)
thru Dec 29  |  tickets: $39-$88   |  more info
       
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November 29, 2013 | 0 Comments More