Tag: Lyric Opera

Review: Carmen (Lyric Opera of Chicago, 2017)

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Carmen

Written by Georges Bizet (music),
    Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Halévy (libretto)
Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker (map)
thru March 25  |  tix: $20-$349  |  more info
       
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February 24, 2017 | 0 Comments More

A stockingful of holiday shows in Chicago for 2016!

 

Ariana Burks stars as Clara in The Nutcracker, House Theatre Chicago 2Jason Groff stars as Charlie Brown in A Charlie Brown Christmas, Broadway ChicagoLisa Gaye Dixon as Ghost of Christmas Present in A Christmas Carol at Goodman TheatreFrancis Guinan and Travis Turner in Twist Your Dickens or Scrooge You, Second City Goodman TheatreErica Stephan stars as Irene Roth in Crazy for You, Drury Lane TheatreJoe Foust and Larry Yando in A Christmas Carol, Goodman Theatre

The Chicago theater community will again produce a wide array of Christmas and holiday plays, musicals, ballets and comedies in 2016, all designed to put you in a festive mood.  Find the entire list of holiday offerings below

November 30, 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: Bel Canto (Lyric Opera of Chicago)

Danielle de Niese and John Irvin star in Lyric Opera's world premiere "Bel Canto" by Jimmy Lopez nad Nilo Cruz, directed by Kevin Newbury and Sir Andrew Davis. (photo credit: Todd Rosenberg)         
  

       
Bel Canto 

Music by Jimmy López
Libretto by Nilo Cruz
Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker (map)
thru Jan 17  |  tix: $17-$269  |  more info
       
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December 11, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Review: The Sound of Music (Lyric Opera of Chicago)

Elizabeth Futral, Billy Zane and Jenn Gambatese star in Lyric Opera of Chicago's "The Sound of Music" by Rodgers and Hammerstein, directed by Marc Bruni. (photo credit: Todd Rosenberg)        
      
The Sound of Music 

By Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II
      Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse
Directed by Marc Bruni  
at Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker (map)
thru May 25  |  tickets: $29-$199   |  more info
       
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May 3, 2014 | 1 Comment More

Review: Die Fledermaus (Lyric Opera of Chicago)

Bo Skovhus and Daniela Fally star in Lyric Opera's "Die Fledermaus" by Johann Strauss, directed by E. Loren Meeker. (photo credit: Dan Rest)        
      
Die Fledermaus

Music by Johann Strauss Jr.
Libretto by Carl Haffner and Richard Genee 
Directed by E. Loren Meeker 
at Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker (map)
thru Jan 18  |  tickets: $34-$274   |  more info
       
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December 14, 2013 | 1 Comment More

Review: La Traviata (Lyric Opera of Chicago)

Joseph Calleja and Marina Rebeka star as Alfredo and Violetta in Lyric Opera's "La Traviata" by Giuseppe Verdi, conducted by Massimo Zanetti. (photo credit: Todd Rosenberg)        
      
La Traviata

Music by Giuseppe Verdi 
Libretto by Francesco Maria Piave  
Conducted by Massimo Zanetti
Directed by Arin Arbus  
at Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker (map)
thru Dec 20  |  tickets: $54-$284   |  more info
       
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November 26, 2013 | 1 Comment More

Review: Madama Butterfly (Lyric Opera of Chicago)

Amanda Echalaz and MaryAnn McCormick star in Lyric Opera's "Madama Butterfly" by Giacomo Pccini, conducted by Marco Armiliato. (photo credit: Dan Rest)        
       
Madama Butterfly 

Music by Giacomo Puccini
Libretto by Giuseppe Giacosa and Luigi Illica 
Conducted by Marco Armiliato  
Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker (map)
thru Jan 26  |  tickets: $64-$264   |  more info 
        
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October 20, 2013 | 3 Comments More