Tag: Matt Mueller

Review: The 39 Steps (Theatre at the Center)

Linda Gillum in The 39 Steps          

The 39 Steps

Adapted by Patrick Barlow
  from movie by Alfred Hitchcock
Theatre at the Center, Munster, IN (map)
thru March 20  |  tix: $40-$44  |  more info
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February 23, 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: Peter and the Starcatcher (Drury Lane Oakbrook)

Emma Rosenthal and Caleb Donahoe star in Drury Lane Theatre's "Peter and the Starcatcher" by Rick Elice, Wayne Barker,, Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson. (photo credit: Brett Beiner)      
Peter and the Starcatcher 

By Rick Elice (play), Wayne Barker (music)
Book by Dave Barry & Ridley Pearson 
Drury Lane Theatre, Oakbrook Terrace (map)
thru Oct 18  |  tix: $47-$62   |  more info
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September 9, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Review: The Merry Wives of Windsor (Chicago Shakespeare)

Heidi Kettenring, Scott Jaeck and Kelli Fox in Merry Wives of Windsor, Chicago Shakespeare        
The Merry Wives of Windsor

Written by William Shakespeare 
Directed by Barbara Gaines 
Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Navy Pier (map)
thru Jan 19  |  tickets: $48-$78   |  more info
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December 16, 2013 | 0 Comments More

Review: Julius Caesar (Chicago Shakespeare Theater)

David Darlow in Julius Caesar, Chicago Shakespeare Theatre

Julius Caesar 

Written by William Shakespeare  
Directed by Jonathan Munby  
at Chicago Shakespeare, Navy Pier (map)
thru March 24  |  tickets: $58-$78   |  more info
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February 19, 2013 | 2 Comments More

Review: The Taming of the Shrew (Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks)

Petruchio (Matt Mueller) carries off his bride Katherina (Ericka Ratcliff) in the Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks' production of "The Taming of the Shrew", adapted and directed by Rachel Rockwell. (photo credit: Michael Litchfield)        
The Taming of the Shrew 

Written by William Shakespeare  
Adapted and Directed by Rachel Rockwell 
at various Chicago parks (dates and locations)
thru Aug 19  |  tickets: FREE   |  more info
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August 1, 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