Tag: Molly Brennan

Review: Lizzie (Firebrand Theatre)

Liz Chidester, Leah Davis, Camille Robinson and Jacquelyne Jones star in Lizzie, Firebrand Theatre            


Conceived by Tim Maner   
   and Steven Cheslik-deMeyer
at Den Theatre, 1333 N. Milwaukee (map)
thru Jan 14  |  tix: $20-$45  |  more info
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November 15, 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

Review: Thaddeus and Slocum (Lookingglass Theatre)

Monica Raymund and Travis Turner star in Thaddeus and Slocum, Lookingglass Theatre           

Thaddeus and Slocum

Written by Kevin Douglas
Lookingglass Theatre, 821 N. Michigan (map)
thru Aug 14  |  tix: $40-$75  |  more info
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June 14, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Review: Pop Waits (The Neo-Futurists)

Malic White and Molly Brennan, Pop Waits, Neo-Futurists          

Pop Waits

Created by Malic White, Molly Brennan
at Neo-Futurarium, 5153 N. Ashland (map)
thru March 19  |  tix: $10-$20  | more info
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February 19, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Review: That’s Weird, Grandma – Winter Matinees (Barrel of Monkeys)

Michael Govier, Tom Malinowski and Zeke Sulkes star in Barrel of Monkeys' "That's Weird, Grandma: Winter Matinees," directed by Jason Sperling. (photo credit: Maggie Fullilove-Nugent)        
That’s Weird, Grandma:
    Winter Matinees

Written by Chicago Public School students 
Adapted by Barrel of Monkeys 
Directed by Jason Sperling
at The Neo-Futurarium, 5153 N. Ashland (map) 
thru March 23  |  tickets: $6-$12   |  more info
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February 17, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Review: The Life and Death of Madam Barker (Red Tape Theatre)

Molly Brennan stars in Red Tape Theatre's "The Life and Death of Madam Barker" by Brooke Allen, music and lyrics by John Fournier, directed by Eric Hoff. (photo by Bridget Schultz)        
The Life and Death
          of Madam Barker

Written by Brooke Allen
Music and Lyrics by John Fournier 
Directed by Eric Hoff
at Red Tape Theatre, 621 W. Belmont (map)
thru Nov 10  |  tickets: $25   |  more info
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October 19, 2013 | 1 Comment More

Review: The Second City Guide to the Opera (Second City and Lyric Opera of Chicago)

A sketch from the "Second City Guide to the Opera" by Jesse Case, Kate James and Timothy Sniffen, directed by Billy Bungeroth, performed onstage at the Lyric Opera of Chicago. (photo credit: Todd Rosenberg)        
The Second City
      Guide to the Opera

Written by Jesse Case, Kate James 
      and Timothy Sniffen
Directed by Billy Bungeroth  
Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker (map)
thru June 30  |  tickets: $35-$45   |  more info
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June 12, 2013 | 0 Comments More

Review: Barnum (Mercury Theater)

Circus tricks abound in Mercury Theater Chicago's "Barnum" by Cy Coleman, Michael Steward and Mark Bramble; directed by L. Walter Stearns. (photo credit: Michael Brosilow)        

By Cy Coleman (music), Michael Stewart (lyrics)
    and Mark Bramble (book)  
Directed by L. Walter Stearns 
at Mercury Theater, 3745 N. Southport (map)
thru June 16  |  tickets: $25-$59   |  more info
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April 10, 2013 | 0 Comments More