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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: Pocatello (Griffin Theatre)

Morgan Maher, Michael McKeogh and Sam Guinan-Nyhart star in Griffin Theatre's "Pocatello" by Samuel D. Hunter, directed by Jonathan Berry. (photo credit: Michael Brosilow)          
      
Pocatello

Written by Samuel D. Hunter
at Signal Theatre, 1812 W. Berenice (map)
thru Dec 13  |  tix: $36 |  more info
       
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November 25, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Review: Titanic (Griffin Theatre)

Matt Edmonds and Laura McClain star in Griffin Theatre's "Titanic" by Maury Yeston and Peter Stone, directed by Scott Weinstein. (photo credit: Michael Brosilow)        

        
Titanic

Book by Peter Stone
Music and Lyrics by Maury Yeston
Directed by Scott Weinstein  
at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont  (map)
thru Dec 7  |  tickets: $34-$39   |  more info
       
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November 30, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Review: Othello (The Gift Theatre)

Jay Worthington and Kareem Bandealy star as Cassio and Othello in The Gift Theatre's "Othello" by William Shakespeare, directed by Jonathan Berry. (photo credit: Claire Demos)        
      
Othello

Written by William Shakespeare  
Directed by Jonathan Berry 
The Gift Theatre, 4802 N. Milwaukee (map)
thru Aug 24  |  tickets: $20-$35   |  more info
       
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July 19, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Review: Golden Boy (Griffin Theatre)

Jason Lindner and Nate Santana star as Tokio and Joe in Griffin Theatre's "Golden Boy" by Clifford Odets, directed by Jonathan Berry. (photo credit: Michael Brosilow)        
      
Golden Boy

Written by Clifford Odets  
Directed by Jonathan Berry 
at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont (map)
thru April 6   |  tickets: $28-$33   |  more info
       
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March 13, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Review: The Crownless King (House Theatre of Chicago)

Paige Collins, Christopher M. Walsh and Brandon Ruiter in The House Theatre's "The Crownless King" by Nathan Allen and Chris Matthews, directed by Nathan Allen. (photo by Michael Brosilow)        
      
The Crownless King

Written by Chris Matthews and Nathan Allen
Directed by Nathan Allen
at Chopin Theatre, 1543 W. Division (map)
thru Oct 20  |  tickets: $20-$40   |  more info
       
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September 16, 2013 | 0 Comments More

Review: The Casuals (Jackalope Theatre)

Ellie Reed and Morgan Maher star in the world premiere of Jackalope Theatre's "The Casuals" by Chance Bone and Andrew Burden Swanson, directed by Jonathan Berry. (photo credit: Alex Hand)        
       
The Casuals 

Written by Chance Bone and Andrew B. Swanson
Directed by Jonathan Berry 
DCASE Storefront Theater, 66 E. Randolph (map)
thru July 28  |  tickets: $15   |  more info
       
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July 12, 2013 | 0 Comments More