Tag: Oscar Hammerstein II

Review: South Pacific (Light Opera Works)

Larry Adams and Sarah Larson star in Light Opera Works' "South Pacific" by Rodgers and Hammerstein, directed by Rudy Hogenmiller. (photo credit: Mona Luan)             
      
South Pacific 

By Richard Rodgers (music), Oscar
  Hammerstein II
(lyrics, book)
  and Joshua Logan (book) 
Cahn Auditorium, 600 Emerson (map)
thru Aug 30 |  tix: $34-$94  | more info
       
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August 19, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Review: The Next Thing (Signal Theatre Ensemble)

Christopher Selefski and Courtney Jones star in Signal Ensemble Theatre's world premiere "The Next Thing" by Ronan Marra and Jon Steinhagen, directed by Ronan Marra. (photo credit: Johnnny Knight)        
      
The Next Thing

Book by Ronan Marra
Music and Lyrics by Jon Steinhagen
Directed by Ronan Marra
Signal Ensemble Theatre, 1802 W. Berenice (map)
thru June 7  |  tickets: $15-$20   |  more info
       
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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: Oklahoma! (Lyric Opera of Chicago)

Ashley Brown and John Cudia star as Laurey and Curly in Lyric Opera's "Oklahoma!" by Rodgers and Hammerstein, directed by Gary Griffin. (photo credit: Dan Rest)        
       
Oklahoma! 

Music by Richard Rodgers 
Book and Lyrics by Roger Hammerstein II
Directed by Gary Griffin
Conducted by James Lowe
at Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker (map)
thru May 19  |  tickets: $42-$153   |  more info  
       
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May 6, 2013 | 1 Comment More

Review: South Pacific (Marriott Theatre)

Emily Morales and Ben Jacoby star in Marriott Theatre's "South Pacific" by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein, directed by David H. Bell. (photo credit: Peter Coombs)        
       
South Pacific 

Music/Lyrics by Rodgers and Hammerstein
Book by Joshua Logan 
Directed by David H. Bell
at Marriott Theatre, Lincolnshire (map)
thru June 2  |  tickets: $40-$48   |  more info
       
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April 11, 2013 | 0 Comments More

Review: A Grand Night for Singing (Mercury Theater)

Mercury Theater's "A Grand Night for Singing", a musical review homage to the music of Rodgers and Hammerstein, directed and choreographed by Kevin Bellie. (photo credit: Michael Brosilow)         
       
A Grand Night for Singing 

      

Music by Richard Rodgers
Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II 
Directed and Choreographed by Kevin Bellie  
at Mercury Theater, 3745 N. Southport (map)
thru March 20  |  tickets: $25-$59   |  more info
       
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January 23, 2013 | 0 Comments More

Top 10 Chicago Plays of 2012

Taking into account the nearly 700 productions that we reviewed in 2012, here are our picks for the best of the best. Bravo!!  (FYI: We’re honored to have the national website Huffington Post use our choices for their Top 10 Chicago productions here)

Mary Beth Fisher and Rob Lindley star in Court Theatre's "Angels in America" by Tony Kushner, directed by Charles Newell. Molly Regan, Lusia Strus and Mariann Mayberry star in Steppenwolf Theatre's "Good People" by David Lindsay-Abaire, directed by K. Todd Freman. (photo credit: Michael Brosilow) Rania Salem Manganaro stars in The Inconveniences' "Hit The Wall" by Ike Holter, directed by Eric Hoff. (photo credit: Ryan Borque) Brian Dennehy and Nathan Lane star in Goodman Theatre's "The Iceman Cometh" by Eugene O'Neill, directed by Robert Falls. (photo credit: Liz Lauren) Brandon Dahlquist, Shannon Cochran and Jonathan Weir star in Writers' Theatre's "A Little Night Music" by Stephen Sondheim, directed by William Brown. (photo credit: Michael Brosilow)
Adam Poss and Madrid St. Angelo star in star in Victory Gardens' "Oedipus el Rey" by Luis Alfaro, directed by Chay Yew. (photo credit: Michael Brosilow) Chiara Mangiameli and Rick Bayless star in Lookingglass Theatre's "Rick Bayless in Cascabel" by Heidi Stillman and Tony Hernandez and Rick Bayless. (photo credit: Sean Williams) Lyric Opera of Chicago's "Show Boat", conducted by John DeMain, directed by Francesca Zambrello. (photo credit: Robert Kusel) Jason Danieley as George and Carmen Cusack as Dot, in Chicago Shakespeare's "Sunday in the Park with George" by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine, directed by Gary Griffin. (photo credit: Liz Lauren) Richard Cotovsky and Preston Tate Jr. star in Mary-Arrchie Theatre's "Superior Donuts" by Tracy Letts.  (photo credit: Greg Rothman)

 

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January 6, 2013 | 0 Comments More

Review: The Sound of Music (Skylight Music Theatre)

Elizabeth Telford (Maria), Erin Stapleton (Liesl), John Olsen (Friedrich), Alison Pogorlec (Louisa), Brady Tutton (Kurt), Madeline McNichols (Brigitta), Isabella Lozier (Marta) and Asha Metcalfe (Gretl) star in Skylight Music Theatre's "The Sound of Music", directed and choreographed by Molly Rhode.  (photo credit: Mark Frohna)        
      
The Sound of Music

By Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II  
Book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse
Directed and Choreographed by Molly Rhode 
Cabot Theatre, 158 N. Broadway, Milwaukee (map)
thru Dec 31  |  tickets: $22-$65   |  more info
       
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December 28, 2012 | 1 Comment More