Tag: Ron OJ Parson

Review: Blues for an Alabama Sky (Court Theatre)

Toya Turner stars as Angel in Blues for an Alabama Sky, Court Theatre           
      
   

Blues for an Alabama Sky

Written by Pearl Cleage
Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis (map)
thru Feb 12 19  |  tix: $45-$65  |  more info
       
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January 31, 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: East Texas Hot Links (Writers Theatre)

Antoine Pierre Whitfield and A.C. Smith in East Texas Hot Links, Writers           
      
  

East Texas Hot Links

Written by Eugene Lee
Writers Theatre, Glencoe (map)
thru Jan 29  |  tix: $75-$80  |  more info
       
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November 6, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Review: Apartment 3A (Windy City Playhouse)

Eleni Pappageorge and Peter DeFaria star as Annie and Dal in Apartment 3A, Windy City Playhouse           
      
  

Apartment 3A

Written by Jeff Daniels
Windy City Playhouse, 3014 W. Irving (map)
thru Dec 18  |  tix: $25-$55  |  more info
       
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October 12, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Review: Sunset Baby (TimeLine Theatre)

AnJi White and Phillip Edward Van Lear star in TimeLine Theatre's "Sunset Baby" by Dominique Morisseau, directed by Ron OJ Parson. (photo credit: Lara Goetsch)          
      
   

Sunset Baby

Written by Dominique Morisseau
TimeLine Theatre, 615 W. Wellington (map)
thru April 10  |  tix: $38-$51   |  more info
       
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January 22, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Review: Gem of the Ocean (Court Theatre)

Tyla Abercrumbie and Jerod Haynes star in Court Theatre's "Gem of the Ocean" by August Wilson, directed by Ron OJ Parson. (photo credit: Michael Brosilow)       
      

 

Gem of the Ocean 

Written by August Wilson
Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis (map)
thru Oct 11 | tix: $45-$65 | more info 
      
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Review: Seven Guitars (Court Theatre)

Kelvin Roston Jr. and Ebony Wimbs star in Court Theatre's "Seven Guitars" by August Wilson, directed by Ron OJ Parson. (photo credit: Michael Brosilow)        
      
Seven Guitars

Written by August Wilson 
Directed by Ron OJ Parson 
at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis (map)
thru Feb 16  |  tickets: $45-$65   |  more info
       
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January 24, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Top 10 Chicago Plays of 2013

Karl Hamilton and Mark David Kaplan in Chicago Children's Theater's "A Year with Frog and Toad" by Robert and William Reale, directed by Henry Godinez. (photo credit: Charles Osgood) Greta Oglesby and Toni Martin in TimeLine Theatre's "A Raisin in the Sun" by Lorraine Hansberry, directed by Ron OJ Parson. (photo credit: Lara Goetsch) Hans Fleischmann stars as Tom in Mary-Arrchie Theatre's "The Glass Menagerie" by Tennessee Williams, directed by Hans Fleischmann. (photo credit: Emily Schwartz) Jackson Doran, GQ, JQ and Postell Pringle in Chicago Shakespeare's "Othello: The Remix," created and directed by the Q Brothers. (photo credit: Michael Brosilow) Kenesha Reed, Genesis Salamanca, Angelina Llongueras, Lindsey Scalise, Hisako Sugeta and Danielle Nicholas star in Her Story Theater's "Shadow Town," written and directed by Mary Bonnett. (photo credit: Katie Herst)
Redtwist Theatre's "Clybourne Park" starred Kelly Owens Rodman, Michael Sherwin and Frank Pete star in Redtwist Theatre's "Clybourne Park" by Bruce Norris, directed by Steve Scott. (phtoo credit: Kimberly Loughlin) Manny Buckley, Tyshaun Lang, Keith Neagle, McKenzie Chinn, Lucy Sandy, Marjie Southerland and Morgan McNaugh in Pavement Group's "Harry and the Thief" by Sigrid Gilmer, directed by Krissy Vanderwarker. (photo credit: Brittany Barnes) Shavac Prakash and Scott Baity, Jr star in Collaboraction's "Crime Scene: A Chicago Anthology," conceived and directed by Anthony Moseley. (photo credit: Cesario Moza) Daniel Strauss and Lauren Lopez star as El-Fayoumy and Mother Theresa in Judas Redux and Starkid's "Last Days of Judas Iscariot" by Stephen Adly Guirgis, directed by Julia Albain. Callie Johnson, Rod Thomas, Susan McMongale and Josh Tolle in Drury Lane Theatre's "Next to Normal," directed by William Osetek. (photo credit: Brett Beiner)

 

Another year, another 12 months of great theater! 2013 blessed the Windy City with inspired new works and riveting revivals from a wide range of companies – the largest equity houses to the smallest of Chicago’s storefronts. Taking into account the 600+ productions that we reviewed in 2013, here are our picks for the best of the best. Bravo!!   (note: for the 3rd year in a row, we’re honored to have the national website Huffington Post use our choices for their Top 10 Chicago productions!)

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December 29, 2013 | 0 Comments More