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Review: The Little Prince (Lookingglass Theatre and The Actors Gymnasium)

Amelia Hefferon and Ian Barford star as the Prince and the Aviator in Lookingglass Theatre's "The Little Prince" by Rick Cummins and John Scoullar, directed by David Catlin.        
      
The Little Prince

Adapted by Rick Cummins and John Scoullar
From book by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Directed by David Catlin
Lookingglass Theatre, 821 N. Michigan (map)
thru Feb23 Mar 16  |  tickets: $45-$75   |  more info
       
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December 17, 2013 | 0 Comments More

Review: Othello (Joffrey Ballet Chicago)

Fabrice Calmels and April Daly star as Othello and Desdemona in Joffrey Ballet Chicago's "Othello", choreographed by Lar Lubovitch. (photo credit: Herbert Migdoll)        
       
Othello 

Choreographed by Lar Lubovitch
Music by Elliot Goldenthal
Chicago Philharmonic conducted by Scott Speck
Auditorium Theatre, 50 E. Congress Pkwy. (map)
thru May 5  |  tickets: $31-$152   |  more info
       
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April 28, 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: Eastland (Lookingglass Theatre)

Jeanne T. Arrigo, Monica West, Tiffany Topol - Eastland, Lookingglass Theatre Chicago       
      
Eastland

Written by Andy White  
Music by Ben Sussman and Andre Pluess
Directed by Amanda Dehnert 
Lookingglass Theatre, 821 N. Michigan (map)
thru July 29  |  tickets: $24-$68   |  more info
       
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June 18, 2012 | 1 Comment More

Review: Rick Bayless in Cascabel (Lookingglass Theatre)

Shenea Booth and Nicolas Besnard in Lookingglass Theatre's "Rick Bayless in Cascabel", co-created by Heidi Stillman, Tony Hernandez and Rick Bayless. (photo credit: Sean Williams)       
      
Rick Bayless in Cascabel

Written by Heidi Stillman, Tony Hernandez
    and Rick Bayless 
Directed by Heidi Stillman and Tony Hernandez
Lookingglass Thtr, 821 N. Michigan Ave. (map)
thru April 29   |  tickets: $225-$250   |  more info
       
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April 8, 2012 | 0 Comments More

Review: Mr. Rickey Calls a Meeting

Javon Johnson as Jackie Robinson in Lookingglass Theatre's "Mr. Rickey Calls a Meeting" by Ed Schmidt. (photo credit: Sean Williams)       
      
Mr. Rickey Calls a Meeting 

Written by Ed Schmidt  
Directed by J. Nicole Brooks
Water Tower Water Wks, 821 N. Michigan (map)  
thru Feb 19  |  tickets: $27-$68   |  more info
       
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January 18, 2012 | 0 Comments More

The best of Chicago theater in 2011

December’s end brings frantic resolutions, plans for heavy drinking and of course, a barrage of best/worst lists. Being the largest theater review site west of Broadway, Chicago Theater Beat covered over 600 shows in 2011, and the difficulty of choosing the top 25 speaks to the city’s vibrant cultural landscape. In alphabetical order, here are our choices for the year’s best:

Sadieh Rifai - American Theater Company - The Amish Project Mierka Girten, Susan Monts-Bologna - Becky Shaw, Red Orchid Theatre Mortensen, Leahy - The Big Meal, American Theater Company CST_BlackWatch_1 - Copy Jay Torrence, Dean Evans, Leah Urzendowski, Ryan Walters, Molly Plunk
Theatre Mir - Caucasian Chalk Circle - Production 1 Jennifer Lim and James Waterston - Chinglish Goodman Theatre Karen-Aldridge-Cliff-Chamberlain-Ste[3] East of Berlin, Russian Play - Signal Ensemble en-route---Chicago-Shakespeare-One-S[2]
Faust - TheMASSIVE - Chicago Festen_Lev_911 Chicago Shakespeare Theater's "Follies" About Face Theatre's "The Homosexuals" Timothy-Edward-Kane---Court-Theatre-[3]
CCTJackieMe_10 Frank, Fiffer, Bone Harry Groener, Ora Jones, by Peter Bosy Steve-Casillas-Jessie-David-Marvin-Q Andrea Prestinario and Nathan M. Hosner - My Fair Lady Paramount Theatre
Outgoing Tide - Northlight Theatre 011 004_Passing Strange by Bailiwick Chicago Plumpp-and-cast---H1 The Real Thing by Tom Stoppard - Writers Theatre 015 stef-tovar-and-projections-by-john-b[1]

 

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December 31, 2011 | 0 Comments More

Review: The Great Fire (Lookingglass Theatre)

     
Lindsey Noel Whiting as Fire in Lookingglas Theatre's 'The Great Fire,' written and directed by John Musial.  (photo credit: Sean Williams)
The Great Fire
 

Written and Directed by John Musial
Lookingglass Theatre, 821 N. Michigan (map)
thru Nov 20  |  tickets: $30-$68   |  more info

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October 6, 2011 | 0 Comments More