Tag: Shari Addison

Review: The Other Cinderella (Black Ensemble Theater, 2016)

Kylah Frye stars as Fairygodmama in The Other Cinderella, Black Ensemble Chicago           

The Other Cinderella

Written by Jackie Taylor
Black Ensemble Theater, 4450 N. Clark (map)
thru Jan 8  |  tix: $55-$65  |  more info
Check for half-price tickets   

December 13, 2016 | 0 Comments More

2016 Equity Jeff Awards Announced

It’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. Larry Yando and Eva Louise Balistreiri in The Tempest, Chicago Shakespeare Theater Donica Lynn, Candace C. Edwards and Katherine Thomas in Dreamgirls

Now in its 48th Equity season, the Jeff Awards has been honoring Chicago’s outstanding theatre artists annually since it’s establishment in 1968.  The Jeff Awards Committee judged the 158 qualifying productions (opening between August 1, 2015 through July 31, 2016) from 58 producing organizations.  Of these, 112 productions were “Jeff Recommended”, which made them eligible for award nominations. 

Below you will find a compilation of the distributed awards at the Jeff Award ceremony Monday, August 17. Congrats to all!!!

October 18, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Review: Dynamite Divas-A Tribute to Women of Soul (Black Ensemble Theater)

Shari Anderson stars as Aretha Franklin in Black Ensemble Theater's "Dynamite Divas" by Jackie Taylor, directed by Rueben D. Echoles. (photo credit: MIchael Brosilow)         

Dynamite Divas

Written by Jackie Taylor 
Black Ensemble Theater, 4450 N. Clark (map)
thru Jan 24  |  tix: $55-$65  |  more info
Check for half-price tickets    

December 22, 2015 | 1 Comment More

Review: Crowns (Goodman Theatre)

Jasondra Johnson (Velma) demonstrates “hattitude” in Regina Taylor’s 10th anniversary production of Crowns at Goodman Theatre. (photo credit: Liz Lauren)        

Written and Directed by Regina Taylor 
Adapted from book by Michael Cunningham
       and Craig Marberry
at Goodman Theatre, 170 N. Dearborn (map)
thru Aug 12  |  tickets: $31-78   |  more info
Check for half-price tickets  
        Read entire review

July 10, 2012 | 1 Comment More