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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: Thaddeus and Slocum (Lookingglass Theatre)

Monica Raymund and Travis Turner star in Thaddeus and Slocum, Lookingglass Theatre           
      
  

Thaddeus and Slocum

Written by Kevin Douglas
Lookingglass Theatre, 821 N. Michigan (map)
thru Aug 14  |  tix: $40-$75  |  more info
       
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June 14, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Review: Sister Act (Marriott Theatre)

Marriott Theatre's "Sister Act" by Alan Menken and Glen Slater, directed by Don Stephenson. (photo credit: Liz Lauren)          
      
   

Sister Act

By Alan Menken (music), Glenn Slater (lyrics)
Marriott Theatre, Lincolnshire (map)
thru April 3 |  tix: $50-$55  | more info 
        
Half-price tickets available

February 22, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Review: Ain’t Misbehavin’ (Porchlight Music Theatre, 2015)

Lorenzo Rush, Jr. and Lina Wass star in Porchlight Music Theatre's revival of "Aint's Misbehavin," music by Fats Waller, directed by Brenda Didier. (photo credit: Kelsey Jorissen)         
      
Ain’t Misbehavin’ 

Music by Thomas “Fats” Waller 
Book by Murray Horwitz, Richard Maltby Jr.
Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont (map)
thru Dec 20  |  tix: $39-$48  |  more info
       
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November 22, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Review: The Wild Party (Bailiwick Chicago)

Danni Smith and Matthew Keffer star in Bailiwick Chicago's "The Wild Party," directed and choreographed by Brenda Didier. (photo credit: Michael Brosilow)        
      
The Wild Party

By Michael John LaChuisa (music, lyrics, book)
   and George C. Wolfe (book)
Directed and Choreographed by Brenda Didier  
at VG Biograph Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln (map)
thru Nov 1  |  tickets: $40   |  more info
       
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October 20, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Review: How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (Porchlight Music Theatre)

Fred Zimmerman and Tyler Ravelson star in Porchlight Musical Theatre's "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying" by Frank Loesser, directed by Rob Lindley. (photo credit: Kelsey Jorissen)        
      
How to Succeed in Business
  Without Really Trying

Book by Abe Burrows, Jack Weinstock, Willie Gilbert
Music and Lyrics by Frank Loesser
Directed by Rob Lindley
at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont (map)
thru June 1  |  tickets: $30-$43   |  more info
       
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May 20, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Review: Ain’t Misbehavin’ (Porchlight Music Theatre)

Lorenzo Rush, Jr. and Lina Wass star in Porchlight Music Theatre's "Ain't Misbehavin," directed and choreographed by Brenda Didier. (photo credit: Kelsey Jorissen)        
      
Ain’t Misbehavin’

Conceived by Murray Horwitz, Richard Maltby Jr.
Music by Thomas ‘Fats’ Waller 
Directed and Choreographed by Brenda Didier
at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont (map)
thru March 9  |  tickets: $30-$44   |  more info
       
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February 26, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Review: We Three Lizas (About Face Theatre, 2013)

Mark David Kaplan, Bethany Thomas and Danielle Plisz star in About Face Theatre's "We Three Lizas" by Scott Bradley and Alan Schmuckler, directed by Scott Ferguson. (photo credit: Michael Brosilow)       
      
We Three Lizas

Book and Lyrics by Scott Bradley
Music, additional lyrics by Alan Schmuckler
Directed by Scott Ferguson
at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont (map)
thru Jan 5  |  tickets: $45   |  more info
       
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December 13, 2013 | 0 Comments More