Tag: Shawn Pfautsch

Review: Death and Harry Houdini (The House Theatre, 2016)

Dennis Watkins as Harry Houdini in Death and Harry Houdini at House Theatre          
      

   
Death and Harry Houdini 

Written and Directed by Nathan Allen
at Chopin Theatre, 1543 W. Division (map)
thru Aug 21  |  tix: $45-$59   |  more info
       
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June 15, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Review: Frederick (Chicago Children’s Theatre)

Richard Juarez and Shawn Pfautsch star in Chicago Children's Theatre's world premiere of Leo Lionni's  "Frederick," adapted by Suzanne Miller, directed by Stuart Carden. (photo credit: Charles Osgood)        
      
Frederick

Adapted by Suzanne Miller
from the book by Leo Lionni
Directed by Stuart Carden  
at Ruth Page Center, 1016 N. Dearborn (map)
thru Nov 23  |  tickets: $23-$28   |  more info
       
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November 15, 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!)

See our picks below the fold

     
December 29, 2013 | 0 Comments More

Review: The Mikado (The Hypocrites)

Shawn Pfautsch and Emily Casey in "The Mikado" by Gilbert and Sullivan, directed by Sean Graney. (photo credit: Matthew Gregory Hollis)        
      
The Mikado

Written by W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan  
Adapted and Directed by Sean Graney 
at Steppenwolf Garage, 1624 N. Halsted (map)
thru Dec 29  |  tickets: $36   |  more info
       
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November 23, 2013 | 0 Comments More

Review: A Year with Frog and Toad (Chicago Children’s Theatre)

Karl Hamilton and Mark David Kaplan star as Frog and Toad in Chicago Children Theatre's "A Year with Frog and Toad" by Robert and Willie Reale, directed by Henry Godinez. (photo credit: Charles Osgood)        
       
A Year with Frog and Toad  

Music by Robert Reale  
Book and Lyrics by Willie Reale
Directed by Henry Godinez
Ruth Page Center, 1016 N. Dearborn (map)
thru Nov 24  |  tickets: $28-$43   |  more info
       
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October 17, 2013 | 1 Comment More

Review: Death and Harry Houdini (The House Theatre of Chicago)

Dennis Watkins as Houdini in The House Theatre's "Death and Harry Houdini," written and directed by Nathan Allen. (photo credit: Michael Brosilow)        
       
Death and Harry Houdini 

Written and Directed by Nathan Allen
Magic by Dennis Watkins   
at Chopin Theatre, 1543 W. Division (map)
thru Aug 18  |  tickets: $40   |  more info
       
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July 11, 2013 | 0 Comments More

Review: The Pirates of Penzance (The Hypocrites)

Emily Casey, Becky Poole and Dana Omar star in The Hypocrites' "The Pirates of Penzance", directed by Sean Graney. (photo credit: Matthew Gregory Hollis)        
       
The Pirates of Penzance 

Written by Gilbert and Sullivan  
Adapted by Sean Graney and Kevin O’Donnell 
Directed by Sean Graney  
at Chopin Theatre, 1543 W. Division (map)
thru Jan 13  |  tickets: $28   |  more info
       
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December 12, 2012 | 1 Comment More

Review: The Pirates of Penzance (The Hypocrites)

Zeke Sulkes and Robert McLean       
      
The Pirates of Penzance 

Written by Gilbert and Sullivan 
Directed by Sean Graney 
at Chopin Theatre, 1543 W. Division (map)
thru Jan 22  |  tickets: $28   |  more info
       
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December 2, 2011 | 0 Comments More