Tag: Stage Channel

Review: Bakersfield Mist (TimeLine Theatre)

Mike Nussbaum as Lionel Percy in Bakersfield Mist by Stephen Sachs, TimeLine Theatre 01           
   

Bakersfield Mist

Written by Stephen Sachs
at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont (map)
thru Oct 15  |  tix: $38-$51  | more info
       
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August 27, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Review: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (Porchlight Music Theatre)

Bill Larkin, Sarah Lynn Robinson and Miles Blim star in Porchlight Music Theatre's "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum" by Stephen Sondheim, directed by Michael Weber. (photo credit: Anthony La Penna)        
      
A Funny Thing Happened on
          the Way to the Forum

Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim 
Book by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart
Directed by Michael Weber  
at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont (map)
thru May 24  |  tickets: $39-$45   |  more info
       
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May 7, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Review: Hank Williams, Lost Highway (American Blues Theater, 2014)

Matthew Brumlow stars as Hank Williams in American Blues Theater's "Hank Williams: Lost Highway" by Randal Myler and Mark Harelik, directed by Damon Kiely. (photo credit: Johnny Knight)        
      
Hank Williams:
     Lost Highway

Written by Randal Myler and Mark Harelik
Music by Hank Williams  
Directed by Damon Kiely  
at Greenhouse Theater, 2257 N. Lincoln (map)
thru Sept 28  |  tickets: $29-$49   |  more info
       
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August 18, 2014 | 1 Comment More

Review: Lost in Yonkers (Northlight Theatre)

Alistair Sewell and Sebastian Weigman star in Northlight Theatre's "Lost in Yonkers" by Neil Simon, directed by Devon de Mayo. (photo credit: Michael Brosilow)        
      
Lost in Yonkers

Written by Neil Simon 
Directed by Devon de Mayo
at North Shore Center for the Arts, Skokie (map)
thru June 8  |  tickets: $25-$75   |  more info
       
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May 25, 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: An Inspector Calls (Remy Bumppo Theatre)

Greg Matthew Anderson, Nick Sandys, Lia Mortensen, Roderick Peeples, Isabel Ellison, Luke Daigle and Maggie McCally star in Remy Bumppo Theatre's "An Inspector Calls" by J.B. Priestly, directed by David Darlow. (photo credit: Johnny Knight)       
      
An Inspector Calls

Written by J.B. Priestly
Directed by David Darlow
Greenhouse Theater, 2257 N. Lincoln (map)
thru Jan 12  |  tickets: $15-$53   |  more info
       
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December 25, 2013 | 0 Comments More

Review: The Normal Heart (TimeLine Theatre)

David Cromer and Patrick Andrews star in TimeLine Theatre's "The Normal Heart" by Larry Kramer, directed by Nick Bowling. (photo credit: Lara Goetsch)        
      
The Normal Heart

Written by Larry Kramer
Directed by Nick Bowling
at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont (map)
thru Dec 22  |  tickets: $37-$50   |  more info
       
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November 10, 2013 | 0 Comments More

Review: The Odd Couple – Female Version (Robert Bills Productions)

Elaine Carlson and Elizabeth Styles star as Florence and Olive in "The Odd Couple (Female Version" by Neil Simon, directed and produced by Robert Bills. (photo credit: Robert Bills Group)        
      
The Odd Couple
     (Female Version)

Written by Neil Simon 
Directed by Robert Bills
Greenhouse Theater, 2257 N. Lincoln (map)
thru Nov 10  |  tickets: $20-$28   |  more info
       
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October 27, 2013 | 0 Comments More