Tag: Sydney Charles

Review: The Wiz (Kokandy Productions)

Gilbert Domally, Chuckie Benson, Sydney Charles and Steven Perkins star in The Wiz, Kokandy           
      
  

The Wiz
 
By William F. Brown (book) and
   Charlie Smalls (music & lyrics)
at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont (map)
thru Apr 23  |  tix: $33-$38  |  more info
       
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April 13, 2017 | 0 Comments More

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

Top 10 Chicago Productions of 2016

 

Hamilton by Lin-Manuel Miranda at PrivateBank Theatre, Broadway in Chicago 3Brenda Barrie, James Doherty. Michael E Martin, Johnny Arena and Rudy Galvan in United Flight 232The Joffrey Ballet presents Christopher Wheeldon’s The Nutcracker, Auditorium Theatre 27Jessica Ervin and Bryce Gangel in Dry Land, Rivendell TheatreMichael Holding by Laura Wade in Posh, Steep Theatre GGMaria Velazquez in Library from Learning Curve, Albany Park Theater ProjectThomas Cox, Bolden. (Back) Ruiz, Sullivan, Brown. Photo by Michael Brosilow (2)Cecelia Wingate and Liz Sharpe in Byhalia Mississippi, New Colony Definition TheatreSydney Charles and Julian Parker in Prowess, Jackalope Theatre (Joel Maisonet)Amy Stricker, Britain Gebhardt, Max DeTogne, Lizzie Schwarzrock, Kelly Baskin, Caitlin Jackson

Another year, another 12 months of great theater! 2016 blessed the Windy City with inspired new works and riveting revivals from a wide range of companies – from the largest equity houses and dance companies to the smallest of Chicago’s storefronts. Taking into account the hundreds of productions that we reviewed this past year, here are our picks, in alphabetical order, for the best 10 productions of 2016. Bravo to all!!  

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January 2, 2017 | 0 Comments More

Review: Prowess (Jackalope Theatre)

Sydney Charles and Julian Parker in Prowess, Jackalope Theatre           
      
   
Prowess 

Written by Ike Holter
at Broadway Armory Park
5917 N. Broadway (map)
thru Jun 25  |  tix: $15-$30  |  more info
       
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May 30, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Review: Myths and Hymns (BoHo Theatre)

Neil Stratman stars in BoHo Theatre's "Myths and Hymns" by Adam Guettel, directed by Peter Robel. (photo credit: Peter Coombs)        
      
Myths and Hymns

Music and Lyrics by Adam Guettel 
Directed by Peter Robel
at Heartland Studio, 7016 N. Glenwood (map)
thru July 13  |  tickets: $20   |  more info
       
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July 3, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Review: Dessa Rose (Bailiwick Chicago)

Harmony France and Jayson Brooks star in Bailiwick Chicago's "Dessa Rose" by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, directed by Lili-Anne Brown. (photo credit: Michael Brosilow)        
      
Dessa Rose

Book and Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
Music by Stephen Flaherty
Directed by Lili-Anne Brown  
Richard Christiansen Thtr, 2433 N. Lincoln (map)
thru April 5  |  tickets: $40   |  more info
       
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March 20, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Review: The Color Purple (Mercury Theater)

Evan Martin and Ninah Snipes star in Mercury Theater's "The Color Purple" by Brenda Russell, Allee Willis, Steven Bray and Marsha Norman; directed by L. Walter Stearns. (photo credit: Brett Beiner)        
       
The Color Purple 

Music/Lyrics by Brenda Russell, Allee Willis
and Stephen Bray; Book by Marsha Norman 
Directed by L. Walter Stearns
at Mercury Theater, 3745 N. Southport (map)
thru Oct 27 Nov 10  tickets: $25-$59  | more info
       
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September 1, 2013 | 0 Comments More

Review: Smokey Joe’s Cafe (The Royal George Theatre)

Britt-Marie Siversten stars in Theo Ubique's Cabaret Theatre's "Smokey Joe's Cafe", directed by Brenda Didier. (photo credit: Anthony Robert La Penna)        
       
Smokey Joe’s Café: 
  The Songs of Lieber & Stoller
 

Words/Music by Jerry Lieber and Mike Stoller
Reconceived and Directed by Brenda Didier
The Royal George Theatre, 1641 N. Halsted (map)
thru May 26  |  tickets: $24-$46   |  more info
       
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March 21, 2013 | 0 Comments More