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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

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: Where Did We Sit on the Bus? (Teatro Vista)

Brian Quijada in Where Do We Sit On the Bus, Teatro Vista Chicago 3          
      
   

Where Did We Sit on the Bus?

Created/Performed by Brian Quijada  
DCASE Storefront, 66 E. Randolph (map)
thru Apr 10  |  tix: $12-$15  |  more info
       
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March 25, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Review: A View from the Bridge (Teatro Vista)

Ayssette Muñoz and Tommy Rivera-Vega star in Teatro Vista's "A View from the Bridge" by Arthur Miller, directed by Ricardo Gutierrez. (photo credit: Joel Maisonet)        
      
A View from the Bridge

Written by Arthur Miller  
Directed by Ricardo Gutierrez
VG Biograph Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln (map)
thru May 18  |  tickets: $25-$30   |  more info
       
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April 30, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Review: White Tie Ball (Teatro Vista)

Nate Santana and Gabriel Ruiz star in the world premiere of Teatro Vista's "White Tie Ball" by Martin Zimmerman, directed by Edward Torres. (photo credit: Charles Osgood)        
      
White Tie Ball

Written by Martin Zimmerman  
Directed by Edward Torres 
VG Studio, 2433 N. Lincoln (map)
thru Oct 13  |  tickets: $25-$30   |  more info
       
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September 12, 2013 | 0 Comments More

Review: i put a fear of mexico in ’em (Teatro Vista Theatre)

Charin Alvarez and Miguel Nunez - Teatro Vista’s "i put the fear of méxico in ‘em", a world premiere by Matthew Paul Olmos. Ricardo Gutierrez directs. (Photo credit: Carrillo Photo)       
      
i put a fear of mexico in ’em 

Written by Matthew Paul Olmos  
Directed by Ricardo Gutierrrez
at Chicago Dramatists, 1105 W. Chicago (map)
thru Dec 9  |  tickets: $25   |  more info
       
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November 13, 2012 | 0 Comments More

Review: Fish Men (Teatro Vista @ Goodman Theatre)

In a duel to the end, (left to right) Rey Reyes (Raúl Castillo) competes against chess hustler Cash (Cedric Mays) while John (Mike Cherry) and Dr. Lee (Gordon Chow) observe in Teatro Vista’s Fish Men, written by Cándido Tirado and presented by Goodman Theatre (April 7 – May 6).       
      
Fish Men 

Written by Candido Tirado  
Directed by Edward Torres
Goodman Theatre, 170 N. Dearborn (map)
thru May 6  |  tickets: $12-$42   |  more info
       
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April 17, 2012 | 7 Comments More

The best of Chicago theater in 2011

December’s end brings frantic resolutions, plans for heavy drinking and of course, a barrage of best/worst lists. Being the largest theater review site west of Broadway, Chicago Theater Beat covered over 600 shows in 2011, and the difficulty of choosing the top 25 speaks to the city’s vibrant cultural landscape. In alphabetical order, here are our choices for the year’s best:

Sadieh Rifai - American Theater Company - The Amish Project Mierka Girten, Susan Monts-Bologna - Becky Shaw, Red Orchid Theatre Mortensen, Leahy - The Big Meal, American Theater Company CST_BlackWatch_1 - Copy Jay Torrence, Dean Evans, Leah Urzendowski, Ryan Walters, Molly Plunk
Theatre Mir - Caucasian Chalk Circle - Production 1 Jennifer Lim and James Waterston - Chinglish Goodman Theatre Karen-Aldridge-Cliff-Chamberlain-Ste[3] East of Berlin, Russian Play - Signal Ensemble en-route---Chicago-Shakespeare-One-S[2]
Faust - TheMASSIVE - Chicago Festen_Lev_911 Chicago Shakespeare Theater's "Follies" About Face Theatre's "The Homosexuals" Timothy-Edward-Kane---Court-Theatre-[3]
CCTJackieMe_10 Frank, Fiffer, Bone Harry Groener, Ora Jones, by Peter Bosy Steve-Casillas-Jessie-David-Marvin-Q Andrea Prestinario and Nathan M. Hosner - My Fair Lady Paramount Theatre
Outgoing Tide - Northlight Theatre 011 004_Passing Strange by Bailiwick Chicago Plumpp-and-cast---H1 The Real Thing by Tom Stoppard - Writers Theatre 015 stef-tovar-and-projections-by-john-b[1]

 

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December 31, 2011 | 0 Comments More