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Monthly Archives: September 2014

Happiness May be Overrated

September 29, 2014 Comments Off on Happiness May be Overrated

World of Extreme Happiness – Goodman Theatre

 

 Unwanted from the moment she’s born, Sunny Lee is wrapped in an old newspaper and stuffed in a slop pot for the pigs to eat. When her father

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What About Love?

September 29, 2014 Comments Off on What About Love?

The Color Purple – Milwaukee Rep

Experiencing love’s transformation and healing power can redirect a person’s life. Understanding a sense of self-worth can bring an individual

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Food Network Comes to Ravinia

September 28, 2014 Comments Off on Food Network Comes to Ravinia

Food Network in Concert at Ravinia

On Saturday September 20, some of the biggest names in food and music came together at Ravinia for the first ever Food Network Concert.

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Blood, Boobs and Brainless Burlesque

September 28, 2014 Comments Off on Blood, Boobs and Brainless Burlesque

Evil Dead–the Musical – Broadway in Chicago

 

There’s so many reasons for disappointment in this show that it’s difficult to know where to begin. First, there’s all the wasted talent on that

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A Song for September

September 27, 2014 Comments Off on A Song for September

A Kurt Weill Cabaret – Theo Ubique

 

Kurt Weill was a talented, young early 20th century German composer known primarily for his theatrical collaborations with Bertolt Brecht.

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Is There Any Good Way to Say Good bye?

September 24, 2014 Comments Off on Is There Any Good Way to Say Good bye?

Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown – Theatre at the Center

 

In an explosion of color and a blast of exciting, pulsating trumpet and percussion, Bill Pullinsi’s delightfully wicked production, which is an

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A Valentine to Theatre Companies

September 24, 2014 Comments Off on A Valentine to Theatre Companies

Season on the Line – House Theatre

 

With new theatres emerging and veteran companies unfortunately biting the dust, Shawn Pfautsch has written a play that pays homage to all

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Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night

September 23, 2014 Comments Off on Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night

Rest

As a blizzard rages outside the doors of a small, Idaho senior care home that’s about to close its doors for good, most of the

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Charlotte Bronte, death punk rocker

September 23, 2014 Comments Off on Charlotte Bronte, death punk rocker

Jane Eyre at Lifeline

 

I’ll confess, dear reader, that I like my gothic plays gloomy and ghost-filled as anybody, pitting the world worn hero or

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Stormy Weather

September 22, 2014 Comments Off on Stormy Weather

The Commons of Pensacola – Northlight Theatre

 

The Bernie Madoff scandal is still part of our collective memory, making this fictional speculation of its repercussions for the

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