Chicago Theatre Review

Monthly Archives: March 2016

35mm at 200dB

March 30, 2016 Comments Off on 35mm at 200dB

 

Ryan Scott Oliver’s 35MM – A Musical Exhibition with Circle Theatre at Flat Iron Arts Building.

By Lazlo Collins

I was excited to see this Chicago premiere at the Flat Iron Arts Building. The premise of this   review seemed promising

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Roald Dahl’s Classic Comes to Life

March 28, 2016 Comments Off on Roald Dahl’s Classic Comes to Life

Matilda, the Musical – Broadway in Chicago

 

Roald Dahl’s popular children’s fantasy about a little English girl who endures emotional abuse from both her family

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A Monarch Ahead of Her Time

March 25, 2016 Comments Off on A Monarch Ahead of Her Time

Christina, the Girl King – Cor Theatre

 

Based upon a chapter of little-known European history, Christina (or Kristina), who ruled as Queen of Sweden from

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Bravery and Blessings in the Sky

March 25, 2016 Comments Off on Bravery and Blessings in the Sky

United Flight 232 – House Theatre

 

In 1989, on a beautiful sunny day in July, a United Airlines DC-10 filled with passengers left Denver, Colorado bound

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Sherry and Astonishment in Virginia

March 24, 2016 Comments Off on Sherry and Astonishment in Virginia

Butler – Northlight Theatre

 

Benjamin Franklin Butler, the little-remembered American lawyer, politician and soldier, suddenly became a major

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Court’s ‘Long Day’s Journey’ Exemplary, but Marred by Length

March 23, 2016 Comments Off on Court’s ‘Long Day’s Journey’ Exemplary, but Marred by Length

Long Day’s Journey Into Night – Court Theatre

 

Eugene O’Neill’s “Long Day’s Journey Into Night” is that most unfortunate of plays – a work of dazzling passion and immediacy that is ultimately hampered by its indulgence.

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The Most Beautiful Sound I Ever Heard…

March 23, 2016 Comments Off on The Most Beautiful Sound I Ever Heard…

West Side Story – Paramount Arts

 

Back in the 1950’s when newspapers were just beginning to cover tragic stories of teenage gangs and turf wars, a new

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Absurdity in Fraternity Row

March 21, 2016 Comments Off on Absurdity in Fraternity Row

The Bachelors – Cole Theatre

 

Caroline V. McGraw has created a world that may, at first, appear vaguely familiar to some of her audience. Three post-

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A Season of Love

March 19, 2016 Comments Off on A Season of Love

Rent – Theo Ubique

 

With more than 50 shows and 40 Jeff Awards to their credit, Theo Ubique’s highly respected professional theatre

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Just the Right Amount of Adventure

March 17, 2016 Comments Off on Just the Right Amount of Adventure

The Matchmaker – Goodman Theatre

 

“Isn’t the world full of wonderful things?” asks Cornelius Hackl, the 33-year-old chief clerk who’s suddenly broke

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