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Monthly Archives: December 2016

A Ghost Story in the Woods

December 20, 2016 1 Comment

The Hunter and the Bear – Writers Theatre

 

Six men and a little boy travel to a forest in the Pacific Northwest planning to chop down trees for their lumber

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A Story, A Story

December 20, 2016 No Comments

Mr. and Mrs. Pennyworth – Lookingglass Theatre

 

Heroes and villains are everywhere, not simply in novels, stories and mythology. Every single person has the capacity

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Magnificence Under the Sea

December 19, 2016 No Comments

Disney’s The Little Mermaid – Paramount Theatre

 

In Aurora, stellar, professional musical theatre reigns supreme as the king of entertainment. However, audiences might

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Heaven on Earth

December 17, 2016 No Comments

Honky Tonk Angels – Theo Ubique

 

Theo Ubique is doing what this company does best: a beautifully directed and performed musical revue. But this

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Home For the Holidays

December 14, 2016 No Comments

Twist Your Dickens – Second City @ Goodman Theatre

 

Returning for another year of irreverent Dickens-inspired fun, Second City’s creative, slightly bawdy interactive

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A New Take on an Old Fairy Tale

December 14, 2016 No Comments

The Other Cinderella – Black Ensemble Theatre

 

Born in the projects, an ill-treated young woman, nicknamed Cinderella by her selfish, cantankerous Stepmama and

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Imagine There’s No Hell Below Us

December 12, 2016 No Comments

The Christians – Steppenwolf

 

What happens when the minister of an enormous and financially solvent megachurch (think Joel Osteen),

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A Blast From Christmas Past

December 12, 2016 No Comments

The Rip Nelson Holiday Spectacular – Hell in a Handbag

 

Anyone of a certain age will fondly remember family gatherings around the television, in order to enjoy the many

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Another Shipload of Love Sets Sail

December 11, 2016 No Comments

The Christmas Schooner – Mercury Theatre

 

Even if you’ve sailed on the Molly Doone before, and certainly this joyous, heartwarming show has become as much

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The Chamber Opera “Joseph’s Gift” Imagines the Second Father’s Love Story

December 11, 2016 No Comments

Joseph’s Gift Opera – St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church

 

Jesus’ surrogate father gets short shrift in the stories surrounding Jesus’ birth, right up to the crucifixion. The

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