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Monthly Archives: April 2017

The Razzle Dazzle of Criminals as Celebrities

April 29, 2017 Comments Off on The Razzle Dazzle of Criminals as Celebrities

Chicago – Drury Lane Oakbrook

 

For a show that’s been around for over four decades, Kander & Ebb’s Vaudevillian satire of the Windy City’s judicial

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It Takes Two

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Marry Me a Little – Porchlight Theatre

 

Two single young adults, a man, whose world sings with music, and a woman, for whom photography

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A Glimpse of an Up-and-coming Genius

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Not About Nightingales-  Raven Theatre 

 

Written by Tennessee Williams in 1938, six years before his autobiographical classic, “The Glass

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Red Orchid tries too hard with retro ‘3C’

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3C – A Red Orchid Theatre 

 

David Adjmi’s ‘3C,’ which is receiving its Chicago premiere at A Red Orchid Theatre, is that most

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Joffrey closes season with bold, humorous Global Visionaries

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Global Visionaries – The Joffrey Ballet 

 

“Global Visionaries,” the final program of The Joffrey Ballet’s 2016-2017 season, begins in spectacular

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Bad Blood

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The Firebirds Take the Field – Rivendell Theatre 

 

It starts in the lobby of Rivendell Theater. A television showing clips from the real-life outbreak of the

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Elizabethan Passion

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Shakespeare in Love – Shakespeare Theatre 

 

Imagine if scholars suddenly discovered that the Bard had a muse who not only inspired him to write

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A Second Act Shocker

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Threesome – The Other Theatre Company

 

What begins with a frank, but very funny first act, evolves into a riveting, dramatic second act that flips

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Heaven on Their Minds

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Jesus Christ Superstar – Paramount Theatre

 

British composer Andrew Lloyd Webber teamed up with lyricist Tim Rice back in 1970 to create a rock

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A Story Told Through Sound and Silence

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Pinocchio – Chicago Children’s Theatre 

 

Back in 1883, before children’s literature had become popular, Italian writer Carlo Collodi wrote a

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