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Monthly Archives: July 2017

Overcoming Her Blind Spot

July 31, 2017 No Comments

In the Wake – The Comrades 


In 2010, three years before her Tony Award-winning musical adaptation of Alison Bechdel’s graphic

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The Herstory of the Riot Grrrls

July 29, 2017 No Comments

Brave Like Them – Anout Face Theatre


Bikini Kill. Bratmobile. Sleater-Kinney. Heavens to Betsy. Excuse 17. Skinned Teen. If you’ve never

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A Gershwin-ner of a Show

July 28, 2017 No Comments

An American in Paris – Broadway in Chicago 


Two years ago this highly-anticipated stage version of the 1951 Gene Kelly/Leslie Caron musical film

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Lela & Co. – The Story of a Woman’s Truth

July 26, 2017 No Comments


Lela & Co. – Steep Theatre

What happens when the truth and the story are not the same?

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Fill In the Words

July 24, 2017 No Comments

They’re Playing Our Song – Brown Paper Box Company 


Amidst two busy professional lives and careers, overflowing with hundreds of hit songs and

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They Like to Move It, Move It!

July 24, 2017 No Comments

Madagascar—A Musical Adventure Chicago Shakespeare Theatre 


After taking last summer off, Chicago Shakespeare Theatre is back, with all canons firing, with another

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Triassic Parq – Tourists Please Enjoy the Ride!

July 24, 2017 No Comments

Triassic Parq The Musical – Circle Theatre

It had been a while since I willingly surrendered to a show I found suspect before I even arrived. Not

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‘Beauty’s Daughter’ a superlative solo show

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Beauty’s Daughter – American Blues Theatre 


A multifaceted portrait of Harlem and the Black experience, “Beauty’s Daughter” by Dael Orlandersmith is a solo show, but not in the conventional sense. Yes, there are confessions to the

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Swimming Upstream

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Little Fish – Kokandy Productions 


“I never knew what I was like until I stopped smoking,” admits Charlotte, a young woman who has

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Bristol Renaissance Faire

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Watch out interview with Mr. Moonie