Chicago Theatre Review

Monthly Archives: September 2017

‘Five Guys Named Moe’ a joyful, energetic tribute to Louis Jordan

September 20, 2017 No Comments

Five Guys Named Moe – Court Theatre 


Louis Jordan is the kind of musician whose influence far outstrips his fame. Despite being the fifth-

Read More

A Haunting True Story of Compassion and Grace

September 20, 2017 No Comments


United Flight 232 – The House Theatre Company of Chicago at the Chopin Theatre


Attending this 2016 Joseph Jefferson award-winning show for Best Production of a Play, I knew this

Read More

The Songs Deep Inside

September 20, 2017 No Comments

A New Brain – Theo Ubique 


Theatergoers may think some subjects are taboo for a musical. But then we recall there’s a popular

Read More

Waitin’ For the Light to Shine

September 18, 2017 No Comments

Big River – Theatre at the Center 


Based upon Mark Twain’s classic novel, found on practically every high school student’s summer

Read More

A Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On!

September 17, 2017 1 Comment

Million Dollar Quartet – Paramount Theatre 


A slice of actual rock and roll history has been preserved, fictionalized and brought to life in

Read More

Irish Myth and Theatrical Tragedy

September 11, 2017 No Comments

Deirdre of the Sorrows – City Lit 


Famed Irish poet, playwright and folklore enthusiast John Millington Synge was the author of such

Read More

Feel the Noize

September 9, 2017 No Comments

Rock of Ages – Drury Lane Oakbrook 


Never hiding the fact that this lighthearted musical is Nothin’ But a Good Time, Scott Weinstein has

Read More

What Will You Fight For?

September 7, 2017 No Comments

The CiviliTy of Albert Cashier- Permoveo Productions, in association with Pride Films & Plays


A timely, inspirational and emotionally awakening new musical is having its world premier in

Read More

Color and Light

September 6, 2017 No Comments


Ravinia – Bryan Wallick, Piano  


The crisp, autumnal scent of the Ravinia Festival grounds, squirreled away from Chicago’s smog and

Read More

Outlaw Lovers on the Run

September 4, 2017 No Comments

Bonnie and Clyde: the Musical – Kokandy Productions


Frank Wildhorn is the indefatigable and prolific writer of so many bland, uninspired musicals that this particular 2011 offering stands out, to some degree, in this

Read More