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Monthly Archives: September 2017

That Hurly Burly Girl

September 25, 2017 Comments Off on That Hurly Burly Girl

Sylvester at Lifeline

The marriage game. Jane Austen wrote of its rules and pitfalls, so did Hardy, and so did Georgette

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

September 20, 2017 Comments Off on ‘Five Guys Named Moe’ a joyful, energetic tribute to Louis Jordan

Five Guys Named Moe – Court Theatre 

 

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

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A Haunting True Story of Compassion and Grace

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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

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The Songs Deep Inside

September 20, 2017 Comments Off on The Songs Deep Inside

A New Brain – Theo Ubique 

 

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

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Waitin’ For the Light to Shine

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Big River – Theatre at the Center 

 

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

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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

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Irish Myth and Theatrical Tragedy

September 11, 2017 Comments Off on Irish Myth and Theatrical Tragedy

Deirdre of the Sorrows – City Lit 

 

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

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Feel the Noize

September 9, 2017 Comments Off on Feel the Noize

Rock of Ages – Drury Lane Oakbrook 

 

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

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What Will You Fight For?

September 7, 2017 Comments Off on What Will You Fight For?

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

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Color and Light

September 6, 2017 Comments Off on Color and Light

 

Ravinia – Bryan Wallick, Piano  

 

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

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