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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-

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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

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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

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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

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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 No Comments

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 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

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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

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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

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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

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