Chicago Theatre Review

Author: lazloc1961

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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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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Church and Sexuality /Souls Bared

October 14, 2016 Comments Off on Church and Sexuality /Souls Bared

Bare: A Pop Opera – Refuge Theater Project at Epworth United Methodist Church

In the current rendition of this 2000 musical by Damon Instrabartolo and Jon Hartmere, its all about the found

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Just a Stones Throne from Brilliant

October 1, 2016 Comments Off on Just a Stones Throne from Brilliant



THRONES! A Musical Parody  –  Apollo Theater Chicago

A casual afternoon vibe of like-minded nerds recently assembled at the Apollo Theater to relish another send up of

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This Feast Made Me Nauseous

September 21, 2016 Comments Off on This Feast Made Me Nauseous


The Feast – Red Theater Chicago at the Den Theatre

I love the Red Theater and the idea it represents. Free theater, be a comrade, ask dangerous questions- all good. The idea of keeping theater free for all is a great and noble idea.

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Bette Bathes You in Songs and Laughter

August 16, 2016 Comments Off on Bette Bathes You in Songs and Laughter

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Bette, Live at the Continental Baths – Hell in a Handbag Productions at Stage 773

It was a hot rainy night and I ducked into the Continental Baths, in the basement of the Ansonia Hotel in New York

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Newsies is Always Good News!

August 8, 2016 Comments Off on Newsies is Always Good News!

Newsies – Cadillac Palace Theater

As the headlines fade on this inventive, toe tapping musical bundle, it’s dancing, music and sheer moxie have kept it exciting. A beautiful comet of theater brightness, noteworthy and beloved.

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Brash and Bright – Limbo Makes You Uncomfortable

June 23, 2016 Comments Off on Brash and Bright – Limbo Makes You Uncomfortable


Savage in Limbo – The Poor Theatre

Imagine yourself at 32 years old.

Everyone in the audience who participates in the shared experience of Savage in Limbo will think this. Some who

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35mm at 200dB

March 30, 2016 Comments Off on 35mm at 200dB


Ryan Scott Oliver’s 35MM – A Musical Exhibition with Circle Theatre at Flat Iron Arts Building.

By Lazlo Collins

I was excited to see this Chicago premiere at the Flat Iron Arts Building. The premise of this   review seemed promising

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Rock N’ Roll Rage

September 13, 2015 Comments Off on Rock N’ Roll Rage

American Idiot – The Hypocrites

When I saw this musical on its first trip through Chicago, I was nervous. The “angry at the world” rock musical treats

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