Chicago Theatre Review

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An Angel Gets His Wings

November 21, 2017 No Comments

It’s a Wonderful Life -American Blues Theatre 

 

What’s undoubtedly the most popular, best-loved holiday movie of all time? Well, here’s a hint: The name George Bailey has become synonymous with Christmas

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A Love Letter to Shakespeare

November 21, 2017 No Comments

The Book of Will – Northlight Theatre

 

Over 400 years ago, when William Shakespeare wrote and performed in Elizabethan London, the theatre was notably different. There were no artificial lights, so

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Style and Sincerity Rule

November 20, 2017 No Comments

The Importance of Being Earnest – Writers Theatre

 

Can there be a more exquisite comedy in the English language? Populated by some of literature’s most delightfully self-absorbed characters, Oscar Wilde’s comedy

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Acceptance in the Kingdom of Colors

November 20, 2017 No Comments

Sleeping Beauty – Marriott Theatre for Young Audiences

 

Forget the Grimm Brothers, Charles Perrault or Walt Disney’s fairy tale versions of this story. Marc Robin takes familiar fairy tales and rewrites them for today’s kids.

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A Streamlined Journey to Redemption 

November 17, 2017 No Comments

Scrooge and the Ghostly Spirits – Citadel Theatre

 

Charles Dickens’ famous cautionary tale about the old miser who learns to love Christmas and his fellow man can be found in more variations than ice cream at a Baskin-Robbins.

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A License to Chill

November 17, 2017 No Comments

Escape to Margaritaville – Broadway in Chicago

 

Jimmy Buffett is more than merely a composer and singer. He’s a Pop Culture legend. For the past 40 years he’s become the symbol of a more relaxed, carefree way of life. His

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Grrrl Power

November 16, 2017 No Comments

Lizzie – Firebrand Theatre

 

Opening with the familiar sing-song refrain of the childish rhyme, “Lizzie Border took an axe and gave her mother 40 whacks; and when she saw what she had done, she gave her

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Blow Out Your Candles

November 13, 2017 No Comments

The Glass Menagerie – Jedlicka Performing Arts Center 

 

Tennessee Williams’ self-entitled Memory Play launched his career as a respected playwright. It

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Art Imitating Life

November 11, 2017 No Comments

Fade – Teatro Vista and Victory Gardens

 

Tanya Saracho, cofounder of Teatro Luna and a Victory Gardens ensemble playwright, maintains that her 2013 play isn’t about her own life. This, despite the fact

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You’ve Gotta Have Friends

November 11, 2017 No Comments

Significant Other – About Face Theatre

 

Jordan is a young man, on the cusp of turning 30. As the play opens, he’s enjoying a mostly fulfilling social life as the Gay Best Friend of his three college pals, Kiki,

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