Chicago Theatre Review

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A Revisionist View of Inge

March 25, 2017 No Comments

Picnic – American Theatre Company 

 

For many of the younger theatergoers packed into the opening night audience, this new, revisionist

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Dazzling Splendor Under the Big Top

March 23, 2017 No Comments

 

Circus 1903—The Golden Age of Circus

 

At the turn of the previous century, entertainment was mostly limited to a person’s own inventiveness

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A Soapy melodrama at its Cheesy Best

March 23, 2017 No Comments

Destiny of Desire – Goodman Theatre 

 

This frivolous, frothy melodrama is playwright Karen Zacarias’ festive response to and a celebration of

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Loving When It’s Hard to Love

March 22, 2017 No Comments

Falling – Interrobang Theatre 

 

It’s difficult to write objectively about a play, currently enjoying its stunning Chicago premiere, in a

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The Piano Man

March 21, 2017 No Comments

Upright Grand – Citadel Theatre 

 

Citadel Theatre has another hit on its hands. At its best with unique, new, small cast dramas, comedies

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Sibling Rivalry and Half-baked Moments

March 19, 2017 No Comments

Sycamore – Raven 

 

Budding new playwright Sarah Sander has written a drama that probes some of the problems that may

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Scenes of Confrontation

March 18, 2017 No Comments

truth and reconciliation – Sideshow Theatre Company 

 

This U.S. premiere of debbie tucker green’s 2011 epic play is a collective search for justice in the

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An Abbondanza of Artistry

March 16, 2017 No Comments

The Most Happy Fella – Theo Ubique 

 

It’s so romantic, and it begins when Tony, a single, middle-aged Italian-American immigrant, quietly

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Spoofing a Theatrical Icon

March 15, 2017 No Comments

Spamilton – Royal George Theatre 

 

Gerard Alessandrini has been writing his “Forbidden Broadway” and “Forbidden Hollywood” musical

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Ease On Down the Road

March 14, 2017 No Comments

The Wiz – Kokandy Productions 

 

Can it actually be more than 40 years since Dorothy and her friends first eased on down the yellow

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