Chicago Theatre Review

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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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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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A Flying Elvis to the Rescue

August 31, 2017 No Comments

Honeymoon in Vegas – Marriott Theatre


Back in 1992 Andrew Bergman wrote the screenplay for a quirky little love story that, while it never won any awards, proved to be pretty popular at the box office. It

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Laughing Though All the Pain

August 30, 2017 No Comments

A Funny Thing Happened On the Way to the Gynecologic Oncology Unit at Sloan-Kettering Memorial Cancer Center of New York City – Route 66


With an oxymoronic title this long and difficult to remember, audiences may be a bit reluctant to

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Zippity Boom

August 29, 2017 No Comments


Barbecue – Steppenwolf Theatre 


Robert O’Hara’s talent for writing outrageous comedy is a gift. He doesn’t tiptoe around the funny;

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