Chicago Theatre Review

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‘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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‘Beauty’s Daughter’ a superlative solo show

July 21, 2017 Comments Off on ‘Beauty’s Daughter’ a superlative solo show

Beauty’s Daughter – American Blues Theatre 

 

A multifaceted portrait of Harlem and the Black experience, “Beauty’s Daughter” by Dael Orlandersmith is a solo show, but not in the conventional sense. Yes, there are confessions to the

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Hubbard Street stuns with multifaceted, wild 40th anniversary show

June 10, 2017 Comments Off on Hubbard Street stuns with multifaceted, wild 40th anniversary show

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago 

 

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago is among the city’s premiere dance companies, but its current show at

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‘Relativity’ a superlative take on an icon of science and genius

May 26, 2017 Comments Off on ‘Relativity’ a superlative take on an icon of science and genius

Relativity- Northlight Theatre

 

Any review of Northlight Theatre’s production of “Relativity” will mention this most important fact, so

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Court’s ‘Harvey’ a breezy, carefree production

May 24, 2017 Comments Off on Court’s ‘Harvey’ a breezy, carefree production

Harvey – Court Theatre 

 

“Harvey,” the whimsical tale of Elwood P. Dowd and his best friend Harvey – a six-foot, three-inch tall

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Red Orchid tries too hard with retro ‘3C’

April 28, 2017 Comments Off on Red Orchid tries too hard with retro ‘3C’

3C – A Red Orchid Theatre 

 

David Adjmi’s ‘3C,’ which is receiving its Chicago premiere at A Red Orchid Theatre, is that most

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Joffrey closes season with bold, humorous Global Visionaries

April 28, 2017 Comments Off on Joffrey closes season with bold, humorous Global Visionaries

Global Visionaries – The Joffrey Ballet 

 

“Global Visionaries,” the final program of The Joffrey Ballet’s 2016-2017 season, begins in spectacular

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Teatro’s ‘La Havana Madrid’ a marvelous embrace of Latino culture

April 24, 2017 Comments Off on Teatro’s ‘La Havana Madrid’ a marvelous embrace of Latino culture

La Havana Madrid – Teatro Vista 

 

Last year, I attended the opening of Theater Wit’s production of ‘Naperville,’ and before the show

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The Yard ups the ante with astonishing ‘Blood at the Root’

April 17, 2017 Comments Off on The Yard ups the ante with astonishing ‘Blood at the Root’

Last year, The Yard – a youth-driven theater company composed of actors and creatives in Chicago

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Sex, courtship, and spirituality richly explored in Alvin Ailey’s Auditorium show

March 25, 2017 Comments Off on Sex, courtship, and spirituality richly explored in Alvin Ailey’s Auditorium show

Alvin Ailey 

 

Alvin Ailey Dance Theater – the legendary dance company that blends ballet, modern dance, jazz, and

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