Chicago Theatre Review

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‘Beauty’s Daughter’ a superlative solo show

July 21, 2017 No Comments

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 No Comments

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 No Comments

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 No Comments

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 No Comments

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 No Comments

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 No Comments

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 No Comments

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 No Comments

Alvin Ailey 


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

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Court tackles heady, intellectual topics with heart and empathy in ‘The Hard Problem’

March 23, 2017 No Comments


The Hard Problem – Court Theatre 


“The Hard Problem,” a Tom Stoppard play that is receiving its Chicago premiere at Court Theatre, is

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