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Triple Threat Siblings

February 21, 2017 No Comments

My Brother’s Keeper – Black Ensemble Theatre 

 

Fayard and Harold, two triple threat siblings whose lives spanned the entire 20th century, were known

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This Winner Takes It All

February 18, 2017 1 Comment
Mamma Mia! – Marriott Lincolnshire
 
 Rachel Rockwell’s fresh and exciting new production of the smash hit musical, which became a cult classic for Baby Boomers almost twenty years ago, is actually one of Broadway’s first juke box musicals. Taken from the ABBA songbook, Marriott’s stage version erases the memories of the rather disappointing film version. Here’s a wonderful opportunity to enjoy a polished, professional production of how that musical is suppose to look and sound. And this production is not only pitch perfect but, clad in spandex, platform heels and glitter, it’s a feast for the eyes, as well.
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The Privilege to Pee

February 16, 2017 2 Comments

Urinetown – Boho Theatre

 

Unbelievably, it’s been sixteen years since this cleverly satirical, hysterically funny and somewhat controversial

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Brilliant Bloody Revenge

February 14, 2017 3 Comments

Sweeney Todd – Paramount Theatre

 

The show opens with a morbidly melancholy organ fugue, played with precision by Michael Keefe. Suddenly a

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A Miscarriage of Justice

February 13, 2017 4 Comments

The Scottsboro Boys – Porchlight Music Theatre

 

In what would be a final collaboration, famed, award-winning Broadway composer John Kander and his lyricist

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Every Day Lasts a Year

February 9, 2017 1 Comment

The Book of Joseph – Chicago Shakespeare Theatre

 

With increasing frequency, our wonderful Tony Award-winning regional theatre, the jewel of Chicago’s Navy Pier,

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The ABC’s of Sisterhood

February 9, 2017 1 Comment

elemeno pea – Citadel Theatre

 

Artistic Director Scott Phelps made a delightful discovery while attending a weekend of new plays, presented at the

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Congo Square world premiere brings passion, urgency to ignored reality

February 2, 2017 1 Comment

Hobo King – Congo Square Theatre

 

“I’ll just say it. Chicago has a homeless problem,” writes Anthony Irons, the director of Congo Square Theatre

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Persian Mythology Made Epic

January 31, 2017 1 Comment

Feathers of Fire – Puppet Theatre Festival

 

Hamid Rahmanian, the great Iranian-American filmmaker and graphic artist, whose contributions at Walt Disney

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‘Wit’ reaffirms why we need The Hypocrites

January 30, 2017 1 Comment

Wit – Hypocrites Theatre

 

I could not resist a feeling of sorrow as I entered Den Theatre for The Hypocrites’ staging of Margaret Edson’s

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