Chicago Theatre Review

Chicago Theatre Review

Searching For Identity

August 17, 2017 Reviews No Comments

Trevor, the Musical – Writers Theatre 


A new musical, which may even be Broadway bound, has opened in Glencoe. It’s significant for

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A Living Hell

August 15, 2017 Reviews No Comments

Machinal – Greenhouse Theatre 


Trapped in the machine of contemporary American life, a Young Woman finds her life to be a living

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A Perverse Victorian Delight

August 14, 2017 Reviews No Comments

Shockheaded Peter – Black Button Eyes Production


In 1997 a bizarre, original 65-minute musical entertainment first found its light in Jolly old England.

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Overcoming Her Blind Spot

July 31, 2017 Reviews No Comments

In the Wake – The Comrades 


In 2010, three years before her Tony Award-winning musical adaptation of Alison Bechdel’s graphic

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The Herstory of the Riot Grrrls

July 29, 2017 Reviews No Comments

Brave Like Them – Anout Face Theatre


Bikini Kill. Bratmobile. Sleater-Kinney. Heavens to Betsy. Excuse 17. Skinned Teen. If you’ve never

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Lela & Co. – The Story of a Woman’s Truth

July 26, 2017 Reviews No Comments


Lela & Co. – Steep Theatre

What happens when the truth and the story are not the same?

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Fill In the Words

July 24, 2017 Reviews No Comments

They’re Playing Our Song – Brown Paper Box Company 


Amidst two busy professional lives and careers, overflowing with hundreds of hit songs and

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They Like to Move It, Move It!

July 24, 2017 Reviews No Comments

Madagascar—A Musical Adventure Chicago Shakespeare Theatre 


After taking last summer off, Chicago Shakespeare Theatre is back, with all canons firing, with another

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Triassic Parq – Tourists Please Enjoy the Ride!

July 24, 2017 Reviews No Comments

Triassic Parq The Musical – Circle Theatre

It had been a while since I willingly surrendered to a show I found suspect before I even arrived. Not

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‘Beauty’s Daughter’ a superlative solo show

July 21, 2017 Reviews 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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