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Monthly Archives: November 2014

The Grandaddy of Them All!

November 28, 2014 Comments Off on The Grandaddy of Them All!

A Christmas Carol – Goodman Theatre

 

This show is it.

This is what Christmas is all about in Chicago. The Grandaddy of all holiday productions, and the show that every other

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Curiouser and Curiouser

November 27, 2014 Comments Off on Curiouser and Curiouser

Lookingglass Alice – Lookingglass Theatre

 

Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, better known by his pen name, Lewis Carroll, is famous for authoring two children’s classics, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass. Dodgson was many things: a writer, a mathematician, a deacon in the Anglican Church, a

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Side Project

November 27, 2014 Comments Off on Side Project

Jet Black Chevrolet and We Three – Side Project

Or: Hammer Horror

I find is oddly fitting that the same haunted Lay-Z-Boy recliner should appear in both The Side Projects attempts at psychological horror in the

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Classic Stories for the Holidays

November 26, 2014 Comments Off on Classic Stories for the Holidays

From the Heart – Citadel Theatre

 

Short stories by great writers are timeless and, especially around the holidays, can provide a welcome change from the usual fare about Rudolph, Scrooge, George Bailey

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Following the Yellow Brick Road

November 26, 2014 Comments Off on Following the Yellow Brick Road

The Wizard of Oz – Marriott Theatre

 

Since this classic movie first delighted children and grownups on the silver screen back in 1939, L. Frank Baum’s glorious fantasy has been a

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You Belong to Me

November 24, 2014 Comments Off on You Belong to Me

Always…Patsy Cline – Theo Ubique

 

To paraphrase Jane Austen, it’s a truth universally acknowledged that any production directed by Fred Anzevino, the very talented Artistic

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Catfish Row, Live!

November 23, 2014 Comments Off on Catfish Row, Live!

Porgy and Bess – Lyric Opera

 

Like many beloved, classic theatrical works of art, this “American Folk Opera,” with music and lyrics by George and Ira Gershwin, began its life

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Court Theatre’s ‘Iphigenia’ Tragedy of the Highest Order

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Iphigenia in Aulis – Court Theatre

 

Court Theatre is easily among the most technically accomplished companies in Chicago’s rich theatrical scene, and its staging of the Greek

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Strong Performances Propel ‘Tamer of Horses’

November 18, 2014 Comments Off on Strong Performances Propel ‘Tamer of Horses’

Tamer of Horses – Teatro Vista

 

Ron O.J. Parsons is one of Chicago’s most talented theatrical luminaries (his direction of “Seven Guitars” at Court Theatre was easily among the

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A Modern Twist on a Holiday Classic

November 18, 2014 Comments Off on A Modern Twist on a Holiday Classic

The Nutcracker – House Theatre

 

With neither a tutu nor a ballet slipper in sight, the House Theatre presents its sixth production of their modern, family-friendly adaptation of

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