Review: COMPANY at Venus Cabaret Theater at Mercury Theater Chicago

Review: COMPANY at Venus Cabaret Theater at Mercury Theater Chicago

The theater community is demanding a new standard of purposeful storytelling, a stronger call to answer the question “Why now?” — particularly when mounting a revival. Musical theater, with its fandom and nostalgia, is precious to audiences in a way that other forms are not, and so has often been exempt from engaging in deeper conversation with the real world.

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Review: ANOTHER JUNGLE at Cloudgate Theatre

Review: ANOTHER JUNGLE at Cloudgate Theatre

Kristen Idaszak’s ability to escort the audience through the weaving safari of events that is ANOTHER JUNGLE is admirable.

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Cast and Design Team Set for BARBECUE APOCALYPSE

Cast and Design Team Set for BARBECUE APOCALYPSE

The Cuckoo’s Theater Project has announced the cast and creative team of the final show of their fourth season, BARBECUE APOCALYPSE.

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Review: ASHES OF LIGHT at UrbanTheatre Company

Review: ASHES OF LIGHT at UrbanTheatre Company

UrbanTheater Company notes as part of their mission, “Preserving the Puerto Rican and Humboldt Park voice for 12 years on Paseo Boricua,” and with ASHES OF LIGHT as part of their season, they truly encapsulate a neighborhood family environment in their space through the natural chemistry provided by their actors.

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Review: LETTIE at Victory Garden Theater

Review: LETTIE at Victory Garden Theater

Directed with unflinching honesty by Chay Yew, LETTIE feels like a new story, but the elements present as fresh and familiar to anyone who faces the monumental and unfamiliar task of making good life choices.

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Strawdog’s Announces ’18 – ’19 Season

Strawdog’s Announces ’18 – ’19 Season

A nondisclosure agreement will be required for those who enter a world-premiere immersive experience based on the stories of Edgar Allan Poe.

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Cast and Desgin Team Set for THE BOOK OF MAGGIE

Cast and Desgin Team Set for THE BOOK OF MAGGIE

Death & Pretzels has announced the cast and design team for the  Chicago premiere of Brendan Bourque-Sheil’s THE BOOK OF MAGGIE. 

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Organic Sets THE REVOLUTIONISTS Cast & Production Staff

Organic Sets THE REVOLUTIONISTS Cast & Production Staff

Organic Theater Company has announced the cast and production team for the Chicago premiere of THE REVOLUTIONISTS, directed by Bryan Wakefield.

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Metropolis Announces 2018-2019 Season

Metropolis Announces 2018-2019 Season

The Metropolis Performing Arts Centre in Arlington Heights has announced its 2018 – 2019 season. Kicking off in September with the 9-time Tony-winning A CHORUS LINE. In January, the company will produce Agatha Christie’s long-running murder mystery THE MOUSETRAP, and in May, Stephen Sondheim’s musical farce A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON...

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Black Ensemble Theater Announces Partial Patti LaBelle Tribute Casting

Black Ensemble Theater Announces Partial Patti LaBelle Tribute Casting

Black Ensemble Theater has announced the cast for “A New Attitude: In Tribute to Patti LaBelle,” written and directed by Rueben D. Echoles, and running, May 5 – June 17. The cast includes Dawn Bless as older Patti and Cherise Thomas as young Patti. Jessica Seals, Kylah, Williams, and Renelle...

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