Timely TEMPERAMENTALS Lives Loud and Proud

Timely TEMPERAMENTALS Lives Loud and Proud

(left to right) Alex Weisman, Lane Anthony Flores, Kyle Hatley, Paul Fagen and Rob Lindley in About Face Theatre’s Chicago premiere of THE TEMPERAMENTALS by Jon Marans, directed by Andrew Volkoff. Photo by Michael Brosilow. Review: THE TEMPERAMENTALS at About Face Theatre By Elizabeth Ellis In early 1950’s America, conformity...

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WHAT OF THE NIGHT? Rewards an Important and Worthwhile Commitment

WHAT OF THE NIGHT? Rewards an Important and Worthwhile Commitment

Photo: Kate Black-Spence and Nelson Rodriguez in WHAT OF THE NIGHT? (Ian McLaren) Review: WHAT OF THE NIGHT?, Co-Produced by Cor Theatre and Stage Left Theatre at Theater Wit By Bec Willett WHAT OF THE NIGHT? is a play that for both artist and audience requires intellectual and emotional commitment...

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MEN ON BOATS Shows Promise of Will Davis Era at ATC

MEN ON BOATS Shows Promise of Will Davis Era at ATC

American Theater Company’s MEN ON BOATS by Jacyln Bauhaus is exactly the kind of theater that we should be producing and championing in Chicago right now.

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Bits with More Bite on The Second City Mainstage

Bits with More Bite on The Second City Mainstage

The Second City’s 105th Mainstage Revue gives audiences a time stamp of what America has recently experienced with glimpses into what may occur in our near political future.

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Chicago’s Best Shows of 2016

Chicago’s Best Shows of 2016

As an amazing year of performance in Chicago comes to an end, we’re wrapping up our picks for the best productions of 2016. We asked our critics which of the 125 shows we reviewed this year have really stuck with them, and here are their favorites.

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Smart and Innovative, THE HUNTER AND THE BEAR Is Everything Theater Should Be

Smart and Innovative, THE HUNTER AND THE BEAR Is Everything Theater Should Be

This collaboration proved quite simply to be the reason I love going to the theater. This entire team of creators from direction to performance to design consists of the smartest and most innovative talent the theater world has to offer.

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Praise Be to Steppenwolf’s THE CHRISTIANS

Praise Be to Steppenwolf’s THE CHRISTIANS

Steppenwolf Theatre Company’s Chicago premiere of Lucas Hnath’s THE CHRISTIANS is stunningly conceived and highly stylized.

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Make THE LITTLE MERMAID Part Of Your World

Make THE LITTLE MERMAID Part Of Your World

Years ago, when I heard that THE LITTLE MERMAID was getting a Broadway rendition, the 6-year old inside me did a little celebration dance. As a natural redhead, a Disney fan, and a singer myself, I of course identified with Ariel and couldn’t get enough of life Under the Sea.

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Possibilities abound at the Theatre of Potatoes

Possibilities abound at the Theatre of Potatoes

(left to right) Elle Walker, Leslie Ann Sheppard, Amanda Raquel Martinez, and Aja Wiltshire. Photo by Joe Mazza. Review: CINDERELLA AT THE THEATRE OF POTATOES at The Hypocrites By Hilary Holbrook I don’t think many would debate me when I say that the theater faces many challenges today. In addition...

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