Review: JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR at Lyric Opera

Review: JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR at Lyric Opera

Photo: The cast of Jesus Christ Superstar | Todd Rosenberg By Sheri Flanders Most theaters would balk at the idea of dumping 90 lbs of gold confetti across the stage for every show, but the Lyric Opera is not most theaters. Written by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber and originally...

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Review: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM at Joffrey Ballet

Review: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM at Joffrey Ballet

Take the overall feeling of David Lynch’s Twin Peaks, blend in a little Salvador Dali, a touch of Roger Waters. and Pink Floyd, a pinch of Monty Python, and, as my companion said, “a little Molly,” and you have some idea of the experience of A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM.

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Review: DISASTER! at Chicago Theatre Workshop

Review: DISASTER! at Chicago Theatre Workshop

Chicago Theatre Workshop’s production is delivered with such joy and comedic skill that it will leave you giddy with laughter.

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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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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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Review: 9 TO 5 at Firebrand Theatre

Review: 9 TO 5 at Firebrand Theatre

The stellar talent onstage and Dolly’s consistently superb music contribute to make this show both a reminder of where we’ve been and what we can still achieve.

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Review: GHOSTS OF WAR at Griffin Theatre

Review: GHOSTS OF WAR at Griffin Theatre

This isn’t a story of heroism, but the discovery of identity and the best of humanity in the heart of war.

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Review: BIRDLAND at Steep Theatre Company

Review: BIRDLAND at Steep Theatre Company

We’ve all fantasized about a life in the spotlight at one time or another. For most of us living a typical workaday lifestyle, the idea of being adored by thousands, an endless supply of cash, and carte blanche to act as we please can seem immensely appealing.

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Review: RED BOWL AT THE JEFFS at The Sound

Review: RED BOWL AT THE JEFFS at The Sound

Fair warning: if you’re in theater, you won’t escape from seeing (and laughing at) the hauntingly precise portrayals of yourself or your friends on stage.

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