Review: BONNIE & CLYDE at Kokandy Productions

Review: BONNIE & CLYDE at Kokandy Productions

BONNIE & CLYDE, with music by Frank Wildhorn, lyrics by Don Black, and a book by Ivan Menchell, receives an outstanding interpretation in its Chicago premiere by Kokandy Productions at Theatre Wit.

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Review BARBECUE – Strawdog at Steppenwolf’s 1700 Theater

Review BARBECUE – Strawdog at Steppenwolf’s 1700 Theater

Strawdog and Kiely have given us a beautiful, rare, and unapologetic blend of responsible theater-making, social commentary, and pure entertainment. BARBECUE is not to be missed.

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Review: A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE GYNECOLOGIC ONCOLOGY UNIT AT MEMORIAL SLOAN-KETTERING CANCER CENTER OF NEW YORK CITY at Route 66 Theatre Company

Review: A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE GYNECOLOGIC ONCOLOGY UNIT AT MEMORIAL SLOAN-KETTERING CANCER CENTER OF NEW YORK CITY at Route 66 Theatre Company

A hospital room is a ubiquitous yet evocative thing. Stiff linen corners, tiny paper cups, polyester-clad furniture – all in chemical pastels so sterile that even the filth of grief and the sloppiness of celebration remain unabsorbed.

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Review: TREVOR THE MUSICAL at Writers Theater

Review: TREVOR THE MUSICAL at Writers Theater

Eli Tokash and cast. Photo by Michael Brosilow. By Rachel Weinberg TREVOR, the soul-stirring and exceptionally executed new musical at Writers Theatre, managed to simultaneously break my heart and make me grin uncontrollably over the course of its two-hour run time. With book and lyrics by Dan Collins, music by...

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Review: HAIR at Mercury Theater Chicago

Review: HAIR at Mercury Theater Chicago

Brenda Didier’s production hits the bullseye, with musical arrangement by Eugene Dizon that takes advantage of the superhuman voices of the ensemble to create a blend of intimate vibrating harmonies and face-melting belts.

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Review: PETER AND THE STARCATCHER at Metropolis Performing Arts Centre

Review: PETER AND THE STARCATCHER at Metropolis Performing Arts Centre

It’s worth the train or car ride to Arlington Heights to visit Metropolis and visit Neverland.

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Review: LITTLE FISH at Kokandy Productions

Review: LITTLE FISH at Kokandy Productions

In an era of shock value and fast-paced, high-drama storytelling, Michael John LaChiusa’s LITTLE FISH is a refreshingly thoughtful, nuanced and contemplative portrait of a woman trying to live one moment at a time.

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Review: LELA & CO at Steep Theatre

Review: LELA & CO at Steep Theatre

You don’t expect a show advertised with a partially-eaten pink cake to thwack you on the heart – but Steep’s production of LELA & CO does just that.

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Review: SOMETHING ROTTEN! National Tour at the Oriental Theatre

Review: SOMETHING ROTTEN! National Tour at the Oriental Theatre

Bottoms up! The national tour of the hilarious, clever, and grin-inducing SOMETHING ROTTEN! has arrived at the Oriental Theatre in a first-rate production that’s worth celebrating.

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Review: HAMLET at Midsommar Flight

Review: HAMLET at Midsommar Flight

Midsommar’s dismissing of airs in the open air makes this show a Chicago summer absolute.

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