Review: IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE: LIVE IN CHICAGO! at American Blues Theater

Review: IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE: LIVE IN CHICAGO! at American Blues Theater

Just as with my first experience watching the film, the story of IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE and the joy and connection these artists brought reminded me again that traditions are important. Clearly, this is one American Blues Theater have made their own, and I think I just might join them.

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Review: LIZZIE at Firebrand Theatre

Review: LIZZIE at Firebrand Theatre

(left to right) Jacquelyne Jones and Liz Chidester. Photo by Marisa KM. By Catey Sullivan Raw, aggressive and raucous, “Lizzie” plays like a mashup of Sleater-Kinney and Pussy Riot, with a dash of “Spring Awakening” and “Hedwig and the Angry Inch.” It is also wholly its own animal, and defies...

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Review: A GOLDEN CELEBRATION OF DANCE at the Auditorium Theatre

Review: A GOLDEN CELEBRATION OF DANCE at the Auditorium Theatre

November 12 commemorated the 50th anniversary of its rebirth with A GOLDEN CELEBRATION OF DANCE, once again showcasing magnificent dancers in one of the finest dance venues in the world.

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Review: ROOMING HOUSE at Lucky Plush Productions

Review: ROOMING HOUSE at Lucky Plush Productions

Each member is not only a terrific dancer, but uses a perfect blend of their acting and movement talents to take the audience on a journey that is surprising and happily thought-provoking.

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Review: THE BELLE OF AMHERST at Court Theatre

Review: THE BELLE OF AMHERST at Court Theatre

With a sensational performance by Kate Fry and wonderfully exuberant direction from Sean Graney, this BELLE OF AMHERST shows a delightful Emily Dickinson full of life, imagination, great joy, and phosphorescence.

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Review: WISHIN’ CONTROL at The Comedy Clubhouse

Review: WISHIN’ CONTROL at The Comedy Clubhouse

WISHIN’ CONTROL shows how storytelling can carry the weight of a play without the bells & whistles of a major theater production.

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Review: SHAKIN’ THE MESS OUT OF MISERY at Pegasus Theater

Review: SHAKIN’ THE MESS OUT OF MISERY at Pegasus Theater

The cast of SHAKIN’ weaves an intricate tapestry of black femininity, creating multi-dimensional characters who exist, yet are rarely done justice onstage.

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Review: YERMA — Theatre Y and Red Tape Theatre

Review: YERMA — Theatre Y and Red Tape Theatre

The timing could not be more perfect for Gabriel García Lorca’s lyrical tale of a woman’s struggle to fulfill her destiny despite intense opposition from the most significant man in her life.

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Review: 42ND STREET at Drury Lane

Review: 42ND STREET at Drury Lane

With screaming guitars and poignant diversity, Michael Heitzman has reinvented “42nd Street” with spectacular results.

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Review: YASMINA’S NECKLACE at Goodman Theatre

Review: YASMINA’S NECKLACE at Goodman Theatre

For every “now more than ever” play, every revival that we resurrect to draw a parallel between systems of oppression, every narrative that shows women, the LGBT+ community, and people of color victimized and stripped of their agency, we need a YASMINA’S NECKLACE.

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