Review: “columbinus” from The Yard at Steppenwolf

Review: “columbinus” from The Yard at Steppenwolf

The death count since Columbine pulses underneath Moe’s production, which begs us (the adults) to join our young people in conversation.

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Review: FLIES! THE MUSICAL! at Pride Films and Plays

Review: FLIES! THE MUSICAL! at Pride Films and Plays

Sometimes, a show comes along that’s so charming, so honest to goodness loveable that you can’t help but cast aside your cynicism and get swept along for the ride.

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Review: SUDDENLY LAST SUMMER at Raven Theatre

Review: SUDDENLY LAST SUMMER at Raven Theatre

The consistently excellent cast, with urgent and fearless direction from Jason Gerace, spill secrets and relationships and activities that give this short yet intense play all the gravity and dimension of a script twice its length.

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Review: GRACE at Interrobang Theatre Project

Review: GRACE at Interrobang Theatre Project

Craig Wright’s script does not proffer a happy ending or provide any answers but—like all good theater—it invokes inquisitiveness which ultimately has the power to transform theatergoers.

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Review: TO CATCH A FISH at TimeLine Theatre

Review: TO CATCH A FISH at TimeLine Theatre

TO CATCH A FISH is timely, shedding light on the blatant disregard for human rights that is becoming a repetitive occurrence, especially within the Black community.

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Review: MACBETH at Chicago Shakespeare Theater

Review: MACBETH at Chicago Shakespeare Theater

A production so spellbinding that even knowing how the story ends, you sit at the edge of your seat expecting the predictable with eyes wide open.

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Review: MEMPHIS at Porchlight Music Theatre

Review: MEMPHIS at Porchlight Music Theatre

Porchlight balances idealism and vulnerability that only Chicago could grasp. MEMPHIS is now added to the company’s long list of theatrical accomplishments.

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Review: THE UNCORKER OF OCEAN BOTTLES at Filament

Review: THE UNCORKER OF OCEAN BOTTLES at Filament

You know you’ve done something right, Filament, when, on several occasions, your young audience fills your space with tiny whispered “whoa” exclamations.

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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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