Review: HELLCAB at The Agency Theater Collective

Review: HELLCAB at The Agency Theater Collective

This show makes me think of those folks that we meet that exist on our periphery and our exchanges with them. Why not reveal a secret to a stranger if they’re willing to listen?

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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: CLEVER LITTLE LIES at Bluebird Arts

Review: CLEVER LITTLE LIES at Bluebird Arts

Pictured (l-r): Andrew Garcia, Alyssa Ratkovich, Lawrence Garner, and Kathleen Burke. Photo by DavDGreat Photography. By Bec Willett Joe DiPietro’s CLEVER LITTLE LIES is a fiercely-written farce about marriage, infidelity and aging in the 21st century. As with most successful comedies, it may be dressed in the jewels of pace...

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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: OTHELLO at Invictus Theatre

Review: OTHELLO at Invictus Theatre

Invictus Theatre Company sets its stage to embrace diversity as the tool for communication and that in itself excites me and implores more. Though the topic was addressed, it felt hardly investigated which left me wanting more.

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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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