ELECTRODIDE Struggles To Find Theatrical Harmony

ELECTRODIDE Struggles To Find Theatrical Harmony

There is much that needs to be considered when expanding a current medium of performance into another.

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Remy’s PYGMALION Offers a Fresh Take On The Shaw Classic

Remy’s PYGMALION Offers a Fresh Take On The Shaw Classic

As a patchouli splashed undergrad, I studied PYGMALION and cooed about its societal statements while snubbing the subtitle of romance. The political themes? Yes. The indictment on the classes? Absolutely. A manifesto on the importance of education for self-determination? Damn straight. But an amorous antidote? Not so much.

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Make THE LITTLE MERMAID Part Of Your World

Make THE LITTLE MERMAID Part Of Your World

Years ago, when I heard that THE LITTLE MERMAID was getting a Broadway rendition, the 6-year old inside me did a little celebration dance. As a natural redhead, a Disney fan, and a singer myself, I of course identified with Ariel and couldn’t get enough of life Under the Sea.

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TONYA AND NANCY Lands a Triple Axel

TONYA AND NANCY Lands a Triple Axel

Lest you are unaware of said historical events, in 1994, Olympic medalist Nancy Kerrigan was hit in the leg by a man hired via the husband of a fellow figure skater Tonya Harding. Soon everyone learned those sparkling costumes reflected a realm requiring “skate moms”, body guards, a ruthless quest for “the gold” and a sex tape. Yes, a sex tape.

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Despite Problematic Plot THE FUNDAMENTALS Has Promise

Despite Problematic Plot THE FUNDAMENTALS Has Promise

Though neither script nor production are without their flaws, Erika Sheffer’s THE FUNDAMENTALS presents us with several ethical dilemmas worth contemplating, many of which are rooted in the culture and psychology of the “workplace”.

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Possibilities abound at the Theatre of Potatoes

Possibilities abound at the Theatre of Potatoes

(left to right) Elle Walker, Leslie Ann Sheppard, Amanda Raquel Martinez, and Aja Wiltshire. Photo by Joe Mazza. Review: CINDERELLA AT THE THEATRE OF POTATOES at The Hypocrites By Hilary Holbrook I don’t think many would debate me when I say that the theater faces many challenges today. In addition...

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IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE Reminds Us of What’s Important

IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE Reminds Us of What’s Important

Tis the Season!…for hundreds of Christmas shows. While each brings their own unique spin on the message of Christmas, I highly recommend IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE for its charm, beautiful storytelling, fantastic singing, and terrific ability to transport the audience to a snazzy time that still feels all too familiar.

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Poignent I AM MY OWN WIFE Is a Tightly Woven Ensemble Piece

Poignent I AM MY OWN WIFE Is a Tightly Woven Ensemble Piece

Every play I’ve seen since November 8th has seemed like a small rebellion. I crowd into small dark rooms with strangers to see something beautiful and hope that it will steel me, change me into someone better equipped for the world outside.

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Expert Performances Make ROZ AND RAY Powerful and Personal

Expert Performances Make ROZ AND RAY Powerful and Personal

“Do all the good you can, for all the people you can, in all the ways you can, as long as ever you can.” – Hillary Clinton

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House Theatre’s NUTCRACKER Offers Optimistic Distraction

House Theatre’s NUTCRACKER Offers Optimistic Distraction

I moved away from Chicago before the non-ballet version of THE NUTRACKER became as popular as pistachios. Admittedly, before seeing it, due to my uncracked Grinch-like bias, I dreaded watching another charming Christmas play; however, after a few nutty weeks in Chicago this play provides a possible distraction.

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