Review: HER MAJESTY’S WILL at Lifeline Theatre

Review: HER MAJESTY’S WILL at Lifeline Theatre

Referred to as the “lost years,” this span of seven years is the subject of Lifeline Theatre’s world premiere HER MAJESTY’S WILL adapted by ensemble member Robert Kauzlaric from the novel by Chicago-based author David Blixt.

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Review: HAIR at Metropolis Performing Arts Centre

Review: HAIR at Metropolis Performing Arts Centre

No matter which decade it is, it’s hard for HAIR to not seem topical: a disillusioned youth speaking (and singing) out against war and destruction; a generation lost in place and purpose in the world; a minority faction rising against a powerful populace that wants all to conform.

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Review: RAGTIME at Griffin Theatre

Review: RAGTIME at Griffin Theatre

The cast of Griffin Theatre Company’s production of RAGTIME, directed by Scott Weinstein. Photo by Michael Brosilow. Many consider the Tony-laden, late-90s musical RAGTIME an American classic. But I have to admit that I’m perplexed as to how its popularity even lasted this long. There’s no denying that the Ragtime music, the historical figures (Harry...

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Review: IMPROVISED JANE AUSTEN

Review: IMPROVISED JANE AUSTEN

Pictured: Stephanie Jones and Vickie Eisenstein. Photo by David Audino.  Ahhh, Jane, how you make so many hearts beat wildly with your tales of lost (and found) loves, matchmakers, wards, prejudice, sense and of course, pride and sensibility. For many of us, we will never look upon a lake and...

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Review: CANDIDE at Music Theater Works

Review: CANDIDE at Music Theater Works

There are times, for any actor, where the lights dim for opening night, you step on stage, and the energy is … unpredictable.

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Review: KING LIZ at Windy City Playhouse

Review: KING LIZ at Windy City Playhouse

Women in power rarely are privy to traveling the path of least resistance in their climb to success.

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International Physical Theater Festival Recap – Part 1

International Physical Theater Festival Recap – Part 1

Kyle Whalen recaps and reviews the offerings at the Fourth Annual International Physical Theater Festival in this 3-part blog.

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Review: PARADE at Writers Theatre

Review: PARADE at Writers Theatre

PARADE is just another in a string of world-class productions to Grace Writers’ new home.

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Review: THREE DAYS OF RAIN at BoHo Theatre

Review: THREE DAYS OF RAIN at BoHo Theatre

The beauty of this play comes from its familiarity, not in terms of the events that propel the story forward, but in how everyone can relate to the feelings and choices of the characters.

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Review: THE NIGHT SEASON at Strawdog Theatre Company

Review: THE NIGHT SEASON at Strawdog Theatre Company

Green’s ardent production is equal parts visceral and vulnerable, and proves that truthful, messy, human theater is female.

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