Lyric Opera’s MY FAIR LADY Will Have Audiences Dancing All Night

Lyric Opera’s MY FAIR LADY Will Have Audiences Dancing All Night

In Richard E. Grant’s smug and daffy Higgins and Lisa O’Hare’s spitfire and ever resilient Eliza, this MY FAIR LADY gives us a pair that could not be more well-matched.

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Stakes Aren’t High Enough for No Stakes’ CABARET

Stakes Aren’t High Enough for No Stakes’ CABARET

The No Stakes Theatre Project lives up to its namesake with its current production of CABARET. I don’t need to summarize this show for you. You know it. And in 2017, you wouldn’t think a musical about the rise of Nazi Germany would be relevant. But here we are.

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Strong Cast and Creatives Shine in MY NAME IS ANNIE KING

Strong Cast and Creatives Shine in MY NAME IS ANNIE KING

Pictured: (l-r): Foline Roos, Jeff Mills, Royen Kent, Paige Daigle, Maeghan Looney, Amanda Giles and Demi Zaino. Photo by Evan Hanover. Review: MY NAME IS ANNIE KING at Underscore Theatre Company By Bec Willet Bluegrass-inspired thriller musical MY NAME IS ANNIE KING is the latest offering from new-musical champions Underscore Theatre...

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The Music of Immigration Scores LA HAVANA MADRID

The Music of Immigration Scores LA HAVANA MADRID

Sandra Delgado, creator of LA HAVANA MADRID, plays the title character in the world premiere. Photo by Joel Maisonet. Review: LA HAVANA MADRID – Teatro Vista at Steppenwolf By Jonald Jude Reyes It’s the music – the rhythm, the beat, and the culture. There’s an essence to music that’s like...

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SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE Is Witty, Romantic and Exceptionally Well Staged

SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE Is Witty, Romantic and Exceptionally Well Staged

But the real joy in the production are all the subtle and not so subtle references to other Shakespeare quotes and plays.

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QUEEN Is Abuzz With Hive Knowledge at Victory Gardens

QUEEN Is Abuzz With Hive Knowledge at Victory Gardens

QUEEN lifts up women in a way that’s intellectual and passionate. In a way that’s human.

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Neverbird’s PINOCCHIO is a Magical, Touching and Relevant Story

Neverbird’s PINOCCHIO is a Magical, Touching and Relevant Story

When the lights came up at the end of this play’s seventy minutes, my friend and I looked at each other both surprised to have tears in our eyes.

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Glitz and Glamor Covers Unfocused Adaptation in Disney’s ALADDIN

Glitz and Glamor Covers Unfocused Adaptation in Disney’s ALADDIN

While an extremely talented cast shines (from more than just the thousands of crystals on the costumes), the adaptation focuses too heavily on unnecessary backstory that ends up detracting from the overall plot.

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THE?UNICORN?HOUR? – 60 Minutes of Unrestrained Happiness

THE?UNICORN?HOUR? – 60 Minutes of Unrestrained Happiness

When you come to see THE?UNICORN?HOUR? — and you will be very happy when you do — you learn from the cast that joy is an active choice, requiring a shift of perception of the world around you.

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BLOOD AT THE ROOT Is One of the Most Important Pieces of Theater in Chicago Right Now

BLOOD AT THE ROOT Is One of the Most Important Pieces of Theater in Chicago Right Now

The Yard and Jackalope’s co-production of this compelling story is one of the most important pieces of theater in Chicago right now.

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