Review: A DICKENS CAROL at Oak Park Festival Theatre

Review: A DICKENS CAROL at Oak Park Festival Theatre

While it’s clear from that a great deal of effort has gone into Oak Park Festival Theatre’s A DICKENS CAROL the resulting production is rarely clear or compelling.

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Review: Q Brothers CHRISTMAS CAROL at Chicago Shakespeare Theater

Review: Q Brothers CHRISTMAS CAROL at Chicago Shakespeare Theater

From the moment the doors open to the moment the DJ sets off the afterparty music, the feeling of pride, appreciation, and shared company stays the focus of the experience.

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Review: WILD BOAR at Silk Road Rising

Review: WILD BOAR at Silk Road Rising

In the current political climate, journalistic integrity comes under fire quite often.

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Review: THE BOOK OF WILL at Northlight Theatre

Review: THE BOOK OF WILL at Northlight Theatre

By and large, THE BOOK OF WILL is a surprisingly heartwarming treatise on the nature of death.

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Review: THE MINUTES at Steppenwolf Theatre Company

Review: THE MINUTES at Steppenwolf Theatre Company

When presented with the uncomfortable truth, we are given a choice: to reckon with it, or to keep living in blissful ignorance. Ignorance may be bliss, but the truth is always lurking just below the surface, waiting to be found.

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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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