Here’s to a Long and Happy Marriage for Tony n’ Tina

Here’s to a Long and Happy Marriage for Tony n’ Tina

I love a good wedding. The thought of two people coming together and starting a new life is exciting, heartwarming, and all the pleasant adjectives you can think of.

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LOVE POTION Bursts With Vision and Imagination

LOVE POTION Bursts With Vision and Imagination

The Music Box with its vintage charm and sparkly stars on the ceiling is the perfect setting for the fantastical site-specific opera THE LOVE POTION by the Chicago Opera Theater (COT). Directed and designed by Artistic Director Andreas Mitisek

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Dandelion’s FISH EYE Is Full of Truth and Uncertainty

Dandelion’s FISH EYE Is Full of Truth and Uncertainty

“Your twenties are supposed to be confusing.” As a twenty-something, I hear that line a lot – and it’s true. However independent we feel at sixteen, eighteen, nineteen – most of us feel somehow unprepared for real adulthood.

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YOU ON THE MOORS NOW at The Hypocrites

YOU ON THE MOORS NOW at The Hypocrites

The Hypocrites production of YOU ON THE MOORS NOW certainly has that potential, but some confusing time jumps and gaps in the story left me more perplexed than anything else.

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FLY BY NIGHT: Romantically Charming and Laugh Out Loud Funny

FLY BY NIGHT: Romantically Charming and Laugh Out Loud Funny

James Romney and Meredith Kochan in FLY BY NIGHT. (Photo by Adam Veness) Review: FLY BY NIGHT at Theo Ubique By Haley Slamon Do you believe in fate? When watching the show playing right now in the intimate black box that is the No Exit Cafe, you might start wanting...

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MAN IN THE RING is a Knock-Out at Court

MAN IN THE RING is a Knock-Out at Court

Court Theater lands a winning and fascinating production in Michael Cristofer’s new play, MAN IN THE RING, which manages to set the bar beyond unreachable in its skilled talent and superb storytelling.

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VISITING EDNA Marks An Uneven Journey Between Mother and Son

VISITING EDNA Marks An Uneven Journey Between Mother and Son

Helmed by Steppenwolf Artistic Director Anna D. Shapiro as she launches her first curated season, David Rabe’s world premiere play VISITING EDNA gives audiences a nearly three-hour exploration of the relationship between the elderly Edna (Debra Monk), who has terminal cancer, and her middle-aged son Andrew (Ian Barford).

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Victory Gardens Theater’s HAND TO GOD is Devilishly Good

Victory Gardens Theater’s HAND TO GOD is Devilishly Good

A theatrical whirlwind that takes audiences from laugh-out-loud, outrageous comedy to moments of intense darkness and pure emotion—all of which are balanced in Askins’s brilliant, bold play.

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WONDERFUL TOWN is Simply Wonderful

WONDERFUL TOWN is Simply Wonderful

(l-r) Jordan Brown (Wreck), Kristin Villanueva (Helen), Bri Sudia (Ruth) and Lauren Molina (Eileen). Photo by Liz Lauren.  WONDERFUL TOWN, now playing at the Goodman Theatre, is the quintessential example of the traditional musical. Big chorus numbers, a simple, but heartfelt plot, and an ending that wraps up suddenly and...

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THRONES! THE MUSICAL PARODY: My Abdominal Muscles Haven’t Recovered

THRONES! THE MUSICAL PARODY: My Abdominal Muscles Haven’t Recovered

This stellar sendup is the hit of the 2016 season. That settles it—I have to see it again. Want to be my date? We can wear braids, drink red wine, and don capes and furs because, after all, winter is coming.

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