Within minutes of the curtain fluttering open, a young woman Micaëla enters the army camp of men; the scene I saw before me bore a striking similarity to that I had experienced not twenty-four hours beforehand. It was only the first in many moments of relevance that Rob Ashford’s expert direction delivers in his shining new production.
Pictured: Blue Man Group ensemble. Photo by Lindsey Best. Review: BLUE MAN GROUP at Briar Street Theatre By Jude Hansen The Blue Man Group is a multi-sensory experience incorporating elements of clowning, percussion and rave culture. This revamped iteration of the show incorporates references to smartphone technology, rock concerts, some...
Now in its Chicago premiere at Porchlight Music Theatre, John Kander and Fred Ebb’s THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS could not be a more timely musical to produce.
How does one handle the magnitude of being the chosen example? How does one upkeep the personification of a crusade?
Mercury Theater’s I LEFT MY HEART: A SALUTE TO THE MUSIC OF TONY BENNETT incorporates an astounding number of songs into its 80-minute run time.
I was skeptical about this production — Whitney Houston’s incomparable voice is near impossible to take on because it commands so much authority and energy.
HOBO KING calls into question the bully culture of a city’s government and police officers that is bestowed upon an already vulnerable homeless community.