SMOKEY JOE’S Delivers Chicago History and Non-Stop Talent

SMOKEY JOE’S Delivers Chicago History and Non-Stop Talent

Turning west on Maxwell and then north on Halsted Street, a neighborhood miraculously transforms into street storefronts, with crooners and music lovers hugging the corners as shoppers moved tightly up and down the market.

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HAVING IT ALL – A Hilariously Real Combination of Storytelling and Improv

HAVING IT ALL – A Hilariously Real Combination of Storytelling and Improv

Is “Having It All” as straightforward a concept as having a fulfilling career/love life/family? Who decides what “it” is anyways? Why is this question rarely if ever pointed at men?

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AMOUR is a Lovely Night at the Theater

AMOUR is a Lovely Night at the Theater

I love a good rom-com. I’ve watched countless movies of tortured, misunderstood “bad boys” who bare their muscley souls to the “nice girl” in town, overcome adversity, live happily ever after, and ride off into the sunset, and it never.gets.old.

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Excellent Acting and Design Drive TimeLine’s BAKERSFIELD MIST

Excellent Acting and Design Drive TimeLine’s BAKERSFIELD MIST

On the surface, Stephen Sachs’ BAKERSFIELD MIST explores the artistic first impression—the “blink”, as Mike Nussbaum’s art scholar Lionel Percy calls it, or the moment when we experience the art before we’re able to come to judgment.

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Powerhouse Voices Shake the Foundation in BoHo’s NEXT TO NORMAL

Powerhouse Voices Shake the Foundation in BoHo’s NEXT TO NORMAL

Colette Todd and Gilbert Domally in BoHo Theatre’s production of NEXT TO NORMAL (Amy Boyle) Review: NEXT TO NORMAL at BoHo Theatre By Hilary Holbrook Since it first appeared on Broadway in 2008, I have been a huge fan of this show. NEXT TO NORMAL examines the issues of grief,...

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KINKY BOOTS Will “Raise You Up” With Its Uplifting, Entertaining Story

KINKY BOOTS Will “Raise You Up” With Its Uplifting, Entertaining Story

Kick up your heels—the 2013 Tony Award-winning musical KINKY BOOTS is back in Chicago for the first time since its pre-Broadway world premiere!

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A-List Cast Delivers in THE GOOD PERSON OF SZECHWAN

A-List Cast Delivers in THE GOOD PERSON OF SZECHWAN

Bertolt Brecht’s tale of doomed do-gooder Shen Te in THE GOOD PERSON OF SZECHWAN is as timeless as it is poignant.

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LEARNING CURVE Is Satisfyingly Chicago

LEARNING CURVE Is Satisfyingly Chicago

For someone over 10 years out of high school, Albany Park’s Theatre Project’s hit remarkably close to home.

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BYHALIA, MISSISSIPPI – Beauty Can be Found in the Unlikeliest of Places

BYHALIA, MISSISSIPPI – Beauty Can be Found in the Unlikeliest of Places

This play shows how wonderfully messy people are. We make mistakes, snap judgements, and have so much more to learn, but, when we find what matters, we’d better fight like hell to keep it in our lives.

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The World of AVATAR Live with Cirque du Soleil

The World of AVATAR Live with Cirque du Soleil

At one point we watched a guy center stage throw what I could swear were Nerf foam boomerangs bought from Toys R Us for 5 minutes. He only caught half of them.

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