PEERLESS Puts Being the Best of the Best Under a Microscope

Critics' Picks Feb 21, 2017 0

A 'model minority' is a minority class which is assumed to achieve a higher degree of success than others — hence, being a "model" for others to follow. According to a national finding in the 2010 Census, "About one-half... Read more

UNSEEN Shows What Happens When We Look

Critics' Picks Feb 20, 2017 0

Throughout our lives, when faced with a moment that is sure to produce pain,... Read more

Escape Into the Whimsical World of THE FANTASTICKS

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At age eleven, I checked out THE FANTASTICKS CD from the public library and... Read more

CST’s LOVE LABOR’S LOST is Everything Shakespeare Should Be

Critics' Picks Feb 16, 2017 0

Most of us know or have been that person who’s really into Shakespeare. The... Read more

“God, That’s Good!” SWEENEY TODD at Paramount is Theatrical Bliss

Critics' Picks Feb 13, 2017 0

I hold very few things sacred, yet, SWEENEY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET... Read more
Beautiful Singing Brings Lackluster Story to Life in THE INVENTION OF MOREL
Based on the novel, LA INVENCIÓN DE MOREL, the opera follows the story of Fugitive (Andrew Wilkowske) who has...
PEERLESS Puts Being the Best of the Best Under a Microscope
A 'model minority' is a minority class which is assumed to achieve a higher degree of success than others...
UNSEEN Shows What Happens When We Look
Throughout our lives, when faced with a moment that is sure to produce pain, we often hear these words...
Escape Into the Whimsical World of THE FANTASTICKS
At age eleven, I checked out THE FANTASTICKS CD from the public library and stole my oldest brother’s Discman...
CST’s LOVE LABOR’S LOST is Everything Shakespeare Should Be
Most of us know or have been that person who’s really into Shakespeare. The enthusiast who often through a...
Is There Really a Place for Everyone AT THE TABLE?
I remember waking up the morning after the election absolutely astounded by the results whilst wondering how the polls...
Steppenwolf’s STRAIGHT WHITE MEN Explores Well-Crafted Themes of Privilege and The Human Experience
Though Young Jean Lee’s play STRAIGHT WHITE MEN—now in its Chicago premiere at Steppenwolf Theatre Company—primarily concerns itself with...
“God, That’s Good!” SWEENEY TODD at Paramount is Theatrical Bliss
I hold very few things sacred, yet, SWEENEY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET rises to the ranks....
Rob Ashford’s Shining CARMEN Offers a Contemporary Perspective
Within minutes of the curtain fluttering open, a young woman Micaëla enters the army camp of men; the scene...
URINETOWN Will Make You Laugh till You Pee
The musical, set in a nondescript dystopian future, tells the story of corporate greed gone awry.
Blue Man Group’s New Content Struggles to Add to the Long Running Show
Pictured: Blue Man Group ensemble. Photo by Lindsey Best.  Review: BLUE MAN GROUP at Briar Street Theatre By Jude...
Porchlight’s Haunting THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS Has Timely Resonance
Now in its Chicago premiere at Porchlight Music Theatre, John Kander and Fred Ebb’s THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS could not...