Review | “We Are Pussy Riot” at Red Tape Theatre

Review | “We Are Pussy Riot” at Red Tape Theatre

Ultimately robust in content, yet flawed in execution, this production of “We are Pussy Riot (or) Everything is P.R.” is mostly a pussycat without claws.

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Review | “The Children” at Steppenwolf Theatre Company

Review | “The Children” at Steppenwolf Theatre Company

“The Children” is built for a tidal wave but only delivers a babbling brook.

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Review | “West Side Story” at Lyric Opera

Review | “West Side Story” at Lyric Opera

If you get the chance to see one musical live onstage this summer, “West Side Story” at the Lyric Opera is a fabulous choice.

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REVIEW | “Nina Simone: Four Women” at Northlight

REVIEW | “Nina Simone: Four Women” at Northlight

Very many shows are about Black women, but Northlight Theatre’s production of “Nina Simone: Four Women” is also for Black women.

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Review: IN THE BLOOD at Red Tape Theatre

Review: IN THE BLOOD at Red Tape Theatre

Parks’s meditation on the vilification of poor Black motherhood and the unfortunate conditional humanity practiced by our society is material that deserves more stage time.

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Review | LA RUTA at Steppenwolf

Review | LA RUTA at Steppenwolf

Pictured (front, left to right): Isabella Gerasole (Women of Juarez), Sandra Delgado (Yoli) and Alice da Cunha (Women of Juarez); (rear) Mari Marroquin (Zaide), Cher Álvarez (Brenda), Charín Alvarez (Marisela), Karen Rodriguez (Ivonne) and Laura Crotte (Desamaya). Photo by Michael Brosilow. By Sheri Flanders Named for the bus route that...

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Review | THE NUTCRACKER at Joffrey Ballet

Review | THE NUTCRACKER at Joffrey Ballet

Victoria Jaiani & Miguel Angel Blanco | Photo by Cheryl Mann By Sheri Flanders The genre of dance is criminally underrated among mainstream audiences, yet for the uninitiated, the Joffrey Ballet’s NUTCRACKER is a wonderful annual entrée to the beauty of the artform this holiday season. Set against a reimagining...

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Review | RIGHTLYND at Victory Gardens Theatre

Review | RIGHTLYND at Victory Gardens Theatre

An electrifyingly entertaining journey into the dark heart of the Chicago Political Machine, Rightlynd by Ike Holter is a rollicking fun good time.

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Review | MASTER CLASS at TimeLine Theatre Company

Review | MASTER CLASS at TimeLine Theatre Company

Fun fact: it turns out that watching an opera class is actually more entertaining than attending the opera.

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