Review: MISSED OPPORTUNITIES at The Cuckoo’s Theatre Project

Review: MISSED OPPORTUNITIES at The Cuckoo’s Theatre Project

MISSED OPPORTUNITIES does a great job of channeling the rom-com vibe while also dealing with tricky issues.

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Review: ST. NICHOLAS at Goodman Theatre

Review: ST. NICHOLAS at Goodman Theatre

There is a great deal of humor in “St. Nicholas,” a wonderful one-man production starring Brendan Coyle.

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Review: BURNING BLUEBEARD at Neo-Futurists

Review: BURNING BLUEBEARD at Neo-Futurists

Burning Bluebeard” is a play where the actors play actors from a play who are playing actors from a story, all of which ends tragically in a fire in a theater that was a fire hazard, put on in a current-day theater that is (perhaps ironically) also a fire hazard.

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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 | HERSHEL AND THE HANNUKAH GOBLINS at Strawdog Theatre Company

Review | HERSHEL AND THE HANNUKAH GOBLINS at Strawdog Theatre Company

HERSCHEL AND THE HANNUKAH GOBLINS is a show that is deeply steeped not only in Eastern-European Jewish folklore, but the humor, heart, and uniquely Jewish wit that pervades that folklore.

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Review | HELLCAB at The Agency Theater Collective

Review | HELLCAB at The Agency Theater Collective

Normally, good reviews are the easiest to write. But this one? This one is agonizing.

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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: THE ART DECO NUTCRACKER at A&A Ballet

Review: THE ART DECO NUTCRACKER at A&A Ballet

Photo by Dan Swinson By Elizabeth Ellis Part of the challenge with the creation and performance of holiday classics is how to keep them fresh and interesting and entertaining, and yet preserve the essential spirit of the pieces that continue the traditions of the holiday. In a stroke of genius,...

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Review | TWELFTH NIGHT by Midsommer Flight

Review | TWELFTH NIGHT by Midsommer Flight

Midsommer Flight’s annual performance of TWELFTH NIGHT is a prime example of what makes Chicago theater so special.

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Review | A CHRISTMAS CAROL at Goodman Theatre

Review | A CHRISTMAS CAROL at Goodman Theatre

A hopeful and uplifting show, perfectly balancing the tone between mirthful and somber, silly and serious

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