Sour Script Keeps HONKY TONK ANGELS Grounded

Sour Script Keeps HONKY TONK ANGELS Grounded

In 1988, Ted Swindley created his jukebox musical ALWAYS…PATSY CLINE which eventually pleased audiences worldwide. You might recall Chicago’s popular sit-down performance. Unfortunately, his follow-up show HONKY TONK ANGELS leaves me wondering if he’s a one-hit wonder.

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Design Shines in Joffrey’s NUTCRACKER

Design Shines in Joffrey’s NUTCRACKER

This is a reimagined (and what I love most is) Chicago-centric design that preserves all the elements of The Nutcracker’s much-loved tradition but breaks away from past Robert Joffrey productions.

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CURIOUS INCIDENT Is One Interpretation of the Spectrum

CURIOUS INCIDENT Is One Interpretation of the Spectrum

Review: THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF A DOG IN THE NIGHTTIME on tour at the Oriental Theatre By Erin Shea Brady There’s no denying the skill that goes into a production like THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF A DOG IN THE NIGHTTIME. As Christopher, Adam Langdon is physically engaged in every muscle,...

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WINTERSET Leaves You Cold

WINTERSET Leaves You Cold

As Chicago buckles down for another cold stretch, WINTERSET by Griffin Theatre seems like a well-partnered choice.

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ELECTRODIDE Struggles To Find Theatrical Harmony

ELECTRODIDE Struggles To Find Theatrical Harmony

There is much that needs to be considered when expanding a current medium of performance into another.

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Remy’s PYGMALION Offers a Fresh Take On The Shaw Classic

Remy’s PYGMALION Offers a Fresh Take On The Shaw Classic

As a patchouli splashed undergrad, I studied PYGMALION and cooed about its societal statements while snubbing the subtitle of romance. The political themes? Yes. The indictment on the classes? Absolutely. A manifesto on the importance of education for self-determination? Damn straight. But an amorous antidote? Not so much.

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Make THE LITTLE MERMAID Part Of Your World

Make THE LITTLE MERMAID Part Of Your World

Years ago, when I heard that THE LITTLE MERMAID was getting a Broadway rendition, the 6-year old inside me did a little celebration dance. As a natural redhead, a Disney fan, and a singer myself, I of course identified with Ariel and couldn’t get enough of life Under the Sea.

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TONYA AND NANCY Lands a Triple Axel

TONYA AND NANCY Lands a Triple Axel

Lest you are unaware of said historical events, in 1994, Olympic medalist Nancy Kerrigan was hit in the leg by a man hired via the husband of a fellow figure skater Tonya Harding. Soon everyone learned those sparkling costumes reflected a realm requiring “skate moms”, body guards, a ruthless quest for “the gold” and a sex tape. Yes, a sex tape.

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Despite Problematic Plot THE FUNDAMENTALS Has Promise

Despite Problematic Plot THE FUNDAMENTALS Has Promise

Though neither script nor production are without their flaws, Erika Sheffer’s THE FUNDAMENTALS presents us with several ethical dilemmas worth contemplating, many of which are rooted in the culture and psychology of the “workplace”.

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