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CATS

BROADWAY IN CHICAGO BRINGS BACK ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER’S “CATS” FOR A LIMITED TIME.   ‘CATS,’ the first megahit created by Andrew Lloyd Webber, was one of many musical composed by him. His other greats included Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Jesus Christ Superstar, Evita and The Phantom of the Opera. Webber’s bold and innovative way... Read more »

TRUE WEST

Steppenwolf Revives Shepard’s Classic Story of Sibling Rivalry When I think of sibling rivalry, the 1962 thriller classic ‘What Ever Happened To Baby Jane’ comes to my mind. The American thriller starring Bette Davis and Joan Crawford about a bitter former child star who spends her days tormenting her sister, who was in a wheelchair.... Read more »

THE WIZARD OF OZ

A Twister of a Tale That Landed In Oz! It’s hard to bring back the magic of a classic American story, especially when the majority of the audience wasn’t even born. Eight decades have passed since audiences around the world first saw the film produced by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, where Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tinman and the... Read more »
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The Music Man

DECEPTION THAT IS SO DELICIOUSLY DELIGHTFUL A cheat, a fraud, and a trickster are all of the names used for a person that is a swindler who deceives people out of their money or assets. They are good with finding a way to sell their fraudulent items or plans by tricking the masses with an... Read more »

If I Forget

The Painful Debates Among Siblings Dealing With Aging Parents According to the book of Joshua in the Bible, the Lord said unto Joshua to choose men from the twelve tribes of Israel to pick a stone from the middle of the Jordan to build a memorial, so future children will remember that the Jordan River... Read more »

MS. BLAKK FOR PRESIDENT

Living a Queer Aesthetic Way of life, but is it a Fantastic Play? Ms. Joan Jett Blakk is the drag persona of performer Terence Smith, who was America’s first drag queen presidential candidate. It was 1992 in Chicago where she announced her bid to run for President of the United States. The AIDS crisis was... Read more »
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Falsettos

Going Against The Norm Falsettos is a musical from a book by William Finn and James Lapine, and music and lyrics by Finn, which is now at The James M. Nederlander Theatre. The story involves Marvin and his ex-wife Trina’s marriage that’s coming to an end. This story also includes Marvin’s psychiatrist named Mendel, his... Read more »

SIX

The Tudor Queen: #MeTooMovement! Divorced, beheaded, died; divorced, beheaded, survived. Coming off of a great run of their UK debut and riotously famous West End run, the North American premiere of “SIX” lands at Chicago Shakespeare stage with an energetic celebration of twenty-first-century female empowerment shinning the spotlight on the queens of the night Aragon,... Read more »

FRANKENSTEIN

Lookingglass’s Tale Of This Monster Brings Out Its Amazing Storytelling Abilities! Since the Genesis biblical creation of man, mankind has been obsessed with reduplicating God’s ability to create from the earth. The story of Prometheus who labored diligently over the creation of man from a lump of clay. Prometheus shaped man after the image of... Read more »
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STYLE & GRACE

IN TRIBUTE TO LENA HORNE AND NANCY WILSON Style & Grace is the tale of two women, Lena Horne and Nancy Wilson who had a very different approach to the world of singing; however, with their captivating style and grace, they became the 20th century’s most popular African-American music divas. Horne was a phenomenal singer... Read more »