Posts in category "Theater in Chicago"

Mame at Light Opera Works: Live! Live! Live!

Mame at Light Opera Works: Live! Live! Live!
The famous line from Mame, “Live! Live! Live! Life is a Banquet and Most People are starving to death,” pretty much sums up the spirit of Jerry Herman’s 1966 Broadway classic MAME remounted Saturday night at Light Opera Works (LOW) in Evanston. The story takes place in Manhattan in the “roaring ’20′s” with spunky socialite... Read more »

Broadway In Chicago Summer Concert brings out the stars

Broadway In Chicago Summer Concert brings out the stars
The highly anticipated Broadway In Chicago Summer Concert at Millennium Park showcasing music, stars and dance performances from some of Broadway’s hottest shows will take place Monday, August 15 at 6:15 pm. Just added to the already announced star-studded line-up is STEPHEN TRASK, composer and lyricist of HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH and cast members from Rodgers... Read more »

Newsies the musical: Extra, extra read all about it

Newsies the musical: Extra, extra read all about it
Disney’s Newsies, the musical based on the true tale of a ragged band of teenaged ‘newsies,’ who sticks it to the man is in Chicago for a short run at the Cadillac Palace Theatre (now through August 7). The ‘man” actually is two men, the powerful nineteenth century publishing titans Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst who... Read more »
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Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole mark the battle lines in War Paint `

Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole mark the battle lines in War Paint `
“There are no ugly women, only lazy ones,” Helena Rubinstein The audaciously named “War Paint,” Goodman Theatre’s world premiere production, pits mid 20th-century cosmetic giants Helena Rubinstein (Patti LuPone) and Elizabeth Arden (Christine Ebersole) in a decades long competition for top dog in the beauty biz. Not unlike the “war paint” historically used by North American... Read more »

Hamilton in Chicago: ways to find tickets for face-value or less

Hamilton in Chicago: ways to find tickets for face-value or less
It looks like it’s going to take more than several Hamilton’s (referencing the $10 bill that our founding father’s portrait graces) if you are hoping to score tickets to “Hamilton” in Chicago. Of course, that could be a bargain compared to reported prices paid for “Hamilton” on Broadway where tickets are topping out at upwards... Read more »

Inaugural Lake Forest Theatre production presents full out musical The Secret Garden

Inaugural Lake Forest Theatre production presents full out musical The Secret Garden
It’s no secret that the director and the moving force behind the just hatched Lake Forest Theatre, Steve Malone had a dream. A big one. After forty years in the business of acting, Malone had seen it all–especially how many actors are mistreated and taken for granted even through there’d be no show without them.... Read more »
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My Fair Lady delights at Light Opera Works

My Fair Lady delights at Light Opera Works
Oh, wouldn’t it be loverly to spend an evening far away from the cold night air enjoying a full blown production of Lerner and Loewe’s Broadway classic MY FAIR LADY complete with a live 28-piece orchestra. Now through June 12, you can do just that with the Light Opera Works (LOW) production at Cahn Auditorium... Read more »

Tim Crouch brings I, Malvolio to Chicago Shakespeare Theater

Tim Crouch brings I, Malvolio to Chicago Shakespeare Theater
In a fast-paced 75-minute one-man show British actor Tim Crouch rocked the theater Upstairs at Chicago’s Shakespeare Theater (CST), Thursday night, with his take on Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night through the eyes of Olivia’s pompous steward Malvolio. Crouch, described as “one of the smartest artists making theatre in Britain now,” is a multi-talented theater maker who... Read more »

Tug of War at CST: centerpiece of Chicago's Shakespeare 400

Tug of War at CST: centerpiece of Chicago's Shakespeare 400
Chicago Shakespeare Theater’s (CST) epic six-hour production of Tug of War: Foreign Fire brings the work of the Bard alive 400 years after his death. Adapted and directed by CST’s Artistic Director Barbara Gaines, Tug of War is made up of two productions that include six Shakespeare histories–the first, Tug of War: Foreign Fire is... Read more »
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The magic of Cinderella scores big at the Auditorium Theatre

The magic of Cinderella scores big at the Auditorium Theatre
Chicago’s Auditorium Theatre has been host to a number of exciting shows throughout its 126 year history from rock concerts and dance to many one-of-a-kind events. While just a little over a week ago broad-shouldered football types touched down on the stage for the NFL Draft, last Wednesday fleet-footed dancers celebrating the 60th anniversary season... Read more »