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Jesus Christ Superstar rocks the Lyric Opera of Chicago

Jesus Christ Superstar rocks the Lyric Opera of Chicago
Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s iconic “Jesus Christ Superstar,” loosely based on the final weeks in the mortal life of Jesus Christ taken from the perspective of Judas Iscariot is up and running in a blockbuster production at the Lyric Opera of Chicago now through May 20th. Every April/May, for the past six years, the Lyric... Read more »

Oklahoma! A-OK at the Marriott Theatre

Oklahoma! A-OK at the Marriott Theatre
Marriott sticks to what they do best putting on a Broadway-esque musical on a relatively small stage resulting in a high-energy production Sometimes it’s OK to log off Facebook, turn down the disturbing news of the day, quit worrying about whether Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un are going to blow up the world and a take a step back... Read more »

Review: 9 to 5 The Musical on stage at the Den Theatre

Review: 9 to 5 The Musical on stage at the Den Theatre
9 TO 5 THE MUSICAL that just opened at the Den Theatre in Chicago is one of a laundry list of films that have been reworked for the stage, some successfully such as Monty Python’s Spamalot (2005) others not so much. In the last several years Chicago has seen more than its share of these including... Read more »
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Theatre Review: Smart People at Writers Theatre

Theatre Review: Smart People at Writers Theatre
This is my “there it is kind of play.”…  Playwright Lydia R. Diamond Glencoe, April 4, 2018. With today marking the 50 year anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr’s. assassination in Memphis, you’d think we would have learned a thing or two about race. And, yes, we have gotten closer to King’s dream but we still... Read more »

Review: Pretty Woman the musical at Chicago's Oriental Theatre

Review: Pretty Woman the musical at Chicago's Oriental Theatre
Last night was the big night–the highty-anticipated World Premiere of the Broadway-Bound “Pretty Woman: The Musical” at Chicago’s Oriental Theatre. All the stars were out on the red carpet being interviewed, while television crews elbowed for prime position and iphones were held high in order to capture those instagram moments. The excitement was evident as... Read more »

Review: An Enemy of the People at Goodman Theatre

Review: An Enemy of the People at Goodman Theatre
A wake-up call for the future of our world Henrik Ibsen (Playwright, 1828 – 1906) was on to something nearly 150 years ago when he penned An Enemy of the People. Technically, we’ve come along way since then. Imagine, no airplanes, no televisions, no iphones. And how did people ever exist without the internet? But are we... Read more »
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Pretty Woman The Musical heading to Chicago for pre-broadway run

Pretty Woman The Musical heading to Chicago for pre-broadway run
The Pretty Woman musical team was in town yesterday in anticipation of their Broadway bound musical opening at Chicago’s Oriental Theatre Tuesday, March 13. The show based on the 1990 romantic comedy, Pretty Woman starring Julia Roberts and Richard Geer features Samantha Barks in the Roberts roll as Vivian and Steve Kazee as her love interest Edward. The... Read more »

Review: Love Never Dies at Cadillac Palace Theatre

Review: Love Never Dies at Cadillac Palace Theatre
Love Never Dies, billed as the sequel to Broadway’s longest ever running musical Phantom of the Opera, opened in Chicago Thursday night at the Cadillac Palace Theatre. Andrew Lloyd Weber’s sequel to Phantom that has been bouncing around since it debuted in London in 2010 to not so loving reviews has opened, closed, been remounted and... Read more »

Review: Short Shakespeare! A Midsummer Night's Dream not just for kids

Review: Short Shakespeare! A Midsummer Night's Dream not just for kids
Chicago Shakespeare Theater’s (CST) Short Shakespeare! A Midsummer Night’s Dream—a 75-minute abridgment of William Shakespeare’s riotous take on mismatched love–is currently being performed for 1,000 students a day at CST’s exciting new venue, The Yard, Mondays through Friday’s for six weeks. On Saturdays the show is offered to the public with two, 75-minute performances at 11 am... Read more »
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Review: The Humans National Tour at Chicago Palace Theatre

Review: The Humans National Tour at Chicago Palace Theatre
“Humans struggling with how to put one foot in front of the other. That is a timeless question.” Richard Thomas One thing we all have in common, rich, poor, black, white, young, old, we are humans and according to Erik Blake (Richard Thomas who you may remember as John-Boy in the CBS television series The... Read more »
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