Category: Theater in Chicago

Miracle the Musical: Relive the miracle of the 2016 Chicago Cubs

Miracle the Musical: Relive the miracle of the 2016 Chicago Cubs
Holy Cow–it’s a miracle 108 Years in the making Reliving the magic of the team formerly known as the lovable losers’ 2016 rise to glory brings goosebumps and tears to the eyes of Cubbie fans. Seeing the story played out on the Royal George Stage (1641 N Halsted St) at the World Premiere of “Miracle,” recalls... Read more »

West Side Story brings cast of nearly 100 to Lyric stage

West Side Story brings cast of nearly 100 to Lyric stage
Saturday night in a fully packed Lyric Opera house, the tragic story of of Tony and Maria ‘s unforbidden love played out in magnificent style as the Lyric rolled out their Spring Musical–which has become a highly anticipated tradition–this being its seventh year. With a cast of nearly 100 artists and musicians, the Lyric’s coproduction... Read more »

Cut loose with Footloose: The Musical at the Marriott Theatre

Cut loose with Footloose: The Musical at the Marriott Theatre
It’s 1978, Ren McCormack (Adrian Wharton), a big city boy, finds himself in small town America with all of its perceived trappings and no way to escape. If that isn’t bad enough, he soon finds out, Bomont, the town where he’s moved has a ban on music and dancing of any kind. “Footloose”, based loosely... Read more »
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Hamilton: The Exhibition showcases the story of America

Hamilton: The Exhibition showcases the story of America
Hamilton: The Exhibition posts new questions about Hamilton’s life and the founding of America, ultimately leaving us to ask the question — how can we leave our own legacies for future Americans? “Hamilton: The Exhibition,”  based on Lin-Manuel Miranda’s blockbuster “Hamilton: An American Musical”opened today on Chicago’s Northerly Island. Never before has something like this been done. The... Read more »

Jersey Boys: Oh what a night at Chicago's Auditorium Theatre

Jersey Boys: Oh what a night at Chicago's Auditorium Theatre
The Four Seasons returned to Chicago Tuesday night for a limited one-week engagement of the hit musical “Jersey Boys” that brings alive the sounds of the 60’s and 70’s– and “Oh What a Night” it was. I say this every time I see this addictive musical that just keeps giving. It’s no wonder the show returns... Read more »

A Bronx Tale musical travels the mean streets of the Bronx

A Bronx Tale musical travels the mean streets of the Bronx
Choices. We all have to make them everyday. But imagine that you are a nine-year-old Italian boy.  Your father is a bus driver, he is a good man, an honest man but not a rich man. You live in a tough neighborhood in the Bronx. You witness a cold-blooded murder from your Belmont Avenue front... Read more »
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Steppenwolf Theatre to add new building to its campus

Steppenwolf Theatre to add new building to its campus
Steppenwolf, the little theatre that could, started in in a Unitarian church on Half Day Road in Deerfield, Illinois in 1974, has come a long way from its humble beginnings–growing physically and artistically. The latest announcement came today. They are breaking ground on a new 50,000 sq. ft building  at 1646 N Halsted (between the existing parking... Read more »

Dear Evan Hansen to return to Chicago for 12-week run

Dear Evan Hansen to return to Chicago for 12-week run
The smash hit, Tony award winning Dear Evan Hansen that has been winning raves and playing to sold out audiences in Chicago at James M. Nederlander Theatre, 24 W. Randolph (through March 10) will be coming back to Chicago for a longer stay in the summer of 2020. If you don’t want to pay $200 plus... Read more »

Hamilton The Exhibition brings alive the life and times of Alexander Hamilton

Hamilton The Exhibition brings alive the life and times of Alexander Hamilton
“Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Tells Your Story” Who was Alexander Hamilton? We think we know him through Lin Manuel-Miranda widely popular theatrical masterpiece Hamilton. And in many ways we do. But there’s more. The world-premiere of Hamilton: The Exhibition, opening April 27 in Chicago on Northerly Island, will shed a historic light on the man... Read more »
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Million Dollar Quartet at the Marriott Theatre: A jam session like no other

Million Dollar Quartet at the Marriott Theatre: A jam session like no other
A twist of fate. leads to an epic jam session A crowd-pleaser from start to finish, Million Dollar Quartet at the Marriott Theatre had the packed house rock’n to the immortal songs of Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley as the cast recreated that magical jam session that took place at Sun Records in Memphis on December... Read more »