Posts in category "Joffrey Ballet"

Othello (The Joffrey Ballet): Haters gotta hate

Othello (The Joffrey Ballet): Haters gotta hate
Reviewed by Tom Lawler The Joffrey Ballet presents OTHELLO. You know the story: Othello, a Moorish general in the Venetian army, gets married to a local girl and sets off a chain reaction of jealously, prejudice and mistrust when one of his subordinate commanders, Iago, starts a whispering campaign that ends very badly for all... Read more »

"American Legends" (Joffrey Ballet)

"American Legends" (Joffrey Ballet)
Reviewed by Chad T. Volkers In the interests of disclosure I must admit that my only qualification for judging this ballet (apart from the fact that I attended it) is that when I was 19 I dated a girl who’s sister had some sort of shadow-y and much discussed-in-quiet-voices association with a Canadian ballet company... Read more »

The Nutcracker (The Joffrey Ballet): Dazzling Christmas Tradition Loses No Luster

The Nutcracker (The Joffrey Ballet): Dazzling Christmas Tradition Loses No Luster
Reviewed by Tom Lawler Along with A Christmas Carol, The Nutcracker remains a pillar of theatrical entertainment every holiday season. While Dickens’ work imparts a moral lesson on the importance of family, love and generosity over material wealth, Nutcracker transports us to a Yuletide fantasia of battling mice and toy soldiers, a dancing sugar plum... Read more »
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“Human Landscapes” (Joffrey Ballet) : A Thought-Provoking Expression of Human Spirit

“Human Landscapes” (Joffrey Ballet) : A Thought-Provoking Expression of Human Spirit
Reviewed by Jennie Siering The Joffrey Ballet presents  Human Landscapes Human Landscapes is a program featuring the work of of three choreographers who each explore aspects of human spirit through dance in their own way. The first performance, Forgotten Land, was inspired by a painting by Edvard Munch of women looking at the ocean.  It... Read more »

"The Nutcracker" (The Joffrey Ballet): This Gift is One-Size-Fits-All Perfection!

I’ve seen The Nutcracker multiple times.  In the 70’s, my family saw a version at the Arie Crown Theatre.  Because my birthday is so close to Christmas, my parents were always trying to make it special.  So, we traveled from Indiana to Chicago to see Ruth Page’s Chicago Opera Ballet perform The Nutcracker. Even though... Read more »

Review "Ronald Hynd's The Merry Widow": A Stylish Visual Spectacle

The Joffrey Ballet presentsRonald Hynd’s THE MERRY WIDOW At the Auditorium Theatre, 50 E. Congress ParkwayAdapted from Franz Lehar’s operettaChoreographed by Ronald Hynd Assisted by Annette PageStaged by John MeehanConducted by Scott SpeckFebruary 18th, 19th, 24th, 25th, 26th at 7:30pmFebruary 19th, 20th, 26th, 27th at 2pmThru February 27th Buy TicketsRunning Time:  Two hours and thirty... Read more »
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