Posts tagged "Auditorium Theatre"

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 »

"Priscilla Queen of the Desert" (Broadway in Chicago): Ahhh-mazing!

"Priscilla Queen of the Desert" (Broadway in Chicago):  Ahhh-mazing!
Broadway in Chicago presents the Tony Award-winning musical PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT.  Tick is a husband and a father.  He is also a drag queen and gay.  When his wife convinces him to come and meet his 6 year old son, Tick recruits his favorite lady-boys to join him on a road trip.  Their... Read more »

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater (The Auditorium Theatre): Technique Meets Passion

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater (The Auditorium Theatre): Technique Meets Passion
Reviewed by Tom E. Lawler T4W readers can save $10 on tickets to #AileyinChicago by using code SOCIAL In his engaging pre-show remarks, Alvin Ailey’s young artistic director Robert Battle spoke of the “transformative energy” of this legendary dance company that inspired him to move to New York and be a dancer after seeing one... Read more »
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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 »

“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 »

"Fiddler on the Roof" (Broadway in Chicago): Mazel Tov!

I grew up Irish Catholic… Jewish.  Since their pilgrimage to Israel, my parents re-defined themselves as Jews for Jesus. They liberally steal from God’s Chosen People.  They bake challah.  They light a menorah.  They have a mezuza on their doorpost. They love the traditions, traditions…. traditions! Broadway in Chicago presents the Tony Award-winning musical Fiddler on the... Read more »
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These "Blues Brothers" are British... Chicago, you got a problem with that?

These "Blues Brothers" are British... Chicago, you got a problem with that?
‘We’re getting the band back together!’  One of my favorite quotes from the “Blues Brothers” movie is the key to understanding this show’s premise.  It’s all about the band not the movie!   Charles Aerts Theatre Productions and EJB Entertainment present the United States premiere of “THE ALL NEW ORIGINAL TRIBUTE TO THE BLUES BROTHERS.”  Jake... Read more »

Review "Fuerza Bruta: Look Up": Pulsating Immersion!

Broadway in Chicago and Ozono Producciones presents   Fuerza Bruta: Look Up   Created by Diqui James Music composed by Gaby Kerpel at Auditorium Theatre, 50 E. Congress (map) through July 11th  |  tickets: $47-$77  |  more info reviewed by Katy Walsh Dance music blaring, strobe lights flashing, neon straws glowing… and that’s preshow in... Read more »