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Review “Marriage of Figaro”: Flawless, Fun Farce!

  Lyric Opera of Chicago presents: Marriage of Figaro Composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Conducted by Sir Andrew Davis Stage directed by Herbert Kellner Projected English supertitles by Francis Rizzo at Civic Opera House through March 27th (more info) Figaro wants to marry Susanna. Marcellina wants to marry Figaro. Bartolo wants to marry the Countess. … Continue reading

Review “Evolution/Creation”: Unusual/Fascinating

  Quest Theatre Ensemble presents: Evolution/Creation Written and directed by Andrew Park Music by Scott Lamps Musical direction by Gary Powell At Quest Blue Theatre, 1609 W. Gregory Thru March 28th (more info) Science/Religion. Explosion/Organic. Inevitable/Mystical. Quest Theatre presents Evolution/Creation, a theatrical experience for the senses. Upon arrival at the Quest Blue Theatre, each audience … Continue reading

Review “Peter Pan”: Hook’s Some Fun!

 Emerald City Theatre presents: Peter Pan Based on the character created by J.M. Barrie Book and lyrics by Alyn Cardarelli Music by Steve Goers Directed by Matthew Gunnels Thru July 22nd at Apollo Theatre, 2540 N. Lincoln (more info) Disney, Depp, Dustin, Duncan, the legend of Peter Pan has been retold and reimagined on stage … Continue reading

Review “Uncle Vanya”: Classic Witty Drama

Strawdog Theatre presents Uncle Vanya At 3829 N. Broadway Written by Anton Chekhov Translated by Curt Columbus Directed by Kimberly Senior Thru March 27th Buy Tickets Running Time: Two hours and twenty minutes includes a ten minute intermission   Vanya loves Yelena. Sonya loves Astrov. Yelena loves excitement. Astrov loves vodka. Strawdog Theatre presents Curt … Continue reading

REVIEW “The Damnation of Faust” (Lyric Opera of Chicago): Eye Candy!

  Lyric Opera of Chicago presents The Damnation of Faust Composed by Hector Berlioz  Libretto by Berlioz and Almire Gandonniere Adapted from Gerard de Nerval’s translation of Goethe’s Faust Stage directed by Stephen Langridge Conducted by Sir Andrew Davis through March 17th (more info, tickets) Multi-colored saber lights, pole dancing and life-size shadowboxes, Lyric Opera … Continue reading

Review “Wilson Wants It All”: House Delivers Hope!

The House Theatre of Chicago presents Wilson Wants It All At The Chopin Theatre 1543 W. Division Written by Michael Rohd and Phillip C. Klapperich Conceived and Directed by Michael Rohd Thru March 27th Buy Tickets Running Time: Two hours and twenty minutes includes a ten minute intermission and fifteen minute delayed start. It’s 2040. … Continue reading

Review “Abigail’s Party”: Hilarious Cocktail Chatter!

A Red Orchid Theatre presents Abigail’s Party At 1531 N. Wells Written by Mike Leigh Directed by Shade Murray Thru March 28th Buy Tickets Running Time: Two hours includes a ten minute intermission   Neighbors are like your family. You don’t get to choose them but you have to live with them. What helps you … Continue reading

Review “Mrs. Caliban”: Interspecies Dating… Maybe?

Lifeline Theatre presents Mrs. Caliban At 6912 N. Glenwood Based on the novel “Mrs. Caliban” by Rachel Ingalls Adapted by Frances Limoncelli  Directed by Ann Boyd Thru March 28th Buy Tickets Running Time: Two hours includes a ten minute intermission If a guy can fall in love with a blue tailed female alien, why can’t … Continue reading

Review “The Ring Cycle”:The Ring IS A Prize!

The Building Stage presents The Ring Cycle At 412 N. Carpenter Adapted from the operas of Richard Wagner Directed by Blake Montgomery and Joanie Schultz Saturdays and Sundays thru March 14th Special Monday performance on February 22nd Buy Tickets Running Time: Six hours includes two ten minute intermissions and a forty-five minute dinner break   … Continue reading