THEATER REVIEW: "Winter Pageant" at the Redmoon Theater ?? THEATER REVIEW: "Winter Pageant" at the Redmoon Theater ??... For a good portion of the audience at Redmoon Theater's "Winter Pageant," the annual family show offers the first opportunity to journey to the theater company's new headquarters in Pilsen. Show More Summary
In a blow to Chicago’s summer slate of tourist-friendly events, the major comedy festival Just for Laughs, a heavily promoted fixture for the past five years — and a summer draw for visitors to the city — does not plan to return to Chicago in June.
ReSound Community Choir are a group of singers in the North West of England that formed to provide an opportunity to meet and sing together. Their Community Music grant was put towards staging a war-time themed performance at their local Civic Hall with audience invited from homes for the elderly. Here...
The widely acclaimed 2012 Goodman Theatre production of "The Iceman Cometh" will be taken out of cold storage and re-ignited in 2015 in Brooklyn, including with Nathan Lane, Stephen Ouimette and Brian Dennehy.
THEATER REVIEW: "The Little Prince" at the Lookingglass Theatre ??? THEATER REVIEW: "The Little Prince" at the Lookingglass Theatre ???... What early aviator would have dared to claim the term without a good crash in the desert on the flying resume?
You never forget your first time. I'm talking, of course, about the first comedian whose work etches an indelible impression in your brain. For me, that comedian was Eddie Murphy. Like a lot of people, I discovered Murphy via his brilliant character work on "Saturday Night Live," and his "Raw" tour was the first comedy show I remember seeing live. Show More Summary
I often sit in the theater and think: "Who is the audience for this?" I think that whether the show is about Jews or not. I am actually not the ideal audience for Jewish-themed shows; my mother is.
THEATER REVIEW: 'Tribes' at Steppenwolf Theatre ???½ Nina Raine has made a big splash with Tribes, now at Steppenwolf Theatre in Chicago, an uncommonly fine play determined to explore the intersection of hearing, deafness, communication and power.
Chicago's resplendent 2013 dance scene ranged from little jewels to blockbusters, from bleak moods to sunny, and from classical to contemporary to the experimental. Here's a sampling of the tasty options provided by this year's smorgasbord.
DANCE REVIEW: "One Thousand Pieces" by Hubbard Street Dance ???? Imagine you're a sleepy child being read a picture book at bedtime. Magical images from a unique world tell a story, characters appear and disappear. As you fade in and out of sleep, everything blurs and merges, then invades your dreams to gain new life there.
1. "Smokefall," Goodman Theatre: Even if director Anne Kauffman's production of "Smokefall" had not showcased the incomparable Mike Nussbaum, the dean of Chicago actors, this still would have been a fragile new play with which to fall in love. Show More Summary
Picking the upcoming opening nights "Winter Pageant" is a seasonal blend of Southeast Asian dance, hip-hop and live music. And others.
Chicago comedy producers seek to broaden the racial makeups of their casts Improv, that Chicago comedic staple, has been in the news recently for some of the wrong reasons. The debate about the lack of diversity on the famed sketch comedy show "Saturday Night Live" prompted the broader question of whether a lack of diversity at the top starts at the bottom.
THEATER REVIEWS: "Elemeno Pea" at Redtwist Theatre ??½ and "Tell Me When It Hurts" by Three Cat Productions ?½ THEATER REVIEWS: "Elemeno Pea" at Redtwist Theatre ??½ and "Tell Me When It Hurts" by Three Cat Productions ?½
The Mercury Theater on Southport Avenue will stage an Equity production of the Broadway musical "The Addams Family" during its 2014 calendar-year season, which the theater announced Thursday morning.
THEATER REVIEW: "The Merry Wives of Windsor" at Chicago Shakespeare Theater ??½ THEATER REVIEW: "The Merry Wives of Windsor" at Chicago Shakespeare Theater ??½... Barbara Gaines' new production has a whole heck of a lot going on all the time, including a suite of inserted musical numbers of World War II vintage...
A show called "Blackout" opens Friday night in Chicago. You likely can't go, unless you get really lucky on Craigslist. This is a very hard show to catch. It has shown up sporadically over the last three or four years in New York and LA, but you won't see advertisements or the like. Show More Summary
The League of Chicago Theatres, a trade organization representing over 200 theaters, announced on Wednesday the addition of four new Board members and the election of the Executive Committee.
The Goodman Theatre announced the members of its 2013-14 Playwrights Unit, a year-long new play development program, on Wednesday afternoon.
Individual tickets for "Motown The Musical," the nationally touring jukebox show boasting the popular catalogue of Motown Records hits, will go on sale to the public at 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 13, Broadway in Chicago announced on Tuesday. Show More Summary