OPERA REVIEW: 'Barber of Seville' at the Lyric Opera of Chicago ???? Of all the great operatic comedies, "The Barber of Seville" has led a particularly charmed life at Lyric Opera, beginning with the company's very first season. NowShow More Summary
THEATER REVIEW: 'strangers, babies' at Steep Theatre. ??½ Steep Theatre never shies away from plays about the dark corners of the soul, the ones that fester as you go about your business... having coffee, say, with your spouse or watching birds play on your balcony. Show More Summary
More than 20 theaters and 100 bars and restaurants in the Lakeview neighborhood have come together to form the Belmont Theater District, representatives for the Lakeview and Lakeview East Chambers of Commerce announced on Thursday. The...Show More Summary
THEATER REVIEWS: "Judith: A Parting from the Body" at Trap Door Theatre ??? and "Quark" by MPAACT at the Greenhouse Theater Center ??½ THEATER REVIEWS: "Judith: A Parting from the Body" at Trap Door Theatre ??? and "Quark" by MPAACT at the Greenhouse Theater Center ??½
For February, we asked the Tribune's arts critics for their best suggestions for entertainment for Black History Month. From the worlds of Chicago theater, music, dance and beyond — regardless of whether they are promoted as Black History...Show More Summary
From "Plainsong" to "Crime and Punishment."
The big wave of winter theater openings, many of which took place in subzero temperatures, is in a brief lull. The pace picks up again next week, but enough has come down to merit an update. This has been an especially notable couple of weeks for remarkable work by women of the Chicago theater.
THEATER REVIEW: "The Golden Dragon" by Sideshow Theatre Company at the Biograph ??½ The setting for Roland Schimmelpfennig's "The Golden Dragon" is a restaurant of that name, which offers Thai/Chinese/Vietnamese cuisine from an overheated...Show More Summary
THEATER REVIEW: "Rose and the Rime" at House Theatre ??? THEATER REVIEW: "Rose and the Rime" at House Theatre ???... If this hellish Chicago January proves to be a harbinger of horrors to come, all the theaters around town will all be jumping on to a growing sub-genre...
In a move that comes after NBC's "Saturday Night Live" reacted to intense pressure to hire more minority performers, Chicago's Second City says it has created a new (and tuition-free) multi-performer fellowship designed to fast-track talented minority performers through its Chicago-based system of training and cultivation.
According to one obituary notice, Charlie Chaplin once said that “Life is a tragedy when seen in close-up, but a comedy in long-shot”. I suppose that Lenny Henry, who has graduated from being a stand-up comic to being acclaimed as an award-winning tragic actor, might agree. How you see life depends on your point of [...]
THEATER REVIEW: "The Children's Hour" by Pride Films and Plays in the Flat Iron Building ??? Somewhere, sometime, someone must have written a doctoral dissertation about the role of young girls as destructive forces in 20th-century American drama. Show More Summary
THEATER REVIEW: "Gidion's Knot" at Profiles Theatre Alley Stage ??? THEATER REVIEW: "Gidion's Knot" at Profiles Theatre Alley Stage ???... In "Gidion's Knot," the intriguingly tense new play from emerging writer Johnna Adams, a mother, Corryn, shows up at her son's classroom to attend a previously scheduled parent-teacher conference. Show More Summary
Jeff Garlin, the Chicago comic and improviser who found fame after his stint on the HBO show "Curb Your Enthusiasm," is headed home for a series of intimate gigs at the Zanies comedy club.
THEATER REVIEW: "Luna Gale" at the Goodman Theatre ???? THEATER REVIEW: "Luna Gale" at the Goodman Theatre ????... A social worker at the center of Rebecca Gilman's play finds herself wanting to do the best possible thing for the vulnerable children in her charge, but the kids just keep coming, one case after another.
THEATER REVIEW: "Mr. Chickee's Funny Money" by the Chicago Children's Theatre ??½ THEATER REVIEW: "Mr. Chickee's Funny Money" by the Chicago Children's Theatre ??½... This is the Christopher Paul Curtis story about a kid in Flint, Mich., who gets handed a piece of U.S. currency with a whole lot of zeroes and a chance to learn about what wealth means.
Lyric Opera’s 60th anniversary season will run Sept. 27 to March 15 at the Civic Opera House and will consist of 68 performances of eight operas, the same total as that of the current season.
The British comedian Eddie Izzard, known for his cross-dressing and also his highly intelligent comic material, is to return to Chicago in June. The Chicago gig is part of Izzard's "Force Majeure" world tour.
THEATER REVIEW: 'Tom Jones' at Northlight Theatre ??½ THEATER REVIEW: 'Tom Jones' at Northlight Theatre ??½... "A good countenance is a letter of recommendation," wrote Henry Fielding, the author of "The History of Tom Jones, A Foundling," in 1749. It's a timeless truth.
DANCE REVIEW: Savion Glover in 'STePz' at the Harris Theater The show was one night only, the house was packed, the ovation was standing. In his Harris Theater debut Friday night, former wunderkind Savion Glover proved he's all grown up, in a good way. It wasn't that he'd lost his sense of fun — he'd found it.