Month: December 2017

Twelfth Night – Midsommer | Lincoln Park Conservatory, December 8th, 2017

Twelfth Night – Midsommer | Lincoln Park Conservatory, December 8th, 2017

3 OUT OF 4 STARS (ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED ON CHICAGO STAGE STANDARD) Twelfth Night, or What You Will by William Shakespeare is a defined as a “problem” play. It falls between comedy and tragedy, as some characters get their happy endings, while others do not. The plot focuses 

Hubbard Street Dance: Winter Series | Harris Theater, December 7th, 2017

Hubbard Street Dance: Winter Series | Harris Theater, December 7th, 2017

3.5 OUT OF 4 STARS (ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED ON CHICAGO STAGE STANDARD) Hubbard Street Dance Chicago’s Winter Series program features work by contemporary visionary choreographer Crystal Pite. Hubbard’s dedication in providing thought-provoking work through taking an in-depth look at the work of individual choreographers during this season. 

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical | Cadillac Palace Theater, December 6th, 2017

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical | Cadillac Palace Theater, December 6th, 2017

4 OUT OF 4 STARS (ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED ON CHICAGO STAGE STANDARD) Music transcends age. It is a timeless art that continually touches the soul of anyone who listens. Being of the younger crowd in this packed theater, I was not sure how the story of Carole 

Feature: Second Year For HAMILTON Education Program in Chicago Public Schools

Feature: Second Year For HAMILTON Education Program in Chicago Public Schools

(ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED ON CHICAGO STAGE STANDARD) November 30th, 2017   Imagine being sixteen and going to see a major Broadway musical live on stage for the first time ever. Now imagine, your teenage-self performing your own original work on that same stage. That is exactly what 

The Nutcracker | The Joffrey Ballet Chicago, December 3rd, 2017

The Nutcracker | The Joffrey Ballet Chicago, December 3rd, 2017

4 OUT OF 4 STARS (ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED ON CHICAGO STAGE STANDARD) In its second year, Christopher Wheeldon’s Nutcracker is a modern classic. The Chicago Philharmonic provides live accompaniment to this celebration of Chicago and its rich history. Set during Chicago’s 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition, this adaption examines the 

Sir Gawain and The Green Knight | Pearl Poet Productions, December 2nd, 2017

Sir Gawain and The Green Knight | Pearl Poet Productions, December 2nd, 2017

2.5 OUT OF 4 STARS (ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED ON CHICAGO STAGE STANDARD) Sir Gawain and the Green Knight: A Rock N’ Roll Musical is set in King Arthur’s court where Sir Gawain accepts a challenge from a mysterious knight who challenges any knight to strike him with his 

Little Red Cyrano | Red Theater Chicago, December 1st, 2017

Little Red Cyrano | Red Theater Chicago, December 1st, 2017

3.5 out of 4 stars (ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED ON CHICAGO STAGE STANDARD)   Red Theater Chicago’s Little Red Cyrano debuted this past weekend at Strawdog Theater’s new home. In an apocalyptic world at war where humans are turning into beasts due to the chemicals inside bombs ravaging their land, 

Q Brothers Christmas Carol | Chicago Shakespeare Theater, November 29th, 2017

Q Brothers Christmas Carol | Chicago Shakespeare Theater, November 29th, 2017

4 out of 4 stars (ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED ON CHICAGO STAGE STANDARD) The Q Brothers Christmas Carol is back this season at Chicago Shakespeare Theater. Set against a chain link fence shaped in the outline of the Chicago skyline, this modern take on Dickens’ holiday classic is truly a