Month: May 2019

Volta | Cirque Du Soleil, May 21st, 2019

Volta | Cirque Du Soleil, May 21st, 2019

4 out of 4 stars (Originally published on Chicago Stage Standard) Cirque Du Soleil celebrates its 30th anniversary in Chicago with high energy Volta. Energetic, urban and contemporary, VOLTA is a captivating voyage of discovery that showcases never-before-seen under the Big Top acrobatics in a visually striking 

Bloomsday | Remy Bumppo, May 20th, 2019

Bloomsday | Remy Bumppo, May 20th, 2019

4 out of 4 stars(Originally published on Chicago Stage Standard) Bloomsday is June 16th, but Remy Bumppo Theatre Company is presenting Steven Dietz’s lyrical love story Bloomsday now through June 22nd at Theater Wit. Set against the backdrop of Dublin and James Joyce’s groundbreaking novel Ulysses, 

Cubs ‘Miracle’ | Royal George, May 16th, 2019

Cubs ‘Miracle’ | Royal George, May 16th, 2019

3 out of 4 stars(Originally published on Chicago Stage Standard) A double play, but not quite enough to get a run. Miracle at the Royal George follows the story of the Delaney’s, a diehard Cubs family with each member holding their own story riding on 

The Winter’s Tale | Goodman Theatre, May 13th, 2019

The Winter’s Tale | Goodman Theatre, May 13th, 2019

3 out of 4 stars (Originally published on Chicago Stage Standard) Artistic Director Robert Falls reimagines The Winter’s Tale—one of William Shakespeare’s final and most wildly theatrical works at Goodman Theatre this spring. In The Winter’s Tale, a jealous king accuses his wife of infidelity, 

The Undeniable Sound of Right Now | Raven Theater, May 10th, 2019

The Undeniable Sound of Right Now | Raven Theater, May 10th, 2019

4 out of 4 stars(Originally published on Chicago Stage Standard) Get ready to rock with The Undeniable Sound of Right Now by Laura Eason now playing at the Raven Theatre. To conclude the 36th season, this Chicago premiere delves into a poignant illustration of those 

MOUNTAINEER HILAREE NELSON | NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC LIVE! @ Auditorium Theatre

MOUNTAINEER HILAREE NELSON | NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC LIVE! @ Auditorium Theatre

Feature (Originally published on Chicago Stage Standard) National Geographic Live! series brings real critical concepts regarding our environment and our impact upon it and each other. The Auditorium Theater broadens its programming with sparking curiosity and important storytelling. Mountaineer Hilaree Nelson shares her thrilling story 

Hamilton Exhibition Opens in Chicago | From #HamTent to #HamEx

Hamilton Exhibition Opens in Chicago | From #HamTent to #HamEx

Feature(Originally published on Chicago Stage Standard) If you were too busy with Game of Thrones or soaking up the last bit of sun before the never ending spring showers that truly launched us into May, Hamilton: The Exhibition opened on Northerly Island in Chicago April 

The Children | Steppenwolf Theatre, May 1st, 2019

The Children | Steppenwolf Theatre, May 1st, 2019

3 out of 4 stars (Originally published on Chicago Stage Standard) The Children written by acclaimed British playwright Lucy Kirkwood and helmed by celebrated Chicago director Jonathan Berry is now playing at Steppenwolf Theatre. Filled with dark humor, this thought-provoking and haunting eco-thriller features three of Chicago’s top