Tag: Caitlin Jackson

Review: Evil Dead the Musical (Black Button Eyes Productions)

Evil Dead the Musical by Black Button Eyes Productions at Pride Arts Center     

  

Evil Dead the Musical

Book and Lyrics by George Reinblatt
Music by Christopher Bond, Frank Cipolla
    Melissa Morris and George Reinblatt
at Pride Arts Center, 4139 N. Broadway (map)
thru Feb 16  |  tix: $30  |  more info
       
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February 5, 2019 | 0 Comments More

Review: The Golden Girls–The Lost Episodes, Vol. 2 (Hell in a Handbag Productions)

Ed Jones, David Cerda, Adrian Hadlock and Grant Drager star in Golden Girls Lost Episodes Hell Handba           
 

  
The Golden Girls:
  The Lost Episodes, Vol. 2
 

Written by David Cerda
at Mary’s Attic, 5400 N. Clark (map)
thru Sept 7  |  tix: $25-$27  |  more info
       
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July 3, 2018 | 0 Comments More

Review: The View Upstairs (Circle Theatre)

Kevin Webb stars as Wes in The View Upstairs, Circle Theatre Chicago            
      

  

The View Upstairs 
 
Book/Music/Lyrics by Max Vernon 
Pride Arts Center, 4139 N. Broadway (map)
thru July 22  |  tix: $30  |  more info
       
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June 28, 2018 | 0 Comments More

Review: Rudolph the Red-Hosed Reindeer (Hell in a Handbag Productions, 2017)

Graham Thomas Heacock, Michael Rawls, Colin Funk, Christea Parent, Josh Kemper, Chase Wheaton-Werle,           

      
Rudolph the
    Red-Hosed Reindeer

   
Written by David Cerda 
at Mary’s Attic, 5400 N. Clark (map)
thru Dec 30  |  tix: $25-$30  |  more info
       
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December 4, 2017 | 0 Comments More

Review: Shockheaded Peter (Black Button Eyes Productions)

Kat Evans, Pavi Proczko and Kevin Webb star in Shockheaded Peter, Black Button Eyes Productions            

          

Shockheaded Peter

Created by Julian Crouch, Phelim McDermott
Music and lyrics by The Tiger Lillies
Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport (map)
thru Sept 16  |  tix: $32  |  more info
       
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September 11, 2017 | 0 Comments More

Review: The Golden Girls–The Lost Episodes (Hell in a Handbag Productions)

David Cerda, Adrian Hadlock, AJ Wright and Ed Jones star in Golden Girls            
      

  

The Golden Girls:      
  The Lost Episodes

Written by David Cerda
at Mary’s Attic, 5400 N. Clark (map)
thru Sept 16  |  tix: $16-$20  |  more info
       
Check for half-price tickets   
     

June 30, 2017 | 0 Comments More

Chicago’s Best Theater of 2016

  

Miguel Cervantes stars as Alexander Hamilton in Hamilton by Lin-Manuel Miranda, Broadway ChicagoDana Omar and Gay Glenn star in Cinderella at the Theater Potatotes, Hypocrites TheatreKaren Rodriguez stars in The Way She Spoke, Solo Celebration, Greenhouse Theater 3ETHL_ShowPageFINAL_450x665James Vincent Meredith and Bethany Jillard in Othello, Chicago Shakespeare TheatreBryce Gangel, Jessica Ervin and Charlotte Thomas in Dry Land, RivendellJulissa Contreras, Sarah Cartwright and Ada Grey in The Haven Place, Red Orchid TheatreEvan Linder and Liz Sharpe in Byhalia Mississippi, New Colony Definition TheatreBrian Parry and Aaron Kirby in The Drawer Boy, Redtwist TheatreChristian Castro and D’Wayne Taylor in Jesus Hopped A Train, Eclipse TheatreThomas Cox, Bolden. (Back) Ruiz, Sullivan, Brown. Photo by Michael Brosilow (2)Mary Beth Fisher and Harris Yulin in Long Day's Journey Into Night, Court TheatreEliza Stoughton and Sam Hubbard in A Loss of Roses, Raven TheatreBlair Brown and Alan Wilder in Mary Page Marlowe, Steppenwolf TheatreChristina Saliba with mirror from Learning Curve, Albany Park Theater ProjectThe Joffrey Ballet presents Christopher Wheeldon’s The Nutcracker, Auditorium TheatreJustin Keyes, Chris Sams, Tyrone L. Robinson, Will Skrip and Sean Blake in Smokey Joe's CafeDash Barber and Christopher Borek in Posh by Laura Wade, Steep Theatre LMSarah Goeden, Justine C. Turner and Nicole Bloomsmith in Once in a Lifetime, StrawdogSydney Charles and Julian Parker in Prowess, Jackalope TheatreIt’s the classic tale of the Sharks versus the Jets in West Side Story, one of the greatest musicals ever, playing March 16-April 24, 2016 at the Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Blvd. in downtown Aurora. For tickets and information, go to ParamountAurora.com or call (630) 896-6666. Photo credit: Liz Lauren.Brian Quijada in Where Do We Sit On the Bus, Teatro Vista Chicago 2Amy Stricker, Britain Gebhardt, Max DeTogne, Lizzie Schwarzrock, Kelly Baskin, Caitlin JacksonMonica Raymund stars in Thaddeus and Slocum, Lookingglass TheatreBrenda Barrie, James Doherty. Michael E Martin, Johnny Arena and Rudy Galvan in United Flight 232

     

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January 3, 2017 | 0 Comments More

Top 10 Chicago Productions of 2016

 

Hamilton by Lin-Manuel Miranda at PrivateBank Theatre, Broadway in Chicago 3Brenda Barrie, James Doherty. Michael E Martin, Johnny Arena and Rudy Galvan in United Flight 232The Joffrey Ballet presents Christopher Wheeldon’s The Nutcracker, Auditorium Theatre 27Jessica Ervin and Bryce Gangel in Dry Land, Rivendell TheatreMichael Holding by Laura Wade in Posh, Steep Theatre GGMaria Velazquez in Library from Learning Curve, Albany Park Theater ProjectThomas Cox, Bolden. (Back) Ruiz, Sullivan, Brown. Photo by Michael Brosilow (2)Cecelia Wingate and Liz Sharpe in Byhalia Mississippi, New Colony Definition TheatreSydney Charles and Julian Parker in Prowess, Jackalope Theatre (Joel Maisonet)Amy Stricker, Britain Gebhardt, Max DeTogne, Lizzie Schwarzrock, Kelly Baskin, Caitlin Jackson

Another year, another 12 months of great theater! 2016 blessed the Windy City with inspired new works and riveting revivals from a wide range of companies – from the largest equity houses and dance companies to the smallest of Chicago’s storefronts. Taking into account the hundreds of productions that we reviewed this past year, here are our picks, in alphabetical order, for the best 10 productions of 2016. Bravo to all!!  

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January 2, 2017 | 0 Comments More