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The Night Alive by Connor McPherson, now playing at Steppenwolf Theatre until November 16, is a story about five flawed individuals who are stumbling in the dark searching for light in their lives
Chicago Sinfonietta teams with Mucca Pazza punk marching band to totally delight
Evil Dead the Musical now playing until October 12 at the Broadway Playhouse is one of the worst things I’ve ever seen in Chicago and not worth the money.
True to form, the remarkably talented Theo Ubique ensemble at the No Exit Café did not disappoint on the opening night of A Kurt Weill Cabaret
The MAC at the College of DuPage dishes up a fine presentation of the opera Tosca with Karen Slack singing the lead role.
Joffrey Ballet tells three short stories through dance
This weekend I had the chance to see a play that I have been anticipating since the 2014-2015 season was announced, The Commons of Pensacola, written by Amanda Peet and directed by Robin Witt, at Northlight Theatre in Skokie. The play is centered...
Chicago Opera Theater presents an obscure adaptation of Shakespeare's tragedy with its usual striking production and consistently high musical values, but also with its usual troubling experimental aspects as well
The faculty of one of the area's prime teaching institutions opens their season with a diverse mixed program
Classic romance novel Jane Eyre re-imagined for the stage
With the focus on dementia, the Chicago Shakespeare Theater presents a poignant King Lear
Join Strawdog on a nail-biting journey to the brink of nuclear winter
Museum of Contemporary Art showcases eighth blackbird and world premiere of "Colombine's Paradise Theatre"
You may have decided that this is surely a play for “Senior Citizens.” I say "Death Tax" has truth and wisdom for everyone alive. It goes to the very core of the great question, the meaning and value of life
Chicagoland native Gabriel Cabezas (cello) partners with Amy J. Yang to bring a baroque feel to Dame Myra Hess concert
The Moody Blues are 50! At Ravinia for their "Timeless Flight" tour, Graeme Edge, Justin Hayward and John Lodge have aged like fine wine--a little smoother, a little richer, a little melllower--just as delicious
First of two concerts by Lyric Opera Chorus to be held Friday September 12
Stars of the Lyric Opera in Millennium Park give an enchanting introduction to their 60th Season
Light-hearted and fully entertaining, Piccolo Theatre's "Smash" is George Bernard Shaw-lite
Drury Lane's production of The Game's Afoot by Ken Ludwig is a funny and engaging mystery with shades of Sherlock Holmes.
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