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A Red Orchid Theatre’s “Accidentally Like a Martyr” Review – Grief in a Gay Bar

A Red Orchid Theatre’s “Accidentally Like a Martyr” Review –  Grief in a Gay Bar A Red Orchid Theatre's "Accidentally Like a Martyr" Tells a Story of Grief --or Several--Played Out in a Gay Bar

The State Ballet Theatre of Russia’s “Swan Lake” Review – Pleasing, if not Precise

The State Ballet Theatre of Russia’s “Swan Lake” Review – Pleasing, if not Precise Star ballerina and Tchaikovsky's magnificent score please in The State Ballet Theater of Russia's "Swan Lake"

West Side Story Review - Heartbreakingly Relevent

West Side Story Review - Heartbreakingly Relevent Drury Lane's production of West Side Story brings to life star-crossed lovers in the midst of rival gangs fighting for imaginary turf

“Plastic Revolution” Review- Campy Musical Comedy

“Plastic Revolution” Review- Campy Musical Comedy The New Colony's "Plastic Revolution" is campy musical theater that makes you laugh

Northwestern Law to present Collaboraction ís Crime Scene Chicago 2015: Let Hope Rise for free on Jan. 21 Preview - Free Performance

Northwestern Law to present Collaboraction ís Crime Scene Chicago 2015:  Let Hope Rise for free on Jan. 21 Preview - Free Performance Free Performance of Collaboraction's "Crime Scene Chicago 2015" in memory of Dr. Martin Luther King

Shattered Globe Theatre’s “The Rose Tattoo” – Tennessee Williams’ Script Couldn’t Be in Better Hands

Shattered Globe Theatre’s “The Rose Tattoo” – Tennessee Williams’ Script Couldn’t Be in Better Hands Tennessee Williams' "The Rose Tattoo" Gets the Top Shelf Acting the Excellent Script Deserves

Manual Cinema’s “Mementos Mori” Review – Inaugural Show of 1st Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival

Manual Cinema’s “Mementos Mori” Review – Inaugural Show of 1st Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival 1st Annual Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival Gets Kick-Off with Richly Layered and Fun Lamentation on Death in the Digital Age by Manual Cinema

Beyond the Aria Review – The Sweetness of Song

Beyond the Aria Review – The Sweetness of Song The intimate "Beyond the Aria" performance bathed attendees in sweet song

Pirates of Penzance Review - The Tropical Original of the Hypocrites' Winter Rep

Pirates of Penzance Review - The Tropical Original of the Hypocrites' Winter Rep My second Gilbert & Sullivan experience offers more camp, more energy, but not as much heart

Oil Lamp's THE ODD COUPLE Review - Lots of Fun in this Old Favorite

Oil Lamp's THE ODD COUPLE Review - Lots of Fun in this Old Favorite Drop everything and make plans to see THE ODD COUPLE. What a romp! Two woefully incompatible roommates (I know married couples like this, too!) demonstrate the power of friendship, the joy of companionship and the benefits of learning to get along

“I Don’t Remember You: Broadway’s Cult Classics, vol. II” Review –Delight in an Obsession with Musical Theater

“I Don’t Remember You:  Broadway’s Cult Classics, vol. II” Review –Delight in an Obsession with Musical Theater Cozy and Charming - Two Performances remain of "I Don't Remember You: Broadway's Cult Classics, Vol. II"

Howie Day at City Wintery – Brace Yourself

Howie Day at City Wintery – Brace Yourself Howie Day performed at City Winery on January 9 and 10 to promote the release of his upcoming album on April 14

The Side Project’s “Push Button Murder” – All About Drones

The Side Project’s “Push Button Murder” – All About Drones The Sideline Project's "Push Button Murder" is a dark comedy about drone warfare

Petrenko Conducts CSO Review – Captivating Program Warms Arctic Chill

Petrenko Conducts CSO Review – Captivating Program Warms Arctic Chill Vasily Petrenko conducts CSO in works by Elgar, Beethoven and Rachmaninov

Shelest Piano Duo Dame Myra Hess Concert Review – Orchestral Sound from Four Hands

Shelest Piano Duo Dame Myra Hess Concert Review – Orchestral Sound from Four Hands Dmitri and Anna Shelest performed from the four hand piano repertoire at the last Dame Myra Hess concert of 2014

Yana Reznik Dame Myra Hess Concert Review – Interlude from Shopping Frenzy

Yana Reznik Dame Myra Hess Concert Review – Interlude from Shopping Frenzy Yana Reznik, a pianist with an eye to making classical music more accessible to a contemporary audience, entertained with a program of encore pieces at the Dame Myra Hess concert on December 24

Redmoon Review - Winter Pageant Was More Flurries Than Snow Storm

Redmoon Review - Winter Pageant Was More Flurries Than Snow Storm Although the spectacle had some promising elements, the story as a whole was underwhelming

Apollo Chorus’ “Handel’s Messiah” Review – Rapture!

Apollo Chorus’ “Handel’s Messiah” Review – Rapture! The Apollo Chorus' "Handel's Messiah" is a tradition of the holiday season to bookmark

AIRLINE HIGHWAY at Steppenwolf Theatre, Review – Mixed Messages

AIRLINE HIGHWAY at Steppenwolf Theatre, Review – Mixed Messages “Airline Highway” now playing at Steppenwolf Theatre is an interesting, yet confusing exploration at a group of misfits at a cheap motel on the outskirts of New Orleans who are throwing a party to say goodbye to their adopted mother

Prieto Conducts CSO with Yeh in Spotlight Review – Varied Program Gives Much to Savor

Prieto Conducts CSO with Yeh in Spotlight Review – Varied Program Gives Much to Savor CSO Principal Percussionist Cynthia Yeh is solo star in varied program under baton of Prieto

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