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The Night Alive, Theatre Review – Mesmerizing and Mysterious

The Night Alive, Theatre Review – Mesmerizing and Mysterious 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 and Mucca Pazza at Symphony Center Review- Kindred Spirits Leave Audience Beaming Smiles

Chicago Sinfonietta and Mucca Pazza at Symphony Center Review- Kindred Spirits Leave Audience Beaming Smiles Chicago Sinfonietta teams with Mucca Pazza punk marching band to totally delight

EVIL DEAD: THE MUSICAL, Theatre Review – A Bloody Awful Show

EVIL DEAD: THE MUSICAL, Theatre Review – A Bloody Awful Show 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.

A Kurt Weill Cabaret Review – Theo Ubique Takes Us on a “Weill Ride”

A Kurt Weill Cabaret Review – Theo Ubique Takes Us on a “Weill Ride” 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

Tosca Review - Hits All the High Notes

Tosca Review - Hits All the High Notes 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’s “Stories in Motion” Review – Three Dazzling Dance Operettas

Joffrey Ballet’s “Stories in Motion” Review –  Three Dazzling Dance Operettas Joffrey Ballet tells three short stories through dance

"The Commons of Pensacola" - Midwest Premiere Launches Northlight Theatre's 40th Anniversary Season

"The Commons of Pensacola" - Midwest Premiere Launches Northlight Theatre's 40th Anniversary Season 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...

Macbeth at Chicago Opera Theater Review - Bloch's "Macbeth" Yet Another Found Novelty By COT

Macbeth at Chicago Opera Theater Review - Bloch's "Macbeth" Yet Another Found Novelty By COT 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

Music Institute of Chicago Gala Anniversary Concert Review - For MIC Anniversary Concert, a Pleasant Triumph

Music Institute of Chicago Gala Anniversary Concert Review - For MIC Anniversary Concert, a Pleasant Triumph The faculty of one of the area's prime teaching institutions opens their season with a diverse mixed program

Lifeline Theatre’s “Jane Eyre” Review – Classic Novel Brought to Stage

Lifeline Theatre’s “Jane Eyre” Review – Classic Novel Brought to Stage Classic romance novel Jane Eyre re-imagined for the stage

King Lear Review - A Modern Take On A Classic Treasure

King Lear Review - A Modern Take On A Classic Treasure With the focus on dementia, the Chicago Shakespeare Theater presents a poignant King Lear

Strawdog’s “Fail/Safe” Review – Taking You to the Brink of Nuclear Winter

Strawdog’s “Fail/Safe” Review – Taking You to the Brink of Nuclear Winter Join Strawdog on a nail-biting journey to the brink of nuclear winter

MCA Hosts eighth blackbird Review – Mixed Bag Performance

MCA Hosts eighth blackbird Review – Mixed Bag Performance Museum of Contemporary Art showcases eighth blackbird and world premiere of "Colombine's Paradise Theatre"

Lookingglass’ DEATH TAX Review – And We Thought Life Was Complicated!

Lookingglass’ DEATH TAX Review – And We Thought Life Was Complicated! 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

Cabezas and Yang Dame Myra Hess Concert Review – Overflow Crowd Transported to Baroque Salon

Cabezas and Yang Dame Myra Hess Concert Review – Overflow Crowd Transported to Baroque Salon Chicagoland native Gabriel Cabezas (cello) partners with Amy J. Yang to bring a baroque feel to Dame Myra Hess concert

Moody Blues Review - Celebrating 50 Years with Timeless Flight 2014 Tour at Ravinia

Moody Blues Review - Celebrating 50 Years with Timeless Flight 2014 Tour at Ravinia 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

The Lyric Opera Chorus Concert Preview - Friday, Sept. 12 at 7pm

The Lyric Opera Chorus Concert Preview - Friday, Sept. 12 at 7pm First of two concerts by Lyric Opera Chorus to be held Friday September 12

Stars of Lyric Opera at Millennium Park Review – Scrumptious Appetizer for the 60th Season

Stars of Lyric Opera at Millennium Park Review – Scrumptious Appetizer for the 60th Season Stars of the Lyric Opera in Millennium Park give an enchanting introduction to their 60th Season

Piccolo Theatre’s “Smash” Review – Delightful Shaw-Lite Romp

Piccolo Theatre’s “Smash” Review – Delightful Shaw-Lite Romp Light-hearted and fully entertaining, Piccolo Theatre's "Smash" is George Bernard Shaw-lite

The Game's Afoot Review - Funny Shades of Sherlock

The Game's Afoot Review - Funny Shades of Sherlock 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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