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“Lotto Fever in the Sucker State” Review – Lovable Sitcom in Spirit of Farm-Aid

“Lotto Fever in the Sucker State” Review – Lovable Sitcom in Spirit of Farm-Aid "Lotto Fever in the Sucker State" tells the story of small farmers suffering today with disarming humor

The Lieutenant of Inishmore Review - AstonRep's production falls short of the script's demands

The Lieutenant of Inishmore Review - AstonRep's production falls short of the script's demands AstonRep's ensemble lost in the high stakes, big blood, and even bigger text of this dangerous, Irish play

Beijing Dance Theater “Wild Grass” Review – Flawless Dancing Sans Wow

Beijing Dance Theater “Wild Grass” Review – Flawless Dancing Sans Wow "Wild Grass" by Beijing Dance Theater is based on writings of a well-known Chinese writer Lu Xun (1881 - 1926)

TITANIC at Griffin Theatre Company, Review – Doing More With Less

TITANIC at Griffin Theatre Company, Review – Doing More With Less Griffin Theatre Company’s superb minimalistic presentation of Titanic, now playing at Theatre Wit until December 7th, is a remarkable achievement that should serve as a clear example of how powerful even a faulty show can be simply by doing less

Silk Road Rising’s “The Hundred Flowers Project” Review – Paradigms on a Bullet Train

Silk Road Rising’s “The Hundred Flowers Project” Review – Paradigms on a Bullet Train "The Hundred Flowers Project" aims to explore Mao's notion of continuous revolution through the zeitgeist of hi-tech times

“Beyond the Aria” Review – Lyric Opera Serenade on Pritzker Stage

“Beyond the Aria” Review – Lyric Opera Serenade on Pritzker Stage Lyric Opera voices in an intimate cabaret-like setting on Pritzker Stage

AMAZING GRACE Review, Broadway In Chicago – A New Musical That Needs A Lot More Work

AMAZING GRACE Review, Broadway In Chicago – A New Musical That Needs A Lot More Work Amazing Grace now playing at the Bank of America Theatre until November 2nd is the newest show in Chicago to do an out-of-town tryout, and for good reason because this musical needs a lot of work before its ready for Broadway

Animal Farm at Steppenwolf Theatre, Review – A Great Adaptation of a Classic Novel

Animal Farm at Steppenwolf Theatre, Review – A Great Adaptation of a Classic Novel George Orwell’s classic novel Animal Farm comes alive on stage in this faithful adaptation now playing as part of Steppenwolf’s Theatre for Young Adults outreach program until November 14

Live New’d Girls Burlesque Review - A Terrific City Winery Show

 Live New’d Girls Burlesque Review -  A Terrific City Winery Show The Chicago Starlets allure at the West Loop wine and performing arts venue - Chicago City Winery

Bella Voce Faire is the Heaven Review - All-British Choral Program a Winner

Bella Voce Faire is the Heaven Review - All-British Choral Program a Winner Renowned local ensemble serves up another winner in an impressive setting

Rosy Simas Danse “We Wait in the Darkness” Review– Storytelling with a Multi-Media Movement Poem

Rosy Simas Danse “We Wait in the Darkness” Review– Storytelling with a Multi-Media Movement Poem Rosy Simas' subtle choreography paired with video and soundscapes creates a moving poem, in all senses

Profiles Theatre “The Cryptogram” Review – That First Time You Felt Your World Fall Apart

Profiles Theatre “The Cryptogram” Review – That First Time You Felt Your World Fall Apart Profile Theatre mounts a top-notch production of David Mamet's play "The Cryptogram"

London Philharmonic Orchestra at Symphony Center Review-Rising Above the Material

London Philharmonic Orchestra at Symphony Center Review-Rising Above the Material The fine London Philharmonic Orchestra, along with their star conductor, present a program headed by Rachmaninov and Shostakovich

Joffrey Chicago’s New Swan Lake Review - A Thrilling Opening Night

Joffrey Chicago’s New Swan Lake Review - A Thrilling Opening Night The Chicago premiere of Christopher Wheeldon’s 2004 Swan Lake blends traditional choreography with a new fresh vision

CSO’s “Ben Hur” Review – Historic Silent Film Scored by Rock Drummer

CSO’s “Ben Hur” Review – Historic Silent Film Scored by Rock Drummer Chicago Symphony Orchestra enlists famed rock drummer to bring classic silent film "Ben Hur" alive

Lyric Opera “Capriccio” Review – Rewarded Strongly by Renée Fleming’s Final Aria

Lyric Opera “Capriccio” Review – Rewarded Strongly by Renée Fleming’s Final Aria Renée Fleming diva powers the Lyric Opera's current production of "Capriccio"

Rosy Simas “We Wait in the Darkness” Dance Preview – Dancing to Heal the Generations

Rosy Simas “We Wait in the Darkness” Dance Preview – Dancing to Heal the Generations Well-known Minneapolis choreographer Rosy Simas brings her heralded work "We Wait in Darkness" to Chicago

"The Grand Duke" Review – The Savoyaires at Fifty

"The Grand Duke" Review – The Savoyaires at Fifty Chicagoland residents and visitors have had the opportunity to enjoy wonderful Gilbert & Sullivan productions offered by The Savoyaires for fifty years. They are currently presenting "The Grand Duke", Gilbert & Sullivan's last operetta

Porchlight’s “Sweeney Todd” Review – Charmed and Cozy with a Ghoulish Tale

Porchlight’s “Sweeney Todd” Review – Charmed and Cozy with a Ghoulish Tale Porchlight Music Theatre Gives the Ghoulish Tale of Sweeney Todd a New Charm and Intimacy

Blue Man Group Performance Review – A Visual Masterpiece

Blue Man Group Performance Review – A Visual Masterpiece Blue Man Group offers a fun, energetic, and spectacular night out

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