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Boulez-Centered MusicNOW Review – Music Most Abstract

 Boulez-Centered MusicNOW Review – Music Most Abstract MusicNOW showcases works by Boulez and series organizers' Bates and Clyne

Windy City Playhouse’s “End Days” Review – Relish the Irreverence

Windy City Playhouse’s “End Days” Review – Relish the Irreverence Chicago's newest Equity theater, Windy City Playhouse, makes its debut with off-the-charts irreverent "End Days" by Deborah Zoe Laufer

Dutoit Conducts CSO with Yo-Yo Ma – The Great Cello Communicator

Dutoit Conducts CSO with Yo-Yo Ma – The Great Cello Communicator Yo-Yo Ma performs with Chicago Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Maestro Charles Dutoit

“The One and Only Ivan” Review - Lifeline Theatre’s KidSeries Launches Captivating Premiere of #1 New York Times Bestseller Book

“The One and Only Ivan” Review - Lifeline Theatre’s KidSeries Launches Captivating Premiere of #1 New York Times Bestseller Book Through April 26, Lifeline Theatre in Rogers Park presents “The One and Only Ivan,” a captivating world premiere staging of Katherine Applegate's bestselling book about the true story of a gorilla who became a national symbol for animal welfare

TWO TRAINS RUNNING at the Goodman Theatre, Review – Serving Up Plenty Of Food For Thought

TWO TRAINS RUNNING at the Goodman Theatre, Review – Serving Up Plenty Of Food For Thought “Two Trains Running” now playing at the Goodman Theatre until April 19th, is an interesting play that simmers with a building rage of discontentment underneath its relatively stable surface

FIRST WIVES CLUB: THE MUSICAL with Broadway In Chicago, Theatre Review – An Unfinished Rough Draft

FIRST WIVES CLUB: THE MUSICAL with Broadway In Chicago, Theatre Review – An Unfinished Rough Draft The downtown tryout of FIRST WIVES CLUB: THE MUSICAL, now playing at the Oriental Theatre until March 29th, has much work to do before it’s ready to take the leap to Broadway

Kokandy’s “The Full Monty” Review – Racing to the Bottom Has Never Been So Much Fun!

Kokandy’s “The Full Monty” Review – Racing to the Bottom Has Never Been So Much Fun! "The Full Monty" calls itself "The Revealing Musical Comedy" and we call it GREAT FUN

Thodos Dance “Chicago Inspired” Gala Review – Reminding WHO –and WHAT—Brought You to the Dance

Thodos Dance “Chicago Inspired” Gala Review – Reminding WHO –and WHAT—Brought You to the Dance Thodos Dance Chicago performed many works with a deep Chicago connection as prelude to their gala. A sense of community pervaded Harris Theater

“Beyond the Aria” Season Finale Review –Voices with Power

“Beyond the Aria” Season Finale Review –Voices with Power In an intimate performance space, "Beyond the Aria"'s season finale showcased soprano Amber Wagner, tenor Brandon Jovanovic and baritone/pianist/composer Will Liverman

Hubbard Street Dance Spring Series Review — From Masculine/Feminine to Balanchine

Hubbard Street Dance Spring Series Review — From Masculine/Feminine to Balanchine Hubbard Street’s spring program offers a little something for every dance fan

ORDINARY DAYS at BoHo Theatre, Review – Finding the Extraordinary in the Ordinary

ORDINARY DAYS at BoHo Theatre, Review – Finding the Extraordinary in the Ordinary ORDINARY DAYS, now playing at BoHo Theatre until March 15, is a powerful, moving, and wonderful intimate chamber musical about four young individuals finding beauty in the ordinary

The Best of Second City Review - A Great Show to Attend

The Best of Second City Review - A Great Show to Attend The Best of Second City is a remarkably funny and fun show

“The Signal” at City Winery Review – A Doo Wop Rhapsody

“The Signal” at City Winery Review – A Doo Wop Rhapsody Nostagia-fueled joy exploded from the audience as the old Doo Wop standards were performed in "The Signal" at City Winery

“The Diary of Anne Frank” Review - Does Justice to Young Girl’s Living Legacy

 “The Diary of Anne Frank” Review - Does Justice to Young Girl’s Living Legacy The newest theatrical production of “The Diary of Anne Frank,” by The Writers Theatre in Glencoe, is a not-to-be-missed transformative experience that lives up to the theatre’s artistic mission of creating deliberately intimate performances

“Lone Star” and “Laundry and Bourbon” Review - Like a Ride in a 1959 T-bird Convertible!

“Lone Star” and “Laundry and Bourbon” Review - Like a Ride in a 1959 T-bird Convertible! “Lone Star” and “Laundry and Bourbon”–– billed as two plays about small-town Texas life––skillfully deliver on the promise. It’s exactly the way I, with my feet firmly planted in the Midwest, picture it

Joffrey Academy of Dance “Winning Works: Choreographers of Color” Review – Glimpse at Dance’s Rosy Future

Joffrey Academy of Dance “Winning Works:  Choreographers of Color” Review – Glimpse at Dance’s Rosy Future Joffrey's "Winning Works" showcases works by choreographers of color and their remarkably talented students

Shantala Shivalingappa Dance Review – Kuchipudi Artist Enchants Chicago Audience

Shantala Shivalingappa Dance Review – Kuchipudi Artist Enchants Chicago Audience Kuchipudi Artist Shantala Shivalingappa Enchants at The Dance Center of Columbia College in association with Chicago's Eye on India

Alonzo King Lines Ballet Review – Lines Crumpled and Straight

Alonzo King Lines Ballet Review – Lines Crumpled and Straight Alonzo King Lines Ballet from the Bay Area thrills Chicago's Harris audience

For the Record Presents Dear John Hughes –80s Teens, Live and Fresh

For the Record Presents Dear John Hughes –80s Teens, Live and Fresh For the Record Presents Dear John Hughes presents an energetic musical view into the 1980s teen world of writer/director John Hughes

Grupo Corpo at Auditorium Theatre Review – Bonito!

Grupo Corpo at Auditorium Theatre Review – Bonito! Grupo Corpo brings a unique Brazilian stamp to dance on the Auditorium Theatre stage

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