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Stupid Fucking Bird (2015) (Comments Off on Stupid Fucking Bird (2015))

July 29, 2015 • Category: Jacob Davis, MUST SEE, Theatre Reviews

By Aaron Posner Directed by Jonathan L. Green Produced by Carlisle Hart, LLC Originally Produced by Sideshow Theatre A Chekhov for Our Theatre Stupid Fucking Bird was the second new adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s The Seagull I saw in a week, demonstrating the hold that the Russian author and his story of creative frustration has […]

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Madame Pompadour (Comments Off on Madame Pompadour)

Music by Leo Fall German libretto by Rudolf Schanzer & Ernst Wellisch English Translation by Gerald Frantzen & Hersh Glagov Stage Director Amy Hutchison Choreographer Sara Stewart Schumann Conductor Anthony Barres Produced by Chicago Folks Operetta At Vittum Theater, Chicago Risque bedroom farce Viennese operetta is hilarious, well sung with wonderful melodious music making it […]

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Murder Ballad (Comments Off on Murder Ballad)

Conceived by and with Book and Lyrics by Julia Jordan Music and Lyrics by Juliana Nash Directed and Choreographed by James Beaudry Music Direction by Nicholas Davio At the Flat Iron Building, Chicago Contemporary rock opera is a murder mystery or is it? The concept here is intriguing. The set is a dive bar in […]

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Whatever (Comments Off on Whatever)

By Robert Tenges Directed by Adam Webster Produced by The Side Project, Chicago Everything’s Terrible, and Everybody Sucks Naming his newest play Whatever was a bold move on Robert Tenges’s part. The author, who has a longstanding relationship with The Side Project, specializes in drama about teenage struggles, and in the past, has been praised […]

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Bard Fiction (Comments Off on Bard Fiction)

A Shakespearean translation by Ben Tallen, Aaron Greer, Brian Watson-Jones, and the members of the Pulp Bard Wiki. Directed by Christopher Kidder-Mostrom Produced by Commedia Beauregard At City Lit Theater, Chicago Horrible enunciation together with fake accents marred spoof of cult film and Shakespeare I must remember to read a press release more closely. upon […]

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Kiss of the Spider Woman (Comments Off on Kiss of the Spider Woman)

Music by John Kander Lyrics by Fred Ebb Book by Terrence McNally Directed & Choreographed by Jessica Harling Produced by Benevolent Theatre At Trap Door Theatre, Chicago Strong leads and a cast of fine singers fuel Kiss of the Spider Woman. Mounting a musical at Trap Door Theatre’s tiny stage is a daunting task but […]

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