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Fit To Be Tied (Comments Off)

March 3, 2015 • Category: REVIEWS, REVIEWS BY, Theatre Reviews, Tom Williams

By Nicky Silver Directed by Sean Murphy Produced by Benevolent Theatre At Angel Island, Chicago “I’ll give it to you one pearl at a time. Each day. Every day you love him.” – Nessa Strange quirky dark farce a mixed bag of drama and comedy Nicky Silver loves to stretch credulity in his plays. He […]

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The Other Place (Comments Off)

By Sharr White Directed by Joe Jahraus Produced by Profiles Theatre Lia D. Mortensen Dives into Disintegrating Mind The Other Place is a hard play to describe without misrepresenting or giving away some key plot points. What I can say about it is that it is divided into two parts, the first of which is […]

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Tannhauser (Comments Off)

Music and Libretto by Richard Wagner Conductor: Sir Andrew Davis Stage Director: Tim Albery Choreographer: Jasmin Vardimon At the Lyric Opera of Chicago Energetically sensual movement and dance introduces audiences to the world of Wagner’s morality drama/opera In one of the longest (at least 15 minutes) sensual dance sequences seen in any opera, choreographer Jasmin […]

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Ordinary Days (Comments Off)

Music & Lyrics by Adam Gwon Directed by Jason A. Fleece Music Direction & Accompaniment by Ilana Atkins At BoHo Theatre, Chicago Broadway pop chamber song cycle’s style is irritatingly repetitious  with predictable rhythms I understand the potential appeal of Adam Gwon’s Ordinary Days after works like The Last Five Years became hits. The unusual […]

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Samsara (Comments Off)

By Lauren Yee Directed by Seth Bockley Produced by Victory Gardens Theater New Play Badly Needs Rebirth Playwrights often run into trouble when they attempt to take on big themes without much experience. Samsara, now having its world premiere product after two years of development at Victory Gardens, is one example of a play that’s […]

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La Cage Aux Folles (Comments Off)

Music and Lyrics by Jerry Herman Book by Harvey Fierstein Based on the play by Jean Poiret Directed by Joe Leonardo Choreographed by Melissa Zaremba Musical Direction by Ryan T. Nelson At Marriott Theatre, Lincolnshire Stunningly visual and romantically heartfelt with loads of laughs make La Cage Aux Folles a hit Jerry Herman is one […]

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