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

July 5, 2015 • Category: REVIEWS, REVIEWS BY, Tom Williams

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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Good People at Redtwist Theatre (Comments Off on Good People at Redtwist Theatre)

By David Lindsay-Abaire Directed by Matt Hawkins At Redtwist Theatre, Chicago  Funny look at how the other-half lives turns poignant as it re-defines what  ‘good people’ actually are. Redtwist Theatre boldly mounts storefront productions of plays that major regional theatres have recently produced, giving them an up-close intimate feel that usually makes the play stronger. […]

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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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A Work of Art (Comments Off on A Work of Art)

By Elaine Romero Directed by Henry Godinez Produced by Chicago Dramatists in association with Goodman Theatre Bizarre Play Represents Grief as Obsession Elaine Romero’s America at War trilogy is a collaboration between several theatres. The first part, Graveyard of Empires, debuted at 16th Street Theatre earlier this year, and now the second part, A Work […]

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The Who and the What (Comments Off on The Who and the What)

By Ayad Akhtar Directed by Ron OJ Parson Produced by Victory Gardens Theater What’s a Moderate? After Ayad Akhtar’s first play, Disgraced, won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 2013, he must have been feeling the pressure to create an equal work. However, he says in an interview in the Playbill program note, his new […]

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How to Run for Mayor – The Chicago Musical Theatre Festival (Comments Off on How to Run for Mayor – The Chicago Musical Theatre Festival)

The Chicago Musical Theatre Festival, now in its second year, is a new-works festival produced by Underscore Theatre company. We created CMTF for one reason: there’s a wealth of musical theatre creators and performers in Chicago, but the high risks of producing new musicals means that few companies are willing to take a chance, especially […]

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