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The Jacksonian (Comments Off on The Jacksonian)

September 1, 2015 • Category: REVIEWS, REVIEWS BY, Theatre Reviews, Tom Williams

By Beth Henley Directed by Joe Jahraus At Profiles Main Stage Theatre, Chicago Wacky characters in dark humor and reckless situations inhabit seedy Southern hotel Profiles Theatre loves to find weird, seedy, and violent plays. Their latest, The  Jacksonian, by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Beth Henley (for 1979 Crimes of the Heart) is a confusing, underwritten, […]

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Dirty Dancing (Comments Off on Dirty Dancing)

By Eleanor Bergstein Directed by James Powell Musical Supervision and Orchestrations by Conrad Helfrich Choreography by Michele Lynch Original Choreography by Kate Champion Produced by Broadway in Chicago Playing at the Cadillac Palace Theatre A Rousing Good Time With Top Talent Dirty Dancing—the Classic Story Onstage has been touring since 2004, leaving a trail of […]


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 […]


Things You Shouldn’t Say Past Midnight (Comments Off on Things You Shouldn’t Say Past Midnight)

By Peter Ackerman Directed by William Brown Produced by Windy City Playhouse A Very 90s Sex Comedy The new Windy City Playhouse, now in the third show of its inaugural season, has drawn attention to itself for its swanky, comfortable, nightclub atmosphere. With its swiveling armchairs, end tables for drinks, and handsome lobby, the casual […]


Zelda at the Oasis (Comments Off on Zelda at the Oasis)

Genesis Theatrical Productions Raven Theater By Patricia Lin Directed by Elayne LeTraunik Sensitive Play Transcends One Woman’s Story No. You do not have to be knowledgeable about the volatile relationship between Zelda and her famous author husband F. Scott Fitzgerald to see and enjoy the Chicago Premiere of Zelda at the Oasis. Yes. You will […]


Feast (Comments Off on Feast)

Devised and performed by Albany Park Theater project Directed by David Feiner, Mikhail Fiksel, Halena Kays, Stephanie Paul, Maggie Popadiak and Rosanna Rodriguez Sanchez At the Goodman Theatre’s Owen Stage, Chicago Impressive teen performance art tells of immigrant food interests The Albany Park Theater Project (APTP), revives their performance art show Feast from 2010, which […]

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