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Sense and Sensibility (Comments Off on Sense and Sensibility)

May 3, 2015 • Category: Jacob Davis, MUST SEE, Theatre Reviews

Book, Music, and Lyrics by Paul Gordon Directed by Barbara Gaines Based on the Novel by Jane Austen Produced by Chicago Shakespeare Theater Fun, Amusing New Adaptation Works for Fans and Newcomers Alike Barbara Gaines’s leadership at Chicago Shakespeare has brought worldwide recognition, and now, she triumphs as the director of a world premiere musical, […]

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Lips Together, Teeth Apart (Comments Off on Lips Together, Teeth Apart)

By Terrence McNally Directed by Ted Hoerl Produced by Eclipse Theatre Company, Chicago Perfect Start to Season of McNally Eclipse’s mission is to showcase one author each season, and they chose well to dedicate this season to Terrence McNally. Active since the 1960s, McNally has been a noteworthy contributor to plays about gay life for […]

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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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Lady Windermere’s Fan (Comments Off on Lady Windermere’s Fan)

By Oscar Wilde Directed by Jim Schneider Produced by Dead Writers Theatre Collective, Chicago “Ideals are dangerous things. Realities are better. They wound, but they are better.” Visually Gorgeous Production of Wilde’s Melodrama Dead Writers Theatre Collective is dedicated to high production values and beautiful aesthetics, so Oscar Wilde is a perfect fit. With its […]

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The American Clock – A Vaudeville (Comments Off on The American Clock – A Vaudeville)

By Arthur Miller Directed by Jan Ellen Graves At Redtwist Theatre, Chicago “Life is just a bowl of cherries. Don’t take it serious; it’s too mysterious. At eight each morning I have got a date, To take my plunge ’round the Empire State. You’ll admit it’s not the berries, In a building that’s so tall; […]

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The 2015 non-Equity Jeff Award Nominees (updated) (Comments Off on The 2015 non-Equity Jeff Award Nominees (updated))

The Joseph Jefferson Awards Committee said on Saturday that it had disqualified The Hypocrites from its 2014-15 non-Equity awards, due to its discovery of the theater’s status as a Equity company operating under a low-level “Tier N” agreement. Apparently, The Hypocrites, a long-standing non-union company, did not realize that their new deal with Equity disqualified […]

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