Category Archives: Theater

Sex, Talking Sandwiches and More at 2012 Chicago Fringe Festival

Production photo from “Handshake Uppercut,” one of 50 productions presented at 2012 Chicago Fringe Festival. Photo credit: Amy Bolger. Now in its third year, the Chicago Fringe Festival in the Pilsen neighborhood continues to bring emerging and experimental talent to … Continue reading

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Get Your Bard On With Free Shakespeare In The Park!

Chicagoans enjoy a free production of Shakespeare’s “Taming of the Shrew”. “All the world’s a stage” wrote William Shakespeare in his play As You Like It. And Chicago Shakespeare Theater is taking that mantra to heart by converting our city’s … Continue reading

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August Chicago Theatre Outlook: The Shortlist

The cast of Steppenwolf’s “Three Sisters” For various life-related reasons, I’ve pretty much checked out of the theatre loop for the past several weeks. So, when I started looking at what shows were out there and where to get back … Continue reading

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Certain as the Sun: ‘Beauty and the Beast’ at Chicago Shakespeare on Navy Pier is a Belle of a Good Time

The cast of ChiShakes’ “Beauty and the Beast.” It’s clear, based on yesterday’s sold-out performance of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, that Chicago Shakespeare Theatre has a hit. From the moment Belle (the charming Emily Rohm) comes strolling down the … Continue reading

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Chicago’s Theater on the Lake is theater in Chicago, summer style!

What could be more Chicago than seeing original, gripping storefront theater just steps away from Lake Michigan? Theater on the Lake is celebrating 60 years of Chicago‚Äôs rich off-Loop theater community, and this year the lakeside venue is packing in … Continue reading

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The “What’s Hot” List for Chicago Theater

Looking for a good show to see in the coming month? Check out these sure-fire shows: Jersey Boys | Bank of America Theatre This long-running Chicago hit has returned for an extended stay. Now through June 3, you can catch … Continue reading

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The Hit Afrobeat Musical ‘Fela!’ Gets You On Your Feet

Fela!, which started as an Off-Broadway show in 2008 and has grown into an international sensation (and is now playing at Chicago’s Oriental Theatre through April 15), follows the life of Afrobeat Nigerian legend and activist, Fela Kuti. The high-energy … Continue reading

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