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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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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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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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A ‘Mormon’ Reminder & Goodman & Chicago Shakes’ Season Announcements

Before we go any further, don’t forget: The Book of Mormon tickets are on sale TODAY for the general public! More info here > With that out of the way, it’s never too early to start planning for the next … Continue reading

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Get Your ‘Mormon’ Tickets Now and ‘Bring it On!’

“When do Book of Mormon tickets go on sale??” “Can I be your plus one when you see The Book of Mormon??” These are the two questions I get more than any other as a Chicago theater addict. Yes, perhaps … Continue reading

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Up Comedy Club Offers a Swanky New Space for Chicago-style Laughs

“Let’s give a toast to a new era of comedy in Chicago,” declared Colin Mochrie, a Second City alum who’s probably best known from his work in TV’s Whose Line is it Anyway. And with a hearty cheers, the standing-room … Continue reading

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Three Eye-Opening Chicago Storefront Plays

Chicago’s storefront theater scene offers edgy and intimate experiences at very affordable ticket prices. While you may trade in the scenic spectacle of, say, a Broadway show, in return you get powerful ensemble acting and ambitious storytelling. Here is a … Continue reading

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