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Review: About Face Theatre’s ‘A Kid Like Jake’

Review: About Face Theatre’s ‘A Kid Like Jake’

Emma Rubenstein

February 8, 2015


Filed under Arts/Life, Theater

The current discussion surrounding gender identification is a necessary one and this winter, About Face Theatre is bringing it to the forefront in its newest production, “A Kid Like Jake,” written by Daniel Pearle and directed by Keira Fromm. Read More »...

‘Rapture, Blister, Burn’ brings feminism to life

‘Rapture, Blister, Burn’ brings feminism to life

Emma Rubenstein

February 1, 2015


Filed under Arts/Life, Theater

This winter’s “Rapture, Blister, Burn,” written by Gina Gionfriddo, and directed by Kimberly Senior, has taken the Goodman’s Albert by storm. It was touching, sidesplittingly funny and provided an honest, powerful examination of feminism that is both a rarity and necessity to find on stage. Read More »...

‘Rose Tattoo’ at Shattered Globe Theatre highlights the heartfelt, heritage

‘Rose Tattoo’ at Shattered Globe Theatre highlights the heartfelt, heritage

Emma Rubenstein

January 18, 2015


Filed under Arts/Life, Theater

This season, Shattered Globe Theatre took on Tennessee William’s matchless and beautiful “The Rose Tattoo” and is sure to deliver a treat for each audience who has the privilege of seeing it. Directed by Greg Vinkler, the production is wonderfully crafted, moving and filled to the brim with talented DePaul Theatre School alumni. Read M...

DePaul Theatre School alumni reunite in ‘Top Girls’

DePaul Theatre School alumni reunite in ‘Top Girls’

Emma Rubenstein

January 11, 2015


Filed under Arts/Life, Theater

This winter, The Arc Theatre is bringing the renowned “Top Girls” written by Caryl Churchill and directed by Mark Boergers, to life. The show is saturated with talent, strong female characters and several dynamic DePaul Theatre School graduates.  Read More »...

‘Cinderella’ a spellbinding fairytale classic

‘Cinderella’ a spellbinding fairytale classic

Emma Rubenstein

December 28, 2014


Filed under Arts/Life, Theater

There is something magical residing within the walls of the Cadillac Palace Theatre this winter. Rogers and Hammerstein’s "Cinderella" is lighting up every individual who encounters it with its incredible barrage of musicality, heart, and visual delight. Read More »...

‘Twist Your Dickens’ hilariously toys with holiday tradition

Emma Rubenstein

December 18, 2014


Filed under Arts/Life, Theater

Unique and offbeat productions have become somewhat of a staple in the Chicago Christmas theater scene. New shows are blossoming amid the countless holiday classics, shows that are hilarious, touching, and matchless all at once. There is something particularly thrilling about the culmination of tra...

Joffrey’s ‘Nutcracker’ showcases classic holiday ballet

Joffrey’s ‘Nutcracker’ showcases classic holiday ballet

Alicya Dennison

December 10, 2014


Filed under Arts/Life, Theater

Last Friday officially ushered in the holiday season in Chicago with the Joffrey Ballet's "The Nutcracker" opening at the Auditorium Theater. Read More »...

Q&A: Wilam Tarris of ‘Dee Snider’s Rock & Roll Christmas Tale’

Q&A: Wilam Tarris of ‘Dee Snider’s Rock & Roll Christmas Tale’

Emma Rubenstein

December 7, 2014


Filed under Arts/Life, Theater

This winter, Broadway in Chicago is bringing a new take on holiday theater to the city. Written by Dee Snider of Twister Sister and directed by Adam John Hunter, "Dee Snider’s Rock & Roll Christmas Tale" provides a delightfully unconventional holiday production that resides between the realms o...

Goodman’s ‘Christmas Carol’ a classic delight

Goodman’s ‘Christmas Carol’ a classic delight

Emma Rubenstein

December 7, 2014


Filed under Arts/Life, Theater

This holiday season, The Goodman’s annual production of "A Christmas Carol" has returned to the Albert, where it is delighting audiences of all ages by residing between the worlds of innovation and tradition. Directed by Henry Wishcamper, it delivers a wealth of Christmas spirit and plunges its ...

Colorful cast shines in ‘Grinch’ musical at Chicago Theater

Colorful cast shines in ‘Grinch’ musical at Chicago Theater

Alicya Dennison

November 26, 2014


Filed under Arts/Life, Theater

The iconic adaption “Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical” is currently playing at the Chicago Theater. The production runs through Saturday, Nov. 29. It has been said by many closest to Dr. Seuss that his most classic characters, found in many of his bestsellers, were merel...

The House Theatre playfully evokes nostalgia with ‘The Nutcracker’

The House Theatre playfully evokes nostalgia with ‘The Nutcracker’

Alicya Dennison

November 22, 2014


Filed under Arts/Life, Theater

The House Theatre of Chicago presents its fifth year of their holiday classic, “The Nutcracker,” at the Chopin Theater. The production opened for preview Nov. 6-13, officially opening Friday, Nov.14, and it runs through Dec. 28. Read More »...

ASL interpreters give voice to DePaul’s Theatre School

ASL interpreters give voice to DePaul’s Theatre School

Kirsten Onsgard

November 16, 2014


Filed under Arts/Life, Theater

The Theatre School earlier this month brought to life “The Phantom Tollbooth,” Norton Juster’s vivid children’s novel of a young boy who adventures to learn the meaning of time. But as one spotlight illuminated Milo and his watchdog Tock, another shined on two women to the far stage right ...

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