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‘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


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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 ...

‘Feathers and Teeth’ debuts at Goodman Theatre’s New Stages Festival

‘Feathers and Teeth’ debuts at Goodman Theatre’s New Stages Festival

Emma Rubenstein

November 16, 2014


Filed under Arts/Life, Theater

This fall The Goodman Theatre’s renowned New Stages Festival has returned for its 11th year with new shows that are sure to inspire, delight and entertain audiences of all ages. New Stages is an exciting and unique way to experience brand-new productions; it showcases fresh works that often evolve...

‘Vigils’ at DePaul’s Theatre School explores memories and mortality

‘Vigils’ at DePaul’s Theatre School explores memories and mortality

Madeline Buchel

November 9, 2014


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The intimate setting of DePaul’s Healy Theatre, located in The Theatre School, which boasts a mere 100 seats and whose first row literally begins on the stage, was an apt compliment to its emotionally enveloping production of Noah Haidle’s “Vigils.” Directed by Andrew Peters, MFA Class of 2016, the ...

Steppenwolf Theatre’s ‘Animal Farm’ brings Orwell tale to the stage

Steppenwolf Theatre’s  ‘Animal Farm’ brings Orwell tale to the stage

Emma Rubenstein

October 26, 2014


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The productions presented in Steppenwolf for Young Adults may be geared toward a younger audience, but they seem to somehow always transcend their genre. These shows contain something powerful and entertaining for every age group that comes to experience them. Read More »...

A tale of two swans: Joffrey Ballet’s fresh take on classic ‘Swan Lake’

A tale of two swans: Joffrey Ballet’s fresh take on classic ‘Swan Lake’

Emily Clement

October 19, 2014


Filed under Arts/Life, Theater

The curtain rose on a spare, but elegant set that appeared to be lit by skylight.  Dancers dressed for rehearsal began to file in, gossiping and stretching.  From there, it was a joyful and theatrical journey through fairytale and fantasy. Read More »...

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