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REVIEW: ‘Mean Girls: The Musical’ not as good as the movie but still a must-see

REVIEW: 'Mean Girls: The Musical' not as good as the movie but still a must-see

Lauren Coates, Contributing Writer

January 26, 2020

“Mean Girls: The Musical” is finishing its Chicago leg of its nationwide tour this weekend. Just days after the announcement that “Mean Girls: The Musical” would be turned into a film (a sort of reverse adaptation, given that the musical itself is based on a film of the same name). As most m...

‘Brooklyn Bridge’ elevates children’s theater by taking its audience seriously

‘Brooklyn Bridge’ elevates children’s theater by taking its audience seriously

Jessica Grekowicz, Contributing Writer

January 20, 2020

The DePaul Theater School showcased the production of “Brooklyn Bridge” on Saturday, Dec. 18, presented by Chicago Playworks for Families and Young Audiences. “Brooklyn Bridge” starts its tale with 10-year-old Sasha as she attempts to write a book report on said bridge. Sasha knows every fact about t...

First Floor Theatre’s Kafkapalooza pays modern tribute to Kafka

First Floor Theatre's Kafkapalooza pays modern tribute to Kafka

Nina Gaulin

August 18, 2015

For the past three years, First Floor Theater has asked local playwrights to put together a show that both exposes audiences to the work of classic writers and introduces a new twist of modernity to timeless ideas for an annual literary festival.  Each year, these playwrights pay tribute to the works of one influenti...

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