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Get Out Alive | Steppenwolf LookOut Series, February 2nd, 2020

Get Out Alive | Steppenwolf LookOut Series, February 2nd, 2020

FEATURE (Originally published on Chicago Stage Standard) Mental health is not easy to talk about sometimes, let alone the vulnerability to talk about your own personal journey in front of a bunch of strangers. Art can help heal unseen wounds and Nikki Lynette’s Get Out […]

"On the Trail of Big Cats" with Steve Winter, National Geographic Live!| Auditorium Theatre, January 18th, 2020

"On the Trail of Big Cats" with Steve Winter, National Geographic Live!| Auditorium Theatre, January 18th, 2020

Feature(Originally published on Chicago Stage Standard) Have you ever wondered just how they capture those incredible moments on nature programs when the predator finally pounces on its prey? One photographer has spent years honing his craft in the art of finding apex predators and capturing […]

ONCE ON THIS ISLAND | Cadillac Palace Theatre, January 18th, 2020

ONCE ON THIS ISLAND | Cadillac Palace Theatre, January 18th, 2020

4 out of 4 stars(Originally published on Chicago Stage Standard) Take a tropical getaway this Chicago winter with the Tony-Award winning ONCE ON THIS ISLAND at Broadway In Chicago’s Cadillac Palace Theatre (151 W. Randolph) through February 2, 2020. This limited two-week engagement tells the […]

Romeo & Juliet – The National Ballet Theatre of Odessa | Harris Theater, January 19th, 2020

Romeo & Juliet – The National Ballet Theatre of Odessa | Harris Theater, January 19th, 2020

3 out of 4 stars (Originally published on Chicago Stage Standard) The National Ballet Theatre of Odessa made two stops in Chicagoland this month with 55 of Ukraine’s top performers to present “Romeo & Juliet” and “Swan Lake”. “Romeo & Juliet” was performed at the […]

The Light in the Piazza | Lyric Opera, December 19th, 2019

The Light in the Piazza | Lyric Opera, December 19th, 2019

3.5 out of 4 stars (Originally published on Chicago Stage Standard) If you are looking for a holiday get away to scenic Italy, look no further than the Lyric! Tony Award-winning musical The Light in the Piazza is here for al limited engagement and stars four-time Grammy Award […]

Q Brothers Christmas Carol | Chicago Shakespeare Theater, December 3rd, 2019

Q Brothers Christmas Carol | Chicago Shakespeare Theater, December 3rd, 2019

4 out of 4 stars (Originally published on Chicago Stage Standard) Hilarious, festive and a down-right good time! Tis’ the season at Chicago Shakes with the return of the Q Brothers Christmas Carol in The Yard for a 80 minute hip-hop musical that is fully […]

FEATURE: "PAKALOLO SWEET"  SECOND INSTALLMENT OF II-EPSTEIN’S DRUG TRILOGY

FEATURE: "PAKALOLO SWEET" SECOND INSTALLMENT OF II-EPSTEIN’S DRUG TRILOGY

Hawaii known for it’s scenic beaches, lush forests and welcoming spirit also holds a troubled side like all communities do. Nothing Without a Company in association with Aloha Center Chicago presents the Chicago premiere of Pakalolo Sweet, written by Hannah Ii-Epstein this Fall under the direction by Rachel Slavick, with Lanialoha Lee as Cultural Specialist & […]

Preview: Chicago Celebrates Sondheim @ Auditorium Theater

Preview: Chicago Celebrates Sondheim @ Auditorium Theater

The Auditorium Theatre salutes Stephen Sondheim, America’s greatest living composer and lyricist who celebrates his 90ths birthday this season, with a one-night-only performance. Singers from across the city will contribute their voices to selections from some of Sondheim’s most famous works including Sweeney Todd, Follies, […]