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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, […]

John Leguizamo’s Latin History for Morons | Cadillac Palace Theatre, October 28th, 2019

John Leguizamo’s Latin History for Morons | Cadillac Palace Theatre, October 28th, 2019

4 out of 4 stars(Originally published on Chicago Stage Standard) Following its Tony-nominated Broadway performances, Latin History for Moronscomes to Chicago’s Cadillac Palace Theatre for a limited one-week engagement. The show written and performed by the talented John Leguizamo. Inspired by the near total absence […]

AN EVENING WITH C.S. LEWIS | Broadway Playhouse, October 22nd, 2019

AN EVENING WITH C.S. LEWIS | Broadway Playhouse, October 22nd, 2019

4 out of 4 stars (Originally published on Chicago Stage Standard) AN EVENING WITH C.S. LEWIS is charming and enriching! Broadway in Chicago and Emery Entertainment brings audiences closer to the infamous author through an evening chat at Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place for […]

Sunset Boulevard | Porchlight Music Theatre, October 19th, 2019

Sunset Boulevard | Porchlight Music Theatre, October 19th, 2019

3 out of 4 stars(Originally published on Chicago Stage Standard) Porchlight Music Theatre presents Sunset Boulevard features music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and is directed by Michael Weber. In her mansion on Sunset Boulevard, faded, silent-screen goddess, Norma Desmond (Hollis Resnik), lives in a fantasy […]

“The Galaxy’s Greatest Hits” | Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, October 14, 2019

“The Galaxy’s Greatest Hits” | Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, October 14, 2019

4 out of 4 stars (Originally published on Chicago Stage Standard) One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind. Ten words that defined a generation. In 1969 Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins and Buzz Aldrin took the first historic steps on the surface of […]

One Book, One Northwestern | Hidden Figures with Author Margot Lee Shetterly, October 17th, 2019

One Book, One Northwestern | Hidden Figures with Author Margot Lee Shetterly, October 17th, 2019

(Originally published on Chicago Stage Standard) Margot Lee Shetterly, author of the No. 1 New York Times bestseller “Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race,” visited the Northwestern University Chicago and Evanston […]

Jane Eyre | Joffrey Ballet, October 16, 2019

Jane Eyre | Joffrey Ballet, October 16, 2019

4 out of 4 stars (Originally published on Chicago Stage Standard) The Joffrey Ballet opens its 2019-20 season with the Chicago premiere of Cathy Marston’s enthralling adaptation of the classic novel, Jane Eyre, presented at the Auditorium Theatre, 50 E. Ida B. Wells Drive, in 10 […]