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Tag: Chicago Stage Standard

Riverdance’s 25th Anniversary | Cadillac Theatre, February 4th, 2020

Riverdance’s 25th Anniversary | Cadillac Theatre, February 4th, 2020

4 out of 4 stars (Originally Chicago Stage Standard) Broadway In Chicago presents Riverdance 25th Anniversary Show at Cadillac Palace Theatre (151 W. Randolph) for a limited one-week engagement through February 9, 2020. Riverdance 25th Anniversary is a powerful and stirring reinvention of this beloved […]

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 […]

Twelfth Night | Midsommer Flight at Lincoln Park Conservatory, December 6th, 2019

Twelfth Night | Midsommer Flight at Lincoln Park Conservatory, December 6th, 2019

3.5 out of 4 stars (Originally published on Chicago Stage Standard) Midsommer Flight’s 5th annual holiday production of Twelfth Night is a treat! Performing amid the flora and fauna of the Lincoln Park Conservatory, Dylan S. Roberts directs a new modern dress take on the […]

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 […]

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 […]

Improvised Jane Austen | iO Theater, October 15th, 2019

Improvised Jane Austen | iO Theater, October 15th, 2019

 4 out of 4 stars(Originally published on Chicago Stage Standard) Improvised Jane Austen (IJA) celebrates their 1-year anniversary of performing their Reader Recommended and PerformINK’s critics choice improvised show at the renowned iO Improv Theater this month. To give you a bit of a background, in each show the audience […]