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one drop | COVID19 Comment, March 19th, 2020

one drop | COVID19 Comment, March 19th, 2020

Two and a half weeks a sign hung in all the stairwells of my apartment building. “Please limit your HOT water usage over the next few days. You can do this by NOT LETTING THE WATER RUN while you’re doing dishes or taking shorter showers. […]

Midsummer Night’s Dream @ Auditorium Theatre

Midsummer Night’s Dream @ Auditorium Theatre

Photo by Cheryl Mann. 4 OUT OF 4 STARS (ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED ON CHICAGO STAGE STANDARD) One word: Wild! The Joffrey Ballet closes its 2017-2018 season with the North American Premiere of Alexander Ekman’s immersive full-length ballet Midsummer Night’s Dream. A vast departure from Shakespeare’s tale, this […]

The Wolves | Goodman Theatre, February 20, 2018

The Wolves | Goodman Theatre, February 20, 2018

3.5 OUT OF 4 STARS (ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED ON CHICAGO STAGE STANDARD)     Soccer unites the world. An international sport that illustrates the power and balance in the global community through competition not only on a global scale, but in the lives of ten young girls.  Sarah DeLappe’s […]

Billy Elliot | Porchlight Music Theatre, October 26th, 2017

Billy Elliot | Porchlight Music Theatre, October 26th, 2017

4 OUT OF 4 STARS  (ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED ON CHICAGO STAGE STANDARD)   Billy Elliot dances into Porchlight Music Theatre’s new home at the Ruth Page Center for the Arts for Porchlight’s first mainstage production of 2017-2018 season. Set in a time of social and political unrest, […]

The Heavens Are Hung In Black | Shattered Globe Theatre, September 23rd, 2017

The Heavens Are Hung In Black | Shattered Globe Theatre, September 23rd, 2017

3 out of 4 stars (ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED ON CHICAGO STAGE STANDARD)   Shattered Globe Theatre launches is 2017-2018 season with the Chicago premier of Pulitzer Prize nominee James Still’s The Heavens Are Hung In Black and directed by SGT Ensemble member and twelve time Jeff nominee Louis Contey. […]

Hubbard Street at 40 – Summer Series | Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, June 8th, 2017

Hubbard Street at 40 – Summer Series | Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, June 8th, 2017

4 out of 4 stars  (originally published on Chicago Stage Standard) 40 years strong, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago stuns with its Season 39 Summer Series at Harris Theater for Music and Dance. The program features a plethora of styles the company has seen through the […]

“T.” | American Theater Company, May 25th, 2017

“T.” | American Theater Company, May 25th, 2017

3.5 out of 4 stars (originally published on Chicago Stage Standard) January 6th, 1994 – the world shifted.  At the dawn of the digital age, an elite figure skater and her manager-husband navigate towards the Olympics that will change their lives forever. Revisiting events that rocked […]

“Italian Bred” | Greenhouse Theater, May 17th, 2017

“Italian Bred” | Greenhouse Theater, May 17th, 2017

4 out of 4 stars (originally published on Chicago Stage Standard) Zesty! Laugh out loud funny! Coming from a successful off-Broadway run, Candice Guardino stars in her self-authored work Italian Bred at Greenhouse Theater. This show illustrates just how much family can impact us as […]