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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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]