Elee Schrock

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BWW Reviews: DEAD MAN'S CELL PHONE Gives Life to New Theatre CompanyBWW Reviews: The Enthusiast's DEAD MAN CELL PHONE
Posted: Jul. 14, 2014


BWW Reviews: Drury Lane's CAMELOT Fizzles in a Passionless ProductionBWW Reviews: Drury Lane's CAMELOT Fizzles in a Passionless Production
Posted: Nov. 10, 2014


BWW Reviews: Paramount's CATS Offers High-Quality EntertainmentBWW Reviews: Paramount's CATS Offers High-Quality Entertainment
Posted: Sep. 16, 2014


BWW Reviews: Theater Wit's MR. BURNS Conjures Up a Futuristic FolktaleBWW Reviews: Theater Wit's MR. BURNS Conjures Up a Futuristic Folktale
Posted: Jan. 21, 2015


BWW Reviews: CINDERELLA's New Glass Slippers Are a Perfect FitBWW Reviews: CINDERELLA's New Glass Slippers Are a Perfect Fit
Posted: Dec. 22, 2014


Summer Stages: BWW's Top Summer Theatre Picks - Chicago!Summer Stages: BWW's Top Summer Theatre Picks - Chicago!
June 1, 2015

It's a hot time for theatre in Chicago! Pre-Broadway engagements, remounts, premieres, and more fill the stages this summer and here are BroadwayWorld's top picks for the ones to look out for!
BWW Reviews: JERSEY BOYS Stuck in One SeasonBWW Reviews: JERSEY BOYS Stuck in One Season
May 19, 2015

'Jersey Boys,' the hit musical chronicling the story of the Four Seasons, which previously had an extremely successful sit-down production in Chicago, has rolled back into town as a stop on its national tour. All remains intact: The 'Joysy' speak, the high croon of Frankie Valli (played in this production by a charming Hayden Milanes), and the wheeling and dealing with the mob hasn't changed at all since Chicago has last seen the musical. In fact, the production feels almost too exact: the performances (although in very capable and talented hands), feel like they have been directed to model exactly the speech, intonation, and movements of the actors who came before them, who were directed to model exactly the actors who came before them, who were directed to model exactly the actors who came before them...and so on.
BWW Reviews: Bailiwick's MURDER BALLAD is a Rocking AffairBWW Reviews: Bailiwick's MURDER BALLAD is a Rocking Affair
April 16, 2015

BroadwayWorld.com Chicago reviews Bailiwick Theater Chicago's 'Murder Ballad.'
BWW Reviews: Paramount's LES MISERABLES Dazzles, But Only Scratches the SurfaceBWW Reviews: Paramount's LES MISERABLES Dazzles, But Only Scratches the Surface
April 2, 2015

Broadwayworld.com reviews Paramount Theatre's 'Les Miserables'
BWW Reviews: Steppenwolf's MARIE ANTOINETTE Glitters, But is Not GoldBWW Reviews: Steppenwolf's MARIE ANTOINETTE Glitters, But is Not Gold
February 18, 2015

Upon walking into Steppenwolf's Upstairs Theatre where David Adjmi's modern-day inspired 'Marie Antoinette' is currently running, the audience is immediately thrust into the world of the play before any actors even step onto the stage. Thanks to a gorgeous and perfectly executed set design by Clint Ramos (with lighting design by Japhy Weideman, sound and composition by Lindsay Jones, and projections by Jeff Sugg), the sleek, mirrored runway (acting as the playing space) between two screens playing a virtual tour of Versailles, with oversized, couture-inspired white roses hanging from the ceiling, the design elements set up the audience for a chic-filled, stylistic, and exciting performance ahead of them. Unfortunately, Robert O'Hara's direction is unfocused and seems lost, especially amid such a perfectly executed (and otherwise uniform) design.
BWW Reviews: Paramount Theatre's THE WHO'S TOMMY Struggles to Find Its VoiceBWW Reviews: Paramount Theatre's THE WHO'S TOMMY Struggles to Find Its Voice
January 26, 2015

Broadwayworld.com reviews Paramount Theatre's production of 'The Who's Tommy.'
BWW Reviews: Theater Wit's MR. BURNS Conjures Up a Futuristic FolktaleBWW Reviews: Theater Wit's MR. BURNS Conjures Up a Futuristic Folktale
January 21, 2015

Broadwayworld reviews Theater's Wit's production of 'Mr. Burns, a Post-Electric Play.'
BWW Reviews: CINDERELLA's New Glass Slippers Are a Perfect FitBWW Reviews: CINDERELLA's New Glass Slippers Are a Perfect Fit
December 22, 2014

BroadwayWorld.com reviews the National Tour of 'Cinderella' in its Chicago stop.
BWW Reviews: Jump Down the Rabbit Hole With LOOKINGGLASS ALICEBWW Reviews: Jump Down the Rabbit Hole With LOOKINGGLASS ALICE
November 26, 2014

BroadwayWorld reviews Lookingglass Theatre's 'Lookingglass Alice.'
BWW Reviews: Drury Lane's CAMELOT Fizzles in a Passionless ProductionBWW Reviews: Drury Lane's CAMELOT Fizzles in a Passionless Production
November 10, 2014

BroadwayWorld.com Chicago reviews Drury Lane's current production of 'Camelot.'
BWW Reviews: Paramount's CATS Offers High-Quality EntertainmentBWW Reviews: Paramount's CATS Offers High-Quality Entertainment
September 16, 2014

BroadwayWorld reviews Paramount Theatre's 'Cats.' The felines prowling the stage at Aurora's Paramount Theatre have truly been given the five-star treatment. On a perfectly polished (and monstrous) set by Kevin Depinet (along with projections by Michael Stanfill), they are given plenty of room to jump, climb, and play. They are donned in those iconic (expertly designed by Theresa Ham, with wigs and make-up by Katie Cordts and Lauren Cecil) leotards and furry hats. And, most impressive, they have been lit in brilliant colors by lighting extraordinaire, Jesse Klug. The aesthetic appeal on the Paramount stage is top-notch and one of the main reasons this production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's 'Cats' is as fully satisfying as this musical gets.
BWW Reviews: DEAD MAN'S CELL PHONE Gives Life to New Theatre CompanyBWW Reviews: DEAD MAN'S CELL PHONE Gives Life to New Theatre Company
July 14, 2014

BWW Chicago reviews new theatre company, The Enthusiast's, inaugural show, Sarah Ruhl's 'Dead Man's Cell Phone.'
BWW Interviews: Q & A with MOTOWN'S Nicholas ChristopherBWW Interviews: Q & A with MOTOWN'S Nicholas Christopher
June 3, 2014

BroadwayWorld interviews Nicholas Christopher, currently playing Smokey Robinson on the 'Motown the Musical' national tour.
Summer Stages: BWW'S Top Summer Theatre Picks - Chicago!Summer Stages: BWW'S Top Summer Theatre Picks - Chicago!
June 2, 2014

BroadwayWorld.com Chicago picks the top summer shows in and around the city.
BWW Interviews: Q & A with BUYER & CELLAR'S Michael UrieBWW Interviews: Q & A with BUYER & CELLAR'S Michael Urie
May 27, 2014

BroadwayWorld.com interviews Michael Urie as the 'Buyer & Cellar' tour stops in Chicago.
BWW Reviews: PETER AND THE STARCATCHER Provides Something to Believe InBWW Reviews: PETER AND THE STARCATCHER Provides Something to Believe In
April 7, 2014

BroadwayWorld.com reviews the National Tour of 'Peter and the Starcatcher' in Chicago.
BWW Reviews: JOSEPH, You're Doing FineBWW Reviews: JOSEPH, You're Doing Fine
March 23, 2014

BroadwayWorld.com reviews the Chicago stop on the National Tour of 'Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.'
BWW Interview: JOSEPH's Diana DeGarmo ad Ace YoungBWW Interview: JOSEPH's Diana DeGarmo ad Ace Young
March 18, 2014

BroadwayWorld.com interviews the stars of the 'Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,' Diana DeGarmo and Ace Young.
BWW Reviews: Paramount's RENT Remembers the LoveBWW Reviews: Paramount's RENT Remembers the Love
March 18, 2014

BroadwayWorld.com review Paramount Theatre's production of 'Rent.'
BWW Reviews: The Hypocrites' INTO THE WOODS Turns a Masterpiece Into Child's PlayBWW Reviews: The Hypocrites' INTO THE WOODS Turns a Masterpiece Into Child's Play
February 13, 2014

BroadwayWorld reviews The Hypocrites' production of 'Into the Woods'.


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