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The Cher Show
The Cher Show
6/4 - 6/5/2024


For six straight decades, only one unstoppable force has flat-out dominated popular culture - breaking down barriers, pushing boundaries, and letting nothing and no one ...

Les Miserables
Les Miserables
12/17 - 1/5/2025


Cameron Mackintosh presents the new production of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schonberg's Tony Award-winning musical phenomenon, Les Miserables, direct from an acclaimed two-and-a-half-year return to ...

Wicked
Wicked
8/20 - 8/31/2025


Winner of over 50 major awards including the Grammy Award and three Tony Awards, WICKED is the untold story of the witches of Oz. Long ...



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Review: DEATH BECOMES HER at Cadillac Palace


by Misha Davenport - May 20, 2024

Move over Witches of Oz. There’s a new pair of Broadway-Bound divas looking to stage a wicked fight for supremacy eight shows a week. And you better best believe the stage becomes her, er, them....

Review: ON THE 20TH CENTURY at Blank Theatre


by Zac Thriffiley - May 16, 2024

Blank Theatre’s ON THE 20TH CENTURY makes for a delightful ride through a farcical facsimile of Broadway’s Silver Age, if one can accommodate a few bumps along the way....

Review: TURRET at A Red Orchid Theatre


by Rachel Weinberg - May 13, 2024

Levi Holloway’s dystopian play TURRET introduces audiences to an intimate bunker in a post-apocalyptic world. And notably, the play marks Michael Shannon’s return to A Red Orchid. Shannon plays Green, who presides over this mysterious bunker in which he’s holding captive his trainee, Rabbit (Travis ...

Review: THE THANKSGIVING PLAY at Steppenwolf Theatre Company


by Rachel Weinberg - May 06, 2024

In THE THANKSGIVING PLAY, four actors’ road to creating an elementary school Thanksgiving performance is paved with good intentions. But good intentions aren’t enough to save them from their “white savior” complexes. ...

Review: BEAUTIFUL THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL at Paramount Theatre Aurora, IL


by Tina St. Angelo Wetzel - May 06, 2024

The earth moved. The current production at the Paramount Theatre is Beautiful, the Carole King Musical. This is more than a jukebox musical. It tells the amazing story of one of the greatest songwriters of the 20th century and how her story evolved. ...

Review: JUDGMENT DAY AT CHICAGO SHAKESPEARE THEATER at Chicago Shakespeare Theater


by Rachel Weinberg - May 02, 2024

JUDGMENT DAY may be a world premiere comedy, but it trades in old-school jokes. Rob Ulin’s play is relatively simple and wears its moral heart on its sleeve (Main takeaway: Don’t be a jerk), even if lead role Sammy Campo doesn’t have a heart at all. While JUDGMENT DAY pokes some fun at the Catholic ...

Review: JOFFREY BALLET'S MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM at Lyric Opera House


by Tina St. Angelo Wetzel - April 28, 2024

What did our critic think of JOFFREY BALLET'S MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM at Lyric Opera House?...

Review: JOE TURNER'S COME AND GONE at Goodman Theatre


by Zac Thriffiley - April 25, 2024

Under the meticulous direction of Chuck Smith, the Goodman’s newest revival of JOE TURNER’S COME AND GONE emphasizes the play’s continued relevance through masterful performances that find cause for celebration and laughter even in the face of oppression. The production has already been extended thr...

Review: BROOKLYN LAUNDRY at Northlight Theatre


by Zac Thriffiley - April 22, 2024

Under the direction of BJ Jones, John Patrick Shanley's newest play boasts a talented cast gifted with good humor and heartfelt emotion, but the uneven script feels as though it shrank in a dryer fed by clichés rather than coins....

Review: GUYS AND DOLLS at Drury Lane Theatre, Oakbrook Terrace


by Tina St. Angelo Wetzel - April 19, 2024

The number of sinners at the mission impresses General Cartwright (Heidi Kettenring in another comedic gem), especially Big Jule (KC McNeil in his Drury debut).  As Adelaide and Nathan are trying to leave to get married, the mission band arrives with its new leader Sky Masterson. He and Sarah were m...



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