The Light Fantastic: comedy with drops of horror
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The Light Fantastic: comedy with drops of horror

This past weekend, I had the pleasure of seeing The Light Fantastic, which premiered at the Jackalope Theatre in Chicago’s Edgewater neighborhood. This work tells the story of…

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Chicago Theater Review: We the People – The Anti-Trump Musical hits all the right notes
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Chicago Theater Review: We the People – The Anti-Trump Musical hits all the right notes

Singing, laughing and dancing can certainly take away the blues, and after the last presidential election, we could all use some theater to make sense of the crazy…

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The Second City’s 106th Revue Forces You to Laugh Through Your Pain
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The Second City’s 106th Revue Forces You to Laugh Through Your Pain

The Second City’s 106th Revue Forces You to Laugh Through Your Pain The Second City presents its newest debut the 106th Revue “Dream Freaks Fall from Space.” The…

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Trevor – The Musical:  Just be yourself
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Trevor – The Musical: Just be yourself

Trevor – The Musical: Just be yourself From the opening sequence featuring an actress portraying Diana Ross to the closing number, Trevor: The Musical screams one message: just…

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Dark Play Opens Up People’s Deep Problems in a Funny Way
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Dark Play Opens Up People’s Deep Problems in a Funny Way

Dark Play Opens Up People’s Deep Problems in a Funny Way How Does That Make You Feel is a dark comedy that will have you laughing your head…

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“Phédre”
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“Phédre”

Jean Racine’s 1677 tragedy Phédre is remembered as the epitome of not only his career, but of neo-classical writing and one of the masterpieces of French-language drama. But…

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“Honky Tonk Angels”
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“Honky Tonk Angels”

Attending one of the musical shows at No Exit Café, that little treasure on Glenwood where Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre makes musicals exciting and affordable, is always a…

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“The Phantom of the Opera”
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“The Phantom of the Opera”

“The Phantom of the Opera” is back in town, and while many have seen this fabulous work by Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber many times, this particular production has…

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Joffrey Ballet: “The Nutcracker”
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Joffrey Ballet: “The Nutcracker”

While The Nutcracker is widely known as being among the best classical music scores and a long-time favorite of ballet companies, I had never thought of it as…

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“Twist Your Dickens”
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“Twist Your Dickens”

It’s Back!!! Second City’s “Twist Your Dickens” or Scrooge You!, as the ticket says, is back in the intimacy of the the Goodman’s Owen Theatre. This year, Second…

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