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“Norma” review by Jacob Davis

“Norma” review by Jacob Davis

Highly Recommended **** Even among great fans of the opera, it’s relatively rare to hear live evidence of an audience having been impacted emotionally by the story (as opposed to whistling at a singer’s technique). Before Kevin Newbury’s new-to-Chicago production of [Read More]

“The Assembled Parties”

“The Assembled Parties”

Somewhat recommended ** Over the years, I have enjoyed the productions at Raven Theatre. I anticipated tonight’s Midwest premiere of Richard Greenberg’s “The Assembled Parties” as I have found his work to be stimulating and thought- provoking [Read More]

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“They” reviewed by Jacob Davis

“They” reviewed by Jacob Davis

 Do you ever think that artists’ sniping at each other isn’t really helping them to become better at resisting [Read More]

“Big Red and The Boys”

“Big Red and The Boys”

Chicago has been watching the talented Meghan Murphy truly become a household name. She is dynamic in everything she [Read More]

“Turandot” review by Jacob Davis

“Turandot” review by Jacob Davis

Highly Recommended **** Fairy tales are, by definition, stories that don’t follow the rules of the real world. That [Read More]

“Red Velvet”

“Red Velvet”

Back in 2016, The Raven Theatre was host to the premiere of Lolita Chakrabarti’s “Red Velvet. This is a [Read More]

“The Christmas Schooner”

“The Christmas Schooner”

One can certainly tell when it is the Holiday period in Chicago. Goodman brings out their “A Christmas [Read More]

“Gobsmacked” reviewed by Carol Moore

“Gobsmacked” reviewed by Carol Moore

Highly Recommended **** “Gobsmacked!” absolutely blew me away!  The show is a fast-moving musical revue, featuring [Read More]

“Chicago Trolley Holiday Lights Tour” by Carol Moore

“Chicago Trolley Holiday Lights Tour” by Carol Moore

 Recommended **** I have a checklist somewhere of things I’ve always wanted to do, but never got around to doing.  [Read More]