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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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“For the Love of (or, the Roller Derby Play)” reviewed by Carol Moore

“For the Love of (or, the Roller Derby Play)” reviewed by Carol Moore

  Highly Recommended **** Pride Films and Plays has done themselves proud – I know, I just couldn’t resist – [Read More]

“Born Yesterday”

“Born Yesterday”

★★★★★ Brilliant! That would be my definition if someone were to ask me to describe the current Remy Bumppo [Read More]

“Merrily We Roll Along” comes to Palatine

“Merrily We Roll Along” comes to Palatine

LZP Productions presents the rare Sondheim musical Merrily We Roll Along to the Cutting Hall Theater April 1st through [Read More]

“By the Water”

“By the Water”

Highly Recommended **** If one has never been involved with a natural disaster, one can only imagine what goes through [Read More]

“Upright Grand”

“Upright Grand”

Highly Recommended ***** There are a great number of theater-lovers who are unaware of a special little treasure on the [Read More]

“Circus 1903” The Golden Age of Circus

“Circus 1903” The Golden Age of Circus

Recommended ***  The “Greatest Show on Earth” is supposedly gone! Barnum and Bailey will no longer come to [Read More]

“The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui” reviewed by Jacob Davis

“The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui” reviewed by Jacob Davis

The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui (pronounced ooey) may be the last historical play you ever want to see become relevant [Read More]