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“To Master The Art”

“To Master The Art”

In its short history ( since 1997) little Timeline Theatre Company has become one of Chicago's strongest in dealing with story lines that our inspired by history and people familiar to many. Their current production, "To Master The Art", a World Premiere, written by [Read More]

” The Magic Ofrenda”

” The Magic Ofrenda”

Children's theater is something very special! Playing to a young audience, one that is anxious to watch and recognizes dishonesty quickly makes the work of an actor and director an experience that they will remember for many years. Of great importance in putting on a [Read More]

“The Story of My Life”

“The Story of My Life”

the Chicago Muse people recognized the value of the play, a ninety minute musical with a book by Brian Hill and Music and Lyrics by Neil Bartram, for what it is- a gem! Yes, this is a warm and tender story about two "best friends" directed by Richard Maltby Jr. in a warm [Read More]

” Kennedy’s Children”

” Kennedy’s Children”

The year is a974, Valentine's Day and all the action takes place in a seedy bar in New York. Each of the patrons of this bar has his or her own history and each manages to tell us their story. None of these people is related to each other in any way and in fact, it is as if [Read More]

” TRACES”

” TRACES”

a new concept has hit Chicago. It is called "Traces", a blend of circus, physical theater, music and dance into 90 minutes of pure energy by a cast of seven truly wonderful performers. There is no real plot to the production, although from the start and finish, it almost [Read More]

“Peter Pan( A Play)”

“Peter Pan( A Play)”

Lookingglass Theatre is an adventurous ensemble, who bring novel theatrical experiences to their free form stage located in the Historic Water Tower on Michigan Ave. Direct on the heels of their fantastic "Lookingglass Alice" a unique look at "Alice in Wonderland", they are [Read More]

“Long Days Journey Into Night”

“Long Days Journey Into Night”

Eugene O'Neill's "Long Days Journey Into Night" which deals with choices that people make, fate and consequences that take place based on some of the choices we make. There are many who call this O'Neill's greatest play as it deals with a family, The Tyrones and how their [Read More]

“Sweet Bird Of Youth”

“Sweet Bird Of Youth”

The tensions are high and although Chance has good intentions and truly loves Heavenly, over this long 24 hours, he is forced to look at the truth of the past- lost innocence , one gone, will never be reborn and the regrets that one has over past mistakes of judgement will [Read More]

” The Four Of Us”

” The Four Of Us”

This is a tight 90 minutes of flashbacks and stage appearances that unravel the real story of these two men ( and boys) and what happens between them as the years of camaraderie they had fall apart. We all strive for success and for the most part, we wish our good friends [Read More]

“Stalk” a new musical

“Stalk” a new musical

I would have to call this a work in progress as most new musicals are. Once they have audience reaction, they can be modified and improved. I am sure that Gawrit was somewhat influenced by "Into The Woods", Sondheim's venture into fairy tale land and while there were some [Read More]

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“The Pearl Fishers”  reviewed by Jacob Davis

“The Pearl Fishers” reviewed by Jacob Davis

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“Hellcab” reviewed by Jeffrey Leibham

The Agency Theater Collective, a company that tends to focus on new or rarely produced plays, is currently presenting [Read More]

“White Christmas”

“White Christmas”

Highly Recommended **** It’s just a few days before “Turkey Day” and the “Holiday Shows” [Read More]

“The Minutes”

“The Minutes”

When I hear  that I will be seeing a Tracy Letts play, I anticipate having an evening where my brain will work harder [Read More]

“The Importance of Being Earnest”

“The Importance of Being Earnest”

Drawing Room comedies are difficult to pull off. Most theater companies avoid them completely as they require actors [Read More]

“I Saw My Neighbor on the Train and I Didn’t Even Smile”

“I Saw My Neighbor on the Train and I Didn’t Even Smile”

Highly Recommended **** Many of you are used to seeing glowing reviews from the productions at Redtwist Theatre, so [Read More]