[CTA] Reviews

A collection of some of my Chicago-area theatre reviews**:

5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche @ The New Colony 

The 101 Dalmatians Musical @ The Cadillac Palace

11:11 @ The New Colony

24th Annual Young Playwrights Festival @ Pegasus Players

A Chorus Line @ Marriott Theatre

A Christmas Carol @ The Goodman Theatre

A Klingon Christmas Carol @ Commedia Beauregard (at the Greenhouse Theatre Center)

A Minister’s Wife @ Writers’ Theatre*

A Nutty Nutcracker Christmas @ Emerald City Children’s Theatre

A Parallelogram @ Steppenwolf Theatre

A Twist of Water @ The Mercury Theater

A Walk in the Woods @ TimeLine Theatre Company

Abe’s in a Bad Way @ Free Street Theatre

Aida @ Bailiwick Chicago

All the Fame of Lofty Deeds @ The House Theatre of Chicago

Alligator @ Brikenbrak Theatre Project

American Buffalo @ Steppenwolf Theatre

American Lit @ Annoyance Theatre

An Evening with Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin @ The Cadillac Palace

Annie Get Your Gun @ Ravinia

Anton in Show Business @ Theatre Building Chicago

Art @ Steppenwolf

As You Like It @ Chicago Shakespeare Theatre

August: Osage County @ Cadillac Palace

Baby @ Actors Theatre Company

Bash @ Brikenbrak Theatre Project

Beauty and the Beast @ The Cadillac Palace

Being Harold Pinter @ Belarus Free Theatre

Billy Elliot the Musical @ The Oriental Theatre

Black Watch @ The Broadway Armory presented by National Theatre of Scotland

Blue Man Group @ Briar Street Theatre

Bug @ Redtwist Theatre

Buried Child @ Shattered Globe Theatre*

Cabaret @ The Hypocrites

Calls to Blood @ The New Colony

Candide @ The Goodman Theatre

Carmen @ Lyric Opera Chicago

Caroline, or Change @ The Court Theatre

Carousel @ Light Opera Works

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof @ Raven Theatre

Cats @ The Cadillac Palace

Cats @ Theo Ubique

Chekhov’s Shorts @ St. Sebastian Players

Cherrywood @ Mary-Arrchie

Chess @ Theo Ubique

Chicago @ The Oriental Theatre

Chinglish @ The Goodman Theatre

Church/Pullman, WA @ Red Tape Theatre

Cirque Shanghai: Cloud 9 @ Navy Pier Pepsi Skyline Theatre

Corazon de Manzana @ Mortar Theatre

Dead Letter Office @ Dog & Pony Theatre

Death of a Salesman @ Raven Theatre

Debbie Reynolds @ Drury Lane*

Desire Under the Elms @ The Goodman

Detroit @ Steppenwolf Theatre

Dixie’s Tupperware Party @ Royal George Theatre Cabaret

Don’t Dress For Dinner @ Royal George Theatre

Doubt @ The Cadillac Palace Theatre

Dream of a Common Language @ Prologue Theatre Company

Dreamgirls @ The Cadillac Palace

Earth: TTFN?! @ The Greenhouse Theatre Center*

Educating Rita @ Shattered Globe

En Route @ One Step at a Time Like This, presented by Chicago Shakespeare Theater

End Days @ Next Theatre*

Endgame @ Steppenwolf Theatre

Entertaining Mr. Sloane @ Project 891 Theatre Company

Equus @ Ludicrous Theatre Company

Escape from the Halsburg Boys Choir @ The Ruckus Theatre

Eurydice @ Filament Theatre Ensemble

Fairways @ Endpoint Theatre

Fake @ Steppenwolf Theatre

Family Devotions @ Halcyon Theatre Company

Festen @ Steep Theatre Company

Follies @ Actors Theatre Company

Frat @ The New Colony

Frost/Nixon @ TimeLine Theatre Company

Fucking Men @ Bailiwick Chicago

Fuerza Bruta @ The Auditorium Theatre

Funny Girl @ Drury Lane Oakbrook Terrace

God of Carnage @ Goodman Theatre

Grey Gardens @ Northlight Theatre

Hairspray @ Marriott Theatre*

Hamlet @ DreamLogic Theatreworks

Hedda Gabler @ Raven Theatre

Heddatron @ Sideshow Theatre Company

Hephaestus @ Lookingglass/Goodman Theatre

Here Where It’s Safe @ Stage Left Theatre

Heroes @ Remy Bumppo

Hideous Progeny @ LiveWire Chicago Theatre

Hunting and Gathering @ Theatre Seven of Chicago

I Am a Camera @ The Neo-Futurists

I Am Montana @ Mortar Theatre Company

In the Heigts @ The Cadillac Palace Theatre*

In the Next Room or the vibrator play @ Victory Gardens

Inherit the Whole @ Mortar Theatre

Into the Woods @ Porchlight Music Theatre

Iphigeneia at Aulis @ Lights Out Theatre Company

Jersey Boys @ Bank of America Theatre*

Kid Sister @ Profiles Theatre

Killer Joe @ Profiles Theatre

Krapp’s Last Tape @ Signal Ensemble Theatre

Legally Blonde @ The Oriental Theatre

Les Enfants Terribles – Prom Night @ Red Tape Theatre

Les Misérables @ The Cadillac Palace

Lettice and Lovage @ Redtwist Theatre*

LET X @ Nothing Special Productions

Little Shop of Horros @ La Costa Theatre

Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom @ Court Theatre

Madama Butterfly @ Lyric Opera

Mame @ Drury Lane, Oakbrook Terrace

Man of La Mancha @ Theo Ubique*

Mary @ The Goodman Theatre

Mary Poppins @ The Cadillac Palace

Massacre (Sing to Your Children) @ The Goodman Theatre

Merrily We Roll Along @ The Music Theatre Company

Million Dollar Quartet @ Apollo Theatre

Middletown @ Steppenwolf Theatre

Mother Bear @ Mortar Theatre Company

Mrs. Caliban @ Lifeline Theatre

Murder for Two — A Killer Musical @ Chicago Shakespeare Theater

My Brother’s Keeper (The Story of the Nicholas Brothers) @ Black Ensemble Theater

Next to Normal @ Bank of America Theatre

Nightmare in Paradise 2: Another Nightmare in Paradise…in 3-D! @ Nothing Special Productions

Nine @ Porchlight

Obscura: a voyeuristic love story @ Red Tape Theatre

Old Times @ Remy Bumppo

Ovo @ Cirque du Soleil

Pancake Breakfast @ The New Colony

Passion @ Chicago Shakespeare Theater

Peter Pan @ The threesixty° theatre at the Freedom Center

Porgy and Bess @ Court Theatre

Pornography @ Steep Theatre

Private Lives @ Chicago Shakespeare Theater*

Pussy on the House @ Hell in a Handbag

Radium Girls @ The Side Project

Ragtime @ Drury Lane Oakbrook

Red Noses @ Strawdog Theatre

Return to Haifa @ Next Theatre

Ribbon Around a Bomb @ Prologue Theatre Ensemble

Rock of Ages @ Bank of America Theatre

Rocky Horor Show @ Ludicrous Theatre Company

Rudolph the Red-Hosed Reindeer @ Mary’s Attic*

Run-of-the-Mill @ Currently Untitled Theatre

SALEM! The Musical @ Annoyance Theatre

San Francisco Ballet @ Harris Theatre

Sankai Juku @ Harris Theatre

Sex @ Prologue Theatre Company

Sex Marks the Spot @ Theatre Building Chicago

Sex with Strangers @ Steppenwolf Theatre

Shadowlands @ Provision Theater Company

Shoot Faster, Dear Brother, I’m Dying! @ The Apollo Studio Theatre

Shrek the Musical @ The Cadillac Palace Theatre

Sketchbook X @ The Chopin Theatre

Sky’s the Limit (Weather Permitting) @ Second City

Song for a Future Generation @ Lights Out Theatre Company

Songs for a New World @ Bohemian Theatre Ensamble

Souvenir @ Northlight Theatre*

Spamalot @ Drury Lane Oakbrook

Spoon River Anthology @ St. Sebastian Players

Spring Awakening @ Oriental Theatre

Stage Kiss @ The Goodman Theatre

State of the Union @ Strawdog Theatre Company

Stomp @ Bank of America Theatre

Storybox @ Piven Theatre*

Sunday in the Park with George @ Porchlight Music Theatre

Sunday in the Park with George @ Village Players*

Sweeney Todd @ Drury Lane Oakbrook

Tell Me on a Sunday @ Bailiwick

That Face @ Redtwist Theatre

That Sordid Little Story @ The New Colony

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee @ Drury Lane Water Tower

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee @ Marriott Theatre*

The 39 Steps @ Bank of America Theatre

The Addams Family @ The Oriental Theatre*

The Aventures of Pinocchio @ Chicago Shakespeare Theater

The Armageddon Dance Party @ Nothing Special Productions

The Beauty Queen of Leenane @ Shattered Globe Theatre

The Conquest of the South Pole @ Strawdog Theatre

The Dastardly Ficus, and Other Comedic Tales of Woe and Misery @ Chopin Theatre

The Detective’s Wife @ Writers’ Theatre

The Drowsy Chaperone @ Marriott Theatre

The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity @ Victory Gardens*

The Fantasticks @ Porchlight Music Theatre*

The Farnsworth Invention @ Timeline Theatre

The Gimmick @ Pegasus Players

The Good Negro @ The Goodman Theatre

The Gospel According to James @ Victory Gardens

The House on Mango Street @ Steppenwolf  Theatre

The Hot L Baltimore @ Steppenwolf Theatre

The King and I @ Porchlight Music Theatre

The Light in the Piazza @ Marriott Theatre*

The Madness of George III @ Chicago Shakespeare Theater

The Man Who Was Thursday @ New Leaf Theatre

The Marvelous Wonderettes @ Northlight Theatre*

The Message is in the Music @ Black Ensemble Theater

The Mystery of Irma Vep @ Court Theatre*

The Original Grease @ American Theater Company

The Pillowman @ Redtwist Theatre*

The Real Inspector Hound @ Signal Ensemble Theatre

The Real Thing @ Saint Sebastian Players

The Red Hood @ The Side Project

The Rise and Fall of the Mad King of Scotland @ Nothing Special Productions

The Samaritan Syndrome @ Brikenbrak Theatre Project

The Seagull @ The Goodman Theatre

The Sins of Sor Juana @ The Goodman Theatre

The Skriker @ Greyzelda

The Story of My Life @ Victory Gardens Biograph Theater (presented by Chicago Muse)

The Trinity River Plays @ The Goodman Theatre

The Warriors @ The New Colony

The Walls @ Steppenwolf’s Merle Reskin Garage Theatre

The Who’s Tommy @ Circle Theatre

The Wonder: A Woman Keeps a Secret @ Point of Contention/BoHo Theatre*

Thieves Like Us @ The House Theatre of Chicago

Theories of the Sun @ Sideshow Theatre Company

Third @ Apple Tree Theatre*

Trust @ Lookingglass Theatre

Turn of the Century @ The Goodman Theatre

Traces @ The Broadway Playhouse

Tragedy: a tragedy @ Red Tape Theatre Company

Tupperware: An American Musical Fable @ New Colony*

Unveiled @ Victory Gardens

Under America @ Mortar Theatre

Urinetown @ Circle Theatre

Vincent’s Yellow @ Serendipity Theatre Ensemble

Violet @ Bailiwick Chicago

Vanishing Points @ Point of Contention

War With the Newts @ Next Theatre

White Noise @ Royal George Theatre

Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf @ Steppenwolf Theatre

Wicked @ The Cadillac Palace Theatre

Wilson Wants It All @ The House Theatre of Chicago

Wings @ Apple Tree Theatre

Wolf @ Brikenbrak Theatre Company

Working @ Broadway Playhouse

Yeast Nation @ American Theater Company

Yerma @ Bohemian Theatre Ensemble

Xanadu @ Drury Lane Water Tower

And that’s just a sample of stuff from years of blogging. Click here for all theatre-related posts.

*Posted on sites outside of Chicago Theatre Addict

**Lame disclaimer: In keeping with the new Federal Trade Commission (FTC) regulations that unfairly discriminates against bloggers, who are now required by law to disclose when they have received anything of value they might write about, please note that I usually receive a press ticket for shows I write about.


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    There are $25 student and senior rush seats available and you can also save $20 on a pair of tickets starting at $15. (July 13 – 18 performances)

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