Boho Theatre’s ‘A Little Night Music’

I can’t imagine a more utterly charming musical than Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler’s A Little Night Music. Like a bubbly glass of crisp Champagne, even the most middling Night Music waltzes through your senses with delight. Boho Theatre’s production at The Greenhouse Theater Center is disarmingly straightforward, with a few welcome surprises. Directed by… Read More Boho Theatre’s ‘A Little Night Music’

Refuge Theatre Project Presents an Earthy, Earnest “The Spitfire Grill”

As a hard-worn musical theatre nerd, it’s a very rare thing when I encounter a nearly two-decade old, critically praised musical in which I’ve neither seen the source material nor heard a single song. Needless to say, I entered Refuge Theatre Project’s The Spitfire Grill with delightful naiveté. The Spitfire Grill – written by James… Read More Refuge Theatre Project Presents an Earthy, Earnest “The Spitfire Grill”

I saw Patti LuPone spill tea for three hours, and lived to tell the tale

I tried to hold myself back.  I really did. Out of the two shows presented Monday evening as part of Steppenwolf’s “Lookout” series, I very reasonably bought tickets for the late show, starting at 9 p.m. Mainly because the earlier show was sold out (or so I was told), and also because of a goal… Read More I saw Patti LuPone spill tea for three hours, and lived to tell the tale

#EduHam: Inspiring Young Minds Through the Power of ‘Hamilton’

Perhaps you’ve heard about a little show taking the world over by storm. And Chicago is lucky enough to have it, eight nights a week for the foreseeable future, at the PrivateBank Theatre. But another show is also happening on that same stage during Hamilton’s off-hours – one that’s just as dynamic, and perhaps even… Read More #EduHam: Inspiring Young Minds Through the Power of ‘Hamilton’