Bailiwick Chicago’s ‘Violet’ bursts with color and light

Glynis Gilio (Young Violet) and Harmony France (Violet) in Bailiwick Chicago’s production of “Violet.” While Violet, a musical by Jeanine Tesori (music) and Brian Crawley (book and lyrics), only ran for a month Off-Broadway in 1997, it made a real mark in the theatre community, winning several Off-Broadway awards including the Drama Critics’ Circle Award and Lucille… Read More Bailiwick Chicago’s ‘Violet’ bursts with color and light

Bailiwick Chicago gives Elton John’s ‘Aida’ a powerful, intimate staging

Brandon Chandler and Rashada Dawan each live “Elaborate Lives” in Elton John and Tim Rice’s ‘Aida.’ Bailiwick is back. After disappearing a few years ago, this iconic Chicago company has reinvented itself and arrived in full force, with two full-bodied shows currently playing in town: F**ing Men at Stage 773 (read my review here), and… Read More Bailiwick Chicago gives Elton John’s ‘Aida’ a powerful, intimate staging