Hedy Weiss has been Theater and Dance Critic of the Chicago Sun-Times since 1984, reporting on local, national and international productions, as well as a wide range of other subjects including art and architecture, books, travel and international affairs.
Thursday night at Symphony Center, Maestro Riccardo Muti led a program of four works exceptional depth and richness.
The intimate but grand-scale production of the show is infused with fierce, precision-tooled, altogether transformative direction by Michael Weber.
George Balanchine’s “The Four Temperaments” and Jerome Robbins’ “Glass Pieces” are among the pieces slated for the program.
Two more wildly different personalities than Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev could not have been put in a room together.
The orchestra’s music director will continue his schedule of subscription concerts, community engagement and touring.
These include a unique, grand-scale thematic initiative linked to the 100th anniversary of the Armistice that ended World War I on November 11, 1918
In its quirky way the story confirms the two abiding points of view that now hold sway more than a half century after the Cuban Missile Crisis.
The cause of death is awaiting results of an autopsy.
Director Alan Souza and musical director Alan Bukowiecki have crafted an ingenious take on the musical.
The one-man show that draws on more than 40 poems by Nobel Prize-winning poet Joseph Brodsky.
The funding will help support three major areas of expansion and improvement, including a new Paramount School of Performing Arts.
The show, directed by Erik Wagner, with music direction by Linda Madonia and choreography by Jessica Texidor, will run at Theater Wit this summer.
WEISS: It is to the great credit of Charles Newell and his Court cast that they have wrestled so fearlessly with Arthur Miller’s bear of a play.