“White Christmas” is at once a sassy romantic comedy and a patriotic homage to the post-World War II era.
“Lizzie,” the riveting musical about the notorious Lizzie Borden, turns out to be an ideal inaugural production for Firebrand Theatre.
Playwright Tracy Letts has devised a blood ritual rooted in the farcical manifestations of local government and parliamentary procedure.
Think of it as a sort of “SpongeBob Square Pants” for adults.
A gifted cast, marvelous sets and witty repartee fuel a marvelous production.
The play, directed by Sandra Marquez, is a canny indictment of success at any price.
WEISS: The actress, a Chicago favorite, brings emotional fire and sparkling intelligence to the poet in the one-woman show.
A downright revolutionary edition of “42nd Street” is now dazzling audiences at Drury Lane Oakbrook Terrace.
Marriott Theatre’s in-the-round production of the wonderfully rambunctious Disney musical is aided by the physical brilliance of an exemplary cast.
They not only can act, sing and dance up a storm, but, in “School of Rock” – now at Cadillac Palace Theatre – they also can play musical instruments.
Wagner’s propulsive, wildly expressive score, which can sometimes feel like a cinematic soundtrack, is in a class all by itself.
Playwright Rohina Malik is a stylish, accessible writer who can mix poetic angst with comedic manners.
WEISS: When you combine a New Orleans/voodoo vibe with cutthroat Chicago politics, the mix of passion, betrayal and corruption is irresistible.
Director Kaiser Ahmed has cast “1980” ideally, although too often he seems to have pushed his actors into overdrive.