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Monday, April 27, 2020

Scholastic Media: Lyric Opera Empowers Youth During COVID-19 by Aaron Hunt

In the wake of a pandemic, the company's EmpowerYouth! initiative was able to quickly adapt to the limitations and opportunities of the New Normal.

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Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Renewal Over Replication: A Passing of the Baton at Lyric Opera by Aaron Hunt

"Contemporary opera is our way to make the audience aware of contemporary problems and to open our minds to see possible solutions to those problems."

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Monday, February 24, 2020

Up to Everything: A Review of Charley’s Aunt at Saint Sebastian Players by Aaron Hunt

Brandon Thomas’ 1892 farce is even better seen than remembered.

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Monday, February 17, 2020

Long Live This Queen: A Review of The Queen of Spades at Lyric Opera of Chicago by Aaron Hunt

Director Richard Jones projects psychological depth onto Tchaikovsky’s opera to such shocking effect that it must be seen to be conceived.

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Monday, February 10, 2020

One Step More: A Review of Madama Butterfly at Lyric Opera of Chicago by Aaron Hunt

Lyric's production of “Madama Butterfly” is fashioned to invite discussion rather than uninformed permissiveness

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Friday, January 24, 2020

Earth, Water, Love and Death: A Review of Once On This Island at Broadway In Chicago by Aaron Hunt

If our country’s politics is exhausting you with its complexity, this production offers the opportunity to consider some of the same themes in a gentler rhythm.

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Monday, January 20, 2020

Idol Spectacle: A Review of Voice of Good Hope at City Lit Theater by Aaron Hunt

Kristine Thatcher’s biographical drama on Barbara Jordan resurfaces at a crucial juncture in American history.

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Monday, November 18, 2019

A Don For All Time: A Review of Don Giovanni at Lyric Opera of Chicago by Aaron Hunt

Robert Falls' understated production does not impose its will upon the audience but rather presents the facts of Mozart's opera plainly.

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Tuesday, November 12, 2019

War Is Never Won: A Review of The Falling and The Rising at Petite Opera Productions by Aaron Hunt

A stirring opera conceived by a U.S. Staff Sergeant and brought to life by composer Zach Redler and librettist Jerry Dye for the benefit of all.

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Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Ready for a Close Up: A Review of Sunset Boulevard at Porchlight Music Theatre by Aaron Hunt

Andrew Lloyd Webber's adaptation of Billy Webber's Academy Award-winning 1950 film gets the star treatment at Porchlight.

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Monday, October 14, 2019

Intriguing Love: A Review of Luisa Miller at Lyric Opera of Chicago by Aaron Hunt

Incoming music director Enrique Mazzola takes the reins on this early Verdi masterpiece with tact and aplomb.

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Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Rising and Setting: A Review of Sundown, Yellow Moon at Raven Theatre by Aaron Hunt

The local premiere of Rachel Bonds' play, featuring music by The Bengsons, leaves much on said.

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Monday, September 30, 2019

Escape with Rosina: The Barber of Seville at Lyric Opera of Chicago by Aaron Hunt

Lyric's 2019/20 season commences in full regalia.

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Tuesday, September 17, 2019

A Real Who’s Whodunit: A Review of Whose Body? at Lifeline Theatre by Aaron Hunt

Dorothy L. Sayers' debut novel gets the Lifeline literary adaptation treatment.

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Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Good Trouble: The Music Man at Goodman Theatre by Aaron Hunt

Led by Mary Zimmerman, this pitch-perfect revival is the ideal accompaniment to a summer night.

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Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Hooks and Hook Ups: A Review of Grindr The Opera at Pride Films and Plays by Aaron Hunt

Sitting on the fence between camp and cautionary tale, this rock opera unveils a world of love and lust that is more finger-to-finger than face-to-face.

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Thursday, May 16, 2019

Sound Minds: A Review of Next To Normal at Writers Theatre by Aaron Hunt

Tony Award winner and Chicago native David Cromer directs this gut-wrenchingly contemporary musical about love, loss and living on.

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Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Ship Shape: A Review of Dames at Sea at Theatre at the Center by Aaron Hunt

This big-hearted, small ensemble musical will tap your troubles away.

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Thursday, April 25, 2019

Clerking for the Weekend: A Review of Two Days In Court at City Lit Theater by Aaron Hunt

A delightful pairing of Stephen Vincent Benet’s “The Devil and Daniel Webster” and the Gilbert & Sullivan one-act operetta “Trial By Jury.”

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Friday, March 1, 2019

Every Second is an Honor: Alexandra Enyart on Transitioning, Gratitude and the Future of Opera by Aaron Hunt

A conversation with the ascendant music director of Thompson Street Opera Company.

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Monday, February 18, 2019

Talent and Tenacity by Aaron Hunt

Thespian alum takes center stage in Chicago Hamilton The post Talent and Tenacity appeared first on Dramatics Magazine Online.

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Friday, February 8, 2019

Children of War: A Review of Elektra at Lyric Opera of Chicago by Aaron Hunt

The latest from Lyric Opera examines the consequences of national and international conflict on the lives and well-being of children.

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Thursday, January 31, 2019

Putting the Man in Manslaughter: A Review of A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder at Porchlight Music Theatre by Aaron Hunt

Porchlight Music Theatre's production of this 2014 Tony Award winner executes efficiently and leaves its audience in stitches.

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Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Big World: A Review of Little Women the Musical at Brown Paper Box Co. by Aaron Hunt

The world is a mess. Go spend a couple of hours with the March women. You’ll be glad you did.

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Tuesday, December 18, 2018

A Coming Out Christmas: A Review of Barney the Elf at Pride Films and Plays by Aaron Hunt

Now in its fourth year, this Chicago-originating musical, based on the movie "Elf," moves to Pride Films and Plays, losing none of its willful cheer.

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Thursday, November 15, 2018

Make Your Reservation: A Review of Holiday Inn at Marriott Theatre by Aaron Hunt

Boards are seldom tread more finely than in this remount at Marriott Theatre.

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Friday, November 9, 2018

How To Not Train Your Dragon: A Review of Siegfried at Lyric Opera of Chicago by Aaron Hunt

The "but"s keep coming in Lyric Opera's latest installment of Wagner's Ring Cycle.

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Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Sea What They Did There?: A Review of Moby Dick! The Musical at The Cuckoo’s Theater Project by Aaron Hunt

The Cuckoo's Theater Project goes fishing for laughs and comes up big.

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Friday, August 3, 2018

Fear and Trembling: A Review of The Harvest at Griffin Theatre Company by Aaron Hunt

The local premiere of this Samuel D. Hunter play at Griffin Theatre Company gives audience to the private suffering of its postulants.

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Monday, June 25, 2018

A Man And His Plan: A Review of Burnham’s Dream: The White City at Lost and Found Productions by Aaron Hunt

This world premiere musical tells the story of the architect behind the 1933 Chicago World's Fair.

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Thursday, April 19, 2018

A New Day For An Old Favorite: A Review of Oklahoma! at Marriott Theatre by Aaron Hunt

Marriott Theatre whips fresh wind into Rodgers and Hammerstein’s classic.

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