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Thursday, May 9, 2019

The Mix: BTS, Manifest and more things to do May 10-16 by Mary Houlihan - For The Sun-Times

From BTS to "30 Egg Plays in 60 Egg Minutes" there's so much to check out in Chicago in the week ahead.

SOURCE: chicago.suntimes.com at 08:45AM
Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Curtain Call: ‘Six’ and more theater openings, previews May 10-16 by Mary Houlihan - For The Sun-Times

From comedy and drama to musicals and dance, Chicago's stages are alive with vibrant productions.

SOURCE: chicago.suntimes.com at 02:22PM
Thursday, May 2, 2019

The Mix: ‘West Side Story,’ Buckingham Fountain and more things to do May 3-9 by Mary Houlihan - For The Sun-Times

Lyric Opera is presenting "West Side Story," Buckingham Fountain will come to life, and a whole lot more happening in the week ahead.

SOURCE: chicago.suntimes.com at 08:45AM
Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Curtain Call: ‘Augie March’ and more theater openings, previews May 3-9 by Mary Houlihan - For The Sun-Times

From comedy and drama to musicals and dance, Chicago are stages are alive with vibrant productions.

SOURCE: chicago.suntimes.com at 07:00PM
Thursday, April 25, 2019

The Mix: Trevor Noah, One of a Kind Show and more things to do April 26-May 2 by Mary Houlihan - For The Sun-Times

Here are some suggestions to help you navigate the area’s vibrant entertainment landscape in the week ahead.

SOURCE: chicago.suntimes.com at 08:45AM

Curtain Call — ‘Matilda,’ I Am… Fest and more theater openings April 26-May 2 by Mary Houlihan - For The Sun-Times

From comedy and drama to musicals and dance, Chicago area stages are alive with vibrant productions.

SOURCE: chicago.suntimes.com at 08:30AM
Wednesday, April 24, 2019

‘Hamilton: The Exhibition’ an immersive history lesson beyond the musical by Mary Houlihan - For The Sun-Times

The 18 rooms in the exhibit are filled with large sculptures, installations and interactive pieces along with artifacts.

SOURCE: chicago.suntimes.com at 05:35PM
Thursday, April 18, 2019

The Mix: ‘Moby Dick,’ Valerie June and more cool things to do April 19-25 by Mary Houlihan - For The Sun-Times

An epic adaptation of Herman Melville’s “Moby Dick” is the season finale at Chicago Opera Theater.

SOURCE: chicago.suntimes.com at 08:45AM
Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Curtain Call: ‘August Rush’ and other previews, openings for April 19-25 by Mary Houlihan - For The Sun-Times

From comedy and drama to dance and musicals, Chicago area stages are alive with vibrant productions.

SOURCE: chicago.suntimes.com at 05:00PM
Thursday, April 11, 2019

The Mix: ‘Tap Dogs,‘ Pacifica Quartet and more cool things to do April 12-18 by Mary Houlihan - For The Sun-Times

The high-adrenaline "Tap Dogs" continues to be a sensory overload — part vaudeville, part theater, part rock concert.

SOURCE: chicago.suntimes.com at 08:45AM

Curtain Call: ‘The Children’ and other openings, previews April 12-18 by Mary Houlihan - For The Sun-Times

From comedy and drama to musicals and dance, Chicago area stages are alive with vibrant productions.

SOURCE: chicago.suntimes.com at 08:00AM
Thursday, April 4, 2019

The Mix: American Ballet Theatre and more things to do in Chicago April 5-11 by Mary Houlihan - For The Sun-Times

Making entertainment plans for the week ahead? We've got some suggestions for the whole family.

SOURCE: chicago.suntimes.com at 08:45AM
Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Curtain Call: ‘Cambodian Rock Band’ and other openings, previews April 5-11 by Mary Houlihan - For The Sun-Times

From comedy and drama to musicals and dance, Chicago's stages are alive with vibrant productions.

SOURCE: chicago.suntimes.com at 10:04PM
Thursday, March 28, 2019

The Mix: ‘Djembe!,’ Dan + Shay and more things to do in Chicago March 29-April 4 by Mary Houlihan - For The Sun-Times

From live theater to music to museum exhibits, there's plenty to check out in the week ahead.

SOURCE: chicago.suntimes.com at 08:30AM
Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Curtain Call: ‘Lottery Day,’ ‘Jersey Boys’ and more theater previews, openings by Mary Houlihan - For The Sun-Times

From comedy and drama to musicals and dance, Chicago's stages are alive with vibrant productions.

SOURCE: chicago.suntimes.com at 10:00AM
Thursday, March 21, 2019

‘The Watsons Go to Birmingham’ and more theater previews, openings March 22-28 by Mary Houlihan - For The Sun-Times

From comedy and musicals to drama and dance, Chicago's stages are a live with vibrant productions.

SOURCE: chicago.suntimes.com at 08:30AM
Tuesday, March 19, 2019

‘For Colored Girls…’ choreopoem continues to resonate more than 40 years later by Mary Houlihan - For The Sun-Times

Actress/director Seret Scott: "Theater and the arts in general can change lives, can change minds, can change the world.”

SOURCE: chicago.suntimes.com at 10:00AM
Thursday, March 14, 2019

The Mix: Chicago Flower Show, Gary Clark Jr. and more things to do March 15-21 by Mary Houlihan - For The Sun-Times

Michael Buble headlines the Allstate Arena Sunday night. It's just one of many entertainment events to check out in the week ahead.

SOURCE: chicago.suntimes.com at 08:30AM
Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Curtain Call: ‘Bright Star’ and more theater openings, previews March 15-21 by Mary Houlihan - For The Sun-Times

From comedy and drama to musicals and dance, Chicago's stages are alive with vibrant productions.

SOURCE: chicago.suntimes.com at 07:00PM
Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Curtain Call — Theater previews, openings May 11-16, 2018 by Mary Houlihan - For The Sun-Times

“Cry It Out”: Molly Smith Metzler’s comedy looks at the absurdities of new motherhood, the dilemma of returning to work versus staying at home, and how class impacts parenthood and fri…

SOURCE: chicago.suntimes.com at 01:00PM
Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Curtain Call — Theater previews, openings May 3-10, 2018 by Mary Houlihan - For The Sun-Times

From musical comedy to drama to dance, Chicago’s stages are alive with vibrant productions.

SOURCE: chicago.suntimes.com at 06:45PM
Thursday, April 26, 2018

Teens explore the meaning of home in Albany Park Theater Project’s ‘Ofrenda’ by Mary Houlihan - For The Sun-Times

The topics APTP tackles are never easy — poverty, immigration, racism, education — yet the teens’ insights are always meaningful and refreshing.

SOURCE: chicago.suntimes.com at 03:59PM
Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Curtain Call — Theater previews, openings April 27-May 3, 2018 by Mary Houlihan - For The Sun-Times

From musical comedy to drama to dance, Chicago’s stages are alive with vibrant productions.

SOURCE: chicago.suntimes.com at 01:00PM
Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Curtain Call — Theater previews, openings April 20-26, 2018 by Mary Houlihan - For The Sun-Times

Chicago’s stages are alive with vibrant productions. Here are highlights of theater/dance performances and opening nights for April 20 to 26, 2018: “The Explorers Club”: Nell Benjamin…

SOURCE: chicago.suntimes.com at 01:00PM
Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Teatro Vista recalls Argentina’s defiant women with ‘The Madres’ by Mary Houlihan - For The Sun-Times

Ivonne Coll of 'Jane the Virgin' stars in the story of mothers and grandmothers fighting for their families during a time of repression.

SOURCE: chicago.suntimes.com at 11:00AM
Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Making Steppenwolf debut, Rainn Wilson doubles his pleasure in ‘Doppelganger’ by Mary Houlihan - For The Sun-Times

Playing two roles in the high-stakes farce, the former 'Office' co-star says, is "the hardest job I've ever done."

SOURCE: chicago.suntimes.com at 02:59PM

Curtain Call — Theater and dance previews, openings April 13-19, 2018 by Mary Houlihan - For The Sun-Times

From musical comedy to drama to dance, Chicago’s stages are alive with vibrant productions.

SOURCE: chicago.suntimes.com at 01:00PM
Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Curtain Call — Theater previews, openings April 6-12, 2018 by Mary Houlihan - For The Sun-Times

From musical comedy to drama to dance, Chicago’s stages are alive with vibrant productions.

SOURCE: chicago.suntimes.com at 01:00PM

Kids help write adventure of West Town biracial twins in a magical world by Mary Houlihan - For The Sun-Times

In 'Roots in the Alley,' the latest collaboration of playwrights and CPS students, an underworld voyage teaches girls about their Guatemalan origins

SOURCE: chicago.suntimes.com at 08:00AM
Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Curtain Call — Theater previews and openings March 29 – April 5, 2018 by Mary Houlihan - For The Sun-Times

From musical comedy to drama to dance, Chicago’s stages are alive with vibrant productions.

SOURCE: chicago.suntimes.com at 08:00AM
Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Curtain Call — Theater openings and previews March 22-29, 2018 by Mary Houlihan - For The Sun-Times

From musical comedy to drama to dance, Chicago’s stages are alive with vibrant productions.

SOURCE: chicago.suntimes.com at 05:30PM