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review: buble at the auditorium theatre, chicago

Michael Buble in Concert Auditorium Theatre, Chicago Mezzanine (first balcony), 1st row, center, aisle reviewed by Martha Wade Steketee July 25, 2007 First row of the balcony, with my November 2006 Streisand concert mates at the stunningly refurbished and historic Auditorium Theatre in Chicago.  Prepared to see, as sister-in-law mentioned in passing as I got ready to leave her West […]

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review: mrs. warren’s profession

[originally published: http://www.aislesay.com/CHI-MRS.html%5D MRS. WARREN’S PROFESSION by George Bernard Shaw Directed by David Darlow Featuring Annabel Armour, Kevin Gudahl, and Joe Van Slyke Remy Bumppo Theatre Company at Victory Gardens Greenhouse Theatre 2257 N. Lincoln Avenue / (773) 871-3000 http://remybumppo.org Through April 22, 2007 Reviewed by Martha Wade Steketee March 18, 2007 Remy Bumppo‘s production of “Mrs. Warren’s Profession” staged in […]

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review: the great and terrible wizard of oz

[originally published: http://www.aislesay.com/CHI-GATWOZ.html%5D THE GREAT AND TERRIBLE WIZARD OF OZ by Phillip C. Klapperich Adapted from the Novel by L. Frank Baum Directed and Choreographed by Tommy Rapley House Theatre of Chicago at Northlight Theatre 9501 Skokie Boulevard, Skokie, IL / (847) 673-6300 http://www.northlight.org Through March 11, 2007 Reviewed by Martha Wade Steketee March 2, 2007 Do we really need […]

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review: mack & mabel

[originally published: http://www.aislesay.com/CHI-MACK.html%5D MACK & MABEL Music and Lyrics by Jerry Herman Book by Michael Stewart Directed by Kevin Bellie Featuring John Steinhagen, Cat Davis, and Brigitte Ditmars Circle Theatre 7300 W Madison, Forest Park, IL / (708) 771-0700 http://www.circle-theatre.org Through April 7, 2007 Reviewed by Martha Wade Steketee February 28, 2007 The beloved and little-seen Jerry Herman musical “Mack […]

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review: one fine day

[originally published: http://www.aislesay.com/CHI-ONEFINE.html%5D ONE FINE DAY by David Rush Directed by Drew Martin Stage Left Theatre 3408 N. Sheffield, Chicago / (773) 883-8830 http://www.stagelefttheatre.com Through April 7, 2007 Reviewed by Martha Wade Steketee February 27, 2007 David Rush‘s spanking new play “One Fine Day” starts off with a Chinese dragon monster we soon learn is “the fucking Jabberwocky” from Lewis Carroll‘s […]

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review: lady

[originally published: http://www.aislesay.com/CHI-LADY.html%5D LADY by Craig Wright Directed by BJ Jones Featuring Lance Stuart Baker, Paul Sparks, and Michael Shannon Northlight Theatre 9501 Skokie Boulevard, Skokie / (847) 673-6300 http://www.northlight.org Through February 25, 2007 Reviewed by Martha Wade Steketee February 18, 2007 Craig Wright has written and BJ Jones has staged a resonant play about three men with guns, divergent lives, […]

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review: the piano tuner

[originally published: http://www.aislesay.com/CHI-PIANO-TUNER.html%5D THE PIANO TUNER by Daniel Mason Adapted by James E. Grote Directed by Jonathan Berry Lifeline Theatre 6912 N. Glenwood Avenue / (773) 761-4477 http://www.lifelinetheatre.com Through March 25, 2007 Reviewed by Martha Wade Steketee February 17, 2007 James E. Grote‘s adaptation of the novel “The Piano Tuner” by Daniel Mason offers a view of a Victorian sensibility dropped […]

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review: landscape of the body

[originally published: http://aislesay.com/CHI-LANDSCAPE.html%5D LANDSCAPE OF THE BODY by John Guare Directed by John Mossman The Artistic Home Theatre 1420 West Irving Park Road / (866) 811-4111 http://www.theartistichome.org Through March 18, 2007 Reviewed by Martha Wade Steketee February 11, 2007 Two sisters, an adolescent son, two deaths, a detective, a nutty ex-Good Humor man dressed in white, a gaggle of teenagers […]

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review: uncle vanya

[originally published: http://aislesay.com/CHI-UNCLE.html] UNCLE VANYA by Anton Chekhov Translated by Paul Schmidt Directed by Charles Newell Court Theatre at the Museum of Contemporary Art 220 E. Chicago Avenue / (773) 753-4472 http://www.CourtTheatre.org Through February 11, 2007 Reviewed by Martha Wade Steketee January 20, 2007 In the Court Theatre‘s production of “Uncle Vanya” at the Museum of Contemporary Art, one enters a world […]

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review: betrayal

[originally published: http://aislesay.com/CHI-BETRAYAL.html] BETRAYAL by Harold Pinter Directed by Rick Snyder Featuring Ian Barford, Tracy Letts, and Amy Morton Steppenwolf Theatre Company Upstairs Theatre 1650 N. Halsted Street / (312) 335-1650 / http://www.steppenwolf.org/ Through May 27, 2007 Reviewed by Martha Wade Steketee February 9, 2007 The lovely Steppenwolf upstairs theatre and its proscenium set for this production incorporates two entrances, one room, […]

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review: twelve angry men

[originally published: http://aislesay.com/CHI-TWELVE.html%5D TWELVE ANGRY MEN by Reginald Rose Directed by Scott Ellis Roundabout Theatre and Broadway in Chicago at the LaSalle Bank Theatre 18 W. Monroe Street / (312) 902-1400 http://www.broadwayinchicago.com Through February 11, 2007 Reviewed by Martha Wade Steketee January 31, 2007 Just a week or so ago, this same marvelously restored theatre was home to the cloistered […]

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review: two rooms

[originally published: http://aislesay.com/CHI-TWOROOMS.html%5D TWO ROOMS by Lee Blessing Directed by Monica Wilson Theatre Entropy at No Exit Cafe 6970 N. Glenwood / (773) 505-6766 http://www.theatreentropy.org Through February 3, 2007 Reviewed by Martha Wade Steketee January 26, 2007 “Two Rooms” has had numerous productions since its first in 1988. One can legitimately ponder the ways in which this play that centers […]

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review: execution of justice

[originally published: http://aislesay.com/CHI-EXECUTION.html%5D EXECUTION OF JUSTICE by Emily Mann Directed by Gary Griffin About Face Theatre at Victory Gardens Greenhouse 2257 N. Lincoln Avenue / (773) 871-3000 http://www.aboutfacetheatre.com Through February 18, 2007 Reviewed by Martha Wade Steketee January 20, 2007 You know you have come to see a play about the fatal 1978 shootings of San Francisco Mayor George Moscone […]