Stages, Theater

Review: Chicago Shakes’ Measure for Measure, a Dark Comedy, Becomes an Adventure in Havana

Director Henry Godinez sets up his Havana-set Measure for Measure with a colorful nightclub scene, including singers and chorus girls, and closes it with a nod to the Cuban revolution […]

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Music, Stages, Theater, Theater Festival

Review: Hermanas Do It for Themselves in Goodman’s American Mariachi

The Destinos Latino Theater Festival is Chicago’s celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, and the Goodman Theatre’s offering is American Mariachi, a co-production with the Dallas Theater Center. Henry Godinez directs […]

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Stages, Theater, Virtual

Review: CST’s Audio Offerings Twelfth Night and Measure for Measure Present the Music of the Meter

Chicago Shakespeare Theater presents two 100-minute productions on its Chicago ShakesSTREAM platform through May 16: Twelfth Night and Measure for Measure. The music of the meter might be more appreciated […]

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Stages, Theater

Review: Spanning Tragedy, Comedy and Several Years, The Winter’s Tale Proves to be Enduring Shakespeare

Winter's Tale

You read Romeo & Juliet in high school. You saw Much Ado About Nothing one summer at the park. Even if you’ve never seen (or read) them, cultural references to Hamlet, Macbeth and Othello […]

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Stages, Theater

Last Stop on Market Street Is a Musical Treat With Messages at Chicago Children’s Theatre

Chicago Children’s Theatre’s new production, Last Stop on Market Street, is a sunny, colorful collage of music and dancing with some serious messages for kids and their adults. Director Henry […]

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