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Sandys and Brennan Command The Stage in Remy Bummpo's Pygmalion

Reviewed By: James Murray Recommended The play, which was the basis for Lerner & Lowe’s My Fair Lady, Pygmalion is inspired from the Greek myth where the sculptor Galetea falls in love with his sculpture Pygmalion, who then springs to life. George Bernard Shaw, an Irish, literary ...

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THE KNIGHT ERRANT ADDRESSES ALL WRONGS IN LYRIC'S DON QUICHOTTE'

REVIEWED BY: ROBERT SPHATT RECOMMENDED Massenet's Don Quichotte has never quite established itself in the opera repertoire, not because of any deficit in the music, but because it's not immediately evident exactly what it is dramatically; is it a comedy or tragedy or some more subtle blend ...

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Chicago Falls In Love With FINDING NEVERLAND

Reviewed by: Justin Williams  Highly Recommended Sitting at the Cadillac Theatre watching the newly launched tour of Finding Neverland I was thrown off by the first twenty minutes of the shows new opening sequence, which replaces "If The World Turned Upside Down", "All of London is Here ...

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“STOMP” Rages On

Reviewed By: Stacey L . Crawley Highly Recommended “Stomp”, the phenomenal sensation created by Luke Cresswell and Steve McNicholas, is a testament to what can be achieved when working together. Using unconventional “instruments,” and I mean everything, including the kitchen sink; “Stomp” is a heart-pounding journey of ...

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Marriott's SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN is a Storm of Talent!

Highly RecommendedReviewed by: Robert Sphatt“I’m dancing and singing in the rain.” The Marriott Theatre presents a charming trip through the Hollywood golden era of the 1920s, SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN is filled with every memorable moment from the film and a downpour of unforgettable songs. ...

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Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time Is A Multisensory Lesson In Communication

Highly RecommendedReviewed by: Michael J. RobertsPerformance date: November 1, 2016, Orlando, Florida How we as a people communicate with each other is arguably the most vital in shaping our total humanity.   Sharing our thoughts, feelings and emotions and to have them understood is something most of ...

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Suzanne Petri's “Torch, Sass & Swing” Is A Rush Of Magic

Reviewed by: Russell GoeltenbodtChicago’s Rush Street has always had a reputation of being the entertainment street of Chicago. Venues which include Mr. Kelly’s, Punchinello’s, The Chez Paree, The Happy Medium, Yvette’s, Sages and many more clubs. Music and entertainment followers would always go to Rush ...

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Lyric Opera's Magnificent Lucia di Lammermoor Is Something To Behold

Highly RecommendedReviewed by: James MurrayDonizetti’s masterpiece of passion & betrayal gets a magnificent staging at the Lyric Opera of Chicago. From a breathtaking set, the top-notch direction and the masterful singing and orchestra the Lyric has pulled out all the stops in assembling a world ...

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