The Goodman Theater; A Christmas Carol

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  Reviewed by: Dave McGuire Well, that was indeed ‘A Christmas Carol.’ That’s the only thought I had while leaving the theater. The Goodman does a fantastic job of telling the tale with humor punctuating this deeply politically charged Christmas…

Hell in a Handbag Presents A VERY SPECIAL RUDOLPH With Guest Star DEIDRE HALL America’s most beloved heroine for over 35 years on NBC’s longest-running daytime drama, “Days of Our Lives”

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It’s that special time of year again – time for Hell in Handbag’s Annual Benefit – and this year it’s going to be better than Christmas, Hanukah and Kwanzaa combined! Handbag is going to Deck the Halls – Deck the DEIDRE Hall(s), that is –…

AMERICAN THEATER COMPANY PREMIERES REVISED VERSION OF THE ROYALE BY ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK WRITER MARCO RAMIREZ JANUARY 30-MARCH 8, 2015 TICKETS ON SALE NOW

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American Theater Company (ATC) continues its 30th Anniversary Season with the premiere of a revised version of The Royale by Orange is the New Black and Sons of Anarchy writer Marco Ramirez, directed by ATC Ensemble Member Jaime Castañeda, January 30 to March 8, 2015. Single tickets for The Royale range from $38-$48 and…

FIRST FLOOR THEATER Announces The Chicago Premiere of EDITH CAN SHOOT THINGS AND HIT THEM By A. Rey Pamatmat Directed by Artistic Director Hutch Pimentel January 11 – January 31, 2015

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 First Floor Theater (FFT) is thrilled to continue their third season with the Chicago Premiere of EDITH CAN SHOOT THINGS AND HIT THEM, playwright A. Rey Pamatmat‘s darkly comic and moving exploration of separation and the power of family. FFT Artistic Director Hutch Pimentel directs this powerful Chicago…

Victory Gardens Theater presents The World Premiere of Samsara by Lauren Yee directed by Seth Bockley February 6 – March 8, 2015

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Continuing its 40th Anniversary Season, Victory Gardens Theater announces the World Premiere of Samsara by Lauren Yee, directed by Seth Bockley.  Samsara runs February 6 – March 8, 2015 with the press performance on Friday, February 13, 2015, at Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue. 

YELLOW SOUND LABEL PRESENTS THE DEBUT SOLO ALBUM FROM TONY AWARD WINNER BD WONG A TWO-DISC LIVE PREMIERE RECORDING OF THE MUSICAL “HERRINGBONE” CD ONLINE AND IN STORES DECEMBER 2

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YELLOW SOUND LABEL will release HERRINGBONE, the two-disc solo CD debut by Tony Award-winner BD WONG. The unique concert album marks the recording premiere of the marvelously spooky one-man Off-Broadway musical, which features book by Tom Cone, music by Skip Kennon and…

THE SECOND CITY’S TWIST YOUR DICKENS, OR SCROOGE YOU! BEGINS DECEMBER 5 AT GOODMAN THEATRE, INCLUDING NIGHTLY CAMEO APPEARANCES BY CHICAGO FAVORITES LIN BREHMER, STEPHANIE IZARD, LEN KASPER, TONI PRECKWINKLE AND MORE/ DECEMBER 9 “COCKTAILS WITH A TWIST” EVENT IS HOSTED BY THE SCENEMAKERS BOARD

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Equal parts naughty and nice, Chicago’s famed The Second City brings their version of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol to the Goodman’s Owen Theatre, beginning December 5. Entitled Twist Your Dickens, Or Scrooge You!, this send-up of Dickens’ classic includes…