Midway through the first act of Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog, there’s an unforgettable duet between the bonkers, titular villain and Penny, the woman he’s loved ever since spotting her at the laundromat while his socks and such tumbled and spun. As their voices twine together in “My Eyes,” Dr. Horrible sings of a world as […]
It’s been 30 years since four LA cops pulled Rodney King from his truck and savagely beat him while he lay prone on the street. It’s been 29 years since riots burned across LA after all four police officers were acquitted on charges related to the beating. And it’s been 27 years since Anna Deveare […]
Before we get to the specifics of Possibilities Theatre’s earnest, engaging staging of Jonathan Larson’s Rent, we must first get into some generalities about Jonathan Larson’s Tony-winning Rent. It’s been a solid quarter-century since I saw the musical in its initial Broadway run. If you cannot recall 1996, when Rent opened on Broadway, know this: […]
An immersive art exhibition in DuPage County brings the Sistine Chapel to the former site of the Sears store at Oakbrook Center.
Cabinet of Curiosity sets sail with a new live show about mermaids, whales, sharks, seagulls—and climate disaster
Eschaton host Tony Grayson rolls out the willkommen mat for a livestream variety show.
About Face Theatre takes the mystery out of training next-generation LGBTQ+ artists—while putting it into a streaming production.
The full musical at Chicago Shakes is on hold, but you can see a streaming mockumentary based on the OG aliens-in-the-desert flick.
Kristine Thatcher and the late Larry Shue’s Waiting for Tina Meyer celebrates barfly connections.
After a year of heartbreak, Heather Chrisler is back to acting, as well as writing and illustrating.
American Music Theatre Project unveils three student-created pieces in this year’s online Capstone Festival.
Weirdness and wonder abound in Matei Vişniec’s Decomposed Theatre at Trap Door, but be prepared for creepiness, too.
Theater moved us in 2020, even while moving online.
This interactive performance-piece-by-phone offers a daily dose of oddness.
The annual festival of storytelling offers the freshest catches for COVID days.