Tearing Lady Gaga’s ticket. Seeing a tenor dropped in Tosca. Grooving to Mavis Staples from the rafters. These are the magical moments that happen with live performance. They are also just another Tuesday night for The Saints, the quiet backbone of Chicago theater that’s never stopped working, lockdown be damned. The Saints is the only […]
A poultry version of the human-animal connection brings mindfulness and joy
The tragedy of a single elephant’s death has universal implications in Griffin’s production.
Two standout performances anchor Raven’s production of the Ibsen classic.
Orlagh Cassidy centers this one-woman show, but the script needs more depth.
Kids and families are in charge at this Portage Park theater
Lifeline Theatre KidSeries brings children and animals together for a family-friendly yarn.
Hell in a Handbag’s Midler revue is middling.
How a network of local creatives brought a queer, authentically Chicago story to Showtime.
Githa Sowerby’s long-neglected drama has a strong cast at TimeLine, but drags at times.
A coworker’s suicide leads to soul-searching in Kate Tarker’s darkly comic meditation.
Forty-three years after its first production, Jackie Taylor’s African American adaptation still enchants and empowers.
Delicious acerbic drag performances spice up this whodunit.
Mary Bonnett’s drama has intriguing subject matter, but doesn’t fully connect.
Filament Theatre’s staging helps the audience feel right at home.