Actors Gymnasium combines circus arts and a poignant story of aging in their annual winter show.
The House Theatre’s annual tradition remains one of Chicago’s best seasonal offerings.
The show moves from holiday hijinks to deep sadness with plenty of sweetness throughout.
The dancer-choreographer’s latest solo work is fraught with duality.
A Chicago premiere from Porchlight and a searing solo show on gun violence are among this week’s best bets.
Alfred Jarry’s absurdist satire and a minor masterpiece by Sam Shepard are among this week’s highlights.
Fifteen new reviews of stage shows including limited runs of Cabaret and the one-man show Sancho: An Act of Remembrance.
Cross-species friendship in The Elephant and the Whale, from Redmoon and Chicago Children’s Theatre
In-the-know Chicagoans tell the Reader what they’re watching, reading, and seeing
Of two shows about kids, Spring Awakening and Girls vs. Boys, one’s juvenile
Critics’ Choices and other notable concerts: the Cave Singers, DJ Sega, A Hawk and a Hacksaw, Moonshine Willy, Felix da Housecat, and more
How a month of “Margaritaville” and a bald man with a hair dryer convinced Scott Ligon to get serious about music