I’ve seen bloodier stagings of Sweeney Todd than the current incarnation from Kokandy Productions at the Chopin Theatre’s downstairs space, directed and choreographed by Derek Van Barham. I’ve seen more […]
In January of 2020, Black Button Eyes Productions presented the Chicago premiere of Duncan Sheik and Kyle Jarrow’s quirky musical ghost story Whisper House, about an 11-year-old boy living in […]
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 […]
A young boy and his reclusive aunt face down old ghosts during World War II
Encroaching fascism and gender fluidity make for a timely revival with Cowardly Scarecrow.
Based on stories by John Collier, Nightmares and Nightcaps desperately can’t figure itself out.
Porchlight Music Theatre’s intimate Sweeney Todd adds pathos to the horror in Sondheim’s masterpiece.