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 polished versions of Stephen Sondheim (music and lyrics) and Hugh Wheeler’s (book) magnum opus. But I don’t know that I’ve ever seen a Sweeney Todd […]
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Ableton demos, Sweeney Todd, and more
Hey electronic artists, wanna level up your Ableton game? Join Penthouse Audio Group at Hush (311 W. Chicago), where you can get track feedback from professionals. Ableton-certified program trainers Orville Kline, Basura Boyz, and Cofresi will present some production techniques. There will also be a beat battle (for prizes) and raffles. This is happening from […]
Porchlight’s Sweeney Todd puts the demon barber back in business
Porchlight Music Theatre’s intimate Sweeney Todd adds pathos to the horror in Sondheim’s masterpiece.
The European Union Film Festival, and the rest of this week’s screenings
New reviews and notable screenings in this week’s issue
One gorgeous fish out of water: Lyric Opera’s Rusalka
Lyric Opera’s Rusalka is as stunning to watch as it is to hear.
Shakespeare goes to Gotham City
The Goodman achieves a half measure of success in dark, unruly Measure for Measure.
New blood on the dance floor
River North Dance Chicago performs its fall program
All the news that’s fit to fix.
Chicago Reader virtual Oscar party
Reader critics give Oscar a little advice.