Block St Theatre’s Gamble Pays Off With Winning “Flamingo & Decatur”

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“Flamingo and Decatur,” a new play by Todd Taylor that Fayetteville, Arkansas’ Block St. Theatre is world premiering at Chicago’s Theatre Wit, immerses the theatre-goer in a world of professional gamblers in Las Vegas. Taylor, who also produces, brought the play to Chicago in order to take advantage of the great store-front opportunities here and […]

Oz Musical Is Still Wicked-ly Fun

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[caption id="attachment_2138" align="alignleft" width="62"] ★★★★[/caption] The first time I saw Wicked was on its initial Chicago run in 2005 with Ana Gasteyer as Elphaba and Kate Reinders as Glinda. The musical, though straying significantly from Gregory Maguire’s novel, proved to be an incredible achievement in its own right: the costumes, the flying monkeys, the infectious Stephen […]

“The Light” Shines on Dark Secrets and a Couple in Love

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Review by Bradley Laas [caption id="attachment_2138" align="alignleft" width="62"] ★★★★[/caption] [caption id="attachment_2741" align="alignright" width="300"] Jeffery Owen Freelon Jr., Tiffany Oglesby[/caption] I was recently blessed with the opportunity to see The New Colony’s production of The Light. I do not use the word ‘blessed’ lightly, as this show gave me what was quite possibly the greatest theater […]

“For The Loyal” a Brilliantly Complex Moral Conundrum

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[caption id="attachment_2138" align="alignleft" width="62"] ★★★★[/caption] Interrobang Theatre Project’s 8th season’s theme, “What is Truth?” may never have such a literal presentation as it does in the company’s Chicago premiere production of Lee Blessing’s latest play, “For the Loyal.” Over 80 intense minutes, Blessing and director James Yost take us on a wild and emotional ride […]