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  • 'Great Day': New life for old music of black churches

    'Great Day': New life for old music of black churches
    As afternoon light tried to filter through the thick, stained-glass windows of Sharp Street United Methodist Church last weekend, Marco K. Merrick pounded out the bass line of a spiritual on a raw-sounding piano, singing along in a raspy voice: "Great...
  • Operetta as a circus in a garage makes for marvelous fun

    Operetta as a circus in a garage  makes for marvelous fun
    The Steppenwolf Garage Theatre — a theater jury-rigged into the ground floor of a parking garage — hardly is the Savoy Theatre in London. But compared to the basement of the Chopin Theatre, a venue in Wicker Park where remarkably creative...
  • Amid bewitched weather, here comes the sun at House

    Amid bewitched weather, here comes the sun at House
    If this hellish Chicago January proves to be a harbinger of horrors to come, all the theaters around town will all be jumping on to a growing sub-genre that has borne much artistic fruit these last two or three years — the winter show that offers...
  • 'Pirates' heads to Kentucky

    'Pirates' heads to Kentucky
    The Hypocrites' cheeky production of W. S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan's "The Pirates of Penzance," a two-time hit in Chicago and also at the American Repertory Theatre in Cambridge, Mass, has added another regional notch to its belt. Sean Graney's show...
  • Pish-Tush, this 'Mikado' is a glorious circus

    Pish-Tush, this 'Mikado' is a glorious circus
    A few innovative theaters have started offering child care somewhere in their building. But for its outrageously enjoyable and inclusive new take on "The Mikado," The Hypocrites upped the ante in a way that would have made old W.S. Gilbert and Arthur...
  • Triple Play: 3 New Shows at Trinity College

    Triple Play: 3 New Shows at Trinity College
    A lot of schools have their big student productions in fall and spring. By contrast, Trinity College is offering full productions of three different shows on this otherwise bleak January weekend. Another Antigone (Jan. 31 at 7:30 p.m., Feb. 2 at 1:30 p....
  • Take a Pythonesque cruise with 'Pirates'

    Take a Pythonesque cruise with 'Pirates'
    One hundred and thirty-two years after W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan dreamed up a preposterous operetta involving a very modern major-general, his bevy of beautiful, naive daughters and a dutiful young Englishman apprenticed to a band of big-hearted...
  • The Parrot Heads of Penzance are back for another warm winter

    The Parrot Heads of Penzance are back for another warm winter
    A tiki bar serving mai tais and the like has been added to The Hypocrites' production of "The Pirates of Penzance," back for a second winter. The ability to imbibe, mid-show and for a mere five-spot, a fruity cocktail with a little umbrella is, perhaps,...
  • Greed Makes Good Operetta

    Greed Makes Good Operetta
    People in the theater are often the first to feel it when the economy goes south. If it's a choice between pricey tickets to The Book of Mormon or paying the mortgage, most of us choose the latter. But, we have the financial meltdown of 2008 to thank...