| Sep 5, 2013
| 3:10 PM
The fall theater season of 2013 is already very much underway. From the scores of intriguing possibilities, here are 10 Chicago shows, opening between now and the holidays, that sound especially juicy. They're listed in alphabetical order; date ranges...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 8:44 AM
Over lunch in Chicago's River North neighborhood the other day, the playwright Noah Haidle, a restless spirit, was chortling at a menu item at Restaurant Beatrix.
"Enlightened Caesar," he said. "That's really obnoxious." From there, Haidle, who is a...
| Sep 6, 2013
As the days grow shorter and the temperatures drop, the theater scene offers its own bountiful fall harvest. From heirlooms to hybrids, homegrown treats to intriguing imports, the list below highlights just a few of the toothsome possibilities on the...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 1:29 PM
The Goodman Theatre is seeking young performers ages 5 to 17 for its 36th annual production of Charles Dickens' “A Christmas Carol.” Audition day is Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Goodman, 170 N. Dearborn St. Auditionees are asked to...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 9:24 PM
More than 450 people enjoyed the rollicking Chicago premiere of "Pullman Porter Blues" on Sept. 24 as part of the Goodman Theatre's season-opening celebration. The festive evening began at The Standard Club, with a reception in its elegant wood-paneled...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 4:30 PM
Broadway observers can be forgiven for being skeptical when Disney Theatrical Prods. says it's taking a wait-and-see attitude toward the latest Mouse House-affiliated stage outing, "The Jungle Book."
After all, the company initially said it was...
| Jul 21, 2013
| 10:48 AM
Most people think of theater as being for the benefit of an audience. But, truth be told, a healthy slice of the art is principally for the benefit of the participants and those who love them. This is especially true of drama involving young performers...
| Jul 26, 2013
| 6:48 AM
In ancient mythology, as stop-motion animation may have memorably taught you, Jason and the Argonauts journeyed on the good ship Argo to Colchis, on the eastern coast of the Black Sea, all to find the Golden Fleece. There, Jason fell in love with his...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 1:42 PM
"4000 Miles": Kimberly Senior directs the drama by Amy Herzog about a grandmother and grandson. Through Oct. 20 at Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie; $25-$75 at 847-673-6300 and northlight.org
"The Wheel": Actress Joan...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 2:30 PM
Disney has become a much bigger fan of "The Jungle Book," tapping Justin Marks to write a live action version of the Rudyard Kipling tale as it produces a musical at Chicago's Goodman Theatre.
Marks' script will focus on Mowgli who is raised by animals...
| Jul 1, 2013
| 10:30 PM
With a history of infusing classic tales with fresh theatricality, auteur-director Mary Zimmerman ("Metamorphoses") is both a natural choice to adapt a Disney film to the stage and a nearly impossible one. Her writing process, accomplished collaboratively...
| Jun 28, 2013
So what did Bernie Sahlins, who died June 16, have in common with such fellow Chicagoans as Cyrus McCormick, Ray Kroc, Gustavus Swift, George Pullman, Potter Palmer, Wallace C. Abbott and Aaron Montgomery Ward?
Not much, you may be thinking. Sahlins ran...