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Tuesday, December 18, 2018

A Coming Out Christmas: A Review of Barney the Elf at Pride Films and Plays by Aaron Hunt

Now in its fourth year, this Chicago-originating musical, based on the movie "Elf," moves to Pride Films and Plays, losing none of its willful cheer.

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Thursday, November 15, 2018

Make Your Reservation: A Review of Holiday Inn at Marriott Theatre by Aaron Hunt

Boards are seldom tread more finely than in this remount at Marriott Theatre.

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Friday, November 9, 2018

How To Not Train Your Dragon: A Review of Siegfried at Lyric Opera of Chicago by Aaron Hunt

The "but"s keep coming in Lyric Opera's latest installment of Wagner's Ring Cycle.

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Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Sea What They Did There?: A Review of Moby Dick! The Musical at The Cuckoo’s Theater Project by Aaron Hunt

The Cuckoo's Theater Project goes fishing for laughs and comes up big.

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Friday, August 3, 2018

Fear and Trembling: A Review of The Harvest at Griffin Theatre Company by Aaron Hunt

The local premiere of this Samuel D. Hunter play at Griffin Theatre Company gives audience to the private suffering of its postulants.

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Monday, June 25, 2018

A Man And His Plan: A Review of Burnham’s Dream: The White City at Lost and Found Productions by Aaron Hunt

This world premiere musical tells the story of the architect behind the 1933 Chicago World's Fair.

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Thursday, April 19, 2018

A New Day For An Old Favorite: A Review of Oklahoma! at Marriott Theatre by Aaron Hunt

Marriott Theatre whips fresh wind into Rodgers and Hammerstein’s classic.

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Saturday, March 24, 2018

Soil and Soul: A Review of Fellow Travelers at Lyric Unlimited by Aaron Hunt

Lyric Unlimited produces this astounding limited run of Gregory Spears and Greg Pierce's new opera.

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Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Duplicitous Dissolution: A Review of The Picture of Dorian Gray at City Lit Theater Company by Aaron Hunt

What City Lit's adaptation of Oscar Wilde's novel—transported nearly one hundred years into the future—picks up in contemporaneous reference it loses in tact and taste.

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Friday, March 9, 2018

Buried History: A Review of Time Is On Our Side at About Face Theatre by Aaron Hunt

About Face Theatre's latest is a heartfelt and hilarious exploration of queer history.

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Thursday, March 8, 2018

Deal Of A Lifetime: A Review of Faust at Lyric Opera of Chicago by Aaron Hunt

Lyric Opera's newest production must have made a deal with the devil because it truly has it all.

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Friday, March 2, 2018

What Price, A Soul? A Divine Trio of Designers Extract New Life From “Faust” At Lyric Opera by Aaron Hunt

Lyric Opera's new co-production of "Faust" with Portland Opera brings together designers from a wide array of backgrounds to capture the strange magic of this timeless tale.

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Friday, February 23, 2018

Switching Sides: A Review of Cosi Fan Tutte at Lyric Opera of Chicago by Aaron Hunt

Lyric Opera attempts to liberate this sexist libretto.

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Monday, January 22, 2018

It Takes Time To Be A Man: A Review of Boy at TimeLine Theatre Company by Aaron Hunt

TimeLine Theatre Company's poignant drama addresses the limitations and repercussions of our culture's limited perception of gender.

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Thursday, December 7, 2017

Predators and Prey: A Review of Turandot at Lyric Opera of Chicago by Aaron Hunt

Puccini's tale of misogyny and sexism is finds deep resonance in 2017.

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Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Less Than A Quibble: A Review The Pearl Fishers at Lyric Opera of Chicago by Aaron Hunt

Bizet's problem child opera presents obstacles but the rewards of Lyric's production are bountiful.

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Thursday, November 2, 2017

The Next Episode: A Review of Die Walküre at Lyric Opera of Chicago by Aaron Hunt

The second installment of Lyric's Ring Cycle stands shoulder-to-shoulder with the first.

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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Dirty Dancing: A Review of Billy Elliot at Porchlight Music Theatre by Aaron Hunt

Porchlight's inaugural production in their new home at the Ruth Page Center for the Arts feels ripped from today's headlines.

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Friday, October 13, 2017

Tears of a Clown: A Review of Rigoletto at Lyric Opera of Chicago by Aaron Hunt

Verdi's tragic opera is lightened by standout performances from veterans and newcomers alike.

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Wednesday, October 4, 2017

A Time To Be Wild: A Review of Bewildered at Hell in a Handbag Productions by Aaron Hunt

Hell In A Handbag continue to improve on their signature formula of camp excess and memorable performances.

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Sunday, October 1, 2017

Wild Women: A Review of The Taming of the Shrew at Chicago Shakespeare Theater by Aaron Hunt

A fresh take on one of Shakespeare's most socially construed works.

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Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Dancing With The Stars: A Review of Orphée et Eurydice at Lyric Opera of Chicago by Aaron Hunt

Lyric Opera opens their latest season with this stunning collaboration with future resident dance company The Joffrey Ballet.

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Saturday, September 23, 2017

A Royal Delight: A Review of Sylvester at Lifeline Theatre by Aaron Hunt

Georgette Heyer's beloved novel receives a lively adaptation at Lifeline Theatre.

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