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Music Theater Works offers a version, as directed by Brianna Borger, that promises to focus on the characters, having set aside the fussy pageantry.
If you’re a fan of the board game or the movie, or if you just love to belly-laugh over witty rejoinders and beautifully executed stand-up comedy, “Clue” at Mercury Theater is just the…
Beginning his second full-time season with Lyric, Enrique Mazzola proves once again his connection to the early operas of Verdi, shepherding Lyric’s fine orchestra, mighty chorus, and a gr…
The piece is given the category of “Southern Gothic Fable,” a moniker that deserves unpacking.
There is more than a kernel of something fantastic here. This is the sort of thing that storefront theater in Chicago can create out of spit-and-a-snit.
If you’ve been needing a little Christmas, and you’ve gotten to the point where you need it this very minute, you’re in luck.
With the programming of the first Spanish-language opera to appear on the main stage, the company continues its climb toward greater inclusivity, the first with a Spanish libretto to be comm…
Directors Suzanne Andrade and Barrie Kosky took the piece in a decidedly high-tech angle, using animation and film.
Lyric has opened this season with a production that is delivered open-throttle by everyone involved.
Ike Holter's new work is razor sharp and faster than a speeding bullet while maintaining a grace and a lightness that balances the weight of the message.
Nelson Diaz-Marcano's new play illustrates the complexity of individual perspectives and that unification is no simple task.
The Lyric Opera's season opener balances the gravitas of the moment with joy and celebration
In the wake of a pandemic, the company's EmpowerYouth! initiative was able to quickly adapt to the limitations and opportunities of the New Normal.
"Contemporary opera is our way to make the audience aware of contemporary problems and to open our minds to see possible solutions to those problems."
Brandon Thomas’ 1892 farce is even better seen than remembered.
Director Richard Jones projects psychological depth onto Tchaikovsky’s opera to such shocking effect that it must be seen to be conceived.
Lyric's production of “Madama Butterfly” is fashioned to invite discussion rather than uninformed permissiveness
If our country’s politics is exhausting you with its complexity, this production offers the opportunity to consider some of the same themes in a gentler rhythm.
Kristine Thatcher’s biographical drama on Barbara Jordan resurfaces at a crucial juncture in American history.
Robert Falls' understated production does not impose its will upon the audience but rather presents the facts of Mozart's opera plainly.
A stirring opera conceived by a U.S. Staff Sergeant and brought to life by composer Zach Redler and librettist Jerry Dye for the benefit of all.
Andrew Lloyd Webber's adaptation of Billy Webber's Academy Award-winning 1950 film gets the star treatment at Porchlight.
Incoming music director Enrique Mazzola takes the reins on this early Verdi masterpiece with tact and aplomb.
The local premiere of Rachel Bonds' play, featuring music by The Bengsons, leaves much on said.
Lyric's 2019/20 season commences in full regalia.
Dorothy L. Sayers' debut novel gets the Lifeline literary adaptation treatment.
Led by Mary Zimmerman, this pitch-perfect revival is the ideal accompaniment to a summer night.
Sitting on the fence between camp and cautionary tale, this rock opera unveils a world of love and lust that is more finger-to-finger than face-to-face.
Tony Award winner and Chicago native David Cromer directs this gut-wrenchingly contemporary musical about love, loss and living on.
This big-hearted, small ensemble musical will tap your troubles away.
A delightful pairing of Stephen Vincent Benet’s “The Devil and Daniel Webster” and the Gilbert & Sullivan one-act operetta “Trial By Jury.”