It takes a village (well, maybe a complete kingdom) to tell a fairy tale. And in its world premiere show “Once Upon a People: A Dancesical,” the Black Ensemble Theater and associate director Rueben D. Echoles demonstrate their ability to spin a tale every bit as compelling as “Sleeping Beauty” or “Wicked.”
If you think you’ve seen “A Christmas Carol,” think again. There’s a new production on the holiday scene this season, and it will blow your mind. The Q Brothers, known for their masterly hip-hop reworkings of Shakespeare’s classics, have now turned their attention to a …
British playwright and director Nina Raine admits she has long been intrigued by group dynamics — the relationships within families, among friends or work colleagues, and even the interactions among strangers.
“I still remember being 15, and going to a cafe for a hot chocolate …
Some stories are so universally known that they’re still familiar in a foreign language — even if it’s the most foreign language.
HEDY WEISS: The Ruffians revive an altogether riveting show revisiting the calamitous 1903 fire that gutted the Iroquois Theatre on Randolph Street.
The holiday season will be celebrated with a Polish accent when the Lira Ensemble presents, “Polish Carols, Song & Dance,” 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 1 at Dominican University Performing Arts Center. The program will feature the Lira Singers, Lira Dancers and Lira Orchestra, conducted by …
Nothing says the holidays like zombies, right? New Millennium Theatre Company thinks so. The troupe is debuting its “new and improved” production of “Silent Night of the Living Dead,” running Dec. 6-29 (Fridays and Saturdays at 10:30 p.m.; Sundays at 7 p.m.) at Studio BE, …
In “The Moms,” two actress-writers from Team StarKid play off-kilter parents in a pitched battle for PTA supremacy.
The wooden ones delight at Christkindlmarket, and the full-size ones are dancing all over.
St. Nicholas knows it’s entirely possible to craft a child-friendly Christmas story that doesn’t overdose on sugary, condescending simplicity and overwrought whimsy. Rudolph, the Grinch, heck even Frosty the Snowman stand as proof. “Elf the Musical” is not among this pantheon of holiday classics.
He may have finished second to dance/video phenom Kenichi Ebina on season 8 of “America’s Got Talent,” but stand-up comic Taylor Williamson proved he has a winning formula when it comes to making people laugh.
Tom Creamer’s adaptation of Charles Dickens’ classic is now in its 36th season at the Goodman Theatre, and there’s no better way to get into the holiday spirit than to let yourself be enveloped by this transformative tale of hope and redemption.
When Barbara Gaines directed her 2004 production of “The Merry Wives of Windsor” at the Chicago Shakespeare Theatre she set the play, dubbed “the first situation comedy,” in autumn, in a New England town where the last-gasp efforts of some middle-aged males (including the irrepressible …
Ron Hirsen’s “Elegy” (now at the Victory Gardens Biograph Theater studio), and Motti Lerner’s “Paulus” (at Silk Road Rising) each deal with matters of faith, but they do so in radically different ways.
At the Cadillac Palace, Buddy will sing, but he won’t belch or fight a dwarf like Will Ferrell did
HEDY WEISS: The return to “reality” does not come quickly in the wake of Timothy Edward Kane’s performance in “An Iliad” — a feat of breathtaking technical skill, extreme intellectual prowess and devastating emotional impact. But when it does, this reprise of his triumphant 2011 performance at Court Theatre, many questions race to mind.