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Rick Stone (with Kylah Williams) plays title role 'Ain't No Crying Blues: In Memory Howlin' Wolf' Black Ensemble Theater. |

Rick Stone (with Kylah Williams) plays the title role in "Ain't No Crying the Blues: In the Memory of Howlin' Wolf" at Black Ensemble Theater. | Danny Nicholas

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Updated: June 14, 2013 9:08AM



From the blues to horror and sealed with a kiss:

‘AIN’T NO CRYING THE BLUES’

The Black Ensemble Theater, 4450 N. Clark, revisits Howlin’ Wolf, a performer whose music and performance style had an impact on Mick Jagger and countless others. Through August 11. www.blackensemble.org.

‘KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN’

The BoHo Theatre Ensemble revival of this dark, powerful Kander and Ebb musical is a stunner. At Theater Wit through June 30. Visit www.BoHoTheatre.com.‘LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS’

This Howard Ashman-Alan Menken musical about a devouring plant is invariably a quirky charmer. Awkward Pause Theatre performs it through June 16 at The Den, 1333 N. Milwaukee. Visit www.brownpapertickets.com.



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