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Two sides of the same coin with ‘Jekyll & Hyde’

Two sides of the same coin with ‘Jekyll & Hyde’

April 12, 2017

Stories of good and evil battling for control are as old as time. Humanity is deeply invested in stories r...

‘Uncle Vanya’ at the Goodman Theatre

‘Uncle Vanya’ at the Goodman Theatre

March 14, 2017

There’s a reason that classics are classics. Even if manner of dress and other cultural symbols are o...

‘Carmen’: A Well-Deserved Olé

‘Carmen’: A Well-Deserved Olé

February 21, 2017

The Lyric Opera of Chicago turned into the thrilling and colorful Seville of the twentieth century u...

Growing up Black and Gay: ‘Bootycandy’

Growing up Black and Gay: ‘Bootycandy’

February 21, 2017

“It’s not meant to be easily swallowed,” says Krystel McNeil during one of the scenes of “Bootycandy...

Take a trip inside the mind with ‘Psychonaut Librarians’

Take a trip inside the mind with ‘Psychonaut Librarians’

February 7, 2017

Operating under the premise of exploration, one has to test their boundaries. These boundaries are tested in ...

Norma’: an opera full of lyrical woes

Norma’: an opera full of lyrical woes

February 7, 2017

Love, betrayal, bloody fury and vengeance are all topics that can be found in the production of “N...

Review: NEIU’s production of ‘Real Women Have Curves’

Review: NEIU’s production of ‘Real Women Have Curves’

December 6, 2016

Josephina Lopez’s play “Real Women Have Curves” featuring an intimate look into five Latina’s lives in 19...

NEIU star shines in ‘Romeo y Julieta’

NEIU star shines in ‘Romeo y Julieta’

November 23, 2016

Romeo and Juliet opened at the Aguijón Theater Nov. 11. The show was produced and performed by the Aguijón T...

Review: family time in “Visiting Edna”

Review: family time in “Visiting Edna”

October 11, 2016

Associating terminal illness with simple humor is a risqué move in entertainment, yet comedy and tragedy blend we...

Stage Center Play Gets Vote This ‘November’

Stage Center Play Gets Vote This ‘November’

October 11, 2016

“November” opens at NEIU’s Stage Center Theatre on Oct. 13. It is a satire about a fictional p...

Review: Wonderful Town at the Goodman Theatre

Grace Yu, Writer

September 28, 2016

Filed under Arts & Life, Theatre Reviews

The Goodman Theatre held its first College Night for the 2016-2017 season on Sept. 14 with their production of “Wonderful Town.” The Goodman puts on one College Night per production. The Goodman’s staging of the classic American musical, directed by Mary Zimmermann, opened Sept. 10 and runs through Oct. 23. The book...

Making a Hit: Rick Grossman Discusses “Bullets Over Broadway”

Making a Hit: Rick Grossman Discusses “Bullets Over Broadway”

April 19, 2016

“Bullets Over Broadway” is a musical comedy by Woody Allen about the making of a Broadway show. ...