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Dead Writers’ “Oh, Coward!” Review – Cabaret-Style Coward Fest

Dead Writers’ “Oh, Coward!” Review – Cabaret-Style Coward Fest Jeff-nominated "Oh, Coward!" is a cabaret-style immersion in the wit and charms of songster storyteller Noel Coward

The Greenhouse Theater"s "Rose" Review - A One-Actor Performance that Shines Light on America's Most Famous Family

 The Greenhouse Theater"s "Rose" Review - A One-Actor Performance that Shines Light on America's Most Famous Family Laurence Leamer's play "Rose", in it's Chicago premiere at The Greenhouse Theater Center is a thoroughly absorbing and excellent performance with Linda Reiter portraying Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy

"Ear Taxi Festival" and Interview with Co-curator Stephen Burns - An Upcoming Extravaganza of New Music

"Ear Taxi Festival" and Interview with Co-curator Stephen Burns - An Upcoming Extravaganza of New Music The first-ever Ear Taxi Festival will present an expansive lineup of contemporary classical music October 5-10th, curated by composers Augusta Read Thomas and Stephen Burns

"Bette, Live at the Continental Baths" Review- a fun show with great music brought back to Stage 773

"Bette, Live at the Continental Baths" Review- a fun show  with great music brought back to Stage 773 Hell in a Handbag Productions is staging "Bette, Live at The Continental Baths" at Stage 773- a tribute to and song-filled take on the great Bette Midler

Laurence Leamer on "Rose" Review-a great American author writes a play about a great American matriarch

Laurence Leamer on "Rose" Review-a great American author writes a play about a great American matriarch As part of the Greenhouse Theatre's "Solo Celebration!" series, Laurence Leamer's play, "Rose", opens this week- an intimate look at Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy

"The Jackie Wilson Story" Review - Black Ensemble Theater at it's Best

"The Jackie Wilson Story" Review - Black Ensemble Theater at it's Best Black Ensemble Theater is currently presenting "The Jackie Wilson Story" as part of it's 40th Anniversary Season of Greatest Hits- this show certainly fits the bill

"Direct From Death Row: The Scottsboro Boys" Review- "An Evening of Vaudeville and Sorrow" at The Raven Theatre

"Direct From Death Row: The Scottsboro Boys" Review- "An Evening of Vaudeville and Sorrow" at The Raven Theatre The Raven Theatre Company is currently performing "Live From Death Row: The Scottsboro Boys (An Evening of Vaudeville and Sorrow)"- one of the best performances of this or any season

The Messengers Review - A Rousing Performance at Old Crow Smokehouse Wrigleyville

The Messengers Review - A Rousing Performance at Old Crow Smokehouse Wrigleyville On a recent Sunday afternoon several Chicago Splash Magazine journalists went to Old Crow Smokehouse Wrigleyville to hear "The Messengers" perform

Learning Curve Review - A Gripping Exploration of High School Life

Learning Curve Review - A Gripping Exploration of High School Life Learning Curve cracks open the world of a city high school and guides its audience through every nook and cranny of what’s inside

Broadway in Chicago Presents Disney’s Smash Hit Musical Newsies Review — Paper Boys on Strike

Broadway in Chicago Presents Disney’s Smash Hit Musical Newsies Review — Paper Boys on Strike Disney's Newsies tells the tale of Jack Kelly and a band of ragged newspaper boys going up against some of the most powerful people in New York and they won't give up until they get what they want

"The Portrait" Review- Greenhouse Theater Center and The Neapolitans give us a portrait of artist Gustav Klimt

"The Portrait" Review- Greenhouse Theater Center and The Neapolitans give us a portrait of artist Gustav Klimt Greenhouse Theater Center's "Solo Celebration!" series continues to entertain with this play about famous Viennese artist Gustav Klimt

"C.S.Lewis Onstage" Review- a most compelling play about "the most reluctant convert"

"C.S.Lewis Onstage" Review- a most compelling play about "the most reluctant convert" "C.S.Lewis Onstage: The Most Reluctant Convert", currently at The Mercury Theater, is an intellectually rich and highly entertaining performance

The Edgewater Theatre District Passport - Coming Your Way

The Edgewater Theatre District Passport - Coming Your Way The Edgewater Theatre District Passport is coming your way making it easier to explore the Edgewater Theatre District

CSO’s The Firebird Review – Helping to Celebrate the CSO’s 80 Years at Ravina

CSO’s The Firebird Review – Helping to Celebrate the CSO’s 80 Years at Ravina New and reinterpreted The Firebird in its midwest premiere was part of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra's presentations marking 80 years at Ravinia

Firebrand Theatre's JUKE JOINT Review - an evening of gritty blues performed by some of Chicago’s best female talent

Firebrand Theatre's JUKE JOINT Review - an evening of gritty blues performed by some of Chicago’s best female talent Visiting Firebrand Theater’s Juke Joint and hearing the dynamic women singing their hearts out was as close to being in an authentic Juke Joint you can get without actually crossing the Mason-Dixon line.

Now. Here. This. Review - A Superb New Musical

Now. Here. This. Review - A Superb New Musical Packed with fantastic songs, smart acting choices, and straightforward truth-telling, Now. Here. This. is a masterpiece in every way a piece of theatre can be

"Rhythm World 26" Review - A celebration of dance at the Museum of Contemporary Art

"Rhythm World 26" Review - A celebration of dance at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago Human Rhythm Project presented "JUBA! Masters of Tap and Percussive Dance" and Rhythm World 26- great programs of music and percussive dance

James Sherman as Ben Hecht Review- "The Ben Hecht Show" is a single actor play of uncommon power

 James Sherman as Ben Hecht Review- "The Ben Hecht Show" is a single actor play of uncommon power "The Ben Hecht Show" at Piven Theatre is a powerful adaptation of the words of a humanitarian author

"War Paint" Review- A world class and world-premiere musical at The Goodman

"War Paint" Review- A world class and world-premiere musical at The Goodman "War Paint", a musical comedy and world premiere, twice-extended even before it opened due to high demand for tickets, is now in splendid production at The Goodman Theatre

Summer Concert Roundup Review- Music for free in Chicago

Summer Concert Roundup Review- Music for free in Chicago At summer's midpoint, Splash wants to direct attention to the great free music programs in Chicago

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