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  • Narrow basements and collisions with dancers in 'The Remains' at Defibrillator
    Chicago Tribune

    Wednesday’s heavy summer rain left the Chicago sidewalks steaming as guests filed into the new Defibrillator Gallery space in Noble Square, just a few blocks southwest of the gallery’s longtime home on Milwaukee Avenue. It was one of those rains

  • 'Trevor' a promising musical about a kid who's easy to love
    Chicago Tribune

    “No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin or his background or his religion," tweeted the 44th president of the United States in the aftermath of white nationalists marching their hate through Charlottesville, Va. The e

  • At Zanies, a still hysterical Emo Philips shows why he's Emo Philips
    Chicago Tribune

    “I was pretty much the first comic to play this club,” comedian Emo Philips said early on in his playful and loose hourlong set Wednesday night at Zanies in Chicago. That’s no joke. Philips — who was born in Chicago as Phil Soltanec and grew

  • 12 shows to see now
    Chicago Tribune

    "Aladdin" ✭✭✭ "Aladdin," the most frenetic and cartoonish of Disney's screen-to-stage musicals, officially opened its first national tour in Chicago at the Cadillac Palace Theatre. And Adam Jacobs, his gleaming white teeth, his charming costar

  • Best August theater — catch these shows before they have to go
    Chicago Tribune

    Summer has brought several hits — and extensions — to the Chicago theater, allowing you still to catch some fine artistic experiences before the cares of the fall intrude. Steep Theatre's summer production of Cordelia Lynn's "Lela & Co." was supp

  • Neo-Futurists announce 2017-18 season
    Chicago Tribune

    The Neo-Futurists’ 2017-18 season will include three world premieres by Kirsten Riiber, Trevor Dawkins and Lily Mooney, the company announced Wednesday. The first Prime Time production will be Riiber’s “Tangles and Plaques” (Oct. 12-Nov. 18),

  • 'Life in 35mm' at the Annoyance tries and fails to send up documentaries
    Chicago Tribune

    Like any genre, non-fiction films rely on tropes. At the Annoyance Theatre, “Life in 35mm: An Improvised Documentary” aims to satirize “popular, self-important documentaries and the characters within who cash in on the credit.” That last part

  • Dance for Life still supports those affected by HIV/AIDS but is looking in new directions
    Chicago Tribune

    When Keith Elliott, Todd Kiech and Harriet Ross presented the first Dance for Life in June 1992, Chicago’s dance community was in crisis. Friends and colleagues were dying at alarming rates of a disease that no one fully understood. Dance for Life

  • Dick Smothers to appear in iO's Musical Improv Festival
    Chicago Tribune

    Dick Smothers, one part of the famous comedy duo the Smothers Brothers, will appear in iO Theater's Chicago Musical Improv Festival this weekend. Smothers will appear as the guest monologist with the cast of the Musical Armando on Friday and will als

  • Rebecca Gilman, Ike Holter in Goodman's New Stages
    Chicago Tribune

    Goodman Theatre announced the lineup of its 14th annual New Stages Festival Monday.  Featuring three weeks of developmental productions and staged readings, the free fest runs Sept. 20-Oct. 8 in the Owen Theatre. The three developmental productions,

  • Former club regulars of the real Havana Madrid retrace their footsteps in a hair salon
    Chicago Tribune

    On a sunny Monday afternoon in Lakeview, a man bikes by Chicago Bagel Authority and a woman walks into Walgreens. Someone wearing a tie-dye Lollapalooza T-shirt crosses the street. At 959 W. Belmont Ave., patrons of Milio’s Hair Studio open a glass

  • 'Sexy Liberal Resistance' Stephanie Miller coming to Athenaeum Theatre
    Chicago Tribune

    The Sexy Liberal Resistance Tour will make a Chicago stop this fall, it was announced Friday. The political-protest-as-comedy show features national television and talk radio host Stephanie Miller, John Fugelsang, Frangela (Frances Callier and Angela