So, when a limited-engagement production rolls into town on the heels of a record cold snap that closes down much of the city, cancelling the only dress rehearsal and on top of that, the leading lady sustains a knee injury, at what point does it seem like there’s some kind of curse hanging over said production?
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This is a particular victory for Savage, the topnotch Chicagoland triple threat and perennial dance captain who triumphantly marked her one-year anniversary of an ACL tear on M$Q’s opening night.
Takeaway number two from Brown Paper Box’s Little Women production is that I’d love to be Tessa Dettman’s agent, or better yet, write the review that started a war among agents to represent her.
Black Button Eyes successfully tackles the violent, satirical humor of “Evil Dead: The Musical” with energy and pluck, transforming the Pride Arts Center into a rural battlefield for demons to rise and fall in the wake of one hard-boiled hero.
By Erika Brown Thomas Broadway In Chicago presents The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical for an extremely limited engagement at the Oriental Theatre. This bestselling book, now adapted for the musical stage is a treat for loyal fans – although you don’t have to know anything about it to understand and enjoy! The only