By Grace Ferolo To celebrate their twentieth anniversary and return to live performance, Water People Theater, in league with the Instituto Cervantes, brings LORCA, Living the Experience to Chicago. As advertised, it’s an immersive dive into the world of Andalusian poet and composer Federico García Lorca, featuring music, flamenco dance, larger-than-life video. to Instituto Cervantes.
By Grace Ferolo It’s human nature to look back on one’s life and reflect on what went right and what could have been better. It’s in the artist’s nature, however, to live their life fully, to package up its lessons and deliver them to an audience eager to learn. In Lesley Nicol’s musical autobiography, How
By Grace Ferolo It may be last call at a south side Chicago hotel in 1938, but the night has just begun at The Ruth Page Center for the Arts as Porchlight Music Theater Company dazzles in its latest mainstage production, Blues in the Night. Originally conceived by Sheldon Epps in 1980 and now directed
By Grace Ferolo In a world that cries out for the de-yassification of the Green M&M, the concept of de-dumbification seems almost too sweet, overly naive, even, in a time that feels aggressive and hard. The Jackie Smook Program of De-Dumbification, playing at Davenports Piano Bar & Cabaret every month through June, cuts through the late
By Grace Ferolo Since 2002, The Bachelor/Bachelorette has uncannily tapped into our collective desire for fantasy and romance. The rose, the mark of a perfect first impression; a one-on-one date, a sign of peaked interest; the fantasy suite, code for hooking up. Premiering at the Apollo Theater from January 13th to February 13th, Bachelor: The