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Chicago theater mid-season preview, Part 3: Steppenwolf, Lookingglass, Chicago Shakes

Feb 7, 2019 – 2:34 pm
Feature 1 Part 3 Joel Moorman

Review: The mid-winter is far from bleak under Chicago’s theater marquees. Steppenwolf offers Lucas Hnath’s “A Doll’s House, Part 2,” a sort of what-if sequel to Ibsen’s play. Lookingglass runs out the premiere of Kareem Bandealy’s ‘Act(s) of God,” a cosmic guess-who’s-coming-to-dinner. And Chicago Shakespeare revisits the Bard’s melancholy prince – ever perched on the existential fence between being and nothingness.

‘The SpongeBob Musical’ is deep-sea delight for kids, with a whale of a payoff for parents

Jun 21, 2016 – 5:44 pm
The Sponge Bob Musical
Oriental Theatre

Character	Original Chicago Cast
SpongeBob SquarePants	Ethan Slater
Patrick Star	Danny Skinner
Squidward Tentacles	Gavin Lee
Sandy Cheeks

The design team includes scenic and costume design by David Zinn, lighting design by Kevin Adams, projection design by Peter Nigrini and sound design by Walter Trarbach. - 

FEATURING ORIGINAL SONGS BY
YOLANDA ADAMS • STEVEN TYLER AND
JOE PERRY OF AEROSMITH • SARA BAREILLES
JONATHAN COULTON • DIRTY PROJECTORS
ALEX EBERT OF EDWARD SHARPE & THE MAGNETIC ZEROS
THE FLAMING LIPS • JOHN LEGEND • LADY ANTEBELLUM
CYNDI LAUPER • PANIC! AT THE DISCO
PLAIN WHITE T’S • THEY MIGHT BE GIANTS • T.I.
AND A SONG BY DAVID BOWIE
WITH ADDITIONAL LYRICS BY JONATHAN COULTON
CO-CONCEIVER
& DIRECTOR
TINA LANDAU
 
BOOK
KYLE
JARROW
 
MUSIC
SUPERVISION
TOM KITT
 
CHOREOGRAPHER
CHRISTOPHER
GATTELLI

Review: Ah, to be 10 years old again, and to take in “The SpongeBob Musical” in all its innocent, fanciful charm, its splendorous undersea-world colors, its goofy but (mostly) good-hearted characters. If you’re 10, the “pre-Broadway world premiere” of “SpongeBob” will for sure get five stars, or maybe starfish, like this: Starfish, Starfish, Starfish, Starfish, Starfish. In real stars: ★★★★

McCraney’s ‘Head of Passes’ at Steppenwolf: Keeping faith with no shelter from the storm

May 4, 2013 – 6:16 am
Aubrey (Glenn Davis), and Spencer (James T. Alfred) talk with their mother Shelah (Cheryl Lynn Bruce) in "Head of Passes" by Tarell Alvin McCraney directed by Tina Landau Steppenwolf 2013 credit Michael Brosilow

Review: ★★★★