On Stage With Joe

Looking past the lights, costumes and makeup... we give you the real story On Stage.

Pointless shipwreck at Plagiarists

The Plagiarists are presenting "Some Like it Red", written by Artistic Director Gregory Peters and directed by Jack Dugan Carpenter in the Berger Park Coach House along Lake Michigan's north shore. Peters attempts to combine the 1959 comedy "Some Like it Hot" and...

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Lots to see and hear in three days

The Boho Theatre Company is presenting a delightful staging of Richard Greenburg's "Three Days of Rain" in its cozy and tiny space at the Heartland Studio, 7016 Glenwood Ave., in Chicago. The play won a Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1998. Derek Van Barham directs a...

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Saturday night lacks some fever

The Drury Lane Oakbrook production of "Saturday Night Fever", based on the 1977 smash film of the same name from Paramount/RSO that catapulted John Travolta into superstardom, opened last week. The show features the same music and lyrics by The Bee Gees with...

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Edwards is ready for the dream

When Candace Edwards first saw the movie "Dreamgirls", she never imagined that one day she would step on stage playing Deena Jones, the role made famous in the 2006 movie by superstar singer Beyonce. However, this week Porchlight Music Theatre and Artistic Director...

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Not too far from heaven

You would think a story set in the 1950s would be a fluffy piece of theatre. Not Porchlight Music Theatre's production of "Far From Heaven" currently at Stage 773 through March 13. In today's world the story would barely lift an eyelid but for 1957, it's quite an eye...

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