Category: First Look - Reviews
First Look review: Steppenwolf’s “Linda Vista” is a chilling comedy about irresponsibility and getting old
Apr 16, 2017
Part of what affected me so much was the reality and rawness of it. Full of unrestrained profanity, frank discussions about the world and...
Apr 07, 2017
The show creates incredible special effects using gigantic video screens and props such as a three-story mountain, a carousel and an actual...
First Look review: “Extreme Ice” at the Museum of Science and Industry combines art with science to create an interactive learning experience
Apr 02, 2017
Extreme Ice presents an important and current topic of discussion in an easy, engaging manner based not only in science, but also in art.
First Look review: “Eternal Youth” at the Museum of Contemporary Art gives a provocative perspective on pop culture
Mar 30, 2017
(The exhibit uses) films that hyperbolize the fast-paced, look-obsessed and peer-influenced world of teenagers into an almost maddening...
Mar 25, 2017
With more than 30 million specimens and objects, visitors get a glimpse of what goes on behind the scenes of the discoveries made by...
First Look review: Second City’s “Legendary Laughs” uses imaginative audience participation to create a hilarious night out
Mar 23, 2017
Legendary Laughs is an eclectic assortment of Second City improvisation and sketch comedy that assaults the audience with raw laughs and...
First Look review: Green Day-inspired punk rock opera “American Idiot” provides an eye-opening experience of political unrest
Mar 08, 2017
With plenty of middle fingers, sex and sense of rebellion, American Idiot shows society what punk rock is really all about.
First Look review: Reinventing the traditional mime performance, “The Best of Bri-Ko” is a rollicking good time
Mar 05, 2017
Despite the lack of dialogue, the characters in The Best of Bri-ko develop personalities that are as sympathetic as they are funny.
First Look review: Steppenwolf’s “Monster” is an emotional performance that tackles the perceptions of African Americans in the judicial system
Feb 26, 2017
Kryi’s character is a terrified teenager who exhibits both an everyday bravery and a confused innocence.
First Look review: Steppenwolf’s “Straight White Men” is fun, full of heart, and uncomfortably thought provoking
Feb 23, 2017
The strength of the ensemble made this show incredibly compelling to watch. From the beginning, I felt drawn in to go along for the ride.