Monday 25 March 2019
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Category: First Look - Reviews

First Look review: The Goodman’s “Ah, Wilderness” is a funny, endearing tale of teenage heartache

Ah, Wilderness is a very well-rounded show that had me thinking back to the foolish tendencies I had as a love-struck teenage boy.

First Look review: Griffin Theatre’s version of “Ragtime” is a seriously unserious story of race and class in turn-of-the-century America

Whether you like musicals or not, it would be impossible not to admit that the stage direction of Ragtime was something close to genius.

First Look review: “Robot Revolution” at the Museum of Science and Industry proves the future of technology is now

This is an exhibit that all ages will enjoy because it provides a deeper look into the world of robots compared to the surface version we...

First Look review: “Jurassic World: The Exhibition” at the Field Museum is a fun, sophisticated blend of real-life science and cinematic wonder

The exhibit was developed in close collaboration with renowned paleontologist Jack Horner, who served as an adviser on the movie series,...

First Look review: Subtext Theater Company’s “A Prayer for the Sandinistas” tackles issues of the heart, family and the value of faith

First Look review: Subtext Theatre Company’s "A Prayer for the Sandinistas" tackles issues of the heart, family and the value of faith

First Look review: Shattered Globe’s “For Peter Pan on her 70th birthday” is a fun reminder that you can always be young at heart

While the theme focuses on what it truly means to grow up, what is most enjoyable is the constant banter among the siblings.

First Look review: Steppenwolf’s “Linda Vista” is a chilling comedy about irresponsibility and getting old

Part of what affected me so much was the reality and rawness of it. Full of unrestrained profanity, frank discussions about the world and...

First Look review: The riveting “Odysseo” by Cavalia is so much more than just a circus with horses

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

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

(The exhibit uses) films that hyperbolize the fast-paced, look-obsessed and peer-influenced world of teenagers into an almost maddening...