Wednesday 12 May 2021
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Category: First Look - Reviews

First Look review: Mad Hatter’s (Gin &) Tea Party is a seriously creative and whimsical good time

By Michael Dritto Playing at: 2239 S. Michigan Ave. Tickets are available for $65 per person and can be purchased through the Fever app by...

First Look review: “I’m Not a Comedian… I’m Lenny Bruce” is a phenomenal one-man journey through the highs and lows of the life of the controversial funny man

By Michael Dritto Playing at: The Royal George Cabaret Theatre (1641 N. Halsted) Extended performance schedule runs through Feb. 16....

First Look review: John Leguizamo’s Latin History for Morons is a hilarious, fast-paced, educational journey

John Leguizamo presents a meticulously researched, thought-provoking outline of borderline forgotten history.

First Look review: Steppenwolf’s “The Great Leap” is a show about basketball, identity and politics that you don’t want to miss

First Look review: Steppenwolf's "The Great Leap" is a show about basketball, identity and politics that you don’t want to miss.

First Look review: CMX CineBistro provides a fun, fresh take on the luxury dine-in theater experience

At CMX CinéBistro, moviegoers can enjoy full-service, gourmet, in-seat dining with an elegant bar and lounge.

First Look review: The incredibly immersive Hamilton: The Exhibition in Chicago seeks to answer the question “What’s next?” in Lin-Manuel Miranda’s artistic saga

Every detail in Hamilton: The Exhibition — from the floor you walk on to the lighting and score played as you transition from event to...

First Look review: Rock of Ages is captivating, exciting, funny and a seriously rocking good time

From the opening number, you realize you are not at a Broadway show; you are at a rock concert highlighting all of your favorite classic...

First Look review: The entertaining “Lottery Day” at the Goodman Theatre holds a magnifying glass to Chicago, revealing both pleasures and problems

The qualities of theater, as opposed to other forms of art, make it uniquely suited for blurring the boundaries between art and life....

First Look review: “Noises Off” at the Windy City Playhouse is a wonderfully self-aware farce of a farce, brought to life by a talented ensemble

Normally, there are one or two actors who jump out to me, but I found it so hard to isolate a specific performance. It was like the force...

First Look review: Chicago Detours’ Holiday Tour of Drinks, Daleys and Dead Guys is an educational, entertaining approach to exploring the city

No matter where or what we were doing, the guide was always teaching us some obscure piece of Chicago holiday trivia, like how the city...