Category: First Look - Reviews
First Look review: Paul Heyer’s multi-sensory exhibit at the Museum of Contemporary Art invites us into a fantastical existence
Feb 17, 2018
Heyer beckons us to reimagine the world around us as a place of infinite possibilities.
First Look review: The Field Museum’s “Ancient Mediterranean Cultures in Contact” analyzes four different ancient civilizations
Nov 11, 2017
First Look review: The Field Museum's "Ancient Mediterranean Cultures in Contact" analyzes four different ancient civilizations
First Look review: The Goodman’s “Yasmina’s Necklace” is a heartwarming love story told through a unique lens
Nov 11, 2017
Yasmina’s Necklace is speckled with honest, family moments while having the ability to tackle serious themes such as racism, culture...
First Look review: Stephen Hanthorn’s “The Best Magic Show” combines magic and improv for a fun Friday night out
Oct 18, 2017
Whether you are fan of classic card tricks or magic based on reasoning, The Best Magic Show has a little something for everyone.
First Look review: Second City’s “She the People” is a reassuringly funny discussion about sexism and the world of women
Oct 11, 2017
This final sketch summed up the tone of She the People perfectly, recognizing the sexism that is rampant but defeating it with the honest...
First Look review: Greenhouse Theater Center’s bold “Machinal” provides a feminist perspective on traditional marriage
Aug 24, 2017
Both powerful and disturbing, Machinal is all about resisting the stereotypical gender role of obedient and defenseless women.
First Look review: Black Button Eyes Productions’ “Shockheaded Peter” is a delightfully devilish production
Aug 18, 2017
I was blown away. The music, the performance, the dancing and the humor were all wildly entertaining, but I was most impressed because I...
First Look review: Cirque Du Soleil brings “Luzia,” a vibrant story of water and light, to Chicago through Sept. 3
Jul 21, 2017
Luzia will be the first circus show to have actual water stored under the tent, allowing for bouts of pouring rain on stage as acrobats fly...
Jul 08, 2017
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
Jun 29, 2017
Whether you like musicals or not, it would be impossible not to admit that the stage direction of Ragtime was something close to genius.