PICKSINSIX - THIS WEEK!
Firebrand Theatre's 9 TO 5 THE MUSICAL is on the short list of six picks in and around Chicago this week, and we are just getting started. Much more to come in the De Usuris Blog, but be sure to make a date to see these shows before it's too late.
THE ELAINE DAME TRIO - WINTER'S JAZZ CLUB Start the weekend off right with the Elaine Dame Trio at Winter's Jazz Club, Thursday, April 5th. Shows at 7:30 and 9:30. We had a memorable conversation on March 31, 2017 at Winter's with Elaine, one of Chicago's most gifted jazz singers and vocal coaches, about her musical influences and career. HEAR THE PODCAST WINTER's SCHEDULE
AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE - GOODMAN THEATRE The superb Philip Earl Johnson leads a powerhouse cast, but it is the razer-sharp, searingly-electric confrontations that have him under siege and at odds with his evil brother - a commanding performance by Scott Jacek - that delivers the explosive conflict between truth and deception. Robert Fall's stirring adaptation of the Ibsen classic is currently playing at the Goodman Theatre. PICKSINSIX REVIEW TICKETS Through April 15th PHOTO|LIZ LAUREN
GUESS WHO'S COMING TO DINNER - COURT THEATRE Despite how we feel personally about bias and prejudice, facing up to it in our own lives is another matter. This play fits well into our national dialogue, an inspired choice for Court's season, and further proof that even in this very entertaining and fast-paced comedy, the underlying issues of race in America are profoundly real. PICKSINSIX REVIEW TICKETS Through April 15th
THE BEAUTY QUEEN OF LEENANE - NORTHLIGHT - This dark comedy of deceit, deception and the ravages of mental illness, written by Martin McDonagh and directed by BJ Jones, is manifested in the riveting performances of Wendy Robie and Kate Frye. Resentment mixed with fear shrinks Robie’s demanding mother Mag in the face of the mounting frustration and anger of Frye’s Maureen. A powerful and moving experience that will stay with you. TICKETS Through April 22nd PHOTO|MICHAEL BROSILOW
LETTERS HOME|GHOSTS OF WAR - THE DEN THEATRE LETTERS HOME returns in repertory with Artistic Director William Massolia’s new production, GHOSTS OF WAR, based on the true story of Ryan Smithson, who joined the Army Reserve at 17 and was deployed to Iraq two years later as an Army Engineer. PODCAST TICKETS April 6th through May 6th
9 TO 5 THE MUSICAL - FIREBRAND THEATRE -THE DEN THEATRE The 2nd production of Firebrand Theatre's inaugural season is 9 TO 5 THE MUSICAL featuring music and lyrics by Dolly Parton, book by Patricia Resnick, directed by Firebrand's Artistic Director Harmony France with music director Andra Velis-Simon and choreographer Kasey Alfonso. TICKETS
April 7th through May 20th