Articles by Christopher Rutt

Rub’s Backcountry Smokehouse Review - A Gustatory AND Olfactory Delight

Rub’s Backcountry Smokehouse Review - A Gustatory AND Olfactory Delight With a tag line of “No Gas. No Electricity. Real BBQ,” Rub's Backcountry Smokehouse revels in meats, beans, potato chips, and even an apple crisp that has been given the sweat blessing of wood smoke.

Milt's Barbeque for the Perplexed Review – A Gentile’s Sojourn into the Land of Kosher Smoked Meats

Milt's Barbeque for the Perplexed Review – A Gentile’s Sojourn into the Land of Kosher Smoked Meats Named after a beloved uncle, and referencing a 12th century text by a medieval Torah scholar, Milt’s Barbeque for the Perplexed is a curious mix

Jeff Garlin performs Closer Than I Appear at the Steppenwolf Review – Curb Your Enthusiasm Star and Second City Alum Returns to his Hometown

Jeff Garlin performs Closer Than I Appear at the Steppenwolf Review – Curb Your Enthusiasm Star and Second City Alum Returns to his Hometown Jeff Garlin, star of Curb Your Enthusisam and Second City alum shines during moments when improvisation is the method, moments that have him responding to and riffing off of audience reactions or replies to questions

“Rock of Ages” Review: National tour hits Chicago’s Broadway Playhouse

 “Rock of Ages” Review: National tour hits Chicago’s Broadway Playhouse Broadway in Chicago presents "Rock of Ages," an intimate rock concert experience at the Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place (175 East Chestnut) for a nine-week engagement June 6 through August 5, 2012

“Luna Negra Dance Theater” Review – World premiere of CARMEN.maquia at the Harris Theater, March 24, 2012

“Luna Negra Dance Theater” Review – World premiere of CARMEN.maquia at the Harris Theater, March 24, 2012  Artistic director of Luna Negra Dance Theater, Gustavo Ramirez Sansano has taken some creative risks with this world premier of Carmen, entitled Carmen.maquia

Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company Review - Re-imagining Repertory at the Dance Center of Columbia College

Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company Review - Re-imagining Repertory at the Dance Center of Columbia College The Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company opens the Dance Center at Columbia College’s season with small-scale works that are well-suited for the intimate space

Rhythm World Review - Showcasing Tap and Percussive Dance

Rhythm World Review - Showcasing Tap and Percussive Dance Celebrating its 21st season, Rhythm World, the oldest and most comprehensive festival of tap and contemporary percussive art in the world, takes the stage – actually several stages – through August 7

Million Dollar Quartet Review - The Greatest Band That Never Was

Million Dollar Quartet Review - The Greatest Band That Never Was The jukebox musical hit, Million Dollar Quartet, continues its 3-year run at the Apollo Theater in Chicago Performers channel Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Elvis Presley in this 21 song salute

Joffrey Ballet New Works Review - Rising Stars Illuminate Joffrey's Repertoire

Joffrey Ballet New Works Review - Rising Stars Illuminate Joffrey's Repertoire The Rising Stars offering provides a glimpse into the expanding Joffrey repertoire

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