Articles by Noel Schecter

Melancholy Play: A Chamber Musical Review - Sadness Was Never So Fun

Melancholy Play: A Chamber Musical Review - Sadness Was Never So Fun Melancholy Play: A Chamber Musical as quirky as it is fun

Anna in the Afterlife Review - To Be or Not to Be

Anna in the Afterlife Review - To Be or Not to Be An ambitious but not quite realized meditation on life and death

Jesus Christ Superstar Review - Up Close and Intimate

Jesus Christ Superstar Review - Up Close and Intimate Jesus Christ Superstar is presented acoustically and with full emotion within the intimate space of the No Exit Cafe

Short Shakespeare! Macbeth Review - Murder and Mayhem in Scotland

Short Shakespeare! Macbeth Review - Murder and Mayhem in Scotland This abridged production is both wonderfully staged and better suited for older children

Lions in Illyria Review - A Clever Adaptation of Shakespeare's Classic Comedy

Lions in Illyria Review - A Clever Adaptation of Shakespeare's Classic Comedy Lifeline Theatre's clever adaptation of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night is sure to entertain the whole family

Polar Peak Review - Another Answer for Cabin Fever

Polar Peak Review - Another Answer for Cabin Fever Polar Peak will get the heart pumping and the thrills going

Desperate Dolls Review - Motel, Money, Murder, Madness

Desperate Dolls Review - Motel, Money, Murder, Madness A desperate tale indeed of actresses ready to sell their soul to make it in Tinseltown

Jerry Seinfeld Review - At The Rosemont Theatre

Jerry Seinfeld Review - At The Rosemont Theatre Jerry Seinfeld dazzles at the Rosemont Theatre

Smokefall Review - Worthy of an Encore

Smokefall Review - Worthy of an Encore Four generations are depicted with humor, dignity, and a bit of magical in this winning masterpiece

Four generations are depicted with humor, dignity, and a bit of magical in this winning masterpiece

Bethany Review - Where Have All The Saturn Dealerships Gone?

Bethany Review - Where Have All The Saturn Dealerships Gone? Homes are repossessed and characters must make tough choices in this dark thriller/comedy set in the financial collapse of 2009

King Lear Review - A Modern Take On A Classic Treasure

King Lear Review - A Modern Take On A Classic Treasure With the focus on dementia, the Chicago Shakespeare Theater presents a poignant King Lear

The Arsonists Review- A Slow Burn to Evil

The Arsonists Review- A Slow Burn to Evil A modern adaptation of a post World War II dark comedy

Hank Williams: Lost Highway Review - Will Leave You Yodeling

Hank Williams:  Lost Highway Review - Will Leave You Yodeling More than just a showcase of Hank William's immense musical talent, Lost Highway is a musical drama that reaches tragic proportions

Exit Strategy Review - There Can Be No Retreat

Exit Strategy Review - There Can Be No Retreat A timely drama concerning the impact of one school's closing

How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying Review - A Success By Any Measure

How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying Review - A Success By Any Measure This Porchlight Music Theatre brings Broadway to your lap in a wonderful production of the classic musical

Lay Me Down Softly - Down But Not Out For The Count

Lay Me Down Softly - Down But Not Out For The Count A traveling boxing road show takes it on the chin in 1960s Ireland

Seven Homeless Mammoths Wander New England Review - A Modern Ice Age Romance

Seven Homeless Mammoths Wander New England Review - A Modern Ice Age Romance The comedy Seven Homeless Mammoths wanders into Chicago to tell of complicated relationships in this modern Ice Age

Venus in Fur Review - The Thinking Person's 50 Shades

Venus in Fur Review - The Thinking Person's 50 Shades An erotic tale for those not afraid to think

Short Shakespeare! A Midsummer Night's Dream Review - Put a Little Culture in Your Polar Vortex

Short Shakespeare! A Midsummer Night's Dream Review - Put a Little Culture in Your Polar Vortex Not just for children, this production of A Midsummer Night's Dream is perfect for the whole family

Steve Earle at the City Winery Review - A Postcard From Guitar Town

Steve Earle at the City Winery Review - A Postcard From Guitar Town Steve Earle, with a two hour plus solo acoustic set, electrified in his second of three back to back sold out shows at the City Winery

Sons of the Prophet Review - A Different Take on the American Experience

Sons of the Prophet Review - A Different Take on the American Experience Stephen Karam's one act play explores identity within a tight nit Lebanese family living in Scranton, PA

Elf Review - North Pole Meets New York

Elf Review - North Pole Meets New York Can Buddy the Elf help teach New Yorkers a thing or two about Christmas?

The Nutcracker at Marriott Theatre Review - A Far From Wooden Performance

The Nutcracker at Marriott Theatre Review - A Far From Wooden Performance A delightful take on the holiday classic

Once Upon A Dream Starring The Rascals Review - Going Back to The Age of Aquarius

Once Upon A Dream Starring The Rascals Review - Going Back to The Age of Aquarius  It is the Age of Aquarius all over again at the Cadillac Palace Theatre

Broadsword Review - A Heavy Metal of a Play

Broadsword Review - A Heavy Metal of a Play A truly heavy metal of a play

Pullman Porter Blues Review - The Blues Never Felt So Good

Pullman Porter Blues Review - The Blues Never Felt So Good Three generations of porters wrestle life and each other aboard a train heading south

It's All-Right To Have A Good Time The Story of Curtis Mayfield Review - The Chicago Sound Exposed

It's All-Right To Have A Good Time The Story of Curtis Mayfield Review - The Chicago Sound Exposed It is certainly all-right to have a good time here at the Black Ensemble Theater

Ain't No Crying The Blues (In The Memory of Howlin Wolf) Review - The Blues Never Sounded So Good

Ain't No Crying The Blues (In The Memory of Howlin Wolf) Review - The Blues Never Sounded So Good The Black Ensemble Theater rousing celebration of Howlin' Wolf and the Blues

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