Articles by Amy Munice

Beijing Dance Theater “Wild Grass” Review – Flawless Dancing Sans Wow

Beijing Dance Theater “Wild Grass” Review – Flawless Dancing Sans Wow "Wild Grass" by Beijing Dance Theater is based on writings of a well-known Chinese writer Lu Xun (1881 - 1926)

Silk Road Rising’s “The Hundred Flowers Project” Review – Paradigms on a Bullet Train

Silk Road Rising’s “The Hundred Flowers Project” Review – Paradigms on a Bullet Train "The Hundred Flowers Project" aims to explore Mao's notion of continuous revolution through the zeitgeist of hi-tech times

“Beyond the Aria” Review – Lyric Opera Serenade on Pritzker Stage

“Beyond the Aria” Review – Lyric Opera Serenade on Pritzker Stage Lyric Opera voices in an intimate cabaret-like setting on Pritzker Stage

Rosy Simas Danse “We Wait in the Darkness” Review– Storytelling with a Multi-Media Movement Poem

Rosy Simas Danse “We Wait in the Darkness” Review– Storytelling with a Multi-Media Movement Poem Rosy Simas' subtle choreography paired with video and soundscapes creates a moving poem, in all senses

Profiles Theatre “The Cryptogram” Review – That First Time You Felt Your World Fall Apart

Profiles Theatre “The Cryptogram” Review – That First Time You Felt Your World Fall Apart Profile Theatre mounts a top-notch production of David Mamet's play "The Cryptogram"

The People’s Music School Passes On Baton-- Preview–-Renewing the Treasure Rita Simó Gave Chicago

The People’s Music School Passes On Baton-- Preview–-Renewing the Treasure Rita Simó Gave Chicago The People's Music School Appoints a new President and Artistic Director who is a kindred spirit of the school's founder

CSO’s “Ben Hur” Review – Historic Silent Film Scored by Rock Drummer

CSO’s “Ben Hur” Review – Historic Silent Film Scored by Rock Drummer Chicago Symphony Orchestra enlists famed rock drummer to bring classic silent film "Ben Hur" alive

Lyric Opera “Capriccio” Review – Rewarded Strongly by Renée Fleming’s Final Aria

Lyric Opera “Capriccio” Review – Rewarded Strongly by Renée Fleming’s Final Aria Renée Fleming diva powers the Lyric Opera's current production of "Capriccio"

Rosy Simas “We Wait in the Darkness” Dance Preview – Dancing to Heal the Generations

Rosy Simas “We Wait in the Darkness” Dance Preview – Dancing to Heal the Generations Well-known Minneapolis choreographer Rosy Simas brings her heralded work "We Wait in Darkness" to Chicago

Porchlight’s “Sweeney Todd” Review – Charmed and Cozy with a Ghoulish Tale

Porchlight’s “Sweeney Todd” Review – Charmed and Cozy with a Ghoulish Tale Porchlight Music Theatre Gives the Ghoulish Tale of Sweeney Todd a New Charm and Intimacy

Rosas danst Rosas at MCA Review – Building from the Infinite Dimensions of Binary

Rosas danst Rosas at MCA Review – Building from the Infinite Dimensions of Binary See dance history and get mesmerized by the performance of "Rosas danst Rosas" at the Museum of Contemporary Art

River North Dance Company Silver Anniversary Performance Review – Came a Long Way, Going Further

River North Dance Company Silver Anniversary Performance Review – Came a Long Way, Going Further Two powerful premieres and a re-mount of one of River North Dance Company's first hits helps mark their silver anniversary

Lost Bayou Ramblers Review – Cajan Vacation Without Leaving Town

Lost Bayou Ramblers Review – Cajan Vacation Without Leaving Town For that fun Bayou sound go to City Winery to hear Lost Bayou Ramblers-- and catch a good meal and wine

Interrobang’s “Owners” Review – Well-Acted Ideological Spoof

Interrobang’s “Owners” Review – Well-Acted Ideological Spoof Interrobang Theatre Project's "Owners" delivers an absurdly funny ideological spoof

American Ballet Theatre Review – Auditorium Theatre Kicks Off its 125th Birthday with Four Landmarks in the History of Dance

American Ballet Theatre Review – Auditorium Theatre Kicks Off its 125th Birthday with Four Landmarks in the History of Dance Auditorium Theatre kicks off its 125th birthday with a performance of historic dances performed by American Ballet Theatre

Lyric Opera’s “Don Giovanni” Review – Modern Setting Gives Opera New Resonance

Lyric Opera’s “Don Giovanni” Review – Modern Setting Gives Opera New Resonance Lyric Opera gives Mozart's "Don Giovanni" a modern setting and new resonance

MusicNOW Review- Four Provocative Explorations of Where Music Can Take Us

MusicNOW Review- Four Provocative Explorations of Where Music Can Take Us Four composers' works-- each quite distinct-- were performed at the recent MusicNOW concert in Harris Theater

Chicago Sinfonietta and Mucca Pazza at Symphony Center Review- Kindred Spirits Leave Audience Beaming Smiles

Chicago Sinfonietta and Mucca Pazza at Symphony Center Review- Kindred Spirits Leave Audience Beaming Smiles Chicago Sinfonietta teams with Mucca Pazza punk marching band to totally delight

Joffrey Ballet’s “Stories in Motion” Review – Three Dazzling Dance Operettas

Joffrey Ballet’s “Stories in Motion” Review –  Three Dazzling Dance Operettas Joffrey Ballet tells three short stories through dance

EXPO CHICAGO 2014 Review – Third Successful Year at Navy Pier

EXPO CHICAGO 2014 Review – Third Successful Year at Navy Pier Thousands of cutting edge artworks from around the world were exhibited for sale at EXPO CHICAGO

Lifeline Theatre’s “Jane Eyre” Review – Classic Novel Brought to Stage

Lifeline Theatre’s “Jane Eyre” Review – Classic Novel Brought to Stage Classic romance novel Jane Eyre re-imagined for the stage

Ballet X Review – Raising the Barre with Strength and Grace

Ballet X Review – Raising the Barre with Strength and Grace Ballet X takes transforms classic ballet with strength and grace

Strawdog’s “Fail/Safe” Review – Taking You to the Brink of Nuclear Winter

Strawdog’s “Fail/Safe” Review – Taking You to the Brink of Nuclear Winter Join Strawdog on a nail-biting journey to the brink of nuclear winter

Political Tourism in Iowa – Hazy View in the Media Bubble

Political Tourism in Iowa – Hazy View in the Media Bubble Missing past glory days of political tourism at the last and 37th Annual Tom Harkin Steak Fry

MCA Hosts eighth blackbird Review – Mixed Bag Performance

MCA Hosts eighth blackbird Review – Mixed Bag Performance Museum of Contemporary Art showcases eighth blackbird and world premiere of "Colombine's Paradise Theatre"

Cabezas and Yang Dame Myra Hess Concert Review – Overflow Crowd Transported to Baroque Salon

Cabezas and Yang Dame Myra Hess Concert Review – Overflow Crowd Transported to Baroque Salon Chicagoland native Gabriel Cabezas (cello) partners with Amy J. Yang to bring a baroque feel to Dame Myra Hess concert

The Lyric Opera Chorus Concert Preview - Friday, Sept. 12 at 7pm

The Lyric Opera Chorus Concert Preview - Friday, Sept. 12 at 7pm First of two concerts by Lyric Opera Chorus to be held Friday September 12

Stars of Lyric Opera at Millennium Park Review – Scrumptious Appetizer for the 60th Season

Stars of Lyric Opera at Millennium Park Review – Scrumptious Appetizer for the 60th Season Stars of the Lyric Opera in Millennium Park give an enchanting introduction to their 60th Season

Piccolo Theatre’s “Smash” Review – Delightful Shaw-Lite Romp

Piccolo Theatre’s “Smash” Review – Delightful Shaw-Lite Romp Light-hearted and fully entertaining, Piccolo Theatre's "Smash" is George Bernard Shaw-lite

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