Articles by Amy Munice

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

“Clemente: The Legend of 21” Review – Crowd Pleaser for Baseball Fans

“Clemente:  The Legend of 21” Review – Crowd Pleaser for Baseball Fans Latin music infused biographical sketch of baseball hero Roberto Clemente

2014 Jeff Award Nominees for Equity Productions Preview - With Splash Review Reminders

2014 Jeff Award Nominees for Equity Productions Preview - With Splash Review Reminders The Jeff Award nominees for Equity Productions-- Chicago's equivalent of the Tony's-- are announced

Timeline’s “My Name is Asher Lev” – A Hasidic-born Artist’s Story

Timeline’s “My Name is Asher Lev” – A Hasidic-born Artist’s Story "My Name is Asher Lev" portrays the story of a Hasidic-born artist's struggle to make art and remain devout

Ketevan Kartvelishvili Dame Myra Hess Concert Review - Thrilling!

Ketevan Kartvelishvili Dame Myra Hess Concert Review - Thrilling! World-class talent Ketevan Kartvelishvili gave a high-energy performance at the Dame Myra Hess concert series

“Ecstasy”- Debut of Cole Theatre Review – Theater at its Intimate Best

“Ecstasy”- Debut of Cole Theatre Review –  Theater at its Intimate Best Debut Production of new Chicago theater company gives top-rate actors a platform to shine

Joffrey's Swan Lake Preview - Watch a Live Stream Reheasal

Joffrey's Swan Lake Preview - Watch a Live Stream Reheasal Watch The Joffrey Ballet rehearse Swan Lake!

Finale to Grant Park Music Festival 80th Season Review – Celebrating Free Music for All

Finale to Grant Park Music Festival 80th Season Review – Celebrating Free Music for All Grant Park Orchestra performs final concert of its 80th Season

David Bromberg Band at City Winery Preview - Musician’s Musician Returns to Chicago

David Bromberg Band at City Winery Preview - Musician’s Musician Returns to Chicago The David Bromberg Band performs from their new album "Only Slightly Mad"

Chicago Symphony Orchestra 2014/2015 Season Preview - Music Director Maestro Muti's 5th Season Begins

Chicago Symphony Orchestra 2014/2015 Season Preview - Music Director Maestro Muti's 5th Season Begins Full rundown of CSO 2014 - 2015 season

Northern Lights Grant Park Music Festival Concert Review – Telling Aurora’s Story

Northern Lights Grant Park Music Festival Concert Review – Telling Aurora’s Story Children's story about the Northern Lights set to newly symphony jointly commissioned by Grant Park Orchestral Association and KV 265

Beyaz Izgara Restaurant Preview – Winning the Fast Food War One Meatball at a Time

Beyaz Izgara Restaurant Preview – Winning the Fast Food War One Meatball at a Time A master of Turkish cuisine is opening a food stall to counter globalized fast food chain trends

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