Articles by Juanita Nicholson

Jungle Book Review - Goodman Brings Disney's The Jungle Book to the Stage

Jungle Book Review - Goodman Brings Disney's The Jungle Book to the Stage Mary Zimmerman illuminates another classic text in a new musical version of The Jungle Book

Joffrey Ballet's American Legends Review - The Joffrey Showcases Almost 70 Years of Beautiful Dances

Joffrey Ballet's American Legends Review - The Joffrey Showcases Almost 70 Years of Beautiful Dances Art that keeps speaking to us over time survives and becomes legendary. The Joffrey Ballet’s winter program, "American Legends", offers us four dances, dating from 1945 to 2012, by choreographers they consider legendary

Chicago Opera Theatre Review - Singers Put the Magic in The Magic Flute

Chicago Opera Theatre Review - Singers Put the Magic in The Magic Flute Chicago Opera Theatre's "The Magic Flute"- Love, laughs, heroism and the Queen of the Night: What’s not to like?

Joffrey Ballet’s “Winter Fire” Review - Two Premieres and a Favorite

Joffrey Ballet’s “Winter Fire” Review - Two Premieres and a Favorite Artistic Director Ashley Wheater deserves credit for bringing newer works into the repertoire. The Winter Fire program offers two premieres and audience favorite After the Rain

Lyric Opera's Tales of Hoffmann: Opera Fantastique

Lyric Opera's Tales of Hoffmann: Opera Fantastique Beautiful voices, superb acting, and a magical set, lighting, and costumes make Les Contes D’Hoffmann (The Tales of Hoffmann) a pleasure to see and hear.

Joffrey Ballet Chicago’s Don Quixote Review - Remake of a Traditional Ballet

Joffrey Ballet Chicago’s Don Quixote Review - Remake of a Traditional Ballet Beautiful stage pictures and flawless dancing highlight Joffrey Ballet Chicago’s traditional Don Quixote

MCA First Fridays Review: All This and Art Too

MCA First Fridays Review: All This and Art Too If you’re afraid you might not “get” contemporary art, you’re curious about what it is, or you’d just like to mingle with 1,000 or so over-21-year-olds in a beautiful setting, try the MCA’s First Fridays

" Red" Review - Seeing Red at the Goodman Theatre

" Red" Review - Seeing Red at the Goodman Theatre Whether you’re an art lover or someone who’s looked at nonrepresentational art and thought, “My six-year-old could do that,” Goodman Theatre’s production of "Red" is for you

Chicago Dancing Festival Review - Work of Masters on Display

Chicago Dancing Festival Review - Work of Masters on Display A lively and satisfying evening of dance offered five works sampling dance history from 1841 to 2010 with a high level of dance skill and varied, inventive, and fascinating choreography

Sense and Sensibility Review - Northlight Theatre World Premiere

Sense and Sensibility Review - Northlight Theatre World Premiere Northlight Theatre celebrates the bicentennial of "Sense and Sensibility" with a world premiere

"Eclipsed" Review - Northlight Theatre's "Eclipsed" Shines

"Eclipsed" Review - Northlight Theatre's "Eclipsed" Shines Thanks to excellent writing and a first-rate cast, production staff, and direction by Hallie Gordon, Northlight Theatre's "Eclipsed" had us hooked from the beginning

The Merry Widow Review - A Joffrey Ballet Premiere

The Merry Widow Review - A Joffrey Ballet Premiere The Joffrey Ballet presents the Midwest Premiere of
The Merry Widow, February 16-27 at the Auditorium Theatre in Chicago

Joffrey Ballet Nutcracker Review - Magic Under the Tree

Joffrey Ballet Nutcracker Review - Magic Under the Tree Like a kid who’s been hounding his parents for a specific toy for weeks, you pretty much know what you are going to get under this Joffrey Ballet Christmas tree. There are no choreographic surprises, but there are fine dancers, beautiful settings, and magical happenings

A Civil War Christmas Review - A Music-filled Holiday Pageant

A Civil War Christmas Review - A Music-filled Holiday Pageant A Civil War Christmas: An American Musical Celebration is a holiday pageant with a broad scope, a talented cast, carols and other music of the period, and many interesting historical characters, some of them famous

Lion King Blogger Bash Review - Onstage and Backstage

Lion King Blogger Bash Review - Onstage and Backstage What you see onstage and a peek at how the performers create it

Joffrey Ballet Review - “All Stars” Opens 2010 – 2011 Season

Joffrey Ballet Review - “All Stars” Opens 2010 – 2011 Season Balanchine, Robbins, and Wheeldon dances offer beauty, fizz, and fun

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago Review – 2010-11 Season Opens with Hispanic and Spanish Choreographers

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago Review – 2010-11 Season Opens with Hispanic and Spanish Choreographers Dancers shine in Hubbard Street Dance Chicago’s 2010 Fall Series featuring premieres by Hispanic and Spanish choreographers

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