Sunday, November 28, 2010

Best Theatre and Dance Shows Of November/December: Lookingglass' Peter Pan, Traces and Course of Empire

 We've devoted a fair amount of time to some bigger shows this week.   However, our 3 favorite recent productions took us back to our punk roots with stripped down, bare bones sets and high energy creativity.   We'll be featuring full reviews of Breakbone Dance Company's critically acclaimed Course of Empire, Lookingglass' Peter Pan, and Traces this week.   We've recommended and done short reviews on all 3 productions, but we'll have a more in depth look later this week.   

Course of Empire -- Breakbone DanceCo performing in Chicago pedestrian tunnel (left to right) Anita Fillmore, Mindy Meyers & Atalee Judy. Photo by Carl Wiedemann 2010 

Course of Empire is gone but not forgotten.   Check Breakbone DanceCo out on social media like Facebook for reviews, photos and updates on their next work in progress.   You can friend, follow and like them all from their main Breakbone page HERE.

Peter Pan has been extended and now is the ideal time to follow Lookingglass on Twitter and other social media.   

Lookingglass Theatre
**Watch out for a special Cyber Monday deal November 29 to save up to 60% on a limited number of tickets to Peter Pan!
Traces has also been extended due to popular demand and will now be in Chicago through January 1st.   Check out Broadway in Chicago for tickets and show times.
7 Fingers (Les 7 doigts de la main) is an astonishingly talented French Canadian company that has pioneered a whole new brand of theatrical entertainment, and their smash-hit production, TRACES, will launch its U.S. tour in Chicago this fall. Combining awe-inspiring acrobatic training with infectious urban energy, seven performers deliver dazzling, gravity-defying displays of skill that produce “one of the most creative and inspiring pieces of entertainment I’ve ever witnessed” (Edinburgh’s The Sun)– balancing on each other’s heads, tumbling through hoops and leaping spectacularly up giant poles without using their hands. More than just a display of acrobatic brilliance, the audience is gradually drawn into the performers’ real life stories and, by the final, dramatic climax of the show, on the edge of their seats, willing them to pull off the seemingly impossible. “Mesmeric, spontaneous and unpretentious,” (London’s Metro), this thrill-a-minute show will leave you begging for more.

Ticket prices are $50 to $71.50 and may be ordered through
Ticketmaster, or see Ticket Information for more options.

Special rates for groups of 10 or more! Call (312) 977-1710 to inquire.

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