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I Had a Dream: An Encores! Wish List

Kevin Winkler | Posted 02.08.2016 | Arts
Kevin Winkler

Instead of getting depressed about how they don't write 'em like they used to, here's an even dozen shows from the era of Chicago up through the '00s that Encores! might consider in the future.

Tropical Heat Waves

George Heymont | Posted 07.19.2014 | Arts
George Heymont

Two recent productions set in vastly different island cultures told unique coming-of-age stories with the help of tribal gods, the cadences of native music, some convenient magical realism, and a long-established, intensely local tradition of ethnic dance.

Theater: Once on This Island Charms; Muggles Muddle Potter

Michael Giltz | Posted 08.04.2012 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

This two-man show that promises to condense all seven Harry Potter books into a 70 minute performance/parody does everything you would expect and less.