Hedy Weiss: Theater Reviews

Chicago Sun-Times theater critic Hedy Weiss heads to the "South Pacific" and reels in a "Big Fish” when she reviews a host of new shows in and around town on Chicago Tonight at 7:00 pm.

Watch Weiss' web-exclusive review of Let Them Eat Chaos, now playing at Second City:

 

 

Watch a web-exclusive interview with Susan Stroman, the Tony Award-winning director of Big Fish:

Learn more about the shows reviewed in this edition of Hedy Weiss: Theater Reviews:

 
 
Based on the novel by Daniel Wallace and the acclaimed feature film directed by Tim Burton, Big Fish chronicles a son's epic journey to discover who his father really was. Big Fish is playing at the Oriental Theatre through May 5, 2013 and tickets are priced from $33 and $100. For more information on the play and to purchase tickets, click here
 
 
A recipient of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and considered on of the greatest musicals of all-time, South Pacific follows the story of a U.S. nurse who falls in love with a French plantation owner. South Pacific is on stage at the Marriott Theatre in Lincolnshire through June 2, 2013 and tickets are priced from $40 to $48. Students 17 and under and senior citizens 62 and older receive a $5 discount off the full ticket price for Wednesday Matinee, Saturday Matinee, Sunday Matinee and Sunday afternoon performances. For more information on the play and to purchase tickets, click here
 
 
Set to a score by Academy Award winner Elliot Goldenthal and performed by the Chicago Philharmonic, Othello is a “contemporary dance theater” adaptation of the classic Shakespearean tragedy. Othello is on stage at the Joffrey Ballet from April 24 through May 5, and tickets are priced between $31 and $152 dollars. For more information on the performance and to purchase tickets, click here
 
 
Based on The New York Times bestseller, Still Alice follows Professor Alice Howard, a researcher who makes a living studying the human brain, and examines the uplifting story of how she copes with the reality of her own failing memory. Still Alice is on stage at the Lookingglass Theatre through May 19, 2013. For more information on the play and to purchase tickets, click here
 
 
Directed by award-winning director Matt Hovde and performed by the cast of the Second City Mainstage, Let Them Eat Chaos is a humorous look at the complex relationships -- with both friend and foe -- that shape our lives. Tickets for Let Them Eat Chaos are priced at $23 Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday, and $28 on Friday and Saturday. For more information about the show and to purchase tickets, click here