Chicago Stage Style celebrates the best of Chicago's vibrant theatre and performing arts community through up to date news, insightful reviews by industry professionals, and useful photo links to all of the city's most important performances and venues. Chicago has long been renowned for its innovations in the arts and architecture. While it has earned its nickname as the Second City, within the past several decades it has also become one of the most vital and important theatre cities in America. From Tony Award winning regional theatres to adventurous and edgy storefronts, see why Chicago is Second to None!
What's in a Rating?
Chicago Stage Style evaluates every performance we review on a scale of one to four. Since theatre and art are always subjective, these ratings are simply the critical impressions of our reviewers. They can be taken as a measurement of artistic achievement or as a consumer guide. With all the entertainment options you have to pick and choose, which ones most merit your time and investment? We have assigned a unique rating system to each production reviewed on this site. Four drama masks are an indication of outstanding achievement that is highly recommended. Three masks indicate a producton with many worthy attributes and is recommended. Two masks indicate a mix of pro's and con's and is somewhat recommended. One mask indicates a very disappointing production that we do not recommend to our readers. Chicago Stage Style is always looking for knowledgeable, articulate and dedicated reviewers. If you have the talent to cover some of the greatest theatre in America, please contact us.
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