Macbeth at the Chicago Shakespeare Theater
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Few Broadway musicals are more beloved than The Sound of Music, and now you can see it live in a production by Lyric Opera of Chicago, with Hollywood star Billy Zane stepping into the role of Captain von Trapp. It's the story of Maria, an aspiring nun who takes a job as governess to the widowed Captain von Trapp's seven children. As she gradually earns the heart of the family -- and their father -- the von Trapps are threatened by the rise of the Nazis, and must figure out how to escape Austria. "My Favorite Things," "Edelweiss," "Do-Re-Mi," "Climb Ev'ry Mountain," "The Lonely Goatherd" and the soaring title song are just a few of the unforgettable melodies in this classic work of musical theater. The cast includes opera stars Christine Brewer and Elizabeth Futral, Jenn Gambatese of Broadway's Wicked and All Shook Up, and Edward Hibbert of Frasier. Learn More
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The actors were excellent, especially Karin Aldrich as Lady Macbeth and Evan Buliung as MacDuff. Ben Carlson needs some time to warm up as Macbeth and he'll do so over the run. All in all though, the director seemed too focused on the look of the play (fog, gun shots, blood, and oy ve the video) and not the emotional throughline or just the text. She spent too much time in trying to make this like a movie rather than focus on telling the story. It's Shakespeare - trust him! Jeez. Actors made up for that though. Didn't blow me away, but still worth seeing.
After his award-winning 2006 CST debut as Hamlet, acclaimed Canadian classical actor Ben Carlson returns to CST’s stage as Macbeth, joined by celebrated Chicago actress Karen Aldridge as Lady Macbeth. This powerful pair leads a cast of 30 in Artistic Director Barbara Gaines’ long-awaited first production of Macbeth, Shakespeare’s richly poetic drama of a marriage besieged by a relentless desire for power.