Chicago Tribune

"The increasingly dark tale contrasts with the whimsical instrumentation, which includes three pianos played by musical director Nick Sula — an upright, a "prepared" piano with objects stuck in the strings, and a toy piano — as well as other toy instruments played by the cast. Though I'd argue it's more a play with music than a musical, the songs serve the mood well by offering slightly acidic, but often beguiling, twists on styles ranging from music-hall numbers to lullabies."

Review: Coraline by Black Button Eyes Productions

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Kate Merena

Kate is owner and curator of Sacred Art Gallery in Lincoln Square, where she represents over 100 independent artists. She is a freelance writer, marketer, business consultant, event planner and meditation teacher.