Review: Hugon & Beeblefloyd Save the Galaxy by L.I.V.E

Review: Hugon & Beeblefloyd Save the Galaxy by L.I.V.E
If you are unfamiliar with the concept behind Lock Into Vacancy Entertainment (L.I.V.E), let me enlighten you a bit. Generally each episode is performed and recorded before a live studio audience at Stage 773 in Chicago. Usually each show is a mix of short-story segments, musical numbers, and commercials from fictional sponsors- all performed with... Read more »

Review: Disney's Moana, the Voyager Chief

Review: Disney's Moana, the Voyager Chief
“If you wear a dress and have an animal sidekick, you’re a princess.” Moana is anything but your typical Disney princess. She is strong but flawed, fierce but foolhardy, vulnerable but loving. Like many Disney princesses before her, she is unsatisfied with the unexamined life beyond her own backyard, although this time her backyard is... Read more »

Review: "...from fantasy to figures..." A Steampunk Christmas Carol by EDGE Theatre

Review: "...from fantasy to figures..." A Steampunk Christmas Carol by EDGE Theatre
Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol is one of the most overdone stories in literature- even The Muppets and Disney’s Mickey Mouse have taken a stab at this classic. It is performed on a yearly basis at The Goodman and countless other theatres around town, around the country, and around the world. To be honest, I... Read more »
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Review: Tlhlngan MaH! A Klingon Christmas Carol by E.D.G.E Theatre

Review: Tlhlngan MaH! A Klingon Christmas Carol by E.D.G.E Theatre
“I wonder if they’ll go to Sto-Vo-Kor…Will it all be in Klingon? I bet you it takes place on Terra! Do you think they’ll fight with Bat’leths?!?!”- Boyfriend “…I’m here for you, honey.”- Girlfriend A trip to see E.D.G.E Theatre’s A Klingon Christmas Carol is much more than you’re your average night at the theatre. It... Read more »

Chicago Fantasy-Based Holiday Performance Picks

Chicago Fantasy-Based Holiday Performance Picks
Chicago has no shortage of amazing holiday events, but here are a couple of my personal fantasy favourites for this year! I will either be attending and reviewing or performing in the selections below. I highly encourage you and your family and friends to get out in the city and enjoy all the holidays have... Read more »

Adulthood is a Fantasy Land

Adulthood is a Fantasy Land
This past weekend, a group of Disney-loving ladies and myself got together for a Disneybound fall photo shoot at The Lincoln Park Zoo. If you are unfamiliar with Disneybounding, it is basically the idea of putting together modern(ish) outfits that represent different Disney characters. For me, this is a glorious combination of cosplay lite (see... Read more »
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T-4 Days Until Takeoff for Otherworld Theatre Company's Paragon Play Festival

T-4 Days Until Takeoff for Otherworld Theatre Company's Paragon Play Festival
Brace yourselves. Science fiction and fantasy short plays are coming… And YOU’RE INVITED! The 2nd annual Paragon-A Sci-Fi/Fantasy Theatre Short Play Festival stages 40 short plays showcasing 38 playwrights, 37 directors and 110 actors in just two days. Produced by Otherworld Theatre (Best New Theatre Company, The Reader’s Best of Chicago 2016), Paragon features new... Read more »

Dude, let people live their fantasy...

Dude, let people live their fantasy...
Facebook is a funny thing. It’s a source of all kinds of entertainment from news (which is probably just click bait) to old family photos to weird connections between ex-lovers. But Facebook is also a breeding ground for the passive aggressive. I would argue that anything you POST is passive as it is not directly... Read more »

The Bristol Renaissance Faire, Where Fantasy Rules!

The Bristol Renaissance Faire, Where Fantasy Rules!
My summer could not have been complete without a visit to a very special place Where Fantasy Rules! Of course I am talking about the Bristol Renaissance Faire! I hang my head in shame and admit to you now, before the old gods and new, that I had never been to a Renaissance Faire until... Read more »
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Mermaids Discovered at Aquamermaid Chicago (A New Adventure in the Fantasy Realm of Chicago)

Mermaids Discovered at Aquamermaid Chicago (A New Adventure in the Fantasy Realm of Chicago)
If my father were still alive he could tell you how early I became obsessed with mermaids. Disney’s The Little Mermaid came out in theatres in 1989, one year after I entered this world. Even as a baby, I was obsessed the water: baths, baby pools, the lake, all of it. At year two, I... Read more »