Archive for February 2011

Review "That Was Then": Past and Present Collide to Change People

Seanachai Theatre Company presents THAT WAS THEN At Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox   Written by Gerard Stembridge Directed by Carolyn Klein Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays at 7:30pm Sundays at 3pm Thru April 3rd Buy Tickets Running Time:  One hour and forty-five minutes includes a ten minute intermission Reviewed by Katy Walsh Contemporary vs... Read more »

Review "Laika Dog in Space": Spacey Spoof Hits Turbulence

Neo-futurists presents LAIKA DOG IN SPACEAt 5153 N. AshlandWritten and performed by Rob Neill, Eevin Hartsough, Jill BeckmanDirected by Phil RidarelliMusic directed by Carl RiehlThursdays, Fridays, Saturdays at 8pmThru March 18th Buy TicketsRunning Time:  Ninety minutes with no intermission Reviewed by Katy Walsh Lassie, Rin Tin Tin, and Scooby Doo are dogs immortalized in reruns... Read more »

2010 Honor Awards: And The Honor goes to...

On February 23rd, the 2010 Honor Awards were presented to theatrical artists for excellence in their field.  And the Honor went to…. Best Scenic Designer – Alan Donahue for Neverwhere Best Costume Designer – Elizabeth Powell Wislar for Neverwhere Best Ensemble – NEVERWHERE by Lifeline Theatre Best Supporting Actor – Christopher Walsh in Neverwhere Best... Read more »
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Review "The Winter's Tale": Icy Betrayal Melts into Warm Ending!

Purblind Ensemble, in association with the Alluvium Group, presentsTHE WINTER’S TALE At River Lofts, 2147 S. LumberWritten by William ShakespeareDirected by Cooper ForsmanFebruary 25th, 26th, 27th at 8pm Running Time:  One hundred minutes with no intermission Reviewed by Katy Walsh ‘A fright story is the best kind of winter’s tale,’ says the Queen to the... Read more »

Review "HAMLET": Being in the Room with Shakespeare!

   DreamLogic TheatreWorks presents     Hamlet     Written by William Shakespeare Directed by Scott McKinsey at Gunder Mansion, 6219 N. Sheridan (map) thru March 5  |  tickets: $30 (w/ open bar) |  more info Reviewed by Katy Walsh His father was murdered. His mother married the killer. His girlfriend is playing hard-to-get. Why so glum... Read more »

Review "Feet of Clay": Knocks Your Socks Off!

LASTmatch Theatre Company presents FEET OF CLAYAt the Royal George Gallery Theatre, 1641 N. HalstedWritten by Stephen Louis GrushBased on Anton Chekov’s ‘Three Sisters’Directed by David PerezThursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8pmThru March 19th Buy TicketsRunning Time:  Ninety minutes with no intermission Reviewed by Katy Walsh Orah hates her job.  Matty hates her marriage.  Iris... Read more »
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Review "Ronald Hynd's The Merry Widow": A Stylish Visual Spectacle

The Joffrey Ballet presentsRonald Hynd’s THE MERRY WIDOW At the Auditorium Theatre, 50 E. Congress ParkwayAdapted from Franz Lehar’s operettaChoreographed by Ronald Hynd Assisted by Annette PageStaged by John MeehanConducted by Scott SpeckFebruary 18th, 19th, 24th, 25th, 26th at 7:30pmFebruary 19th, 20th, 26th, 27th at 2pmThru February 27th Buy TicketsRunning Time:  Two hours and thirty... Read more »

Review "STARSHIP": Phenomenal Phenomena!

StarKid Productions presents STARSHIPAt the Hoover-Leppen Theatre, 3656 N. HalstedBook by Matt Lang, Nick Lang, Brian Holden, Joseph WalkerMusic and lyrics by Darren Criss Directed by Matt LangNightly performance at 7pm*No performance February 16th Thru February 23rd SOLD OUT with day of ticket availabilityRunning Time:  Three hours and thirty minutes with a fifteen minute intermission... Read more »

Review "Mary": Tying Racism & Homophobia Leaves Big Knot in Stomach!

Goodman Theatre presentsMARY At 170 N. DearbornWritten by Thomas BradshawDirected by May AdralesWednesdays, Thursdays, Sundays at 7:30pmFridays and Saturdays at 8pmSaturdays and Sundays at 2pmBuy TicketsRunning Time:  Ninety minutes with no intermission Reviewed by Katy Walsh Illiterate or college educated, people are ignorant!   Goodman Theatre presents the world premiere Goodman commissioned production, MARY.  Based on... Read more »
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Review "The Moonstone": Bedazzling Mystery!

    Lifeline Theatre presents    The Moonstone    Adapted by Robert Kauzlaric Based on book by Wilkie Collins Directed by Paul S. Holmquist at Lifeline Theatre, 6912 N. Glenwood (map) through March 27  |  tickets: $32-$35  |  more info Reviewed by Katy Walsh Disease, suicide, addiction, murder: can a stolen piece of jewelry inflict pain... Read more »