Archive for April 2011

Review Jack's Bar & Grill: Encore!

Big Onion Tavern Group presents Jack’s Bar & Grill 2856 N. Southport Stage 773, Theatre Wit and Atheneum Theatre host multiple shows on any given night.  Finding a good pre-curtain nosh in Lakeview can be a challenge, if you don’t know Jack!  Well, I do know Jack. And on a recent Friday evening, I got... Read more »

Review "Soul Samurai": The Makings for a Cult Classic

Audio Podcast at ITUNES  Chicago Theatre Reviews for Week of May 1st   Narrated by Joshua Volkers Infusion Theatre Company presents SOUL SAMURAIAt Theater Wit, 1229 W. BelmontWritten by Qui NguyenDirected by Mitch GolobThursdays, Fridays, Saturdays at 8pmSunday at 3pm Thru June 5th Buy TicketsRunning Time:  Two hours and fifteen minutes includes an intermission and delayed... Read more »

Review "Cirque Eloize iD": Clunky transitions obscure visually-stunning finale

              Cirque Éloize and Broadway in Chicago presents    Cirque Éloize iD     Created and directed by Jeannot Painchaud at Cadillac Palace Theatre, 151 W. Randolph (map) through May 8  |  tickets: $20-$90   |  more info Reviewed by Katy Walsh  Jugglers, acrobats, breakdancers: the circus has come to town… Canadian style. Cirque... Read more »
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Review "WOYZECK": Bi-Level Imagery Amazingly Gripping

The Oracle Theatre presents WOYZECK At 3809 N. Broadway Written by Georg Buchner Translated by David Steiger Directed by Max Truax Fridays, Saturdays, Mondays at 8pm Sundays at 3pm EXTENDED thru May 21st Reserve Tickets  Running Time:  Eighty minutes with no intermission   Audio Podcast at ITUNES  Chicago Theatre Reviews for Week of May 1st  ... Read more »

Review "Medea": Executes as an Empathetic Epic!

Audio Podcast at ITUNES  Chicago Theatre Reviews for Week of April 24th  Narrated by Joshua Volkers Chicago Opera Theater presents MEDEA At Harris Theater in Millennium Park Composed by Marc-Antoine Charpentier Libretto by Thomas Corneile Conducted by Christian Curnyn Directed by James Darrah In French with English supertitles  April 27th and 29th at 7:30pm May... Read more »

Review "The Madness of George III": Raving, Incurable Comedy!

Audio Podcast at ITUNES  Chicago Theatre Reviews for Week of April 24th  Narrated by Joshua Volkers Chicago Shakespeare Theater presents THE MADNESS OF GEORGE IIIon Navy Pier, 800 E. Grand AvenueWritten by Alan BennettDirected by Penny MetropulosWednesdays at 1pm and 7:30pm Thursdays and Fridays at 7:30pmSaturdays at 3pm and 8pmSundays at 2pmThru June 12th Buy... Read more »
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Review "Arms and the Man": Well-Acted, Comedic Pretend!

      ShawChicago presents    Arms and the Man    Written by George Bernard Shaw Directed by Robert Scogin at DCA Studio Theatre, 78 E. Washington (map) through May 15  |  tickets: $10-$22  |  more info Reviewed by Katy Walsh A young girl is enchanted by war.  Her plan for survival is to close her eyes and cover her ears.  When the enemy advances through her... Read more »

Review "The Mandrake": Comedic Twist on Adultery

Audio Podcast at ITUNES  Chicago Theatre Reviews for Week of April 24th  Narrated by Joshua Volkers A Red Orchid Theatre presents THE MANDRAKE At 1531 N. Wells Street Written by Niccolo Machiavelli Translated by Peter Constantine Directed by Steve Scott Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays at 8pm Sundays at 3pm Thru May 22nd Buy Tickets Running Time:... Read more »

EXTENDED THRU July 17th "The Front Page": Comics Meet Editorial Tabloid Entertainment!

Audio Podcast at ITUNES  Chicago Theatre Reviews for Week of April 24th  Narrated by Joshua Volkers TimeLine Theatre presents THE FRONT PAGEAt 615 W. WellingtonWritten by Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur Directed by Nick Bowling Wednesdays and Thursdays at 7:30pm Fridays at 8pm Saturdays at 4pm and 8:30pm Sundays at 2pm EXTENDED Thru July 17th... Read more »
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Review "TREE": Family Rooted in Love & Prejudice

Audio Podcast at ITUNES  Chicago Theatre Reviews for Week of April 17th  Narrated by Joshua Volkers Victory Gardens presents TREE At 2433 N. Lincoln Written by Julie Hebert Directed by Andrea J. Dymond Tuesdays through Fridays at 7:30pm Saturdays at 4pm and 7:30pm Sundays at 3pm Buy Tickets Running Time: One hour and forty five... Read more »