Archive for May 2011

EXTENDED THRU JULY 31st "BUG": Bites Deep, Leaves Mark!

Audio Podcast at ITUNES  Chicago Theatre Reviews for Week of June 2nd  Narrated by Joshua Volkers Redtwist Theatre presents BUG At 1044 W. Bryn Mawr Written by Tracy Letts Directed by Kimberly Senior Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays at 7:30 Sundays at 3pm EXTENDED Thru July 31st  Buy Tickets Running Time:  Two hours includes an intermission Reviewed... Read more »

Review "Mother Bear": Fast-Moving, Semi Comedy, Big-Wheeling Thriller!

Audio Podcast at ITUNES  Chicago Theatre Reviews for Week of June 2nd   Narrated by Joshua Volkers   Mortar Theatre presents MOTHER BEAR At Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport Written by Jayme McGhan Directed by Jason Boat Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays at 7:30pm Sundays at 3pm Thru June 19th  Buy Tickets Running Time:  Two hours and 5... Read more »

Review "Big Love": Fifty Brides for Fifty Brothers Causes Revolting!

Audio Podcast at ITUNES  Chicago Theatre Reviews for Week of June 2nd  Narrated by Joshua Volkers   Chicago Fusion Theatre presentsBIG LOVE At Royal George, 1641 N. HalstedWritten by Charles L. MeeDirected by Nilsa ReynaThursdays, Fridays, Saturdays at 8pmThru June 25th Buy TicketRunning Time:  Ninety minutes with no intermission. Reviewed by Katy Walsh Fifty brides... Read more »
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Review "The Gospel According to James": Testament to Hateful Truths

Audio Podcast at ITUNES  Chicago Theatre Reviews for Week of June 2nd   Narrated by Joshua Volkers   Victory Gardens Theater presents THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO JAMESAt 2433 N. LincolnWritten by Charles SmithDirected by Chuck SmithTuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays at 7:30pmSaturdays at 4pmSundays at 3pmWednesdays at 2pmThru June 12th Buy TicketsRunning Time:  Two hours and... Read more »

Review "Porgy & Bess": Splendid Re-Imagined Classic!

Audio Podcast at ITUNES  Chicago Theatre Reviews for Week of June 2nd   Narrated by Joshua Volkers Court Theatre presents PORGY & BESSAt 5535 S. EllisLyrics by George and Ira Gershwin Libretto by DuBose and Dorothy Heyward Directed by Charles Newell  Music direction by Doug PeckWednesdays and Thursdays at 7:30pmFridays at 8pmSaturdays at 3pm and 8pmSundays... Read more »

Review "TROGG! A Musical: Cerda-fiable, Fun-loving, Kitschy Comedy!

Audio Podcast at ITUNES  Chicago Theatre Reviews for Week of June 2nd   Narrated by Joshua Volkers Hell in a Handbag Productions presents TROGG! A Musical At Chopin Theatre, 1543 W. Division Books and lyrics by David Cerda with Cheryl Snodgrass and Taylor E. Rodd Music by David Cerda and Taylor E. Ross Directed by Scott... Read more »
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Review "Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater": Momentous Performance

Annual visit visually majestic, exquisitely visionary          Auditorium Theatre and Blackwell Global Consulting present         Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater     at Auditorium Theatre, 50 E. Congress (map) thru May 22  |  tickets: $30-$87  |  more info Reviewed by Katy Walsh This show is a celebration!  Having first performed in Chicago in... Read more »

Review "50 WORDS": Describes Marriage Deconstruction with Shocking Intimacy

Audio Podcast at ITUNES  Chicago Theatre Reviews for Week of May 20th   Narrated by Joshua Volkers   Profiles Theatre presents50 WORDSAt 4147 N. Broadway Written by Michael WellerDirected by Joe JahrausThursdays and Fridays at 8pmSaturdays at 5pm and 8pmSundays at 7pmThru June 26th Buy TicketsRunning Time:  Ninety minutes with no intermission. Reviewed by Katy Walsh... Read more »

Review "Wonders Never Cease": Little Slice of Heaven!

NOTE: Review did not go live before the unexpected close on May 13th. Provision Theatre presents Wonders Never Cease Adapted and directed by Tim Gregory  Reviewed by Katy Walsh on May 7th Angels!  Are heavenly encounters created by Divine intervention or human invention?      Provision Theatre presents the world premiere of Wonders Never Cease.  A writer pens... Read more »
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Review "Hickory Dickory" at Chicago Dramatists: Provocative, Timely Fantasy

Chicago Dramatists present HICKORYDICKORY Written by Marissa Wegrzyn Directed by Russ Tutterow   Reviewed  By Katy Walsh     Embedded inside everyone is a mortal clock. The timepiece ticks down the minutes until death. For most, its existence near the heart goes unrealized. In rare cases, the mortal clock is a chronometer lodged in the brain.... Read more »