Off Book Chats Up American Blues, Building Stage, Ka-Tet, Profiles and Lyric Opera

Off Book Chats Up American Blues, Building Stage, Ka-Tet, Profiles and Lyric Opera

Today, Chicago Theatre Off Book is reviewing exciting offerings from local theatre companies:   "Fuddy Meers" at Ka-Tet Theatre"Werther" at Lyric Opera and"Hellcab" at Profiles Theatre.  Special Guests: Gwendolyn Whiteside, Producing Artistic Director at American Blues Theatre and playing Mary Bailey in "It's a Wonderful Life:  Live at the Biograph" and Blake Montgomery, Founder and Artistic Director at The Building Stage and performing in "Charles Dickens Begrudgingly Performs 'A Christmas Carol'. Again".  Plus, we have two new "Got A Minute" segments from our guests' current shows.

This November 23, 2012 episode of Chicago Theatre Off Book was partially underwritten by  MARTY'S MARTINI BAR .

Shot word of the day: beautiful

Review Round-up:

"Fuddy Meers" at Ka-Tet Theatre

"Werther" at Lyric Opera

"Hellcab" at Profiles Theatre

Special Guests:

Gwendolyn Whiteside, Producing Artistic Director at American Blues Theatre and Mary Bailey in "It's a Wonderful Life:  Live at the Biograph"

Blake Montgomery, Founder and Artistic Director at The Building Stage and performing in "Charles Dickens Begrudgingly Performs 'A Christmas Carol'. Again"

Got A Minute?

An excerpt from "It's a Wonderful Life:  Live at the Biograph" by American Blues Theatre

An excerpt from "Charles Dickens Begrudgingly Performs 'A Christmas Carol'. Again" by The Building Stage

Chicago Theatre Off Book is the new voice of community collaboration on CHIRP.  Every week, Off Book will feature Chicago leaders in performing arts entertainment.  From small storefront to the big warhorses, Off Book will focus on what’s happening on the Chicagoland theatrical landscape.  With reviews, interviews and one-minute audio-plays, Off Book will showcase the local talents driving Chicago’s dynamic theatre force.  Founded by Actor Joshua J. Volkers and Reviewer Katy Walsh from The Fourth Walsh, Off Book is where Chicago meets to discuss artistic innovation.

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