Posts in category "American Blues Theater"

IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE (American Blues Theatre): Heart-warming, Eye-misting, Soul-lifting

 IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE (American Blues Theatre): Heart-warming, Eye-misting, Soul-lifting
American Blues Theater presents IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE:  LIVE IN CHICAGO! My parents came in from Indiana to see what I had described as “a radio play version of ‘It’s a Wonderful Life.’”  Following the show, my mom said my description was “a gross understatement.”  She believes there was more emotion in this radio play... Read more »

EXTENDED Thru Oct 12th "Hank Williams: Lost Highway" (American Blues Theatre): Hank Williams Resurrected

EXTENDED Thru Oct 12th "Hank Williams:  Lost Highway" (American Blues Theatre):  Hank Williams Resurrected
American Blues Theater presents HANK WILLIAMS:  LOST HIGHWAY. I wasn’t a particular fan of Hank Williams until I saw this show.  I thought he was a country singer.  I found out he was a genius.  He informally taught himself to play guitar, write songs and sing a cross-genre of blues meets country on their way... Read more »

"Collected Stories": (American Blues Theatre): The Story is The Story

"Collected Stories":  (American Blues Theatre):  The Story is The Story
A writer writing about writers struggling to tell their story has an amusing symmetry.  In an ode to his craft, Playwright Donald Margulies explores multiple themes.  Margulies illustrates the relationship of two writers over a six year period, starting out teacher to student before evolving.  Carmen Roman (Ruth) becomes mentor, employer, mother, contender.  And Gwendolyn Whiteside (Lisa) becomes a writer.  Margulies... Read more »
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"It's a Wonderful Life" (American Blues Theater): Carols, Cookies, Clarence, CHRISTMAS!

"It's a Wonderful Life" (American Blues Theater): Carols, Cookies, Clarence, CHRISTMAS!
This holiday show spells Christmas with a capital *C*… Carols, Cookies, Clarence! American Blues Theater presents It’s a Wonderful Life: Live at the Biograph!  It’s a 1940 radio broadcast of the holiday classic.  Suicidal man sees how his life effected the entire town of Bedford Falls.  Clarence, an angel second class, is helping George Bailey vanquish his... Read more »

"Illegal Use of Hands" (American Blues Theatre): Needs to Go Deeper or Funnier!

When I was a senior in high school, our football team sucked.  They won only two games in our final year:  homecoming and senior night.  Luckily, those were the most important ones.  But no matter the anticipated outcome, we were there.  We were there to cheer, to complain and to console. American Blues Theater presents... Read more »

"It's a Wonderful Life: Live from the Biograph" (American Blues Theater): Wonderful!

"It's a Wonderful Life: Live from the Biograph" (American Blues Theater): Wonderful!
Books adapted to plays.  Plays adapted to movies.  Movies adapted to books.  It’s the entertainment cycle of a good story.  So, why not a play about the short story adapted into a movie adapted into a radio show?  For those who love the Jimmy Stewart holiday film classic, American Blues Theater presents IT’S A WONDERFUL... Read more »
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