Posts in category "Lookingglass Theatre"

"The Little Prince" (Lookingglass Theatre): Fantasy Turned Spectacle

"The Little Prince" (Lookingglass Theatre):  Fantasy Turned Spectacle
196 Lookingglass Theatre, in association with The Actors Gymnasium, presents THE LITTLE PRINCE. The novella Le Petit Prince was first published in 1943.  Since it’s genesis, the children’s book has been translated into over 250 languages and dialects.  The classic tale is about a lost aviator meeting a young prince from another world.  The prince... Read more »

EXTENDED Thru Aug 25 "Big Lake Big City" (Lookingglass Theatre): Big Fun Big Chicago

EXTENDED Thru Aug 25 "Big Lake Big City" (Lookingglass Theatre): Big Fun Big Chicago
Lookingglass Theatre presents the World Premiere of BIG LAKE BIG CITY. From the startling entrance of Philip R. Smith (Bass), the audience knows this isn’t a typical theatrical experience.  It’s like in the movies but on stage.  There’s even a car chase.  Playwright Keith Huff’s new modern noir is a smart, witty whodunit.  Huff infuses... Read more »

"Still Alice" (Lookingglass Theatre): Exceptionally Moving from Inside Out

"Still Alice" (Lookingglass Theatre):  Exceptionally Moving from Inside Out
Lookingglass Theatre presents the world premiere adaption of the award-winning novel STILL ALICE. I can’t imagine having Alzheimer’s… or maybe now I can.  Using the novel by Lisa Genova as her foundation, Adapter and Director Christine Mary Dunford skillfully puts us in the room and in the head of a professor battling the disease.  Dunford... Read more »
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EXTENDED AGAIN Thru Jan 6th "Metamorphoses" (Lookingglass Theatre): Twice in a Lifetime Opportunity

EXTENDED AGAIN Thru Jan 6th "Metamorphoses" (Lookingglass Theatre):  Twice in a Lifetime Opportunity
I’ve never started a review feeling inadequate to accurately describe a theatrical experience…until now. Still, I will try with the disclaimer that I am but a mere mortal. And I know this time my words won’t capture this sensory spectacle. In celebration of its 25th anniversary, Lookingglass Theatre Company presents the return of its blockbuster... Read more »

"Eastland" (Lookingglass Theatre): A Voyage Not To Miss!

"Eastland" (Lookingglass Theatre):  A Voyage Not To Miss!
#135.  On July 24, 1915, my great grandma was joining friends on a Western Electric summer boat outing.  She was running late and arrived after the S.S. Eastland tipped over.  It was docked on the Chicago River. 2,500 passengers were on board.  800+ people lost their lives, including 22 families. Lookingglass Theatre presents the world... Read more »

"Rick Bayless in Cascabel" (Lookingglass Theatre): What Chicago craves...gourmet sensuality!

"Rick Bayless in Cascabel" (Lookingglass Theatre):  What Chicago craves...gourmet sensuality!
cascabel |ˈkaskəˌbel|  a small red chile pepper of a mild-flavored variety. #66. There is nothing small or mild about this CASCABEL!  Lookingglass Theatre, Frontera Grill and Silverguy Entertainment present RICK BAYLESS IN CASCABEL.  The boarding house has a new cook.  He is creating a stir with his enticing recipes.   People bite into his creations... Read more »
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"Mr. Rickey Calls A Meeting" (Lookingglass Theatre): Take This Meeting!

"Mr. Rickey Calls A Meeting" (Lookingglass Theatre):  Take This Meeting!
#7. When I decide to take a job, I assess the basics.  Does the job description interest me?  Will the pay sustain my lifestyle?  Is the work environment conducive for my personal growth?  It’s all about me and what I need.  It’s a big decision in the moment.  But frankly, if it doesn’t work out,... Read more »

2011 Top Ten Chicago Theatre Picks

2011 Top Ten Chicago Theatre Picks
From the first show of the year, Trap Door’s “HamletMachine” to the final opening of the year, last night’s “The Addams Family,” 2011 was a banner year for theatre in Chicago.  250+ theatre companies produced over 400+ shows.  Big blockbuster touring epics like Les Miserables to no-frills, all-poignant productions at ShawChicago entertained the Chicagoland masses. ... Read more »

"The Great Fire" (Lookingglass Theatre): Fantastic Out-of-Control Barn Burner

"The Great Fire" (Lookingglass Theatre): Fantastic Out-of-Control Barn Burner
On October 8, 1871, my great grandma stood in Lake Michigan to escape the legendary Chicago fire.  She watched the winds and flames incinerate her hometown .  She was just a little girl and her world was disappearing into ashes.  How scary that day must have been. Unimaginable!  But, she was a survivor.  Fast forward... Read more »
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EXTENDED *AGAIN* THRU August 21st "The Last Act of Lilka Kadison": Magically Uplifting!

Audio Podcast at ITUNES Chicago Theatre Reviews for Week of June 17th Narrated by Joshua Volkers  Lookingglass Theatre, in association with Abbie Phillips, presentsTHE LAST ACT OF LILKA KADISONReviewed by Katy Walsh  A cantankerous old woman is bothered by a hovering caretaker, an absentee son and a demanding ghost.  She’s mad!  Is it her natural state or... Read more »