Posts tagged "Alex Goodrich"

"Harold and the Purple Crayon" (Chicago Children's Theatre): Color Me Happy!

"Harold and the Purple Crayon" (Chicago Children's Theatre):  Color Me Happy!
“Cool!”      “I know what possibility means.”     “That was fantastic.”   “Oh yeah!” “That’s funny!”     “They are making an apple tree.”     “I want an apple!” Sometimes the unscripted responses of the young audience are as entertaining as the play in progress. Chicago Children’s Theatre presents a new musical version of Harold and the Purple Crayon.  Author Crockett Johnson wrote a beloved... Read more »

"Short Shakespeare: The Taming of the Shrew" (Chicago Shakes): Rockwell Crushes It!

#43. Ninety minutes with no intermission is a growing trend in the theatre industry.  Playwrights are adapting new plays for an attention-span-challenged world.  People want information in tweet size nuggets.   Everyone, at all times, is expecting a very important call or text.  They can’t be off the grid for any length of time. So, how... Read more »

"The Foreigner" (Provision Theater): Adorable!

"The Foreigner" (Provision Theater):  Adorable!
#32.  I am still haunted by a Flannery O’Connor story that I read thirty years ago.  “The Displaced Person” is about a foreigner transplanted to Georgia as a farmhand.  He is treated as an outcast.  He keeps to himself.  People hate him because they don’t know who is.  And the ending… yikes! Provision Theater presents The Foreigner.  Charlie is... Read more »
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EXTENDED Thru Dec 31st "Good Night Moon The Musical" (Chicago Children's Theatre): Page to Stage Brilliant!

EXTENDED Thru Dec 31st  "Good Night Moon The Musical" (Chicago Children's Theatre):  Page to Stage Brilliant!
When I was a little girl, I loved the Laura Ingalls Wilder series.  Little House… in the big woods, on the banks of Plum Creek, by the shores of Silver Lake, I loved this pioneering family struggling for a better life.  Through Laura’s writing, I could visualize it so clearly.  So when the “Little House... Read more »

"Civil War Christmas" EXTENDED Thru Dec 26th: Auld Lang Syne Musical Present

Northlight Theatre presents CIVIL WAR CHRISTMASAt 9501 Skokie Boulevard, SkokieWritten by Paula VogelDirected by Henry GodinezMusial direction by Chuck LarkinTuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays at 7:30pmFridays and Saturdays at 8pm Sundays at 7pmWednesdays at 1pmSaturdays and Sundays at 2:30pmThru December  26thBuy TicketsRunning Time:  Two hours and thirty minutes includes a fifteen minute intermission Reviewed by Katy Walsh... Read more »

Review "Comedy of Errors": Bellylaughs Shakes Aplenty!!

Court Theatre presents Comedy of Errors At 5535 S. Ellis Written by William Shakespeare Adapted and directed by Sean Graney Thru October 17th Buy Tickets Running Time:  Eighty minutes with no intermission Reviewed by Katy Walsh ‘My sister’s sister is me.’  Mistaken familial identity wreaks havoc in Syracuse by way of Hyde Park.  The Court... Read more »
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Review "The Emperor's New Clothes": Family Musical is a Runway Hit!

Chicago Shakespeare Theater presents THE EMPEROR’S NEW CLOTHESAt Navy Pier, 800 East GrandBased on Hans Christian Andersen’s fairytaleBook by David HolsteinMusic and lyrics by Alan SchmucklerDirected by Rachel Rockwell Thru August 29th Buy Tickets Promo Code “MOM” for $5 discount on each ticket when purchased online or call the Box Office at 312-595-5600. Fine Print: Subject to Availability.... Read more »

Review "Taming The Shrew": Two Plays, One Works!

Chicago Shakespeare Theatre presents Taming of the ShrewAt Courtyard Theatre Navy Pier, 800 East Grand AvenueWritten by William ShakespeareWith additional scenes by Neil LaButeDirected by Josie RourkeThru June 6th Buy TicketsRunning Time:  Two hours and fifty minutes includes a fifteen minute intermission Reviewed by Katy Walsh “And bring you from a wild Kate to a... Read more »