Posts tagged "Alison Siple"

EXTENDED Thru Nov 23 "Motortown" (Steep Theatre): Steep's Signature Move Kicked Up A Knotch

EXTENDED Thru Nov 23 "Motortown" (Steep Theatre):  Steep's Signature Move Kicked Up A Knotch
The hallmark of a Steep production is its ability to fuse the audience to emotion.  Steep chooses edgy stories.  The ensemble spirals into angst-driven turmoil.  The intimate theatre space forces an amalgamation of performer and audience.  There is no fourth wall.  It’s more like an invisible flimsy blanket.  A Steep audience feels what the character... Read more »

"Ivywild" (The-Hypocrites): Amusement on Kays-Torrence Ride

"Ivywild" (The-Hypocrites):  Amusement on Kays-Torrence Ride
The Hypocrites present the world premiere of IVYWILD. Director Halena Kays and Playwright Jay Torrence team up together to make another historical spectacle.  Last year, they re-imagined the fire at Chicago’s Iroquois Theatre with the highly successful Neo-futurists’ run of “Burning Bluebeard.”  Now, the true tall tales of Bathhouse John is getting the Kays-Torrence treatment.... Read more »

EXTENDED Thru Jan 19th "The Mikado" (The Hypocrites): Doubles the Pleasure!

EXTENDED Thru Jan 19th "The Mikado" (The Hypocrites):  Doubles the Pleasure!
What would you do for love?  Send roses?  Sing serenades? Pledge vows? Die decapitated?  Or be  buried alive? The Hypocrites present THE MIKADO as part of its Gilbert & Sullivan rep. The Mikado (Emperor of Japan) has proclaimed that flirting is a crime punishable by death.  A traveling musician and a young lady perpetrate the... Read more »
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"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 »

"The Fall of the House of Usher" (The Hypocrites): Continues the Rise of the Era of Graney!

"The Fall of the House of Usher" (The Hypocrites):  Continues the Rise of the Era of Graney!
#160. The Hypocrites present the world premiere adaptation of THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF USHER.  A mysterious letter has prompted a woman to visit her childhood friend, Usher.  He wrote that he is inflicted with medical maladies and requests her in-person assessment.  Upon arrival, the woman gets sucked into the enigma of Usher’s home... Read more »

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 »
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Review "COMPANY": Marriages Look Perfect But That's Not What I Hear!

Griffin Theatre presents COMPANYAt Stage 773, 1225 W. BelmontMusic and lyrics by Stephen SondheimBook by George Furth Musical direction by Allison KaneDirected by Jonathan BerryFridays and Sundays at 7:30, Sundays at 3pmThru November 14th Buy TicketsRunning time:  Two hours and ten minutes with a ten minute intermission Reviewed by Katy Walsh SWM, 35, ISO…  ‘somebody,... Read more »

Review "Thieves Like Us": We Like Thieves!

The House Theatre of Chicago presents THIEVES LIKE USAt Chopin Theatre, 1543 W. DivisionWritten by Damon KielyBased on the novel by Edward AndersonDirected by Kimberly SeniorThru October 30th Buy TicketsRunning time:  One hour and fifty-five minutes includes a ten minute intermission Reviewed by Katy Walsh An inmate is in the right place at the right time... Read more »

Review "No Exit": Damned Funny!

The Hypocrites NO EXIT At Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport Written by Jean-Paul Sartre Directed by Sean Graney Thru July 11th Buy Tickets Running Time:  Ninety minutes with no intermission   Reviewed by Katy Walsh   As suspected, hell is hot pink with mismatched chairs and no way out.   The Hypocrites present NO EXIT at... Read more »
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Review "Cabaret": Slutty Bash with A Beat

The Hypocrites presentCABARET At DCA Theatre, 66 E. RandolphBook by Joe MasteroffLyrics by Fred EbbMusic by John KanderMusical direction by Mike PrzygodaDirected by Matt HawkinsThru May 23rdBuy TicketsRunning Time:  Two and a half hours with two ten minute intermissions. Reviewed by Katy Walsh What good is sitting alone in your room? Come hear the music... Read more »