Posts tagged "American Theater Company"

"The Lockout: A Musical" (Six Hours Short): How do you spell sports musical? ESPN + NBA

"The Lockout: A Musical" (Six Hours Short):  How do you spell sports musical?  ESPN + NBA
Six Hours Short presents the World Premiere of The Lockout: A Musical. How does the traditional musical theatre genre broaden its appeal beyond the geriatric set and the gay community? The creative team of Ben Fort and Jason Gallagher might have found the carrot to dangle to ensnare the sports-minded. Fort and Gallagher wrote the book, music and lyrics for a... Read more »

EXTENDED "RENT" (American Theater, About Face Theatre): Pay Up and Get Your Bohemian On!

EXTENDED "RENT" (American Theater, About Face Theatre):  Pay Up and Get Your Bohemian On!
#103.  I’ve seen the movie RENT.  I’ve listened to my friends belt out RENT show tunes at Sidetracks.  And I’ve certainly known my share of artists struggling to pay the rent. American Theater Company, in conjunction with About Face Theatre, presents RENT.  It’s East Village in NYC circa 1990.  A bunch of bohemians are living... Read more »

EXTENDED Thru March 11th "DISGRACED" (American Theater Company): MUST SEE!

#22. When I was in Morocco, I was sensitive to the Muslim culture.  I stayed covered up.  I didn’t wear a burka but I did wear long sleeves, pants and a scarf around my neck.  One day on a crowded street, I got separated from my group.  A young local confronted me hissing and shrilling... Read more »
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"The Amish Project" (American Theatre Company): SEE IT!

On October 2, 2006, ten Amish girls were shot in their classroom.  The massacre stunned the nation.  But what occurred next, really was shocking.  The Amish community forgave the assailant.  The American Theatre Company presents The Amish Project.  Based on the actual events in Nickel Mine, Pennsylvania, Playwright Jessica Dickey retells the story from different... Read more »

Review "The Original Grease": HILARIOUS, Raunchy Romp!

Audio Podcast at ITUNES  Chicago Theatre Reviews for Week of May 6th   Narrated by Joshua Volkers American Theater Company presents THE ORIGINAL GREASEBook, Music and Lyrics by Jim Jacobs and Warren CaseyMusical direction by Roberta DuchakDirected by PJ PaparelliThursdays and Fridays at 8pmSaturdays at 3pm and 8pmSundays at 3pmThru June 26th Buy TicketsRunning Time:  Two hours... Read more »