Posts tagged "Blake Montgomery"

"The Crownless King: Part II" (The House Theatre): The Thrilling and Complicated Adventure Continues

"The Crownless King:  Part II" (The House Theatre):  The Thrilling and Complicated Adventure Continues
The House Theatre of Chicago presents the world premiere of THE CROWNLESS KING:  PART II. The House launched a mythical trilogy last fall with The Iron Stag: Part I.  The three part series follows the quest of an orphaned innocent named Casper.  In Part I, Casper’s identity is discovered.  His claim to the magic hammer... Read more »

"Dawn Quixote" (The Building Stage): Profoundly Nostalgic

"Dawn Quixote" (The Building Stage):  Profoundly Nostalgic
The Building Stage presents the World Premiere of DAWN, QUIXOTE.  Don Quixote was an ordinary man who believed his destiny was to be extraordinary. In his mind, his quest had him attempt to rescue damsels in distress from giants.  The reality was he couldn’t save the prostitutes or stop the windmills.  As Quixote awaits the... Read more »

"Charles Dickens Begrudgingly..." (Building Stage): Author! Author! ...Again!!

"Charles Dickens Begrudgingly..." (Building Stage):  Author! Author! ...Again!!
I see multiple versions of “A Christmas Carol” every year.  The Muppets, “Scrooged,” the one with Albert Finney, “An American Christmas Carol,” I watch them faithfully.  And I’ve seen the Goodman production many times.  I know and love the story every which way.  Of course, I never heard the tale from the perspective of the... Read more »
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Off Book Chats Up American Blues, Building Stage, Ka-Tet, Profiles and Lyric Opera

Off Book Chats Up American Blues, Building Stage, Ka-Tet, Profiles and Lyric Opera
Today, Chicago Theatre Off Book is reviewing exciting offerings from local theatre companies:   “Fuddy Meers” at Ka-Tet Theatre, “Werther” at Lyric Opera and“Hellcab” at Profiles Theatre.  Special Guests: Gwendolyn Whiteside, Producing Artistic Director at American Blues Theatre and playing Mary Bailey in “It’s a Wonderful Life:  Live at the Biograph” and Blake Montgomery, Founder and Artistic Director at The Building Stage and performing in “Charles Dickens Begrudgingly Performs ‘A Christmas Carol’. Again”.  Plus, we have two new “Got A... Read more »

"Moby Dick" (Theatre on the Lake): See Worthy!

"Moby Dick" (Theatre on the Lake):  See Worthy!
Reruns are summer’s perfect television.  It gives us the opportunity to see a show that we missed the first time around.  Theatre on the Lake bases its season on this concept.  Eight plays from eight different theatre companies are selected from the 2011-2012 season.  The best of the best is remounted for a five show... Read more »

Review "Nutcracker": Best Gift This Season!

The House Theatre of Chicago presents NUTCRACKER At Chopin Theatre, 1543 W. Division Street Based on the classic story by E.T.A. Hoffman Written by Phillip C. Klapperich and Jake Minton Music composed and conducted by Kevin O’Donnell Directed by Tommy Rapley Thursdays to Saturdays at 8pm Sundays at 7pm Thru December 26th Buy Tickets Running... Read more »
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Review "The Ring Cycle": This Ring IS a Prize!

The Building Stage presents The Ring Cycle At 412 N. Carpenter Adapted from the operas of Richard Wagner Directed by Blake Montgomery and Joanie Schultz Saturdays and Sundays thru March 21st Special Monday performance on February 22nd Buy Tickets Running Time: Six hours includes two ten minute intermissions and a forty-five minute dinner break  ... Read more »