Posts tagged "Chopin Theatre"

"The Nutcracker" (House Theatre of Chicago): Quest for Holiday Bliss

"The Nutcracker" (House Theatre of Chicago):  Quest for Holiday Bliss
The House Theatre of Chicago presents their annual holiday tradition, THE NUTCRACKER. This was my third time enjoying the holidays with House Theatre.  The classic tale by E.T.A. Hoffman, that is best known as Tchaikovsky’s ballet, has been completely overhauled by The House.  Playwrights Phillip Klapperich and Jake Minton combine joy, sorrow and joy for... Read more »

"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 »

"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 »
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"The Magnificents" (House Theatre): MAGNIFICENT!

"The Magnificents" (House Theatre):  MAGNIFICENT!
To make braving last night’s ice storm worth it, a show has to be pretty magnificent.  Well, TA-DA… The House Theatre of Chicago presents THE MAGNIFICENTS.  It’s 1933 in Small Town, USA.  Magnificent is an aging magician.  He and his wife Rosie have assembled a band of misfits for their traveling circus.  Under their big... 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 »

"Iron Stag King -Part One (The House Theatre): Must See for Evolving Trilogy!

"Iron Stag King -Part One (The House Theatre): Must See for Evolving Trilogy!
I love a good quest!  Unexpected heroes trying to save the world from evil.  Harry Potter vs Lord Voldemort.  Luke Skywalker vs Darth Vader.  Frodo Baggins vs Lord Sauron. Indiana Jones vs Nazis. Katniss vs The Capitol. With all those dark forces in the universe, it’s reassuring to have a steadfast wizard, Jedi, hobbit, professor,... Read more »
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"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 »

"Death and Harry Houdini" (The House Theatre): A Marvel!

"Death and Harry Houdini" (The House Theatre): A Marvel!
#143.  In 2002, I was a barista at Seattle’s Best.  It was my *creative writing years.* The coffee shop was ideal because I got insurance and free coffee.  I did the morning shift with my fave coworker, Dr. Krohl.  We became acquainted with this guy named Nathan and his trolley driving friends.  They were trying... Read more »

"The Circus Princess" (Chicago Folks Operetta): It's a Circus!

"The Circus Princess" (Chicago Folks Operetta): It's a Circus!
#134.  Chicago Folks Operetta presents THE CIRCUS PRINCESS.  Feodora is wealthy, a widow and a princess.  The Czar wants her to marry but she has a bad habit of snubbing potential candidates.  Mr. X is famous, a circus performer, and a prince in disguise.  The Grand Duke wants Mr. X to marry Feodora.  The Duke... Read more »
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"Romeo Juliet" (The Hypocrites): Full-Bodied Experience!

"Romeo Juliet" (The Hypocrites):  Full-Bodied Experience!
When someone invites me to their house, I expect to feel at home.  Give me something to drink.  Maybe something to eat. Ask me to take my shoes off but let me have the option of keeping them on.  Make me feel welcomed and loved.  And if a fight should breakout, ensure no one gets... Read more »