Posts tagged "Elizabeth Lanza"

"The Light in the Piazza" (Theo Ubique): Shines Despite Murky Plot

"The Light in the Piazza" (Theo Ubique):  Shines Despite Murky Plot
#81.  I saw the pre-Broadway run of THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA in 2004 at the Goodman Theatre.  I didn’t love it.  The  two lovers frequently broke into a love song that had ‘la-la-la-la-la-la-la‘ as the lyrics.  And it sounded suspiciously like “Miss Saigon’s” solo saxophone song.  But my real issue was with the love... Read more »

Review "Meet John Doe": Charming, Lyrical Tale of Manipulation

Porchlight Theatre presents MEET JOHN DOE At Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Reviewed by Katy Walsh Porchlight Theatre presents the Midwest Premiere of “Meet John Doe,” a musical based on the Frank Capra film. During the Great Depression, a columnist saves her job by creating a news story. Her fake suicidal man garners the city’s... Read more »

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 "Carousel": Powerful Musical Ride of Hope and Tears

Light Opera Works presents CAROUSEL At Cahn Auditorium, 600 Emerson, EvanstonMusic by Richard RodgersBook and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein IIBased on Ferenc Molnar’s Play “Liliom”As adapted by Benjamin F. GlazerConducted by Roger L. BingamanStage directed and choreographed by Stacey FlasterThru August 29th Buy TicketsRunning Time:  Two hours and forty minutes with one fifteen minute intermission... Read more »