Posts tagged "Gene Weygandt"

"Barnum" (Mercury Theatre): Less Circus, More Narration

"Barnum" (Mercury Theatre):  Less Circus, More Narration
Mercury Theater Chicago presents BARNUM.  P.T. Barnum (1810-1891) is a name associated with circus, specifically; the Ringling Bros’ Barnum & Bailey Circus.  Interestingly, Barnum didn’t throw his hat into the ring until age 61.  Even before he became the ringmaster, Barnum had a colorful life.  He was a showman, con artist, entrepreneur and politician.  He... Read more »

"A Christmas Story the Musical" (Chicago Theatre): Visually Spectacular AND Obstructed!

A reviewer’s job is to tell theatre-goers what s/he saw.  Well, from Aisle 2, Seat KK 318, I only saw 66% of A Christmas Story the Musical!.  This was my first play in the legendary Chicago Theatre since the 1990‘s Donny Osmond’s Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.  For that show, I sat in the balcony without any sight... Read more »

"Snapshots" (Northlight Theatre): Picture Perfect!

"Snapshots" (Northlight Theatre): Picture Perfect!
With the Facebook age, picture taking has become even more popular.  Not only can I capture the moment, I can post it immediately for all my FB friends to see.  We spend so much time documenting the fun time, we forget to actually have a fun time.  Those posed pictures hold less and less importance. ... Read more »