Posts tagged "Goodman Theatre"

"A Christmas Carol" (Goodman Theatre): Guaranteed Holiday Pleasure

"A Christmas Carol" (Goodman Theatre):  Guaranteed Holiday Pleasure
Goodman Theatre presents the 36th Annual Production of A CHRISTMAS CAROL. Larry Yando (Scrooge) returns to the iconic holiday role.  The impressive Yando plays gruff and gleeful with equal intensity.  In his distinct voice, he delivers the stinging barbs.  Later, his playfulness enchants as his holiday transformation is complete.  Yando is one of thirteen veterans... Read more »

EXTENDED Thru Aug 18th "The Jungle Book" (Goodman Theatre): A Dance on the Wild Side

EXTENDED Thru Aug 18th "The Jungle Book" (Goodman Theatre):  A Dance on the Wild Side
Goodman Theatre presents the World Premiere of THE JUNGLE BOOK. Costumes.  Costumes! Costumes!! From the first glimpse of the sophisticated, stilted peacock, I fell in love with Designer Mara Blumenfeld’s 2013 Jungle Collection.  Blumenfeld terrifically combines Indian style garb and animal magnetism.  The ensemble is dressed elegantly with wildlife influences. Wolves have fur trimmed collars. ... Read more »

"By The Way, Meet Vera Stark" (Goodman Theatre): Ironic Tribute

"By The Way, Meet Vera Stark" (Goodman Theatre):  Ironic Tribute
Goodman Theatre presents BY THE WAY, MEET VERA STARK. It wasn’t enough for Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Lynn Nottage to establish the backstory on her main character, Vera Stark.  Nottage had to give her a fleshed out existence with parents, husbands, an Oscar nomination, an autobiography, and a Vegas act. All these factoids are only hinted... Read more »
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"The Happiest Song Plays Last" (Goodman Theatre): Stories Bury the Story

"The Happiest Song Plays Last" (Goodman Theatre):  Stories Bury the Story
Goodman Theatre presents the World Premiere of THE HAPPIEST SONG PLAYS LAST. In the more intimate second stage space at the Goodman, Scenic Designer Collette Pollard constructed a 2 story building. The building is on the diagonal with the lengthy depth of the side as the main view.  The visual is a surprising choice.  There... Read more »

Off Book Chats Up Goodman, Pegasus, Mortar and More

Off Book Chats Up Goodman, Pegasus, Mortar and More
Today, Chicago Theatre Off Book reviews Measure for Measure at Goodman Theatre.  Our special guests are Dana Lynn Formby, playwright and Ilesa Duncan, director of Pegasus Players’ “If You Split a Second.”   This April 5th episode of Chicago Theatre Off Book was partially underwritten by Marty’s Martini Bar.  Shot word of the day:  split   Chicago... Read more »

"Measure for Measure" (Goodman Theatre): Extreme and Sensational!

"Measure for Measure" (Goodman Theatre):  Extreme and Sensational!
This show grabbed me from its shocking opening and held me until its startling conclusion. Goodman Theatre presents MEASURE FOR MEASURE.  The Duke departs his city in a flourish only to return in disguise as an Irish priest.  The Duke is doing a personal internal investigation of his staff.  He fears corruption.  And he finds... Read more »
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Off Book Chats Up Porchlight, Signal, Goodman and Josh Salt

Today, Chicago Theatre Off Book with guest host Oliver Sava review “Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill” by Porchlight Theatre and “Successors” at Signal Ensemble Theatre. Our special guest is Josh Salt performing in Goodman Theatre’s “Teddy Ferrara.”  This March 1st episode of Chicago Theatre Off Book was partially underwritten by The Alliance Shot word... Read more »

Off Book Chats Up House, Goodman, Lifeline with Chris Walsh

Off Book Chats Up House, Goodman, Lifeline with Chris Walsh
Today, Chicago Theatre Off Book reviews “The Magnificents” at The House Theatre of Chicago and “Other Desert Cities” at Goodman Theatre.  Our special guest is Christopher M. Walsh from Lifeline Theatre This February 15, 2013 episode of Chicago Theatre Off Book was partially underwritten by The Alliance                                                                                                  Shot word of the day: Canada Join us on March 24th, 2pm-5pm,... Read more »

"Other Desert Cities" (Goodman Theatre): Family Drama Hollywood-style

"Other Desert Cities" (Goodman Theatre):  Family Drama Hollywood-style
Goodman Theatre presents OTHER DESERT CITIES.  The Wyeth family is gathering for the holidays.  Dad is a famous movie star.  Mom and Aunt Silda are successful screenwriters.  Brother produces reality shows.  And sister has finally found her own creative niche.  Brooke has written a tell-all book about her family.  Although the process has been cathartic... Read more »
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"A Christmas Carol" (Goodman Theatre): Charming and Radiantly Entertaining

"A Christmas Carol" (Goodman Theatre): Charming and Radiantly Entertaining
Reviewed by Jeanette Hamel A Christmas Carol, playing for its 35th season at the Goodman Theatre, is the best present you can get for your family (and yourself) and is a delightful introduction to the holidays.  From lovely rendition of period appropriate Christmas Carols that greet you before the show (thank you Benet Academy Choir)... Read more »