Posts tagged "Gwendolyn Whiteside"

IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE (American Blues Theatre): Heart-warming, Eye-misting, Soul-lifting

 IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE (American Blues Theatre): Heart-warming, Eye-misting, Soul-lifting
American Blues Theater presents IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE:  LIVE IN CHICAGO! My parents came in from Indiana to see what I had described as “a radio play version of ‘It’s a Wonderful Life.’”  Following the show, my mom said my description was “a gross understatement.”  She believes there was more emotion in this radio play... Read more »

"Collected Stories": (American Blues Theatre): The Story is The Story

"Collected Stories":  (American Blues Theatre):  The Story is The Story
A writer writing about writers struggling to tell their story has an amusing symmetry.  In an ode to his craft, Playwright Donald Margulies explores multiple themes.  Margulies illustrates the relationship of two writers over a six year period, starting out teacher to student before evolving.  Carmen Roman (Ruth) becomes mentor, employer, mother, contender.  And Gwendolyn Whiteside (Lisa) becomes a writer.  Margulies... Read more »

"It's a Wonderful Life" (American Blues Theater): Carols, Cookies, Clarence, CHRISTMAS!

"It's a Wonderful Life" (American Blues Theater): Carols, Cookies, Clarence, CHRISTMAS!
This holiday show spells Christmas with a capital *C*… Carols, Cookies, Clarence! American Blues Theater presents It’s a Wonderful Life: Live at the Biograph!  It’s a 1940 radio broadcast of the holiday classic.  Suicidal man sees how his life effected the entire town of Bedford Falls.  Clarence, an angel second class, is helping George Bailey vanquish his... 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 »

"It's a Wonderful Life: Live from the Biograph" (American Blues Theater): Wonderful!

"It's a Wonderful Life: Live from the Biograph" (American Blues Theater): Wonderful!
Books adapted to plays.  Plays adapted to movies.  Movies adapted to books.  It’s the entertainment cycle of a good story.  So, why not a play about the short story adapted into a movie adapted into a radio show?  For those who love the Jimmy Stewart holiday film classic, American Blues Theater presents IT’S A WONDERFUL... Read more »