Posts tagged "Jess McLeod"

"The Wedding Singer" (Haven Theatre): Rocking, Sweet Frolic

"The Wedding Singer" (Haven Theatre):  Rocking, Sweet Frolic
Haven Theatre Chicago presents THE WEDDING SINGER. The 1998 movie THE WEDDING SINGER starring Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore was a rom-com hit.  The romantic tale was set in the 1980s.  Half the popularity of the movie was the nostalgia around the music and fashion.  The 80s was the dawn of the music video.  More than... Read more »

Off Book Chats Up Strangetree, Bailiwick Chicago, Strawdog, Broadway in Chicago, Trainspotting USA, & More!

Off Book Chats Up Strangetree, Bailiwick Chicago, Strawdog, Broadway in Chicago, Trainspotting USA, & More!
Today, Chicago Theatre Off Book has a special STRANGETREE episode.  This past summer, Oliver Sava was the lucky winner of an Off Book show dedicated to the theatre company of his choice.  He chose Strangetree Group.  Oliver joins us in reviewing exciting offerings from local theatre companies: “Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson” by Bailiwick Chicago, “Pontypool” by Strawdog Theatre, “Kinky Boots” by Broadway in Chicago and “Trainspotting USA” at Theater Wit.  And then we invite Strangetree Group into the... Read more »

"Funeral Wedding: The Alvin Play" (Strange Tree Group): Quirky and Compelling!

"Funeral Wedding:  The Alvin Play" (Strange Tree Group):  Quirky and Compelling!
#210.  Strange Tree Group presents Funeral Wedding: The Alvin Play. The Fisher family is odd.  Two scandals make them the town outcasts.  They’ve got skeletons in the closet and ghosts in the attic.  Instead of dealing with the past dalliance and more recent murders, the Fishers pretend nothing is wrong.  Dad escapes into games.  Mom escapes into... Read more »
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Review "VENUS": FANNY-TASTIC!

Audio Podcast at ITUNES  Chicago Theatre Reviews for Week of June 17th  Narrated by Joshua Volkers   Steppenwolf Theatre presents VENUS Reviewed by Katy Walsh A flashlight beams in the darkness.  The wind whistles outside.  Odd characters chant in repetition: ‘I regret to inform you the Venus Hottentrot is dead.  There won’t be a show... Read more »