Posts tagged "John Musial"

Winter Pageant (Redmoon Theatre): A Spectacle of Amusements

Winter Pageant (Redmoon Theatre): A Spectacle of Amusements
Reviewed by Jennifer Benoit-Bryan Redmoon Theatre offers a Winter Pageant filled with beauty, spectacle, and laughter.  The pageant uses dance, masks, machinery, song, and acrobatics to tell a story based on the poem “The conference of the Birds” by Farid ud-Din Atta.  The cast of the play does an excellent job and the music provided... Read more »

"The Elephant and the Whale" (Chicago Children's Theatre): Big Time Adorable!

"The Elephant and the Whale" (Chicago Children's Theatre): Big Time Adorable!
Chicago Children’s Theatre, in conjunction with Redmoon Theatre, presents the world premiere of The Elephant and the Whale. The best indicator of an engaging children’s show is the stillness of the kids.  From lights up to blackout, this audience is transfixed.  Everyone is glued to their seat as the theatrics commence.  Of course, there are the frequent... Read more »

"The Great Fire" (Lookingglass Theatre): Fantastic Out-of-Control Barn Burner

"The Great Fire" (Lookingglass Theatre): Fantastic Out-of-Control Barn Burner
On October 8, 1871, my great grandma stood in Lake Michigan to escape the legendary Chicago fire.  She watched the winds and flames incinerate her hometown .  She was just a little girl and her world was disappearing into ashes.  How scary that day must have been. Unimaginable!  But, she was a survivor.  Fast forward... Read more »
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Review "Our Future Metropolis": Did Chicago follow the Plan?

Our Future MetropolisLookingglass TheatreChicago, IllinoisJuly 21, 2009 Having experienced traffic coming to a complete halt on the Kennedy, Red Line and the lakefront bike path, I’ve often asked myself “whose brilliant idea was this?” Tuesday night, I got some insight to that question. “One man show” describes Our Future Metropolis as a production and the... Read more »