Posts tagged "Joshua Volkers"

Off Book Chats Up Cor Theatre, Steppenwolf, Sideshow, The Hypocrites, The Factory and more!

Off Book Chats Up Cor Theatre, Steppenwolf, Sideshow, The Hypocrites, The Factory and more!
Today, Chicago Theatre Off Book is reviewing exciting offerings from local theatre companies: “Ren Faire: Fistful of Ducats” by The Factory Theatre , “Savageland” by Nothing Special Productions , “The Fall of the House of Usher” by The Hypocrites and “Idomeneus” by Sideshow Theatre.  And our Special Guests are Tosha Fowler and Victoria DeIorio, co-founders at Cor Theatre plus actor and director for “Skin Tight” and Erica Daniels, Associate Artistic Director and Casting Director at Steppenwolf Theatre.  And of course, we have... Read more »

2011 HONOR WINNERS

2011 HONOR WINNERS
2011 Honor Awards Best Choreography  Kevin Bellie:  “Urinetown,” Circle Theatre Jim Corti:  “The Original Grease,” American Theatre Company Mike Ford:  “Corazon de Manzana,” Mortar Theatre Steven Hoggett: “Black Watch,” Chicago Shakespeare’s World Series, National Theatre of Scotland – WINNER Nicole Pellegrino: “Spring Awakening,” Griffin Theatre Best Musical Direction  Austin Cook: “Putting It Together,” Porchlight Theatre... Read more »

2011 HONOR AWARDS: Your vote countED!

The second annual HONOR AWARDS will recognize the best of the best in 2011 theatre.  You’ve already read the lists from area theatre critics.  You’ve listened to Joshua J. Volkers count them down on Chicago Theatre Off Book .   Off Book featured my top ten along with Bob Bullen from Chicago Theatre Addict and Chicago Like A Local ... Read more »
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Chicago Theatre Off Book Chats with Profiles Theatre, Writers Theatre and MORE!

It’s another round of Chicago Theatre Off Book on Chicago Independent Radio Project, CHIRP. This week, we review local theatre offerings for the holidays and at Chicago Shakes.  In addition, we’ll chat with Darrell W. Cox, Profiles Theatre and Michael Halberstam, Writers Theatre.  We’ve packed a lot in thirty-some minutes.  Listen up and let us know what... Read more »

"Penelope" (Steppenwolf Theatre): The Ugly Side of Men

"Penelope" (Steppenwolf Theatre): The Ugly Side of Men
I love men.  Wars, Nascar, fantasy football… I don’t always *get* men but I love them.  They are complicated.  They compete.  They want to win.  They want the corner office, the championship ring, the trophy wife.  They want the best.  But why?  What is more important:  the quest or the prize? Steppenwolf Theatre presents PENELOPE.  Four... Read more »

Chicago Theatre Off Book's 1st Ever GAM-fest!

During our holiday hiatus, Chicago Theatre Off Book  on Chicago Independent Radio Project, CHIRP is featuring its first-ever GAM-fest!  It’s back to back episodes of our popular “Got A Minute?” segment.  The one minute audio plays feature playwrights’ work performed by our local theatre talent. We invite you to listen up and enjoy this inaugural GAM-fest! In addition, we welcome any writers’... Read more »
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"Talk About God: Five Cents" (Gorilla Tango Theatre): Talk About Josh: $10 Ticket

Theatre Bob from Chicago Theatre Addict told me once buying a theatre ticket released him from the obligation of reviewing a show.  This informal understanding made sense to me.  As bloggers, we Talk About Theatre: Press Pass.  As paying customers, we maintain an anonymity and professional distance. It’s like a coffee break on the job. ... Read more »

Chicago Theatre Off Book chats it up with Molly Brennan and Roni Geva and so much more!

It’s another round of Chicago Theatre Off Book on Chicago Independent Radio Project, CHIRP. This week, we review local theatre offerings featuring forbidden lovers, naughty bunnies and murderous dictators.  Later, we chat with Molly Brennan from Barrel of Monkeys and 500 Clown and Roni Geva with “Love, Loss and What I Wore.”  This episode of Chicago Theatre Off Book was partially... Read more »

Chicago Theatre Off Book chats up Doyle and Debbie, Caffeine Theatre, Teatro Vista and Next Theatre

It’s another round of Chicago Theatre Off Book on Chicago Independent Radio Project, CHIRP. This week, we review local theatre offerings looking at life in 1670′s England, 2011′s Inner City, 1950′s Americana.  Special guests, country singing sensations Doyle and Debbie are in the studio sharing their backstories and songs from The Doyle & Debbie Show.  I’ll tell you... Read more »
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Chicago Theatre Off Book Chats with Sideshow Theatre and Lyric Opera and much more!

It’s another round of Chicago Theatre Off Book on Chicago Independent Radio Project, CHIRP. This week, we review local theatre offerings that are kicking it up, blasting it off, and twanging it down. Later, we’ll chat with Sideshow Theatre and The Lyric Opera of Chicago about the excitement around their 2011/2012 Season. And of course, we’re featuring... Read more »